Lavender Lies: A China Bayles Mystery

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Berkley Prime Crime, 1999 - Fiction - 306 pages
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"Good riddance" is the response of every Pecan Springs resident to the murder of Edgar Coleman, a local real estate shark found shot to death in his garage. With the small-town gossip mill running full tilt, it doesn't take long for China to learn that Coleman was having numerous affairs and was blackmailing City Council members for their votes on a bad land development deal.
With her fiance, interim police chief Mike McQuaid, immersed in the murder investigation - and the suspect list growing longer by the minute - China can forget about a honeymoon, unless she can find the killer. As China investigates, she starts digging up dirt on people she knows - and unearthing secrets best left six feet under...

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User Review  - DrLed - LibraryThing

Synopsis: Will China and McQuaid ever get married? Not if people keep getting killed in Pecan Springs. Once again, China and Ruby unearth clues that help the police track down a murderer; they also ... Read full review

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User Review  - botkin05 - LibraryThing

I have read all of the books in this series up through this one (book #8) and will continue to do so. I have really enjoyed all of them ( except one which I can't talk about because that would be a ... Read full review


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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 New York Times bestselling author of the China Bayles Mysteries, the Darling Dahlias Mysteries, and the Cottage Tales of Beatrix Potter. Some of her recent titles include Bittersweet, Widow’s Tears, Cat’s Claw, The Darling Dahlias and the Texas Star, 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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