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Wormwood (China Bayles Mysteries)by Susan Wittig Albert
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aIn a class witha]sleuths V.I. Warshawski and Stephanie Plum, a(Publishers Weekly) China Bayles stumbles over old secrets in a Shaker village.
Chinaas friends and family are urging her to get some restaand a Kentucky Shaker village seems the ideal place for it. At Mount Zion, China can assist with some herbal workshopsawhile absorbing all things Shaker, from their furniture to their peaceful ways. But the restored modern version of the village, striving to become a popular tourist attraction, is plagued with misfortune and strifea some of it the likely result of sabotage. China and her friend Martha are hoping to get to the bottom of it.
However, much like Shaker history itself, the case appears simpler at first than it is. There is tension behind the serene exterior. And after a shocking death occurs during her stay, China will plunge into the archives of another time to connect the sins of the past with a modern-day murder.
China Bayles's friends and family are urging her to get some rest--and a Kentucky Shaker village seems the ideal place for it. But the restored modern version of the village is plagued with misfortune.
Evil can worm its way into the purest of hearts...
China Bayles needs rest, and a historic Shaker village in Kentucky seems the ideal place for it. There she can learn about the intriguing, dwindling Shaker culture and its medicinal herbs. Unfortunately, the village is plagued with misfortune and strife. China wonders if, with the help of some age-old journals full of scandal, she can get to the bottom of it. But after a shocking death occurs during her stay, China will plunge into the archives of another time to connect the sins of the past with a modern-day murder.
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 now lives with her husband, Bill, in the country outside of Austin, Texas. In addition to the China Bayles mysteries, she writes a Victorian mystery series along with her husband under the pseudonym of Robin Paige.
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