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Albert, Susan Wittig

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Susan Wittig Albert's mystery series featuring attorney-turned-herbalist China Bayles created a whole new subgenre and a loyal following amongst her fans.

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mvaughn - 03:34pm Jan 21, 1999 PST(#15 of 26)

I have read all but the last in the series. I can truthfully say that I have enjoyed each one of them. I agree that you could pick up any of the books and not have to start from the beginning to understand them. I am looking forward to reading Chili Death. Loves Lies Bleeding end was such a "cliff hanger".

Harriet Haynes - 06:24am Feb 3, 1999 PST(#16 of 26)

I love the China Bayles mysteries, as does my mother and my sister in law. I was fortunate enough to get to actually meet and talk with Susan back in November at Remember the Alibi bookstore in San Antonio. She and her husband also write a Victorian mystery series under the pen name of Robin Paige. They are very good, too. These include Death at Bishop's Keep, Death at Daisy's Folly, and Death at Devil's Bridge and at least one more, with another due out soon. It was interesting to hear how they work together to write!

Diana Gerber - 06:44pm Apr 19, 1999 PST(#17 of 26)

Hi I have read all of Ms. Wittig series, I first got introduced to this writer reading a review in the magazine "The Herb Companion." and have read every review in that mag, since. Frequently, her new release are advertise prior to the bookstores so I always start searching for the newest! China also has a news letter that you can subscribe through the Herb Companion on recipes from China and friends, as well as herb crafting i.e. wreaths, gardening.

Judy Torrence - 06:12am Dec 12, 1999 PST(#18 of 26)

"Lavender Lies" was great! Bless my librarian who put me on the list; I picked it up the day they shelved it and read it that night. OK, I admit I "skimmed" some of the lengthy landscape descriptions :-) I'll be buying my own copy to re-read after the holidays if someone doesn't pick up on my hints and get it for me.

Denise Walker - 11:04am Jan 4, 2000 PST(#19 of 26)

I was lucky enough to meet Mrs. Albert and her husband when they talked at Muncie, Indiana. I had not tried her books at that time. I love it. Now I highlight the parts that talk about the herbs of the story. I also greatly enjoy the books they write together under Robin Paige. Keep reading.

Denise Walker - 11:37am Mar 1, 2000 PST(#20 of 26)

Looking through the "P" list I see no listing for Susan Albert & her husband 's work under the name Robyn Paige. they are very good historical mysteries. Both series are worth the attention. I liked the B. Potter book the best so far.

Fran Hinkel - 11:13am Mar 9, 2000 PST(#21 of 26)
You can check out anytime you like...but you can never leave!

Hi Denise,

People can add their own author discussions if they like. When adding a discussion, please be sure it is in the correct alphabetical folder and author's last name is listed first. Feel free to add your favorites in the mystery category.

Denise Walker - 11:20am Mar 9, 2000 PST(#22 of 26)

I like Susan Albert's books alot. I am interested in Herbs and gardening so I like the books with this accent as well.

JuniorMint - 08:47pm Jan 31, 2001 PST(#23 of 26)

According to her newsletter (go to to subscribe) new China book Bloodroot is due out in October.

Denise Walker - 11:32am Feb 27, 2001 PST(#24 of 26)

I will look for the new book. I like how she describes the uses and effects of the herbs. I learn as I read.

Mystery Reader - 07:35am May 27, 2003 PST(#25 of 26)

It's been a long while since anyone has posted here! I just wanted to come by and say how much I love the China Bayles series! (although I've only read two of them...Thyme of Death and Rosemary Remembered.) I'm going to read the entire series, so I have a lot of great reading to look forward to! I enjoy reading about and learning about the herbs, the characters, and the liberal sprinkling of Texas colloquialisms! They always make me laugh!

When I finish with the China Bayles series, I am going to give the Robin Paige books a try. I'll bet they're wonderful, too!

Fran Hinkel - 02:44pm Aug 9, 2004 PST(#26 of 26)
You can check out anytime you like...but you can never leave!

Bloodroot: When China Bayles returns home to Mississippi, she finds danger, mystery and her family's past coming back to haunt her.

A Dilly of a Death: China is in a pickle when her hubby becomes a P.I. and his first client, Phoebe the Pickle Queen, disappears - days before the annual Picklefest!

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