The Darling Dahlias and the Texas StarThe Darling Dahlias and the Texas Star



National bestselling author Susan Wittig Albert returns to the small town of Darling, Alabama, in the 1930s—where the Darling Dahlias, the colorful ladies of a garden club, are anything but shrinking violets when it comes to rooting out ...

Author: Susan Wittig Albert

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ISBN: 9781101625231

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National bestselling author Susan Wittig Albert returns to the small town of Darling, Alabama, in the 1930s—where the Darling Dahlias, the colorful ladies of a garden club, are anything but shrinking violets when it comes to rooting out criminals… The Texas Star herself—Miss Lily Dare, the “fastest woman in the world”—is bringing her Dare Devils Flying Circus to Darling. Unfortunately, she’s also bringing a whole lot of trouble. As the Dahlias prepare for the annual Watermelon Festival—where they will present the famous female aviatrix with her own Texas Star hibiscus—rumors are flying. Dahlias president Liz Lacy learns from newspaperman Charlie Dickens that Miss Dare has been threatened and her plane sabotaged. Apparently the bold and beautiful barnstormer has made plenty of enemies. And is it possible she may even be involved with the husband of one of Darling’s local ladies? And speaking of wings, the new cook at Myra May’s Darling Diner can fry a chicken and whip up a sweet potato meringue pie like nobody’s business. But why is she keeping her past such a mystery? As the Texas Star barnstorms into town, Liz and Verna Tidwell offer to help bring down a saboteur who may be propelled by revenge. Before it’s all over, there will be plenty of black eyes and dark secrets revealed… Includes Southern-Style Depression-Era Recipes!

The Darling Dahlias and the Eleven O Clock LadyThe Darling Dahlias and the Eleven O Clock Lady



... CASTLE COTTAGE Darling Dahlias Mysteries by Susan Wittig Albert THE DARLING DAHLIAS AND THE CUCUMBER TREE THE DARLING DAHLIAS AND THE NAKED LADIES THE DARLING DAHLIAS AND THE CONFEDERATE ROSE THE DARLING DAHLIAS AND THE TEXAS STAR ...

Author: Susan Wittig Albert

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780698185647

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New York Times bestselling author Susan Wittig Albert transports readers to the summer of 1934, when a sensational murder shakes up the small Southern town of Darling, Alabama—and pulls in the ladies of the Darling Dahlias’ garden club, who never let the grass grow under their feet when there’s a mystery to solve… The eleven o’clock lady has always been one of garden club president Liz Lacy’s favorite spring wildflowers. The plant is so named because the white blossoms don’t open until the sun shines directly on them and wakes them up. But another Eleven O’Clock Lady is never going to wake up again. Rona Jean Hancock—a telephone switchboard operator who earned her nickname because her shift ended at eleven, when her nightlife was just beginning—has been found strangled with her own silk stocking in a very unladylike position. Gossip sprouts like weeds in a small town, and Rona Jean’s somewhat wild reputation is the topic of much speculation regarding who might have killed her. As the Darling Dahlias begin to sort through Rona Jean’s private affairs, it appears there may be a connection to some skullduggery at the local Civilian Conservation Corps camp. Working at the camp, garden club vice president Ophelia Snow digs around to expose the truth…before a killer pulls up stakes and gets away with murder. Includes Southern-style Depression-era Recipes

The Darling Dahlias and the Silver Dollar BushThe Darling Dahlias and the Silver Dollar Bush



... CASTLE COTTAGE Darling Dahlias Mysteries by Susan Wittig Albert THE DARLING DAHLIAS AND THE CUCUMBER TREE THE DARLING DAHLIAS AND THE NAKED LADIES THE DARLING DAHLIAS AND THE CONFEDERATE ROSE THE DARLING DAHLIAS AND THE TEXAS STAR ...

