Spanish Dagger

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Penguin, 2007 - Fiction - 307 pages
40 Reviews
Between the herb shop, the catering business, and a weekend paper- making class, China Bayles has her work cut out for her. And now China's half- brother is opening up old wounds, trying to investigate their father's supposedly accidental death, and her husband is taking on the case-meaning she's just bound to get involved.

To put the unsavory business out of her mind, she's gathering supplies for making paper. But in a patch of yucca plants, she finds a body-cause of death unknown. Many residents of Pecan Springs live seemingly simple lives that hide complex and dangerous pasts, and it appears the victim was one of them. Now, while unraveling secrets that hit close to home, China must set the record straight-and find a killer.
  

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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  - Jan - Goodreads

I liked this next installment of the China Bayles series. Kept me interested. Read full review

Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
13
Section 3
33
Section 4
51
Section 5
63
Section 6
75
Section 7
97
Section 8
117
Section 13
195
Section 14
207
Section 15
217
Section 16
231
Section 17
245
Section 18
271
Section 19
285
Section 20
297

Section 9
129
Section 10
143
Section 11
159
Section 12
175
Section 21
300
Section 22
301
Section 23
311
Copyright

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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.

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