Karen was a filmmaker supervising a student documentary about the almost fifteen-year-old murder of a woman named Christine Morris and the acquittal of the man accused of the crime. But is she painting herself into a corner from which there’s no escape? Is it possible that the same person who killed Christine Morris targeted Karen? Delving into the cold case, China learns the motive for the first murder may be related to a valuable collection of Mexican art.
Bittersweet China Bayles Book 23Berkley #ad - But their search for the truth may put their own lives in danger…. She’s also looking forward to catching up with her friend, game warden Mackenzie “Mack” Chambers, who was recently transferred to the area. But leatha calls with bad news: Sam has had a heart attack. How will leatha manage if sam can’t carry his share? She does have a helper, Sue Ellen Krause.
Before sue ellen can tell China the full story, her car veers off a deserted road and she is killed. Meanwhile, when a local veterinarian is shot in what appears to be a burglary at his clinic, Mack Chambers believes his murder could be related to fawns stolen from a nearby ranch. As mack follows the trail, china begins to wonder if Sue Ellen’s death may not have been an accident, and if there’s a connection to the stolen animals.
Bittersweet China Bayles Book 23 #ad - New from the author of death come quickly and widow's tearsthis thanksgiving, and china is planning to visit her mother, and her mother’s husband, Sam, be grateful for China Bayles—who teams up with an old friend to solve a complex case of theft and murder in a South Texas ranching community…It’s Thanksgiving in Pecan Springs, Leatha, who are enthusiastically embarking on a new enterprise—turning their former game ranch into a vacation retreat for birders.
But china discovers that sue ellen, who is in the process of leaving her marriage to the assistant foreman at a large trophy game ranch, is in some serious trouble.
Widow's Tears China Bayles Book 21Berkley #ad - In widow’s tears, rachel blackwood rebuilt her house a hundred miles inland and later died there, a haunted house may hold the key to solving the murder of one of China’s friends… After losing her family and home in the Galveston Hurricane of 1900, still wrapped in her grief. In present-day texas, claire, the grandniece of Rachel’s caretaker, has inherited the house and wants to turn it into a bed-and-breakfast.
I. As she is drawn into the mystery of the haunted house, China opens the door on some very real danger…. Warshawski and Stephanie Plum” Publishers Weekly. A half hour before she is to make her nightly deposit, the Pecan Springs bank is robbed and a teller is shot and killed. Before she can discover the identity of the killers, China follows Ruby to the Blackwood house to discuss urgent business.
Widow's Tears China Bayles Book 21 #ad - Herbalist and ex-lawyer China Bayles is “in a class with lady sleuths V. But she is concerned that it’s haunted, so she calls in her friend Ruby—who has the gift of extrasensory perception—to check it out. While ruby is ghost hunting, China Bayles walks into a storm of trouble in nearby Pecan Springs.
Blood Orange China Bayles Mystery Book 24Berkley #ad - But on her way to china’s house, Kelly is forced off the road and critically injured, putting her in a medically induced coma. Even more disturbing, she suspects that a patient was murdered. Kelly’s knowledge could be dangerous, and she wants to get guidance from China on what to do. It’s mid-april in pecan springs, and china is renting her guest cottage to Kelly Kaufman, who needs a temporary place to live as she contends with a very acrimonious divorce from her husband Rich.
Blood Orange China Bayles Mystery Book 24 #ad - Was it her soon-to-be ex? his new lover—who happens to be the sister of China’s friend Ruby? Or someone connected with the corruption at the hospice? China owes it to her friend to uncover the truth—but she may be putting her own life at risk. In the newest china bayles mystery in the New York Times bestselling series, China comes to the aid of a nurse who ends up in the hospital.
. At the same time, as a nurse employed by a local hospice, Kelly has discovered instances of suspicious practices. One nasty point of dispute is her part ownership of the Comanche Creek Brewing Company, which she is refusing to sell. Now it’s up to china to determine who wanted her out of the picture.
Cat's Claw China Bayles Book 20Berkley #ad - Now sheila puts her smarts to work, sifting through secrets to find a killer on the prowl… Larry Kirk, Pecan Springs’ computer guru, has been shot dead in his kitchen. As a police chief in a male-dominated force, sheila meets many challenges, especially when her theories rock the boat in high-profile cases like that of George Timms, who was caught breaking into Larry’s shop.
