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Widow's Tears

By Susan Wittig Albert

Herbalist and ex-lawyer China Bayles is “in a class with lady sleuths V. I. Warshawski and Stephanie Plum” (Publishers Weekly). 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, Claire, the grandniece of Rachel’s caretaker, has inherited the house and wants to turn it into a bed-and-breakfast. 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. 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. As she is drawn into the mystery of the haunted house, China opens the door on some very real danger…



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Format: Book
Author: Albert, Susan Wittig
Title: Widow's tears / Susan Wittig Albert.
Publisher Date: New York : Berkley Prime Crime, 2013.
Subject: Bayles, China (Fictitious character) -- Fiction Women detectives -- Texas -- Fiction Herbalists -- Fiction Haunted houses -- Fiction Psychics -- Fiction Bank robberies -- Fiction
Isbn: 9780425255728 0425255727
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 4
System Items Total: 5
Call Number: M Albert
Oclc: 795168683
Bib Id: 425359

Format: Book
Author: Albert, Susan Wittig
Title: Widow's tears / Susan Wittig Albert.
Edition: First edition.
Publisher, Date: New York : Berkley Prime Crime, 2013.
Description: ix, 292 pages ; 24 cm
Series: China Bayles mysteries
Series: Albert, Susan Wittig. China Bayles mysteries
Subjects: Bayles, China (Fictitious character) -- Fiction
Subjects: Women detectives -- Texas -- Fiction
Subjects: Herbalists -- Fiction
Subjects: Haunted houses -- Fiction
Subjects: Psychics -- Fiction
Subjects: Bank robberies -- Fiction
LCCN: 2012049198
ISBN: 9780425255728
ISBN: 0425255727
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Available Copies: 4
Total Copies: 5
Call Number: M Albert