Ruby wilcox has a rare gift for seeing things that others can’t, but it doesn’t guarantee that she knows her own heart. Jessica claims that the killer’s calling card—a card picturing Azrael, the Angel of Death—comes from a deck Ruby once carried in her shop. But jessica’s story turns out to be true, and Ruby has to use her psychic ability to discover the killer’s identity before he chooses another victim.
. It’s halloween and ruby is looking forward to a party at China Bayles’ house and a busy holiday weekend at her New Age shop, the Crystal Cave. But her holiday plans are interrupted when Jessica Nelson, crime reporter at the Pecan Springs Enterprise, shows up with a hard-to-believe story about a serial killer who is targeting the terminally ill.
Out of BODY: A Novella Crystal Cave Series Book 3 #ad - Can she honor her psychic talents and find powers within herself that she never imagined, while she builds a life of desire and love? . Bestselling author susan Wittig Albert returns with the third novella in her bewitching Crystal Cave series. Ruby wilcox has a rare gift for seeing things that others can’t.
SomeBODY Else: A Novella Crystal Cave Series Book 2Persevero Press #ad - What prompts him to come? a love of folk art and music? attraction to ruby? Or a cop’s skeptical curiosity about her psychic gift? But the festival’s fun comes to a bloody end when a Wiccan ritual knife is stolen from the Crystal Cave’s booth and used to end a man’s life. Ruby is an immediate suspect, of course, as the local sheriff—an old friend of Ethan Connors’—attempts to discover who did it and why.
What was the motive?when ruby begins to suspect that she knows more than she’s meant to know about the murder, she has to decide how to use this dangerous knowledge—and what to do when she realizes that she is dead wrong—again. Her gift failed her once, when she lost her friend Sarah. Now, she must learn to listen to music that only she can hear.
SomeBODY Else: A Novella Crystal Cave Series Book 2 #ad - Ruby wilcox has a rare gift for seeing things that others can’t, but it’s unreliable. Her booth is full of all kinds of magical, pendulums, wind chimes, mystical wares: crystals and cards, dream catchers, rune stones, and wands. Can she trust her talent to be there when she needs it—and to lead her in the right direction?
In this gripping second novella in the Crystal Cave series, bestselling author Susan Wittig Albert tells an intriguing tale of murder in the Texas Hill Country. Ruby has a rare gift for seeing things that others can’t. The festival—famous for its artists, crafters, and fabulous folk musicians—attracts all sorts of Texans from all across the state.
NoBODY: A Novella Crystal Cave Series Book 1Persevero Press #ad - But connors is a skeptic who is convinced that all psychics are frauds. Police chief sheila Dawson puts Detective Ethan Connors in charge of this no-body case. What will she have to do to prove to detective connors—and to herself—that her gift can be trusted? Ruby Wilcox has always known that she has a rare gift for seeing things that others can’t.
. But how can she learn to use it when she’s haunted by the memory of loss, and by all the possible consequences? Again and again, she dreams that a woman is abducted on the hike-and-bike trail and knows that the victim is in deadly danger. Prodded by her friend and partner, China Bayles, Ruby goes to the police—only to find that her dream has already become far too real.
NoBODY: A Novella Crystal Cave Series Book 1 #ad - From nyt bestselling author Susan Wittig Albert comes the first novella in the mesmerizing Crystal Cave series. Ruby has a rare gift for seeing things that others can’t. And ruby herself still has plenty of doubts. Ruby wilcox owner of the crystal cave, pecan springs’ only New Age shop has always tried to downplay her psychic gift—until she experiences a horrifying nightmare that just won’t stop.
A Plain Vanilla Murder China Bayles mystery Book 27Persevero Press #ad - China bayles and ruby wilcox are offering their popular “not just Plain Vanilla” workshop when, across town on the campus of Central Texas State University, a botany professor an expert on the vanilla orchid is found dead in his greenhouse—an apparent suicide. Does this story begin with a passionate desire for an exotic flower and its costly, and the culinary arts to craft a botanical mystery that will entertain and enlighten mystery fans, gardeners, science, delectable fruit? Does it start in a corrosive desire for revenge? Or is the professor’s death the result of a bizarre black-market orchid-smuggling scheme gone awry?Once again, and amateur naturalist Susan Wittig Albert draws on history, prize-winning author, herbalist, legend, and nature lovers alike.
Special features: an author’s note on the history and uses of both natural and synthetic vanilla, and recipes and crafting instructions for “wonderful things to do with the ice cream orchid. Engrossing. China continues to appeal with her herbal information and savvy sleuthing. Booklist"albert handles the dual voices smoothly as the combined talents of China Bayles and Sheila Dawson blend to reveal multiple crimes hidden beneath the peaceful façade of Pecan Springs.
A Plain Vanilla Murder China Bayles mystery Book 27 #ad - Publisher's Weekly. Summoned to the scene, police chief sheila dawson now in her last few months of pregnancy wonders whether there’s something more to his death and opens an investigation into the many rivalries that have splintered CTSU’s plant sciences faculty.
