Witches' Bane (China Bayles Mystery #2) (Mass Market)

By Susan Wittig Albert

Berkley, 9780425144060, 272pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 1994

List Price: 7.99*
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Herb shop owner China Bayles is shocked when Halloween hijinks take a gruesome turn...

In a small Texas town, what starts as a little festive Halloween fun ends in a brutal murder. And lawyer-turned-herbalist China Bayles is even more shocked when her friend Ruby, a New Age expert in tarot and astrology, becomes the prime suspect after a minister accuses her of witchcraft. Now it’s up to China to unmask the real killer...

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 Witches' Bane (China Bayles Mystery #2)

Praise for Witches’ Bane and the China Bayles Mysteries

“[China Bayles is] in a class with lady sleuths V. I. Warshawski and Stephanie Plum.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“Delightful...A refreshing heroine...Entertaining and engaging.”—Booklist

“Albert’s characters are as real and as quirkly as your next-door neighbor.”—The Raleigh News & Observer

“A brilliant [and] entertaining detective writer...Albert artfully [brings] the down-home town of Pecan Springs alive.”—The Dallas Morning News

“A unique series.”—Seattle Post-Intelligencer