Mourning Gloria

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Berkley Prime Crime, 2011 - Fiction - 301 pages
27 Reviews
Another herbal treat from national bestselling author Susan Wittig Albert.

While Pecan Springs, Texas bustles back to life in the warmth of spring, one woman's life is tragically brought to an end. Herbalist (and former lawyer)China Bayles happens upon a burning house trailer and hears a woman screaming for help. The evidence leaves no doubt that it's arson homicide.

Jessica Nelson, an intern-reporter at the local paper, is assigned to cover the story. But she's gotten herself too deeply involved. When Jessica disappears, China is determined to find her, before she becomes headlines herself.

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The plot is fast moving and suspenseful. - Goodreads
The plot hangs around the topic of psychoactive plants. - Goodreads
I like the herbal information and the recipes. - Goodreads
At the end of the book are quite a few recipes. - Goodreads

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User Review  - yoder - LibraryThing

This is the 19th book in the China Bayles series and another very enjoyable book from Albert. China is nearing home and notices a mobile home on fire. Approacing the door of the home she hears the cry ... Read full review

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User Review  - mchwest - LibraryThing

I am an avid gardener and I love this series. I have every book and sometimes get behind but remember the love of reading when I get into one of SWA's books! Plus the fact she obviously hates cilantro ... Read full review

About the author (2011)

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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