Wormwood

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Penguin, 2009 - Fiction - 307 pages
6 Reviews
"In a class with...sleuths V.I. Warshawski and Stephanie Plum,"(Publishers Weekly) China Bayles stumbles over old secrets in a Shaker village.

China's friends and family are urging her to get some rest-and a Kentucky Shaker village seems the ideal place for it. At Mount Zion, China can assist with some herbal workshops-while absorbing all things Shaker, from their furniture to their peaceful ways. But the restored modern version of the village, striving to become a popular tourist attraction, is plagued with misfortune and strife- some of it the likely result of sabotage. China and her friend Martha are hoping to get to the bottom of it.

However, much like Shaker history itself, the case appears simpler at first than it is. There is tension behind the serene exterior. And after a shocking death occurs during her stay, China will plunge into the archives of another time to connect the sins of the past with a modern-day murder.
  

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User Review  - mchwest - LibraryThing

Not my favorite of her series but nonetheless I wil lcontinue to by and read all her books ,love them! I know I'm 2 behind but picked up Cat's Claw the minute it was out. Read full review

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User Review  - Squeex - LibraryThing

This is one of the amateur sleuth series that I never tire and have never been disappointed. China is resourceful and smart. Each time I read one of this series, I want to go live in the part of Texas ... Read full review

Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
13
Section 3
19
Section 4
39
Section 5
45
Section 6
57
Section 7
77
Section 8
89
Section 15
179
Section 16
191
Section 17
203
Section 18
225
Section 19
231
Section 20
249
Section 21
261
Section 22
277

Section 9
103
Section 10
113
Section 11
127
Section 12
137
Section 13
143
Section 14
163
Section 23
285
Section 24
297
Section 25
299
Section 26
305
Section 27
315
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About the author (2009)

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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