Holly Blues

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Berkley Prime Crime, 2010 - Fiction - 288 pages
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"In a class with...sleuths V.I. Warshawski and Stephanie Plum," China Bayles deals with a most unwelcome guest...

China Bayles is fit to spit when her husband's troubled ex-wife, Sally, shows up at her herb shop, claiming to be broke with nowhere else to turn. China isn't sure if it's the goodness of her heart or the scent of Christmas wreaths, but she invites Sally to stay.

Then China starts receiving menacing calls from an "ex" of Sally's, who seems to have a connection to the murder of her parents nearly a decade ago. With her P.I. husband out of town, it's up to China to weed out the truth behind whatever it is Sally's running from before danger catches up to all of them....



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User Review  - mchwest - LibraryThing

Per usual I couldn't figure out the who done it until the end… but even if it should be easy for me, the best part of these books are the vivid descriptions of the plants and landscape involved in ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Christmas with herbalist China Bayles and a visitor who spells trouble.Although traffic has been slow at her shops, China and her family—her husband Mike McQuaid, private eye and part-time college ... Read full review

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About the author (2010)

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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