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“Mystery lovers… will be captivated by this unique series.”—Seattle Post-Intelligencer
“One of the most endearing and personable amateur sleuths.”—Midwest Book Review
Susan Wittig Albert grew up on a farm in Illinois and earned her Ph.D. at the University of California at Berkeley. A former professor of English and a university administrator and vice president, she is the author of the China Bayles Mysteries, the Darling Dahlias Mysteries, and the Cottage Tales of Beatrix Potter. Some of her recent titles include Widow’s Tears, Cat’s Claw, The Darling Dahlias and the Confederate Rose, and The Tale of Castle Cottage. She and her husband, Bill, coauthor a series of Victorian-Edwardian mysteries under the name Robin Paige, which includes such titles as Death at Glamis Castle and Death at Whitechapel.See all Editorial Reviews
I read this series to discover mysteries with China not Ruby. I don't think Ruby is all that interesting in this book. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Bohemian reader
It was amazing how a ghostly fictional mystery was enmeshed with actual events, people and science that created the deadly Galveston Hurrican in1900.Published 1 month ago by prudy heimsch
Interesting history on the Galveston hurricane in 1900. What I hated about the book was the silly ghost story. Read morePublished 2 months ago by astrid
My favorite so far. Loved the Galveston hurricane tie in. I couldn't put it down, beautifully written.Published 3 months ago by C. Plichta
I'm about half way through at this moment and it isn't my favorite of her books. I hate flashbacks (I don't really want to know about these people), not crazy about ghost stories... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Sanscullotte
I love having Ruby tell part of the story; she and China are great complements to each other. Albert has made them such believable characters that I want to visit them in Pecan... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Sylvia Goode