An Unthymely Death: And Other Garden Mysteries

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Penguin, 2003 - Fiction - 272 pages
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Now readers can join China Bayles in ten puzzling cases—and get a taste of her world. This delightful collection features loads of wonderful herbal tidbits on everything from rosemary to feverfew to catnip; recipes for such to-die-for dishes as a Deadly Chocolate Valentine, Ruby's Applesauce Mint Bread, China's Five-Spice Chicken and Veggie Stir-Fry, and McQuaid's Tex Mex-and a host of creative ideas for garden and home. It's a one-of-a-kind collection featuring a one-of-a-kind sleuth—who's worth spending some "quality thyme" with!


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I’m not usually a fan of short stories. But I have always enjoyed reading whatever Susan Wittig Albert writes. I bought this book at one of her author appearances (which she autographed) at a local ... Read full review

AN UNTHYMELY DEATH: and Other Garden Mysteries

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Ever-so-slight tales, six reworked from Country Living Gardener magazine's Web site, featuring pudgy middle-aged sleuth China Bayles, Texas herb-store proprietor, and her chums.Four of the ten stories ... Read full review


An Unthymely Death
THE Khat Who Became a Hero
The Rosemary Caper
Ivys Wild Wonderful Weeds
Death of a Rose Rustler
Mustard Madness
A Violet Death
A Deadly Chocolate Valentine
Bloom Where Youre Planted

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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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