Author: Susan Wittig Albert

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780698144569

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National bestselling author Susan Wittig Albert takes readers back in time to small-town Darling, Alabama, in the 1930s—where the Darling Savings and Trust has just closed and the women of the Darling Dahlias’ garden club are betting their bottom dollar there’s going to be trouble… It’s the spring of 1933 and times are tough all over. The only businessman not struggling is moonshiner Mickey LeDoux, though he still has to steer clear of federal agents. But banks are closing all over the country, and the small town of Darling is no exception. Folks are suddenly caught short on cash and everyone is in a panic. Desperate to avoid disaster, several town leaders—including Alvin Duffy, the bank’s new vice president—hatch a plan to print Darling Dollars on newspaperman Charlie Dickens’ printing press. The “funny money” can serve as temporary currency so the town can function. But when the first printing of the scrip disappears, the Darling Dahlias set out to discover who made an unauthorized withdrawal. Meanwhile County Treasurer Verna Tidwell questions whether she can trust Alvin Duffy—and the feelings he stirs up inside her. And Liz Lacy learns her longtime beau may be forced into a shotgun wedding. Seems other troubles don’t just go away when there’s a crisis. There’ll be no pennies from heaven, but if anyone can balance things out, folks can bank on the Darling Dahlias… Includes Southern-Style Depression-Era Recipes

Blood OrangeBlood Orange



... CASTLE COTTAGE Darling Dahlias Mysteries by Susan Wittig Albert THE DARLING DAHLIAS AND THE CUCUMBER TREE THE DARLING DAHLIAS AND THE NAKED LADIES THE DARLING DAHLIAS AND THE CONFEDERATE ROSE THE DARLING DAHLIAS AND THE TEXAS STAR ...

Author: Susan Wittig Albert

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780698190269

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In the newest China Bayles Mystery in the New York Times bestselling series, China comes to the aid of a nurse who ends up in the hospital... It’s mid-April in Pecan Springs, and China is renting her guest cottage to Kelly Kaufman, who needs a temporary place to live as she contends with a very acrimonious divorce from her husband Rich. One nasty point of dispute is her part ownership of the Comanche Creek Brewing Company, which she is refusing to sell. At the same time, as a nurse employed by a local hospice, Kelly has discovered instances of suspicious practices. Even more disturbing, she suspects that a patient was murdered. Kelly’s knowledge could be dangerous, and she wants to get guidance from China on what to do. But on her way to China’s house, Kelly is forced off the road and critically injured, putting her in a medically induced coma. Now it’s up to China to determine who wanted her out of the picture. Was it her soon-to-be ex? His new lover—who happens to be the sister of China’s friend Ruby? Or someone connected with the corruption at the hospice? China owes it to her friend to uncover the truth—but she may be putting her own life at risk...

The Last Chance Olive RanchThe Last Chance Olive Ranch



As And the confederate Rose the darling Dahlias AND THE Texas star THE DARLING DAHLiAS AND THE Silver dolla R Bush THE DARLING DAHL1As AND THE EleveN o'clock LADY With her husband, Bill Albert, writing as Robin Paige DEATH At Bishop's ...

Author: Susan Wittig Albert

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780698190283

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In this exciting mystery from New York Times bestselling author Susan Wittig Albert, China Bayles fears for her husband’s life as an escaped convict targets him... Max Mantel, the killer McQuaid put away years ago, has busted out of the Huntsville prison and appears to be headed for Pecan Springs. McQuaid knows there’s only one way to stop the vengeful convict—set a trap with himself as bait. China wants to stay by her husband’s side and keep him from harm. But McQuaid insists that she get out of town and go to the Last Chance Olive Ranch, where she’s agreed to teach a workshop on herbs. When China and her best friend arrive at the ranch, she learns the owner, Maddie Haskell, has her own troubles. She inherited the ranch and olive oil business from the late matriarch, Eliza Butler, but Eliza’s nephew is contesting the will. While China throws herself into helping Maddie, McQuaid’s plan backfires when Mantel executes a countermove he never saw coming. Now McQuaid’s life is not the only one at stake—and this time may really be his last chance...

Death Come QuicklyDeath Come Quickly



... COTTAGE Darling Dahlias Mysteries by Susan Wittig Albert THE DARLING DAHLIAS AND THE CUCUMBER TREE THE DARLING DAHLIAS AND THE NAKED LADIES THE DARLING DAHLIAS AND THE CONFEDERATE ROSE THE DARLING DAHLIAS AND THE TEXAS STAR With her ...

