Bloodroot [BARGAIN PRICE] by Susan Wittig Albert

Susan Wittig Albert's mystery series featuring attorney-turned-herbalist China Bayles created a whole new subgenre and a loyal following amongst her fans.

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Bloodroot [BARGAIN PRICE] by Susan Wittig Albert


Features

  • Hardcover: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Prime Crime; Bargain edition (October 2001)
  • ISBN: B000093TQC


    Reader Reviews
    6 of 6 people found the following review helpful: This may be the best of the series yet., March 24, 2003 Reviewer: green_melusine from Columbia, MO United States Susan Wittig Albert's China Bayles series has had its high points, as well as low points where several books in a row seemed to have the same plot, and where the murderer always seemed to be that one character who didn't have any real reason to be in the book *unless* s/he was the culprit. With _Bloodroot_, Albert rises above a few blah-ish books midseries, and proves she is a unique talent in the mystery field. China is summoned by her mother to the family's old plantation, where her ailing Aunt Tullie is in trouble. See, Aunt Tullie was the last to see an old childhood playmate of China's, who claimed to have a deed to the plantation and now is missing. She had motive, means, and opportunity. And unless China can figure out what's going on, her ailing aunt may go to jail. Haunted by a recurring dream from her childhood, and assisted by the ghost of a suicidal ancestress, China uncovers dark secrets in her family's past, from slavery and ill-treatment of Native Americans to hereditary diseases, illegitimate pregnancies, and murder. Albert paints an enthralling picture of her setting, showing both its beauty and its decadence. And I love these touches of "magical realism" she uses from time to time. As an added bonus, I had no clue whodunit until very close to the end! --This text refers to the Mass Market Paperback edition

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