A Dilly of a Death

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Berkley Books, 2004 - Fiction - 323 pages
36 Reviews
China's otherwise sensible husband is bored with teaching and ready for a career change...say hello to Mike McQuaid, P.I. His first client is Phoebe the Pickle Queen, owner of the biggest little pickle business in Texas. She says her plant manager is embezzling, and she wants McQuaid to follow the money. But just days before the annual Picklefest, Phoebe disappears. And now it's up to McQuaid and China to search for her-and for clues in a case that promises to leave a very sour taste.

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Review: A Dilly of a Death (China Bayles #12)

User Review  - Carolyn Crawford - Goodreads

A Dilly of a Death is another great China Bayles mystery. Not only are their "pickle jokes" throughout the book (which makes for a chuckle) the characters are very well developed and the mystery has a ... Read full review

Review: A Dilly of a Death (China Bayles #12)

User Review  - Kara Tolzen - Goodreads

The China Bayles series is the best of anything Susan has written. This is another cozy mystery that wraps me up for a weekend on the couch. I love how she wraps the herbs into the story. I end up ... Read full review


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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.

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