Author: Susan Wittig Albert

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101638866

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In this thrilling mystery in the New York Times bestselling series, herbalist and ex-lawyer China Bayles finds herself on the trail of a nearly fifteen-year-old cold case… When China and Ruby’s friend Karen Prior is mugged in a mall parking lot and dies a few days later, China begins to suspect that her friend’s death was not a random assault. Karen was a filmmaker supervising a student documentary about the almost fifteen-year-old murder of a woman named Christine Morris and the acquittal of the man accused of the crime. Is it possible that the same person who killed Christine Morris targeted Karen? Delving into the cold case, China learns the motive for the first murder may be related to a valuable collection of Mexican art. Enlisting the help of her San Antonio lawyer friend Justine Wyzinski—aka the Whiz—China is determined to track down the murderer. But is she painting herself into a corner from which there’s no escape?

The Darling Dahlias and the Poinsettia PuzzleThe Darling Dahlias and the Poinsettia Puzzle



BOOKS BY SUSAN WITTIG ALBERT Mysteries The Darling Dahlias Mysteries The Darling Dahlias and the Cucumber Tree The Darling Dahlias and the Naked Ladies The Darling Dahlias and the Confederate Rose The Darling Dahlias and the Texas Star ...

Author: Susan Wittig Albert

Publisher: Greenleaf Book Group

ISBN: 9780996904063

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It’s Christmas, 1934, and the citizens of Darling, Alabama, are unwrapping a big package of Christmas puzzles. Mildred Kilgore and Earlynne Biddle are planning to open a bakery on the square—if they can come up with the right recipes. Charlie Dickens faces two of the biggest puzzles of his career as an investigative reporter, and one of them involves his wife. Cute little Cupcake’s talent as a singer and dancer makes her a tempting target for an unscrupulous exploiter; Lizzy must enlist the Dahlias to protect her, while she herself is confronted by a romantic puzzle. And Sheriff Norris is forced to reopen a puzzling mystery that the town thought was solved and follow a string of clues that lead to a deadly situation at the nearby prison farm. Once again, NYT best-selling author Susan Wittig Albert takes us to a place where real people have courage, respect their neighbors, and dream of doing their best, even when they’re not sure what that is. She reminds us that Christmas is a celebration of friendship, community, and what’s right with the world. There’s nothing puzzling about that. ​Bonus—Liz Lacy’s Garden Gate column on poinsettias, plus the Dahlias’ collection of traditional sweet Southern goodies for the holiday table, garnished with some cookery history. Reading group questions, more recipes, and Depression-era background at www.DarlingDahlias.com.

A Plain Vanilla MurderA Plain Vanilla Murder



... CASTLE COTTAGE Darling Dahlias Mysteries by Susan Wittig Albert THE DARLING DAHLIAS AND THE CUCUMBER TREE THE DARLING DAHLIAS AND THE NAKED LADIES THE DARLING DAHLIAS AND THE CONFEDERATE ROSE THE DARLING DAHLIAS AND THE TEXAS STAR ...

Author: Susan Wittig Albert

Publisher: Greenleaf Book Group

ISBN: 9780998233222

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From Susan Wittig Albert, the New York Times best-selling author of Queen Anne’s Lace, comes an intriguing new addition to her widely-acclaimed China Bayles Mysteries. ​China and Ruby Wilcox are presenting their annual “Not Just Plain Vanilla Workshop,” always a huge hit with customers at Thyme & Seasons Herb Shop. But someone involved with the workshop is driven by a deadly motive, and China soon finds herself teaming up with the very pregnant Pecan Springs police chief Sheila Dawson to solve a vanilla-flavored murder. Sheila, happy to get out from behind the chief’s desk, is investigating the death of a botany professor, a prominent researcher specializing in vanilla orchids. China is trying to help a longtime friend: the dead professor’s ex-wife and a prime suspect in his murder. However, there’s no shortage of other suspects: a betrayed lover, a disgruntled graduate student, jealous colleagues, and a gang of orchid smugglers. But the lethal roots of this mystery reach back into the dark tropical jungles of Mexico, where the vanilla vine was first cultivated. At stake: a lucrative plant patent, an orchid that is extinct in the wild, and the life of an innocent little girl. A Plain Vanilla Murder is a flavorful blend of mystery and herb lore, present sins and past secrets, and characters who are as real as your next-door neighbors—stirred together in an absorbing novel that only Susan Wittig Albert could create.

