Blood Orange (China Bayles Mystery #24) (Paperback)
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As the New York Times bestselling series continues, China Bayles comes to the aid of a nurse who ends up in the hospital...
China is renting her guest cottage to Kelly Kaufman, who needs a temporary place to live as she contends with an acrimonious divorce, including a nasty dispute over ownership of the Comanche Creek Brewing Company. At the same time, as a nurse employed by a local hospice, Kelly has discovered instances of suspicious practices and believes that a patient has been murdered.
On her way to China’s house, Kelly is forced off the road and critically injured, putting her in a medically induced coma. Who wants Kelly out of the picture? 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...
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.
Praise for Susan Wittig Albert’s New York Times Bestselling China Bayles Mysteries
“Blood Orange has all the elements of a good cozy...fun and engaging characters, a solid mystery, and unique lore that pulls you into the mystery.”—Fresh Fiction
“Engrossing...China continues to appeal with her herbal information and savvy sleuthing.”—Booklist (starred review)
“[China Bayles is] such a joy…An instant friend.”—Carolyn Hart, New York Times bestselling author
“One of the best-written and [most] well-plotted mysteries I’ve read in a long time.”—Los Angeles Times
“[Albert] consistently turns out some of the best-plotted mysteries on the market.”—Houston Chronicle