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Love Lies Bleeding (China Bayles Mystery) Mass Market Paperback – November 1, 1998

4.0 out of 5 stars 44 customer reviews
Book 6 of 20 in the China Bayles Mystery Series

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About the Author

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.
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Product Details

  • Series: China Bayles Mystery (Book 6)
  • Mass Market Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Berkley; Berkley Prime Crime Mass-market Ed edition (November 1, 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0425166112
  • ISBN-13: 978-0425166116
  • Product Dimensions: 4.2 x 0.8 x 6.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (44 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #587,856 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Sharon Knutson on June 19, 2001
Format: Mass Market Paperback
This was my first China Bayles mystery...I enjoyed it, reading about China and the town of Pecan Springs was a hoot. Having gardening plans and ideas strewn throughout the book was fun. Being in the legal field, I can relate to the idea of leaving it all behind and running from the city to a quiet remote little town. But somehow I think the town of Pean Springs has a lot more danger lurking around than one would think. China's friends are quirky and add spice to the background. They mystery itself kept me quessing...I will hunt up the previous China stories as well as the more current ones. Great reading for an rainy afternoon or relaxing on the beach...
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By A Customer on May 6, 2002
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The author sure thew a twist into this one. Back from her haitus at Saint T's convent, China is trying to get back into the swing on things. However, McQuaid is acting different, and China fears he is having an affair. She overhears a phone conversation between McQuaid and a woman and confronts him about it. McQuaid admits it is true, but that it is over. Also, unbeknownst to China, McQuaid is working undercover with the FBI regarding an issue with Texas Rangers. While China is trying to sort out her feelings, McQuaid is shot while working undercover on his case. We never really get to see how China would have worked things out because once she hears that McQuaid has been shot, everything else is immaterial. Not only does she totally forgive McQuaid for his affair, but she befriends the woman with whom he had the affair (an FBI agent). To top it off, she takes responsibility for the affair by saying that if she had said yes to McQuaid one of the many times he had asked her to marry him, he wouldn't have looked elsewhere. No matter how much she loves McQuaid, I have trouble equating this simpering female with the headstrong,independent China from the previous books.
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Let me start of by saying China has always been one of my favorite characters. And I would love to have her back in the next installment. This China, the simpering idiot who blames herself when her boyfriend betrays her, is not the strong heroine of previous books. Bring back the real China!!
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Not only was the plot rather uninvolving, but our wonderfully independent heroine blames herself for her lover's infidelity! The reconciliation with her rival seems rather forced. Can you imagine a guy holding hands with his woman's younger, studlier paramor and vowing to be friends? Hah! Having said that, I am about to read the next installment, hoping that it will be back to Albert's usual stellar quality.
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I've been a fan of Susan Wittig Albert's China Bayles seriessince the first book, "Thyme of Death." Over the course ofthe past five books, China, her significant other Mike McQuaid and all of her friends in Pecan Springs have become my friends. Her latest entry, "Love Lies Bleeding," is another page-turning mystery. Who set who up? Who murdered the ex-Texas Ranger? (This guy was no Walker, let me tell you!) There's no shortage of suspects, and I leapt from one to the other and back throughout the book. When all was revealed, everything fit together nicely, and I didn't feel Albert had cheated me in any way. I just couldn't put the clues together in the right order. What did disappoint me was the somewhat downbeat ending. Without giving too much away, the future of China's relationship with McQuaid is certainly up in the air -- and now I have to wait for the next book to find out how this one actually ends. Ugh! And an even bigger "Ugh" goes to McQuaid himself. I had thought more of him -- like many series characters, McQuaid has become quite "real" -- and I feel like he's almost cheated on me! He certainly let me down!
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I've really enjoyed Ms. Albert's writing both in her Beatrix Potter series and in this China Bayles' series...right up until this book. China has been one of my favorite characters, and I love the whole herb shop/metaphysical shop combo, but I've lost faith and respect in McQuaid for being a lousy cheat, and in China, for being a total idiot in blaming herself for McQuaid's actions, AND what woman in her right mind would befriend the woman her man cheats with, then sit and joke with her about it? Please. Infidelity is a big trigger with me. I had already bought the next four books, but I'm so let down by both of their actions and the casual way they dealt with it, that I'm donating them all to the library without reading them. I won't miss China or McQuaid. They're not the characters I thought they were.
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This my first China Bayles mystery and I was really enjoying the first half....And then we find out that McQuaid actually did have an affair, and that not only is China all right with that, but she blames herself and decides to befriend the other woman....Who am I supposed to respect here? McQuaid the wonderful guy who has an affair months after moving in with his girlfriend, China, who not only is fine with the girlfriend hanging out, but jokes about it, or Margaret, the tough smart cop who has no problem with sleeping with McQuaid...I'm not religious or a prude, but none of it rings true to me. Unfortunately, it ruined the book for me and has put me off Susan Wittig Albert!
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