Bloodroot (China Bayles, #10) by Susan Wittig AlbertLawyer-turned-herbalist China Bayles returns to the Deep South, where her family’s legacy of silence is at last broken—and the past finally, unforgettably, speaks the truth…
A frantic phone call from her mother brings China back to her family’s Mississippi plantation—a place she’d forsaken long ago. But the late-spring air is thick with fear—and from the moment of her arrival, China knows that something has gone desperately wrong at Jordan’s Crossing. An ancient property deed has surfaced—and the man who uncovered it has mysteriously vanished. And as the fates and fortunes of two very different families collide in frightening, unpredictable ways, China must face disturbing new questions about her family’s past—and her own future…
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Followed by of our members. Susan Wittig Albert b. China Bayles 1. Thyme of Death 2. Witches' Bane 3. Hangman's Root 4.
Bill is the adventurous partner on the Robin Paige team. He grew up collecting butterflies and Pleistocene fossils on the outskirts of Houston. During his university years, he went skin diving and cave exploring in Mexico, volunteered in the excavation of a Roman theater in England, and built longtime friendships with a number of Brits. Stationed near Washington, D. He became a private pilot and a skilled amateur photographer, experienced intensive training in firearms, and took solo walkabouts across Canada, Northern Europe, South America, and the South Pacific. During the many years the Alberts wrote as Robin Paige, they made several research trips to England, Scotland, and Ireland, selecting settings for each of the mysteries and doing the kind of eyes-on research that can only be done on site. Susan Wittig Albert.
Added by 18 of our members. Although she's a plant lover, digging around the roots of her family tree has never been China's favorite pastime. The family plantation in Mississippi may be beautiful, but her memories of childhood summers there still haunt her. China hates her connection to the Old South and its injustices, so she hasn't been back in years. She wouldn't have agreed to go now, except her mother told her that her legal expertise was needed to keep Great Aunt Tullie out of jail. Tullie Coldwell is a difficult old woman at best and she's seldom at her best. But she raised China's mom and, now that Tullie's ill and in trouble, that debt must be paid.
Added by 19 of our members. But someone involved with the workshop is driven by a deadly motive, and China soon finds herself teaming up with the very pregnant Pecan Springs police chief Sheila Dawson to solve a vanilla-flavored murder. Sheila, happy to get out from behind the chief's desk, is investigating the death of a botany professor, a prominent researcher specializing in vanilla orchids. China is trying to help a longtime friend: the dead professor's ex-wife and a prime suspect in his murder. However, there's no shortage of other suspects: a betrayed lover, a disgruntled graduate student, jealous colleagues, and a gang of orchid smugglers. But the lethal roots of this mystery reach back into the dark tropical jungles of Mexico, where the vanilla vine was first cultivated.
Added by 2 of our members. In this gripping second novella in the Crystal Cave series, bestselling author Susan Wittig Albert tells an intriguing tale of murder in the Texas Hill Country. Ruby has a rare gift for seeing things that others can't. Her booth is full of all kinds of magical, mystical wares: crystals and cards, rune stones, pendulums, dream catchers, wind chimes, and wands. The festival - famous for its artists, crafters, and fabulous folk musicians - attracts all sorts of Texans from all across the state. Still, Ruby is surprised when Detective Ethan Connors shows up. What prompts him to come?