As the first female police chief in Pecan Springs, Texas, Sheila Dawson has cracked many a mystery in collaboration with local sleuth China Bayles. And the truth is reinforced by her friend China Bayles’ news—Larry recently asked her for legal advice in regards to a stalker. At first sheila believes it to be suicide, but further investigation reveals that Kirk’s death wasn’t self-inflicted.
Cat's Claw China Bayles Book 20 #ad - Now that larry is dead, Sheila is sure the burglary is connected to the murder. But when timms disappears instead of turning himself in, Sheila must prove she’s got what it takes to hunt down a predator who’s loose on the streets of Pecan Springs….
Mourning Gloria China Bayles Book 19Berkley #ad - It brings additional customers to her herb shop Thyme and Seasons. And when jessica disappears, China becomes determined to help find her, before she becomes headlines herself…*Houston Chronicle. The evidence leaves no doubt that it’s arson homicide—but who would commit such a ghastly crime?An intern-reporter at the local paper, Jessica Nelson, is assigned to cover the story.
China happens upon a burning house trailer and hears a woman screaming for help. Drawn into the case by its similarity to her own tragic loss—Jessica’s family died in a fire—she soon finds herself deeply involved and in danger. And residents find rare ingredients they wouldn’t otherwise find in the supermarket.
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Everybody wins…but as the town bustles back to life in the warmth of the season, one woman’s life is tragically brought to an end.
Holly Blues China Bayles Book 18Berkley #ad - Now its up to china to weed out whatever it is Sally's running from before the truth catches up to them all. Sally is known to have a split personality and fall into constant trouble with the law, but she claims she has nowhere else to turn. China bayles isn't happy when a Texas wind blows her husband's ex-wife, and the mother of China's stepson, into her herb shop.
The Last Chance Olive Ranch China Bayles Mystery Book 25Berkley #ad - But mcquaid insists that she get out of town and go to the Last Chance Olive Ranch, where she’s agreed to teach a workshop on herbs. Mcquaid knows there’s only one way to stop the vengeful convict—set a trap with himself as bait. Max mantel, the killer mcquaid put away years ago, has busted out of the Huntsville prison and appears to be headed for Pecan Springs.
Now mcquaid’s life is not the only one at stake—and this time may really be his last chance. China wants to stay by her husband’s side and keep him from harm. In this exciting mystery from new york Times bestselling author Susan Wittig Albert, China Bayles fears for her husband’s life as an escaped convict targets him.
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Wormwood China Bayles Book 17Berkley #ad - But after a shocking death occurs during her stay, China will plunge into the archives of another time to connect the sins of the past with a modern-day murder. China bayles needs rest, and a historic Shaker village in Kentucky seems the ideal place for it. Unfortunately, the village is plagued with misfortune and strife.
Wormwood China Bayles Book 17 #ad - Evil can worm its way into the purest of hearts. China wonders if, with the help of some age-old journals full of scandal, she can get to the bottom of it. There she can learn about the intriguing, dwindling Shaker culture and its medicinal herbs.
Nightshade China Bayles Book 16Berkley #ad - New york times bestselling author susan wittig albert takes china bayles on a trip down memory lane, where one fresh murder and several cold cases force her to face her dark past… China’s herb shop and catering business may be thriving, but she’s still reeling from her father’s death—and isn’t remotely interested in her half-brother Miles’s investigation of it.
. Although, when fate forces her to get involved, China realizes it’s time to bring the past to light—or else it will haunt her the rest of her life. But china and mcquaid discover that miles may have been keeping as many secrets as he seemed determined to uncover—for starters, knowledge of the whereabouts of their father’s wrecked car, a key piece of evidence.
Nightshade China Bayles Book 16 #ad - But the closer they get to untangling the story, the more China longs for answers she may never get. How deep do the layers of secrecy go? and who has a stake in concealing the truth after sixteen years? Piecing together clues, China and McQuaid embark on a wild goose chase, tracking down evidence that might link several cold-case murders to her father’s death.