Spanish Dagger

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Penguin, Apr 3, 2007 - Fiction - 304 pages
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While harvesting yucca plants to make paper, China Bayles finds a body-cause of death: unknown. It seems that the simple lives of many residents of Pecan Springs hide complex and dangerous pasts. And now, while also unraveling secrets that hit close to home, China must set the record straight- and find a killer.

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User Review  - DrLed - LibraryThing

Synopsis: While gathering Spanish Dagger leaves for paper making, China and a friend discover the body of Ruby's boyfriend; of course, he's been murdered. This also raises the question of whether he ... Read full review

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User Review  - hazysaffron - LibraryThing

Ruby was away dealing with her mother for most of this book and the dynamic that you've come to expect between the regular characters felt completely off as a result. Definitely NOT my favorite book ... Read full review

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Chapter Three
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Chapter Seven
Chapter Eight
Chapter Twelve
Chapter Thirteen
Chapter Fifteen
Chapter Seventeen
Chapter Eighteen
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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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