Love Lies Bleeding (China Bayles Series #6)

Love Lies Bleeding (China Bayles Series #6)

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by Susan Wittig Albert
     
 

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The newest in the nationally bestselling series--a "fast-paced and absorbing" tale (Midwest Book Review). Ex-lawyer and herb-shop proprietor China Bayles is investigating the mystery of retired Texas Ranger shot dead with his wife's gun...and at the same time trying to sort out some mysteries about her own relationship after she overhears a suspicious phone

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The newest in the nationally bestselling series--a "fast-paced and absorbing" tale (Midwest Book Review). Ex-lawyer and herb-shop proprietor China Bayles is investigating the mystery of retired Texas Ranger shot dead with his wife's gun...and at the same time trying to sort out some mysteries about her own relationship after she overhears a suspicious phone conversation...

Editorial Reviews

Midwest Book Review
"Fast-paced and absorbing."
Gardener North American
"A Treat."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780425166116
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
11/28/1998
Series:
China Bayles Series, #6
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
229,128
Product dimensions:
4.13(w) x 6.67(h) x 0.91(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet 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.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
1940
Place of Birth:
Danville, Illinois
Education:
Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley

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Love Lies Bleeding (China Bayles Series #6) 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
TribalCat More than 1 year ago
Too disappointed to continue with the series.  I've really enjoyed Ms. Albert's writing both in her Beatrix Potter series and in this China Bayles' series...right up until this book. China has been one of my favorite characters, and I love the whole herb shop/metaphysical shop combo, but I've lost faith and respect in McQuaid for being a lousy cheat, and in China, for being a total idiot in blaming herself for McQuaid's actions, AND what woman in her right mind would befriend the woman her man cheats with, then sit and joke with her about it? Please. Infidelity is a big trigger with me. I had already bought the next four books, but I'm so let down by both of their actions and the casual way they dealt with it, that I'm donating them all to the library without reading them. I won't miss China or McQuaid. They're not the characters I thought they were.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love the China Bayles series, and I usually love China. She's smart, savy and quick-witted. Her quirky friends are half the fun too. This one just didn't do it for me as much as the others. The actual mystery was pretty good. There were a lot of plot twists and underlying issues like all her previous stories, but I had this one figured out by the end. I won't give anything away, but there's something rotten in the Ranger emporium. What I really didn't like, and what seemed unbelievable due to China's previous shows of independence was the fact that she blamed herself for her lover's infidelity! What's going on with that? I certainly hope that Ms. Albert redeems her heroine in the next outing.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I always love reading about China's adventures - however, I was very disappointed in this storyline. China's relatively easy acceptance of the triangle she was in was unrealistic; and joking and becoming friends with the 'enemy' was distasteful to me.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I started the China Bayles Series from the first book and am reading in order, Love Lies Bleeding grabbed me and I could not put it down! Great read, great series, enjoyed reading!! Looking forward to reading the rest of this series!
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I can't figure out how anyone who has read the first books would believe the plot about China's personal life. I found it completely unbelievable. I enjoyed the mystery found it very complex with twist and turns but I couldn't enjoy it because of the stupidity of the second plot. Not for intelligent women!
QueenMummy More than 1 year ago
I thoroughly enjoyed Love Lies Bleeding. I thought that it was original and unpredictable in its plot. China Bayles is really worried in this book about her live in love, her future with him and about the case that presents itself to her. She is not at all willing to help, but must in order to somehow restore normalcy to her life. This is a complex mystery involving the Texas Rangers about whom I learned a little more than I had previously known. It was ironic that China had made a life changing decision just when her man made one of his own that eventually needed some major thought. The book had a refreshing conclusion!
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Guest More than 1 year ago
China hits the wall head on and has to face how she will feel if she loses her man. The feminist China has wrestled with the romantic China and in this book she has to resolve this split in her feelings. How often has she pushed people away and why? This book holds a lot of tension, maybe because of seemingly slower pace.