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Read By: Julia Gibson Publisher: Recorded Books, Inc. Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 7.33 hours at 1.5x Speed 5.50 hours at 2.0x Speed Series: The China Bayles Mysteries Release Date: April 2009 Format: Unabridged Audiobook ISBN: 9781436144506

Quick Stats About this Audiobook

Total Audiobook Chapters:

20

Longest Chapter Length:

51:24 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

11:12 minutes

Average Chapter Length:

33:13 minutes

Audiobooks by this Author:

46

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Publisher Description

Popular author Susan Wittig Albert and her China Bayles Herbal Mysteries have been hailed for their intelligent plots and quirky characters. China is a member of the Pecan Springs, Texas Picklefest planning committee. When the Pickle Queen disappears just days before the festival, China and her husband P.I. Mike McQuaid relish searching for the clues in this dilly of a case. This exciting whodunit is packed with plenty of pickle jokes, folklore, and homespun recipes.

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"Really liked this! The herbal lore adds a new interest feature and the mystery part was pretty good. Nothing too challenging but different. Am reading another by the same author now and have one more waiting. "

— Donna (5 out of 5 stars)

A Dilly of a Death Listener Reviews

Overall Performance: 3.68571428571429 out of 53.68571428571429 out of 53.68571428571429 out of 53.68571428571429 out of 53.68571428571429 out of 5 (3.69)
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  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I felt like I was reading about friends and neighbors. lLooking forward to another visit with China and Ruby! "

    — Beth, 2/6/2014
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Another good read. She surprises me all the time. Love hearing about other charactera, like Ruby with issues because it shows the deptj of Chinas world. Love it & always ready for.the next one! "

    — Kj, 2/3/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Reading it again with Emmy! "

    — Cindy, 2/3/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " i love the recipes / herb facts / mystery all combined in to one book. i'm definitely going to look for more books by this author. an easy read - very enjoyable. "

    — Karen, 1/31/2014
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " I enjoy the recipes and the other tidbits that usually included in the "China Bayles Mystery Books). Just too wonderful for words!! Yeah "

    — Phifer,, 1/20/2014
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Enjoy the China Bayles series. "

    — Barbara, 1/16/2014
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Really liked this! The herbal lore adds a new interest feature and the mystery part was pretty good. Nothing too challenging but different. Am reading another by the same author now and have one more waiting. "

    — Donna, 1/12/2014
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " Too many pickle jokes. Sometimes I think I listen to these books for the same reason people go to McDonalds. It's not great, but you know what to expect. Also, it is easy to listen to with kids around because losing your place is not that big of a deal. Though I do like the herbal lore all mixed in. And I like to imagine going to a little tea room, and having nothing better to do then to solve other people's mysteries. "

    — Ragan, 1/7/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Very enjoyable. These China Bayles mysteries get better each year. "

    — Catsalive, 1/2/2014
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " Perhaps I've just read one too many of these. It is way past formulaic and the corny dill jokes didn't help. "

    — Teri, 12/21/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " This is another good China Bayles herbal mystery with good tidbits of the dill plant. This is a must read for a cozy. "

    — Kristen, 12/5/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " the pickle jokes were funny and the story was interesting. "

    — Ruth, 10/25/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " I liked the mystery part, but I have to say that the whole Ruby and Amy interaction annoyed me. I thought all the dill pickle jokes were punny, but they still made me smile. "

    — Grey853, 9/24/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " A funny entertaining mystery. Nothing deep at all, but a good summer read.The herb info and recipes are great.It is harder to get the info on CD, but they still put it in. "

    — Rosalie, 5/22/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Much the same as her other novels. Still glad to see a smart lead in a cozy. "

    — Teddi, 4/1/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Another satisfying read, coulda done without all the pickle jokes but they're totally in character. Love the research that goes into each book regarding the history of each herb and the recipes. "

    — Teesa, 3/25/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Great vacation reading. It is fast paced and thinking about herbs and plants adds to the pleasure. "

    — Irene, 8/22/2012
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " I like these China Bayles mysteries---they're well-written and you learn a ton about a particullar herb. And this was the first of the library books I downloaded to my new Kindle! "

    — Sara, 7/21/2012
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I was listening to this book in Virginia and there was a defect in the third CD. I need to get it again from Fernandina. "

    — Anne, 7/14/2012
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Another good one in the China Bayles series. I really enjoy the addition of the herbal lore with the story. "

    — Kendra, 6/7/2012
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " I did this on audio. China is sort of a no nonsense personality which enhances the rare moments of humor. I thought the narrator portrayed her well. Also, sometimes mysteries with recipes get a little old, but these stories really use details of the theme herb/plant to enhance the story. "

    — Whittney, 5/16/2012
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Standard China Bayles mystery. It's a quick fun library read, but not something I'd spend money on. The author's constant use of out of date tech references also drives me crazy. "

    — Nanci, 2/28/2012
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Enjoyable murder mystery from a reliable author. "

    — Mike, 1/12/2012
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Another great China Bayles mystery. "

    — Lisa, 6/15/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I felt like I was reading about friends and neighbors. lLooking forward to another visit with China and Ruby! "

    — Beth, 4/29/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " rather too much pickle in places "

    — Helen, 3/31/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " I did this on audio. China is sort of a no nonsense personality which enhances the rare moments of humor. I thought the narrator portrayed her well. Also, sometimes mysteries with recipes get a little old, but these stories really use details of the theme herb/plant to enhance the story. "

    — Whittney, 11/13/2010
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Another good one in the China Bayles series. I really enjoy the addition of the herbal lore with the story. "

    — Kendra, 8/9/2010
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I was listening to this book in Virginia and there was a defect in the third CD. I need to get it again from Fernandina. "

    — Anne, 6/12/2010
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " A funny entertaining mystery. Nothing deep at all, but a good summer read.The herb info and recipes are great.It is harder to get the info on CD, but they still put it in. "

    — Rosalie, 5/26/2010
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " This one was pretty obvious...where else would a Pickle Queen die but in a vat of pickle juice :-) Interesting twists in this one too! "

    — Natalie, 2/1/2010
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Enjoyable murder mystery from a reliable author. "

    — Mike, 7/26/2009
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " I enjoy the recipes and the other tidbits that usually included in the "China Bayles Mystery Books). Just too wonderful for words!! Yeah "

    — Phifer,, 5/25/2009
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " Perhaps I've just read one too many of these. It is way past formulaic and the corny dill jokes didn't help. "

    — Teri, 3/15/2009
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Very enjoyable. These China Bayles mysteries get better each year. "

    — Catsalive, 7/29/2008

About Susan Wittig Albert

Susan Wittig Albert is the author of over 100 books. Her work includes four mystery series: China Bayles, the Darling Dahlias, the Cottage Tales of Beatrix Potter, and the Robin Paige Victorian mysteries. She has published three award-winning historical novels, as well as young-adult fiction, memoirs, and nonfiction. She serves as an editor of Story Circle Book Reviews and helps to coordinate its online class program.

About Julia Gibson

Julia Gibson received an MFA from New York University. She has appeared on Broadway and other major stages in New York, as well as regional theaters from Dallas to San Francisco, Chicago, Philadelphia, and more. Gibson has played major roles in productions such as The Seagull, Angels in America, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Her television and film credits include Michael Clayton, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Spin City, and One Life to Live.