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.
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. Download and start listening now!