Rueful Death: A China Bayles Mystery

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Penguin, 1997 - Fiction - 285 pages
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Along with her friend Maggie, a former nun, China is looking forward to a relaxing retreat at a Texas convent. But her quest for a replenished spirit soon takes second place to a more earthbound pursuit: catching a killer. It seems that the mother superior has recently died - and although at first it was considered an accident, China quickly senses conflict in the convent...and suspects that the undercurrents of tension have already taken a deadly turn. China wanted nothing more than a bit of serenity. But now her soul won't rest - and the convent won't be at peace - until she identified the guilty party.
 

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User Review  - DrLed - LibraryThing

Synopsis: China is suffering from burn-out. Luckily, her friend and former nun, Maggie has a perfect place for China to unwind: a monastery in the Texas hill country. Unfortunately, things aren't as ... Read full review

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China Bayles, somewhat overwhelmed after the first months living with McQuaid and Brian, looks forward to a relaxing retreat at a Texas convent. But even nuns have suspicious deaths, inttriques and mysteries and China is soon in detective mode solving the puzzle. Read full review

Contents

CHAPTER ONE
1
CHAPTER TWO
11
CHAPTER THREE
25
CHAPTER FOUR
43
CHAPTER FIVE
57
CHAPTER SIX
73
CHAPTER SEVEN
97
CHAPTER EIGHT
115
CHAPTER TEN
153
CHAPTER ELEVEN
171
CHAPTER TWELVE
187
CHAPTER THIRTEEN
203
CHAPTER FOURTEEN
223
CHAPTER FIFTEEN
235
CHAPTER SIXTEEN
247
CHAPTER SEVENTEEN
261

CHAPTER NINE
133

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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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