Bittersweet (China Bayles Mystery #23) (Mass Market)

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This is book number 23 in the China Bayles Mystery series.


This Thanksgiving, be grateful for the “savvy sleuthing”* of New York Times bestselling author Susan Wittig Albert’s China Bayles—who teams up with an old friend to solve a case of theft and murder in a South Texas ranching community…
For Thanksgiving, China is planning to visit her mother, Leatha, and her mother’s husband, Sam. She’s also looking forward to catching up with a friend, game warden Mackenzie “Mack” Chambers. But Leatha calls with bad news: Sam has had a heart attack.
While Sam recuperates, Leatha does have a helper—Sue Ellen Krause. But Sue Ellen—who’s leaving her husband, the assistant foreman at a trophy game ranch—has troubles of her own. Before she can tell China the full story, Sue Ellen is killed in a car crash.
When a local veterinarian is shot, Mack believes his murder could be related to fawns stolen from a nearby ranch. And China wonders if Sue Ellen’s death may not have been an accident, and if there’s a connection to the stolen animals...


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. She and her husband, Bill, coauthor a series of Victorian-Edwardian mysteries under the name Robin Paige. The Alberts live near Austin, Texas.

Praise For…

Praise for New York Times Bestselling Susan Wittig Albert’s China Bayles Mysteries
“[Albert] consistently turns out some of the best-plotted mysteries on the market.”—Houston Chronicle
“Albert’s dialogue and characterizations put her in a class with lady sleuths V. I. Warshawski and Stephanie Plum.”—Publishers Weekly
“One of the best-written and [most] well-plotted mysteries I’ve read in a long time.”—Los Angeles Times
“Engrossing.”—The Times-Picayune
“[China Bayles is] such a joy…An instant friend.”—Carolyn Hart, New York Times bestselling author of the Death on Demand Mysteries
“Mystery lovers…will be captivated by this unique series.”—Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Product Details
ISBN: 9780425255315
ISBN-10: 042525531X
Publisher: Berkley
Publication Date: April 5th, 2016
Pages: 304
Language: English
Series: China Bayles Mystery