Widow's Tears

Widow's Tears

by Susan Wittig Albert

Narrated by Julia Gibson, Morgan Hallett

Unabridged — 10 hours, 2 minutes

Widow's Tears

Widow's Tears

by Susan Wittig Albert

Narrated by Julia Gibson, Morgan Hallett

Unabridged — 10 hours, 2 minutes

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Overview

Best-selling author Susan Wittig Albert is especially beloved for creating herbalist and ex-lawyer China Bayles, hailed by Publishers Weekly as "in a class with lady sleuths V.I. Warshawski and Stephanie Plum." In Widow's Tears, China has urgent business to discuss with Ruby, a friend gifted with extrasensory perception. Meeting Ruby at a supposedly haunted house, China soon uncovers a mystery that may be linked to a deadly robbery that very night.

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Publishers Weekly

The bond between China Bayles and her boon friend and business partner, Ruby Wilcox, suffers in Albert’s enjoyable 21st cozy featuring the Pecan Springs, Tex., ex-lawyer and herbalist (after 2012’s Cat’s Claw). Unfolding along with the present-day story is the tragic tale of the horrific Galveston hurricane of 1900 and its impact on Rachel Blackwood; her husband, a bank vice-president; and their five children. Ruby answers a plea for help from old friend Claire Conway, who has inherited the Blackwood family mansion in the tiny town of Round Top. Unnatural occurrences, including ghost sightings, are frustrating Claire’s plans to turn the old place into a B&B. While Claire and Ruby wrestle with spirits, China must deal with Ruby’s pushy sister, Ramona, who’s offering to buy Ruby out completely, a prospect that sends China running to Round Top. As for plant lore, this installment focuses on florigraphy—the language of flowers. (Apr.)

Product Details

BN ID: 2940169418316
Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC
Publication date: 05/24/2013
Series: China Bayles Series , #21
Edition description: Unabridged
Sales rank: 1,120,207
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