AN Unthymely Death China Bayles Mystery Book 12Berkley #ad - Now readers can join China Bayles in ten puzzling cases—and get a taste of her world. It's a one-of-a-kind collection featuring a one-of-a-kind sleuth—who's worth spending some "quality thyme" with! This delightful collection features loads of wonderful herbal tidbits on everything from rosemary to feverfew to catnip; recipes for such to-die-for dishes as a Deadly Chocolate Valentine, Ruby's Applesauce Mint Bread, China's Five-Spice Chicken and Veggie Stir-Fry, and McQuaid's Tex Mex-and a host of creative ideas for garden and home.
Queen Anne's Lace China Bayles Mystery Book 26Berkley #ad - China delves into the century-old mystery and realizes that solving it could have unimaginable repercussions in the here and now. 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.
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. But by whom?as china investigates, the tragic story of a woman in one of the old photographs unfolds. 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.
Queen Anne's Lace China Bayles Mystery Book 26 #ad - While helping ruby wilcox clean up the loft above their shops, China comes upon a box of antique handcrafted lace and old photographs.
China Bayles' Book of Days China Bayles MysteryBerkley #ad - Compiled by national bestselling author susan wittig Albert at the request of her fans, China Bayles' Book of Days gathers together tidbits and treasures about plants and reveals ways you can put more green into your daily life. Featuring 365 days of recipes, and some special contributions by the irrepressible members of the Myra Merryweather Herb Guild, gardening tips, and more, remedies, crafts, this special volume is a personal calendar of the legends and lore of herbs and also features brand-new essays from the author, clues from China's mysteries, Pecan Springs's oldest civic organization.
A treasury of recipes, crafts, gardening tips, and more from the national bestselling author of the China Bayles series—a great gift for both mystery fans and herb & craft enthusiasts!Readers of the China Bayles mystery novels are familiar with the usefulness and wonder of the many herbs the amateur sleuth sells in her beloved Thyme and Seasons shop.
The Last Chance Olive Ranch China Bayles Mystery Book 25Berkley #ad - When china and her best friend arrive at the ranch, she learns the owner, Maddie Haskell, has her own troubles. Max mantel, the killer mcquaid put away years ago, has busted out of the Huntsville prison and appears to be headed for Pecan Springs. In this exciting mystery from new york Times bestselling author Susan Wittig Albert, China Bayles fears for her husband’s life as an escaped convict targets him.
. But mcquaid insists that she get out of town and go to the Last Chance Olive Ranch, where she’s agreed to teach a workshop on herbs. Now mcquaid’s life is not the only one at stake—and this time may really be his last chance. China wants to stay by her husband’s side and keep him from harm. Mcquaid knows there’s only one way to stop the vengeful convict—set a trap with himself as bait.
The Last Chance Olive Ranch China Bayles Mystery Book 25 #ad - While china throws herself into helping Maddie, McQuaid’s plan backfires when Mantel executes a countermove he never saw coming. She inherited the ranch and olive oil business from the late matriarch, Eliza Butler, but Eliza’s nephew is contesting the will.
A Cat in the Attic Mystery: The Secret of Logan PondKathi Daley Books #ad - How is one to start again after losing the one thing that speaks to your heart and fuels your passion?After a serious accident leaves Calliope Rose Collins unable to continue with the career that has owned her soul for most of her life, she returns to Foxtail Lake, and childhood friend, Great Aunt Gracie, Hollister House, Officer Cass Wylander, where she begins to rebuild her life from the ashes of what she once had.
In book 4 of the cat in the attic series, cass investigates a grisly murder while Callie is busy working on an anniversary story relating to the cold case disappearance of a twelve year old boy who went missing from a camping trip to Logan Pond twenty five years ago.
Holly Blues China Bayles Book 18Berkley #ad - China bayles isn't happy when a Texas wind blows her husband's ex-wife, and the mother of China's stepson, into her herb shop. Now its up to china to weed out whatever it is Sally's running from before the truth catches up to them all. Sally is known to have a split personality and fall into constant trouble with the law, but she claims she has nowhere else to turn.
Widow's Tears China Bayles Book 21Berkley #ad - Warshawski and Stephanie Plum” Publishers Weekly. But she is concerned that it’s haunted, so she calls in her friend Ruby—who has the gift of extrasensory perception—to check it out. While ruby is ghost hunting, China Bayles walks into a storm of trouble in nearby Pecan Springs. I. In widow’s tears, a haunted house may hold the key to solving the murder of one of China’s friends… After losing her family and home in the Galveston Hurricane of 1900, Rachel Blackwood rebuilt her house a hundred miles inland and later died there, still wrapped in her grief.
In present-day texas, the grandniece of Rachel’s caretaker, Claire, has inherited the house and wants to turn it into a bed-and-breakfast. A half hour before she is to make her nightly deposit, the Pecan Springs bank is robbed and a teller is shot and killed. Before she can discover the identity of the killers, China follows Ruby to the Blackwood house to discuss urgent business.
Widow's Tears China Bayles Book 21 #ad - Herbalist and ex-lawyer China Bayles is “in a class with lady sleuths V. As she is drawn into the mystery of the haunted house, China opens the door on some very real danger….