Death Come Quickly

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Penguin Group USA, 2014 - FICTION - 292 pages
6 Reviews
“One of the most endearing and personable amateur sleuths” (Midwest Book Review), herbalist and ex-lawyer China Bayles is back. In Death Come Quickly, a friend’s murder may be the key to solving a fifteen-year-old cold case…

When China’s and Ruby’s friend Karen Prior is mugged in a mall parking lot and dies a few days later, China begins to suspect that her friend’s death was not a random assault. Karen was a filmmaker supervising a student documentary about the fifteen-year-old murder of a woman named Christine Morris and the acquittal of the man accused of the crime. Is it possible that the same person who killed Christine Morris targeted Karen?

Delving into the cold case, China learns the motive for the first murder may be related to a valuable collection of Mexican art. Enlisting the help of her San Antonio lawyer friend Justine Wyzinski—aka the Whiz—China is determined to track down the murderer. But is she painting herself into a corner from which there’s no escape?

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Review: Death Come Quickly (China Bayles #22)

User Review  - Nancy - Goodreads

Not Albert's best. Blah plot. Mystery not fully solved. Lots of nattering-on explanation about evidence and criminal prosecution and how trials go South. It's always pleasant to visit Pecan Springs ... Read full review

Review: Death Come Quickly (China Bayles #22)

User Review  - Mich - Goodreads

You can ALWAYS count on Wittig Albert to weave a great story with China Bayles and her gang. Reading these is seriously like coming home for me. Just settle in and enjoy a good book. Read full review

About the author (2014)

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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