Rueful Death (China Bayles Series #5)by Susan Wittig Albert
Along with her friend Maggie, a former nun, China is looking forward to a relaxing retreat at a Texas convent. But her quest for a replenished spirit soon takes second place to a more earthbound pursuit: catching a killer. It seems that the mother superior has recently died - and although at first it was considered an accident, China quickly senses conflict in the… See more details below
Along with her friend Maggie, a former nun, China is looking forward to a relaxing retreat at a Texas convent. But her quest for a replenished spirit soon takes second place to a more earthbound pursuit: catching a killer. It seems that the mother superior has recently died - and although at first it was considered an accident, China quickly senses conflict in the convent...and suspects that the undercurrents of tension have already taken a deadly turn. China wanted nothing more than a bit of serenity. But now her soul won't rest - and the convent won't be at peace - until she identified the guilty party.
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.
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- Danville, Illinois
- Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley
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I was so excited to find this series, and I've enjoyed all the books so far. I enjoyed this one too, but it was not her best. I really missed Ruby. We only see her at the beginning, and there were no real harmless eccentrics in this one, and I think that is what Ms. Albert does so well. Also, the mysteries were a little simple compared to her other plots. I will continue to read the series because I love China Bayles so much. I'm also curious to see what she does with her life after she has reflected in the nunnery.
China in emotional and spiritual tumult and physically exhausted heads to a convent for a retreat. Although a series of mishaps does not make for a restful get-away, the action leads China to find the connection between her heart and soul. The convent setting is very interesting too.