The Darling Dahlias and the Silver Dollar BushThe Darling Dahlias and the Silver Dollar Bush



The Dahlias investigate a counterfeiting moonshiner whose first printing of funny money disappears in the fifth novel of the 1930s mystery series following The Darling Dahlias and the Texas Star. 35,000 first printing.

Author: Susan Wittig Albert

Publisher: Berkley Publishing Group

ISBN: 0425260607

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The Dahlias investigate a counterfeiting moonshiner whose first printing of funny money disappears in the fifth novel of the 1930s mystery series following The Darling Dahlias and the Texas Star. 35,000 first printing.

Bran New DeathBran New Death



—Susan Wittig Albert, national bestselling author of The Darling Dahlias and the Texas Star “Victoria Hamilton's charming new series is a delightful find.” —Sheila Connolly, New York Times bestselling author “Hamilton's Jaymie Leighton ...

Author: Victoria Hamilton

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101625064

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Expert muffin baker Merry Wynter is finally ready to turn her passion into a career. But when a dead body is found on her property, she’s more worried about cooking up an alibi… Merry is making a fresh start in small-town Autumn Vale, New York, in the mansion she’s inherited from her late uncle, Melvin. The house is run-down and someone has been digging giant holes on the grounds, but with its restaurant-quality kitchen, the place has potential for her new baking business. She even has her first client—the local retirement home. Unfortunately, Merry soon finds that quite a few townsfolk didn’t like Uncle Mel, and she has inherited their enmity as well as his home. Local baker Binny Turner and her crazy brother, Tom, blame Melvin for their father’s death, and Tom may be the one vandalizing her land. But when Tom turns up dead in one of the holes in her yard, Merry needs to prove she had nothing to do with his death—or her new muffin-making career may crumble before it starts... FIRST IN A NEW SERIES! Includes delicious recipes!

The Darling Dahlias and the Unlucky CloverThe Darling Dahlias and the Unlucky Clover



BOOKS BY SUSAN WITTIG ALBERT The Darling Dahlias Mysteries The Darling Dahlias and the Cucumber Tree The Darling Dahlias and the Naked Ladies The Darling Dahlias and the Confederate Rose The Darling Dahlias and the Texas Star The ...

Author: Susan Wittig Albert

Publisher: Greenleaf Book Group

ISBN: 9780996904049

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NYT bestselling author Susan Wittig Albert returns to Depression-era Darling, Alabama . . . ​where the ladies of the Dahlias, the local garden club, are happy to dig a little dirt! In the seventh book of this popular series, it looks like the music has ended for Darling’s favorite barbershop quartet, the Lucky Four Clovers—just days before the Dixie Regional Barbershop Competition. Another unlucky break: a serious foul-up in Darling’s telephone system—and not a penny for repairs. And while liquor is legal again, moonshine isn’t. Sheriff Buddy Norris needs a little luck when he goes into Briar Swamp to confront Cypress County’s most notorious bootlegger. What he finds upends his sense of justice. Once again, Susan Wittig Albert has told a charming story filled with richly human characters who face the Great Depression with courage and grace. She reminds us that friends offer the best of themselves to each other, community is what holds us together, and luck is what you make it. Bonus features: Liz Lacy’s Garden Gate column on “lucky” plants, plus the Dahlias’ collection of traditional Southern pie recipes and a dash of cookery history. Reading group questions, more recipes, and Depression-era info @www.DarlingDahlias.com “Captivating . . . Charming characters, a fast-paced plot, and a strong sense of history help make this a superior cozy.” —Publishers Weekly “The author of the popular China Bayles mysteries brings a small Southern town to life and vividly captures an era and culture—the Depression, segregation, class differences, the role of women in the South—with authentic period details. Her book fairly sizzles with the strength of the women of Darling.” —Library Journal Starred Review

BittersweetBittersweet



Before Sue Ellen can tell China the full story, her car veers off a deserted road and she is killed.

