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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,023 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Susan Wittig Albert Narrator: Julia Gibson Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The China Bayles Mysteries Release Date:
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Susan Wittig Albert’s exciting mysteries have been praised as “unique” (Seattle Post-Intelligencer) and “fascinating” (Booklist). Now, a dead man’s bones are uncovered—and Texas ex-lawyer and herbalist China Bayles must dig into a pair of murders separated by time but connected by motive.

When China’s teenage son finds some skeletal remains during a local cave dig—remains that show a not-so-accidental death—it’s a disturbing development. But China doesn’t let it distract her from the opening of the new community theater donated by the elderly Obermann sisters. Unfortunately, the haughty, bullying Jane Obermann—and her frail, frightened younger sister—made the donation with a condition: that the first production be a play written by Jane about their aristocratic family history.

The premiere party ends with a bang when a ne’er-do-well local handyman is shot dead by Jane while breaking into the Obermann estate. It seems like a clear-cut case of self-defense. But China senses something else going on behind the scenes. Now, the key to catching a killer might be the mysterious bones in the cave—a clue from the past that could help China solve a mystery in the present.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Catsalive | 2/14/2014

    " A bit far-fetched but very entertaining. I really enjoy China & Ruby. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Kristi | 2/11/2014

    " I skipped "Dilly of a Death" by accident, but Albert does a pretty good job of catching you up with what you might have missed that you need to know so I didn't feel lost. For some reason though I didn't connect with this story as much as other books of the series. I did have the mystery more or less figured out very early on (perhaps that was why I was a little less enthralled?). Despite that, I'm hoping to go back to Dilly of a Death if I can find it locally sometime soon and plan to continue reading the series. I do have the next book waiting for me on the shelf when I ready to move forward. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Adam | 2/9/2014

    " Post Listen Review: Man what a bad book this was. This is the only mystery I can think of where I was hoping the amatuer detective would get shot before the mystery was solved so I didn't have to hear the ending. This book had the most bland and boring main character ever. She is happily married and seems to run an herb shop in her spare time but occasionally solves mysteries. The mystery itself wasn't very mysterious and I didn't really care who did it anyway. There never seemed to be a sense of fear or danger on the part of the main character. Rather than running away from bad guys or getting deep into the knitty gritty of forensic science or something the main character, China, says things like, "Growing lavendar in the the heat of a Texas summer can be dicey." She also continually says she is no Martha Stewart and then talks about making pasta with home grown pesto herbs. The writing grated on me at times too. Like when the author says the following-- She said "no," in a contradictory way. Just in case you didn't know that answering no is contradictory to begin with. I see that this is number 13 in a series and I am desperately hoping that the library does not have books 1-12. Pre-Listen Guess: I am all for a good mystery and this seems like what this should be. I hope I will like it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Helen | 2/8/2014

    " Thoroughly evil old rich bitch kills 4 "

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