Once again, susan wittig albert takes us to a place where real people have courage, and the dream of doing their best, respect for their neighbors, even when they’re not sure what that is. Mildred and earlynne, members of the Dahlias Garden Club, are planning to open a bakery on the square—if they can come up with the right recipes.
The Darling Dahlias and the Poinsettia Puzzle #ad - There’s nothing puzzling about that. It’s christmas, and the citizens of Darling, 1934, Alabama, are unwrapping a big package of Christmas puzzles. Lizzy must enlist the Dahlias to protect her, while she herself is confronted by a romantic puzzle. She reminds us that christmas is a celebration of friendship, community, and what’s right with the world.
The Darling Dahlias and the Unlucky CloverPersevero Press #ad - Fdr is in the white house, the New Deal is in full swing, and Prohibition has finally been repealed. Or that liz lacy the dahlias’ president has to decide whether she’s ready for a do-over in her ill-fated romance with Grady Alexander. It is 1934. The town’s party lines may have to go out of business, which would be bad news for the gossips.
And it doesn’t help that newspaper editor/publisher Charlie Dickens is facing a crisis of confidence in his new wife, Fannie. When the lucky four clovers run into a string of bad luck, it looks like the music may have ended for Darling’s favorite barbershop quartet—just when the Dixie Regional Barbershop Competition is about to take place.
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 of it. Traditional southern pie recipes and a little cookery history included! And what’s that secret her old friend fremon is keeping? what does he know about what happened to the unlucky Clover on that dark night on the Jericho Road?While liquor is legal again, moonshine isn’t, and as Sheriff Buddy Norris discovers when he goes into Briar Swamp to confront Cypress County’s most notorious bootlegger, it helps to have a little luck.
The Darling Dahlias and the Unlucky Clover #ad - But whatever the challenge, the Dahlias know that pie fixes everything. Bestselling author susan wittig albert returns to Darling, Alabama, where the ladies of the local garden club aren’t afraid to dig a little dirt if that’s what it takes to cultivate a mystery. To complicate things, there’s a serious foul-up in Darling’s telephone system—and Myra May and Violet don’t have a penny for repairs.
The Darling Dahlias and the Eleven O'Clock LadyBerkley #ad - 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.
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 plant is so named because the white blossoms don’t open until the sun shines directly on them and wakes them up.
The Darling Dahlias and the Eleven O'Clock Lady #ad - But another eleven O’Clock Lady is never going to wake up again. 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. New york times bestselling author susan wittig albert transports readers to the summer of 1934, alabama—and pulls in the ladies of the Darling Dahlias’ garden club, when a sensational murder shakes up the small Southern town of Darling, 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 Darling Dahlias and the Silver Dollar BushBerkley #ad - 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. But banks are closing all over the country, and the small town of Darling is no exception.
And liz lacy learns her longtime beau may be forced into a shotgun wedding. 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. The only businessman not struggling is moonshiner Mickey LeDoux, though he still has to steer clear of federal agents. 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.
The Darling Dahlias and the Silver Dollar Bush #ad - 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 Darling Dahlias and the Texas StarBerkley #ad - 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. Apparently the bold and beautiful barnstormer has made plenty of enemies. National bestselling author susan wittig albert returns to the small town of darling, alabama, in the 1930s—where the Darling Dahlias, are anything but shrinking violets when it comes to rooting out criminals…The Texas Star herself—Miss Lily Dare, the colorful ladies of a garden club, 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. 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.
The Darling Dahlias and the Texas Star #ad - 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. Before it’s all over, there will be plenty of black eyes and dark secrets revealed…Includes Southern-Style Depression-Era Recipes!
A Plain Vanilla Murder China Bayles mystery Book 27Persevero Press #ad - When suicide becomes murder, suspicion falls on Maggie. Does this story begin with a passionate desire for an exotic flower and its costly, gardeners, herbalist, and the culinary arts to craft a botanical mystery that will entertain and enlighten mystery fans, prize-winning author, science, legend, delectable fruit? Does it start in a corrosive desire for revenge? Or is the professor’s death the result of a bizarre black-market orchid-smuggling scheme gone awry?Once again, and amateur naturalist Susan Wittig Albert draws on history, and nature lovers alike.
Special features: an author’s note on the history and uses of both natural and synthetic vanilla, and recipes and crafting instructions for “wonderful things to do with the ice cream orchid. Engrossing. China continues to appeal with her herbal information and savvy sleuthing. Booklist"albert handles the dual voices smoothly as the combined talents of China Bayles and Sheila Dawson blend to reveal multiple crimes hidden beneath the peaceful façade of Pecan Springs.
A Plain Vanilla Murder China Bayles mystery Book 27 #ad - Publisher's Weekly. Summoned to the scene, police chief sheila dawson now in her last few months of pregnancy wonders whether there’s something more to his death and opens an investigation into the many rivalries that have splintered CTSU’s plant sciences faculty. But the dead professor is also the ex-husband of China’s friend Maggie, owner of the local garden center and manager of an orchid-sitting business.
But china learns that there are many more suspects in this complex, vanilla-flavored affair.
The Darling Dahlias and the Confederate RoseBerkley #ad - She enlists the help of a local newspaperman, who begins to suspect the family heirloom may have larger significance. With missing money, alabama, secret codes, Darling, on the eve of Confederate Day, and the very strange behavior of one resident, is anything but a sleepy little town. Includes southern-Style Depression-Era Recipes.
