A Dilly of a Death

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Berkley Books, 2004 - Fiction - 323 pages
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China's otherwise sensible husband is bored with teaching and ready for a career change...say hello to Mike McQuaid, P.I. His first client is Phoebe the Pickle Queen, owner of the biggest little pickle business in Texas. She says her plant manager is embezzling, and she wants McQuaid to follow the money. But just days before the annual Picklefest, Phoebe disappears. And now it's up to McQuaid and China to search for her-and for clues in a case that promises to leave a very sour taste.

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Synopsis: Ruby's daughter Amy is pregnant and refuses to name the father; Ruby is furious. China, Ruby and several other women are on the Pickle Fest planning committee, but the head of the festival ... Read full review

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3.5 stars. By book 12 of a series I have certain expectation - about the characters, the plot, the writing, the editing. A Dilly of a Death did not disappoint. Once again I was transported to Pecan ... 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 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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