Apr 062013

Widow’s Tears
(China Bayles)

Book 21 in Series
Cozy Mystery
The Berkley Published Group (April 2, 2013)
Published by The Penguin Group
Hardcover: 304 pages
ISBN-13: 978-0425255728
E-Book File Size: 558 KB

Widow's Tears

Herbalist and ex-lawyer China Bayles is “in a class with lady sleuths V. I. Warshawski and Stephanie Plum.”* In Widow’s Tears, a haunted house may hold the key to solving the murder of one of China’s friends…

After losing her husband, five children, housekeeper, and beautiful home in the Galveston Hurricane of 1900, Rachel Blackwood rebuilt her home, and later died there, having been driven mad with grief.

In present-day Texas, Claire, the grand niece 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…

To find out more about Susan Wittig Albert
visit her webpage or The Home of the China Bayles Mysteries.

Thanks to the people at Penguin I have 1 copy to giveaway!

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  25 Responses to “Spotlight: Widow’s Tears by Susan Wittig Albert (Giveaway)”

  1. It’s hard to believe there are twenty-one books in the series. China is still a great character.

  2. Susan A. is one of those authors that I’ve come across before, but have not yet had the opportunity to read. If selected, this would make a great opportunity! (If not, it’s still a good review and justifies my frequent visits to Dollycas’ blog – Thanks, Lori!!!)

  3. Didn’t realize we had another ‘China’ headed our way! This is a great series…. I’d love to be her neighbor!

  4. Wow book #21! 🙂 Looks like I need to get crackin’! Sounds like a great story that I’m sure I would love.

  5. This sounds like it has a lot of mystery, ghosts, robbery, and I can’t wait to find out what else.

  6. this sounds like it has a lot of mystery, ghosts, robbery, and I can’t wait to find out what else.

  7. Can’t believe that there are 21 books in the series and I have not come across them before – would love to start

  8. I love this series—but I think I’ve missed a couple–I’d better check the list and get caught up.

  9. I am a new but delighted reader.

  10. Sounds like a interesting book! =)

  11. I love this series – and this one sounds sooooooo good!

  12. Wow what a long series. Sounds very good. Thanks for the giveaway.

  13. I have read some of the books in this series. I have to say that I had the opportunity of meeting Susan and her husband in PA and they were both nice to their fans.

  14. Thanks for the opportunity to win a book in a series that I haven’t read before.

  15. I would love a chance to read the book.

  16. Have read most of this series, as well as Susan’s Darling Ladies and Beatrix Potter series. But who is Peter in the entry form?

  17. thank you for this giveaway – fantastic review as always

  18. Love to read it.

  19. sounds good.thanks for the chance

  20. i have read a lot of the China Bayles mysteries. I’m a big fan. I can’t wait to check it out.

  21. Sounds really, really good.

  22. I LOVE the China Bayles series and this sounds GREAT!

  23. Sounds like a good book.

  24. I love Susan’s books and this one sounds like another keeper~ so looking forward to reading “Widow’s Tears”!!! Thank you for the wonderful opportunity to win a copy, Lori! Happy Reading and Writing~ Cheers~ Elizabeth

  25. This sounds like a great cozy mystery! I actually have not read any of this series, so I guess I have a lot to catch up on. Thanks for the giveaway!!

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