Author: Susan Wittig Albert

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780698194526

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New from the author of Death Come Quickly and Widow's Tears This Thanksgiving, be grateful for China Bayles—who teams up with an old friend to solve a complex case of theft and murder in a South Texas ranching community… It’s Thanksgiving in Pecan Springs, and China is planning to visit her mother, Leatha, and her mother’s husband, Sam, who are enthusiastically embarking on a new enterprise—turning their former game ranch into a vacation retreat for birders. She’s also looking forward to catching up with her friend, game warden Mackenzie “Mack” Chambers, who was recently transferred to the area. But Leatha calls with bad news: Sam has had a heart attack. How will Leatha manage if Sam can’t carry his share? She does have a helper, Sue Ellen Krause. But China discovers that Sue Ellen, who is in the process of leaving her marriage to the assistant foreman at a large trophy game ranch, is in some serious trouble. Before Sue Ellen can tell China the full story, her car veers off a deserted road and she is killed. Meanwhile, when a local veterinarian is shot in what appears to be a burglary at his clinic, Mack Chambers believes his murder could be related to fawns stolen from a nearby ranch. As Mack follows the trail, China begins to wonder if Sue Ellen’s death may not have been an accident, and if there’s a connection to the stolen animals. But their search for the truth may put their own lives in danger…

Queen Anne s LaceQueen Anne s Lace



Darling Dahlias Mysteries by Susan Wittig Albert THE DARLING DAHLIAS AND THE CUCUMBER TREE THE DARLING DAHLIAS AND THE NAKED LADIES THE DARLING DAHLIAS AND THE CONFEDERATE ROSE THE DARLING DAHLIAS AND THE TEXAS STAR THE DARLING DAHLIAS ...

Author: Susan Wittig Albert

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780698190306

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A present-day ghost leads China Bayles to a secret from Pecan Springs’s past in this haunting mystery from New York Times bestselling author Susan Wittig Albert. While helping Ruby Wilcox clean up the loft above their shops, China comes upon a box of antique handcrafted lace and old photographs. Following the discovery, she hears a woman humming an old Scottish ballad and smells the delicate scent of lavender.… Soon, strange happenings start to occur in Thyme and Seasons. When a customer sees a mysterious woman picking flowers nearby and then suddenly disappearing, China must finally admit what Ruby has always known—their building is haunted. But by whom? As China investigates, the tragic story of a woman in one of the old photographs unfolds. China delves into the century-old mystery and realizes that solving it could have unimaginable repercussions in the here and now.

Widow s TearsWidow s Tears



THE DARLING DAHLIAS AND THE NAKED LADIES THE DARLING DAHLIAS AND THE CONFEDERATE ROSE THE DARLING DAHLIAS AND THE TEXAS STAR THE DARLING DAHLIAS AND THE SILVER DOLLAR BUSH With her husband, Bill Albert, writing as Robin Paige DEATH AT ...

Author: Susan Wittig Albert

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101622209

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Herbalist and ex-lawyer China Bayles is “in a class with lady sleuths V. I. Warshawski and Stephanie Plum” (Publishers Weekly). In Widow’s Tears, a haunted house may hold the key to solving the murder of one of China’s friends… After losing her family and home in the Galveston Hurricane of 1900, Rachel Blackwood rebuilt her house a hundred miles inland and later died there, still wrapped in her grief. In present-day Texas, Claire, the grandniece of Rachel’s caretaker, has inherited the house and wants to turn it into a bed-and-breakfast. But she is concerned that it’s haunted, so she calls in her friend Ruby—who has the gift of extrasensory perception—to check it out. While Ruby is ghost hunting, China Bayles walks into a storm of trouble in nearby Pecan Springs. A half hour before she is to make her nightly deposit, the Pecan Springs bank is robbed and a teller is shot and killed. Before she can discover the identity of the killers, China follows Ruby to the Blackwood house to discuss urgent business. As she is drawn into the mystery of the haunted house, China opens the door on some very real danger…

The Darling Dahlias and the Voodoo LilyThe Darling Dahlias and the Voodoo Lily



Spring, 1935 finds the little Alabama town of Darling excited about their new local radio station, WDAR.

