Spanish Dagger (Google eBook)

Front Cover
Penguin, Apr 3, 2007 - Fiction - 304 pages
42 Reviews
While harvesting yucca plants to make paper, China Bayles finds a body-cause of death: unknown. It seems that the simple lives of many residents of Pecan Springs hide complex and dangerous pasts. And now, while also unraveling secrets that hit close to home, China must set the record straight- and find a killer.


What people are saying - Write a review

User ratings

5 stars
4 stars
3 stars
2 stars
1 star

Easy to read, fun and fast story. - Goodreads
Not a very exciting ending. - Goodreads
Again, good characters and good writing. - Goodreads
Interesting herb lore and recipes. - Goodreads
It is the most consistent in writing and content. - Goodreads
Now I need to copy a couple of the recipes! - Goodreads

Review: Spanish Dagger (China Bayles #15)

User Review  - Megan Bodwell - Goodreads

I love China Bayles. This installment of the series seemed to go back to its roots a bit, focusing on China and the story concluding in a surprising, yet logical way. Reading these books are comforting. You can pretty much be assured of who are the good guys and who are Expendables. Read full review

Review: Spanish Dagger (China Bayles #15)

User Review  - Carolyn Crawford - Goodreads

Spanish Dagger appears to be the first of a three book enstalment by Susan Witting Albert. In this book..... we really learn more about the relationship between China and her half brother Miles. Also ... Read full review


A Note to the Reader
Chapter One
Chapter Two
Chapter Three
Chapter Four
Chapter Five
Chapter Six
Chapter Twelve
Chapter Thirteen
Chapter Fourteen
Chapter Fifteen
Chapter Sixteen
Chapter Seventeen
Chapter Eighteen
Chapter Nineteen

Chapter Seven
Chapter Eight
Chapter Nine
Chapter Ten
Chapter Eleven
Herbs of the American Southwest
Further Reading
Recipes and Crafts

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2007)

Susan Wittig Albert grew up on a farm in Illinois and earned her Ph.D. at the University of California at Berkeley. A former professor of English and a university administrator and vice president, she is the author of the China Bayles Mysteries, the Darling Dahlias Mysteries, and the Cottage Tales of Beatrix Potter. Some of her recent titles include Widow’s Tears, Cat’s Claw, The Darling Dahlias and the Confederate Rose, and The Tale of Castle Cottage. She and her husband, Bill, coauthor a series of Victorian-Edwardian mysteries under the name Robin Paige, which includes such titles as Death at Glamis Castle and Death at Whitechapel.

Bibliographic information