National bestselling author susan wittig albert returns to the small town of darling, alabama, the ladies of a garden club who aren’t afraid to get their hands dirty solving mysteries…Just in time for the Confederate Day celebration, in the 1930s—and the Darling Dahlias, the Darling Dahlias are ready to plant Confederate roses along the fence of the town cemetery.
The Darling Dahlias and the Confederate Rose #ad - Of course, club member and town librarian, Miss Dorothy Rogers, would be quick to point out the plant is in fact a hibiscus. The confederate rose is not the only thing that is not what it first appears to be in this small Southern town. Earle scroggins, has got the sheriff thinking that Scroggins' employee Verna Tidwell also the Darling Dahlias’ trusted treasurer is behind a missing $15, the county treasurer, 000.
But darling dahlias president Liz Lacy is determined to prove Verna is not a thief. Meanwhile miss rogers has discovered her own mystery—what appears to be a secret code embroidered under the cover of a pillow, the only possession she has from her grandmother.
The Darling Dahlias and the Naked LadiesBerkley #ad - The town's newest visitors, may be the naughty and Nice Sisters from the Ziegfeld Frolic, Nona Jean Jamison and Miss Lake, who specialize in dancing nearly naked. They'll have to dig through clues to get to the root of the mystery. The dahlias suspect more than modesty when Nona denies her association. Rumors are sprouting in Depression-era Darling, Alabama.
. A brand-new mystery in the "exceptional" Booklist series by the national bestselling author.
The Darling Dahlias and the Cucumber TreeBerkley #ad - When local blond bombshell bunny scott is found in a suspicious car wreck, the Dahlias decide to dig into the town's buried secrets, Ophelia, and club members Lizzy, and Verna soon find leads sprouting up faster than weeds. Their garden club, the darling Dahlias, has just inherited a new clubhouse and garden, complete with two beautiful cucumber trees in full bloom.
The Darling Dahlias and the Cucumber Tree #ad - If anyone can get to the root of these mysteries, it's the Darling Dahlias. The town is all abuzz with news of an escaped convict from the prison farm, rumors of trouble at the bank, and tales of a ghost heard digging around the cucumber tree. The country may be struggling through the Great Depression, Alabama, but the good ladies of Darling, are determined to keep their chins up and their town beautiful.
But life in darling is not all garden parties and rosemary lemonade.
SomeBODY Else: A Novella Crystal Cave Series Book 2Persevero Press #ad - Ruby is an immediate suspect, of course, as the local sheriff—an old friend of Ethan Connors’—attempts to discover who did it and why. What prompts him to come? a love of folk art and music? attraction to ruby? Or a cop’s skeptical curiosity about her psychic gift? But the festival’s fun comes to a bloody end when a Wiccan ritual knife is stolen from the Crystal Cave’s booth and used to end a man’s life.
In this gripping second novella in the Crystal Cave series, bestselling author Susan Wittig Albert tells an intriguing tale of murder in the Texas Hill Country. Ruby has a rare gift for seeing things that others can’t. Now, she must learn to listen to music that only she can hear. Ruby wilcox has a rare gift for seeing things that others can’t, but it’s unreliable.
SomeBODY Else: A Novella Crystal Cave Series Book 2 #ad - The festival—famous for its artists, crafters, and fabulous folk musicians—attracts all sorts of Texans from all across the state. Her booth is full of all kinds of magical, rune stones, pendulums, dream catchers, wind chimes, mystical wares: crystals and cards, and wands. Her gift failed her once, when she lost her friend Sarah.
. Ruby wilcox owner of the crystal cave, pecan springs’ only New Age shop is looking forward to an entertaining and profitable weekend as a vendor at the annual Mystic Creek Harvest Festival, held at a Hill Country ranch. Can she trust her talent to be there when she needs it—and to lead her in the right direction?
Out of BODY: A Novella Crystal Cave Series Book 3Persevero Press #ad - Ruby wilcox has a rare gift for seeing things that others can’t. When detective ethan connors gets involved in the mystery, and when Jessica herself is threatened, Ruby’s psychic abilities are put to the test in ways she could never have predicted. And at the same time, she finds herself falling in love with a detective who seems to know her better than she knows herself.
Ruby wilcox has a rare gift for seeing things that others can’t, but it doesn’t guarantee that she knows her own heart. It’s halloween and ruby is looking forward to a party at China Bayles’ house and a busy holiday weekend at her New Age shop, the Crystal Cave. Bestselling author susan Wittig Albert returns with the third novella in her bewitching Crystal Cave series.
Out of BODY: A Novella Crystal Cave Series Book 3 #ad - Jessica claims that the killer’s calling card—a card picturing Azrael, the Angel of Death—comes from a deck Ruby once carried in her shop. But jessica’s story turns out to be true, and Ruby has to use her psychic ability to discover the killer’s identity before he chooses another victim. Can she honor her psychic talents and find powers within herself that she never imagined, while she builds a life of desire and love?
But her holiday plans are interrupted when Jessica Nelson, crime reporter at the Pecan Springs Enterprise, shows up with a hard-to-believe story about a serial killer who is targeting the terminally ill.