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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,038 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Susan Wittig Albert Narrator: Julia Gibson Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2008 ISBN:
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National best-selling author Susan Wittig Albert's poetic beauty and West Texas flavor permeate her China Bayles mysteries.

The high-school principal asks China to secretly investigate the popular football coach who led the Panthers to six state championships. Soon after China confirms the coach's predilection for teenage girls, one of his victims turns up dead, and suspicion falls upon the lecherous coach. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laura | 2/15/2014

    " I've really enjoyed this series. It may be a long spell before I get back to reading them, but I always can pick right up again and not miss a beat. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Teatime | 2/11/2014

    " This is one of the best in the series. Several stories wound together, some resolved, some continue on. I really enjoyed it. Terrific. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisa Buie-Collard | 1/28/2014

    " The author's use of recipes and herbs made this an interesting read above and beyond the story itself, plus, I have a fondness for writers living in Texas! I called Texas my home for eighteen years and loved it. She writes about a sore subject (especially for right now, the news from Penn State) for any of us but does it with tact and empathy. I liked her pacing and visuals. Living in a small "football" crazy town as I do, I could really relate to this setting. I would recommend this book. Bleeding Hearts "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cathy | 1/26/2014

    " Not my usual fare but I got to interview the author and meet her when she visited a local library. Not a bad book either. I loved mystery as a kid, so it was a nice return. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Deb | 1/18/2014

    " Susan Wittig Albert has kept me glued to a book again. I really enjoy spending time with China Bayles and her family/friends. This installment turns a bit serious as China investigates allegations that the high school's football coach has molested female students. She also discovers a disturbing secret that changes what she knows about her family. "Smart Cookie" also reveals some information about Ruby's boyfriend that potentially threatens Ruby's happiness. This was a good one! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lisa | 1/18/2014

    " Sad story but very good! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Julie Wallace | 1/17/2014

    " Not as good as it thinks it is. Even I could guess which direction the plot was turning in - and I'm no good at mysteries. Still an enjoyable, yet predictable read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dottie | 1/7/2014

    " Love my China Baylkes herbal mystery series reading! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Heidi Novotny | 12/28/2013

    " I usually don't read series with puns in the title but I'm totally getting into mysteries lately. This is a cute cozy mystery series if you like that sort of thing. It's set in the Hill Country so it's fun if you're familiar with Texas. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lori | 12/5/2013

    " "NAFTA truckers heading for the border crossing at Laredo or McAllen." Never thought I'd read that outside of work. Not what the books about but a line I couldn't resist. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Brenda | 12/2/2013

    " A little bit better than staring at a broken TV. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ruth Ellen | 12/2/2013

    " i liked the quilts in the chapters and how the mystery was solved. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 colleen | 8/15/2013

    " read 12.12.07 "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Natalie | 2/11/2013

    " Pretty sad premise in this one...good mystery but tough. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Martha | 12/31/2012

    " Listened to download trial from net library, not from overdrive/not mp3 cd. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marie Martin | 9/6/2012

    " I really liked this author! Nothing like a well written book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Deb | 7/4/2012

    " I love the way all the main characters evolve in the books. Ruby is especially a favorite. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Marian | 1/5/2012

    " It was too predictable. Liked the herbs and recipes. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Helen | 7/25/2011

    " Heavy issues well handled "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nancy | 3/30/2011

    " A popular coach is seducing young girls, China's stepson helps his friend stop him and there is a shooting. China solves the mystery of the missing quilt and discovers a half-brother she never knew existed. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristen | 12/10/2010

    " For any China Bayles fan, you'll love this latest herbal mystery in the setting of Texas from this newest one of SWA. Good tidbits on the flower for any gardener or herbalist. A must read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dale | 1/22/2010

    " Re-read China meets her half-brother "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kj | 8/1/2009

    " I love how she talks about serious subjects that happen way to much & go unnoticed in a way that is not offensive. These things need to be discussed especially since she now has a son to deal with. Good read. Go China! Another book for my collection. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah | 6/16/2009

    " One of her better ones!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 NancyL Luckey | 11/22/2008

    " How timely - a coach molesting young students! "

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About the Author
Author Susan Wittig Albert

Susan Wittig Albert is the author of the acclaimed China Bayles mysteries. The first book in the series, Thyme of Death, was nominated for both an Agatha Award and an Anthony Award for Best First novel. Throughout her career, Wittig has written over sixty novels. She cowrote the Robin Paige Victorian Mysteries with her husband, Bill Albert, and wrote a number of Nancy Drew novels under the pen name Carolyn Keene.  She has also written a number of nonfiction works and a memoir entitled Together, Alone: A Memoir of Marriage and Place. Before becoming a full-time novelist, Wittig worked as a university English professor. She lives in Texas.

About the Narrator

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.