Thursday, February 12, 2009

More China Bayles

Lavender Lies (China Bayles Mystery, Book 8) Lavender Lies by Susan Wittig Albert


My review


rating: 3 of 5 stars
Let's see, a murder, a recuperating groom to be, the wedding cake baker leaving town, Leatha's arrival, a tea-room opening, and a hurricane, what else could go wrong in the week before for China and McQuaid's eagerly-anticipated wedding? The complications multiply but as usual the murder is solved and the other problems resolved, in this light-hearted installment of China Bayles.


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Mistletoe Man (China Bayles Mystery, Book 9) Mistletoe Man by Susan Wittig Albert


My review


rating: 3 of 5 stars
I liked this installment too. Ruby has a big secret and China is sure she's done something to hurt her. However, China finds out that all of their friends are worried about Ruby. Meanwhile, her mistletoe supplier Carl Swenson, is killed ostensibly in a "hit and run" accident. The Fletcher sisters and their Aunt Velda (who's been kidnapped and returned by the Klingons) come under suspicion as all of the law enforcement folks try to figure out exactly what happened to Carl. And then there is Mrs. Kendall, the British cook extraordinaire who has come to China's rescue in the tearoom. But what mystery is she hiding??


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2 comments:

Panhandle Jane said...

Mistletoe Man is one of my favorites of the series, probably because of Aunt Velda.

Jennifer said...

Just categorically, I love this series. I even have China's Book of Days as my morning brush-your-teeth reading.