Rueful Death (China Bayles Series #5)

Rueful Death (China Bayles Series #5)

by Susan Wittig Albert

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Rueful Death (China Bayles Series #5) by Susan Wittig Albert

Herbalist China Bayles must solve a mother of a murder in this mystery from New York Times bestselling author Susan Wittig Albert.

In search of respite, China takes off to St. Theresa's Monastery with her friend Maggie, a former nun. The goal is a brief, tranquil retreat—but there's a conflict at the convent. The mother superior has recently died, and a battle over the future of St. Theresa's suggests that her sudden demise might not have been accidental. Now, China's quest for a replenished spirit takes second place to a more earthbound pursuit: catching a killer...

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ISBN-13: 9780425159415
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 08/28/1997
Series: China Bayles Series , #5
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 501,560
Product dimensions: 6.74(w) x 4.06(h) x 0.83(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About 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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Rueful Death (China Bayles Series #5) 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
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.