Author: Susan Wittig Albert

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Spring, 1935 finds the little Alabama town of Darling excited about their new local radio station, WDAR. But there are problems brewing at the newspaper, where a trio of new hires causes headaches for editor Charlie Dickens. That's not the worst of it, though, as the Dahlias discover when the newest resident at Bessie Bloodworth's Magnolia Manor is found dead. She had overindulged in a large and very rich chocolate cake-but was something else baked into that cake? If so, one of the Dahlias is likely to find herself at the top of Sheriff Buddy Norris' suspect list. That would give Darling something to gossip about! And there's plenty more to keep the tongues wagging. Will the ladies at the new bakery ever learn to bake bread? What's happening in Liz Lacy's love life? Will her new book be a success? And can Voodoo Lil's special brand of magic keep Violet Sims from taking Cupcake off to Hollywood to become a Shirley Temple look-alike? But amid all these mysteries, one thing's for certain: The Darling Dahlias just keep growing.

Freezer I ll ShootFreezer I ll Shoot



—Susan Wittig Albert, national bestselling author of TheDarling Dahliasandthe Texas Star “Smartly written and successfully plotted, the debut of this new cozy series . . . exudes authenticity.” —Library Journal “The first Vintage ...

Author: Victoria Hamilton

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101626580

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ICE COLD Trying to escape her overbearing mother, vintage kitchenware enthusiast and soon-to-be columnist Jaymie Leighton retreats to her family’s cottage on Heartbreak Island. While there she hopes to write an article about the Ice House restaurant, owned by good friends and neighbors, siblings Ruby and Garnet Redmond. Once an actual icehouse, the restaurant is charmingly decorated with antique tools of the trade, including a collection of ice picks. One night, while working on her article, Jaymie overhears an argument and, ever the sleuth, sets out to explore. But when she stumbles upon a dead body her blood runs cold. It’s Urban Dobrinskie, whose feud with the Redmonds is no secret, and he’s got an ice pick through his heart. Now Jaymie’s got to sharpen her sleuthing skills to chip away at the mystery and prove her neighbors’ innocence—before someone else gets picked off…

Muffin But MurderMuffin But Murder



... Darling Dahliasand the Texas Star “Smartly written and successfully plotted, the debut of this new cozy series . . . exudes authenticity.” —Library Journal “The first Vintage Kitchen Mystery isan excitingregional amateur sleuth .

Author: Victoria Hamilton

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780698143159

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Muffin maker Merry Wynter hopes to find a buyer for the castle she’s recently inherited. But when she throws a party to draw interest, she finds someone who’s bought the farm instead… Merry’s career as a New York City stylist has crumbled, but her passion for muffins has helped her rise upstate in Autumn Vale. Everyone in town loves the tasty treats. Still, she would like to return to her glamorous life. Besides, the upkeep of Wynter Castle is expensive, and Merry’s cup isn’t exactly overflowing. So in order to bring some prospective buyers into the mix, Merry whisks together a spooky soiree and decorates the castle with dashes of fabric and a sprinkling of spider webs. Friends new and old are invited, and everyone has a blast. But as the revelers empty out, Merry notices one partygoer who isn’t leaving—or breathing. Now Merry must hurry to unmask a killer before her perfect plans turn into a recipe for disaster…

The Darling Dahlias and the Unlucky CloverThe Darling Dahlias and the Unlucky Clover



It is 1934.

Author: Susan Wittig Albert

Publisher: Persevero Press

ISBN: 0996904093

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It is 1934. FDR is in the White House, the New Deal is in full swing, and Prohibition has finally been repealed. Bestselling author Susan Wittig Albert returns to Darling, Alabama, where the ladies of the local garden club aren

The Darling Dahlias and the Naked LadiesThe Darling Dahlias and the Naked Ladies



“Oh, my stars,” Lizzy said, wide-eyed at the sight of Verna doing ... what Verna was doing. ... but she'd had to use her imagination when it came to the shimmy itself, as well as the Turkey Trot, the Bunny Hug, the Texas Tommy, ...

Author: Susan Wittig Albert

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101516805

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A brand-new mystery in the "exceptional" (Booklist) series by the national bestselling author. Rumors are sprouting in Depression-era Darling, Alabama. The town's newest visitors, Nona Jean Jamison and Miss Lake, may be the Naughty and Nice Sisters from the Ziegfeld Frolic, who specialize in dancing nearly naked. The Dahlias suspect more than modesty when Nona denies her association. They'll have to dig through clues to get to the root of the mystery...