Mourning Gloria

Mourning Gloria

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Susan Wittig Albert, "who consistently turns out some of the best-plotted mysteries on the market,"* delivers the charm and suspense in her latest herbal treat, Mourning Gloria . Now ex-lawyer and current herbalist China Bayles must stop a killer whose evil is burning through Texas...

China is relishing the scents, produce, and even the showers of spring. She's also busy hosting Pecan Springs' Farmers' Market. It brings additional customers to her herb shop Thyme and Seasons. And residents find rare ingredients they wouldn't otherwise find in the supermarket. Everybody wins...

But as the town bustles back to life in the warmth of the season, one woman's life is tragically brought to an end. China happens upon a burning house trailer and hears a woman screaming for help. The evidence leaves no doubt that it's arson homicide--but who would commit such a ghastly crime?

An intern-reporter at the local paper , Jessica Nelson, is assigned to cover the story. Drawn into the case by its similarity to her own tragic loss--Jessica's family died in a fire--she soon finds herself deeply involved and in danger. And when Jessica disappears, China becomes determined to help find her, before she becomes headlines herself...

* Houston Chronicle

Publisher: New York : Berkley Prime Crime, c2011
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780425247013
Branch Call Number: ALBE
Characteristics: xiii, 301 p. ; 24 cm


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Oct 12, 2011

It took me forever to finish, I kept doing other things. Then I'd forget what had happened. This series is just ordinary on a good day, and this is not one of the best books.

ehbooklover Jun 27, 2011

The 19th book in the China Bayles mystery series. Good as always. Great character development and a wonderful setting. It's always a pleasure to visit Pecan Springs.

May 20, 2011

Plenty of action, suspense at my limit. Do I really want to read all these details about mind-altering drugs? Coffee is included in the list.

NZaleske May 11, 2011

I love a book that writes the way that I speak. It is easy to read! Interesting, also. Almost finished!

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Sep 23, 2013

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