Queen Anne's Lace (China Bayles Mystery #26) (Mass Market)
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A present-day ghost leads China Bayles to a secret from Pecan Springs’s past in this haunting mystery from New York Times bestselling author Susan Wittig Albert.
While helping Ruby Wilcox clean up the loft above their shops, China comes upon a box of antique handcrafted lace and old photographs. Following the discovery, she hears a woman humming an old Scottish ballad and smells the delicate scent of lavender.…
Soon, strange happenings start to occur in Thyme and Seasons. When a customer sees a mysterious woman picking flowers nearby and then suddenly disappearing, China must finally admit what Ruby has always known—their building is haunted. But by whom?
As China investigates, the tragic story of a woman in one of the old photographs unfolds. China delves into the century-old mystery and realizes that solving it could have unimaginable repercussions in the here and now.
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 New York Times bestselling 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 Susan Wittig Albert's New York Times Bestselling China Bayles Mysteries
"Engrossing...China continues to appeal with her herbal information and savvy sleuthing."--Booklist(starred review)
"[Albert] consistently turns out some of the best-plotted mysteries on the market."--Houston Chronicle
"One of the best-written and [most] well-plotted mysteries I've read in a long time."--Los Angeles Times
"Mystery lovers...will be captivated by this unique series."--Seattle Post-Intelligencer