A Plain Vanilla Murder (China Bayles Mystery #7) (MP3 CD)

By Susan Wittig Albert, Julia Gibson (Narrated by)

Dreamscape Media, 9781974965946

Publication Date: July 2, 2019

Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover (6/4/2019)
Compact Disc (7/2/2019)
Library Binding, Large Print (6/26/2019)

List Price: 29.99*
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Description

China and Ruby Wilcox are presenting their annual ''Not Just Plain Vanilla Workshop, '' always a huge hit with customers at Thyme & Seasons Herb Shop. But someone involved with the workshop is driven by a deadly motive, and China soon finds herself teaming up with the very pregnant Pecan Springs police chief Sheila Dawson to solve a vanilla-flavored murder. Sheila, happy to get out from behind the chief's desk, is investigating the death of a botany professor, a prominent researcher specializing in vanilla orchids. China is trying to help a longtime friend: the dead professor's ex-wife and a prime suspect in his murder. However, there's no shortage of other suspects: a betrayed lover, a disgruntled graduate student, jealous colleagues, and a gang of orchid smugglers. But the lethal roots of this mystery reach back into the dark tropical jungles of Mexico, where the vanilla vine was first cultivated. At stake is a lucrative plant patent, an orchid that is extinct in the wild, and the life of an innocent little girl.