Rosemary Remembered (China Bayles Series #4)

Rosemary Remembered (China Bayles Series #4)

by Susan Wittig Albert

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Overview

Something about the murder of an accountant just doesn't add up in this China Bayles mystery from New York Times bestselling author Susan Wittig Albert.

China's herb shop in Pecan Springs wasn't a big business, but it kept her busy. So she brought her taxes to Rosemary Robbins, an accountant who reminded China a bit of her former self—preoccupied, distracted, maybe a bit overstressed. Still, Rosemary always seemed pleasant, and China wished she could get to know her better. Now, though, the chance is gone.

Driving out to Rosemary's house on an errand, China discovers her accountant has been murdered. With one abusive ex-husband and plenty of former clients in the picture, there's no shortage of suspects. And with a vengeful ex-convict on the loose, there's plenty for China to worry about. And as the evidence unfolds, she's more determined than ever to make the killer pay...

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780425154052
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 08/01/1996
Series: China Bayles Series , #4
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 170,613
Product dimensions: 4.20(w) x 6.76(h) x 0.78(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

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 is the author of the China Bayles Mysteries, the Darling Dahlias Mysteries, and the Cottage Tales of Beatrix Potter. Some of her recent titles include Widow’s Tears, Cat’s Claw, The Darling Dahlias and the Confederate Rose, and The Tale of Castle Cottage. She and her husband, Bill, coauthor a series of Victorian-Edwardian mysteries under the name Robin Paige, which includes such titles as Death at Glamis Castle and Death at Whitechapel.

Date of Birth:

1940

Place of Birth:

Danville, Illinois

Education:

Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley

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Rosemary Remembered (China Bayles Series #4) 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 17 reviews.
bugeyzz23 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
China Bayles is one of my favorite Characters. I love a series where you get to know the characters and see them grow. I often picture myself living in China Bayles shoes. What a wonderful litte town she lives in and such a fascinating business!
madamejeanie on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A murderer that Mike McQuaid helped put away years ago when he was still a cop, has been released with a powerful grudge he's been nursing against McQuaid for years now. Then Rosemary Robbins, a local tax accountant, borrows McQuaid's pick up truck to move some furniture, and is found shot to death in the cab of the truck, sitting in her own driveway. McQuaid is convinced it's a case of mistaken identity and that his old nemesis had thought he was killing China. His protective instincts kick into high gear and McQuaid is determined to protect both China and his son Brian from this killer's revenge, whether they like it or not. But China's not so sure and starts investigating to figure out just who Rosemary really was and why someone might want her dead. With the help of her friend Ruby Wilcox, and Ruby's New Age friends, China edges closer and closer to the truth even while she's getting closer and closer to McQuaid's son Brian. I enjoyed this book, and while I'm sure there will be those who won't care for the Ouija board and the channeling, I rather enjoyed that touch. The actual crisis point in the book had little to do with the rest of the story, but it seemed to fit, even if it did make solving the murder a bit of an anticlimax.
elliezann on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Fourth in this critically acclaimed series finds China Bayles, ex-attorney now herbal shopkeeper, trying to solve the murder of her accountant, Rosemary Robbins. Questioning clients and friends of Rosemary leaves China more and more bewildered. No one seems to know her and everyone has a reason to murder her.Engaging heroine and taut mystery makes this a marvellous series to be read and enjoyed. Well done!
donna47 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is the best of the series I have read so far
hjjugovic on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This entry in the China Bayles is enjoyable, as usual. They mystery has a little more meat to it than some of the others, but the herb lore is lighter and I wished for more of it. Recommended for herb lovers and readers of cozies.
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~Leaders Den
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great story as always. As are all stories/books by this author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really did enjoy this easy read! It was fast paced and entertaining! This is a new author for me and I will be buying another one of her books!
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sopranoIN More than 1 year ago
Here's another of China Bayles I couldn't put down. I love her sarcasm, her self-confidence, and that "other China" whispering practicalities in her ear.
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Micro More than 1 year ago
This whole series is a good one. It might be best to start with the first one and continue.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the fourth book in the China Bayles series. I strongly recommend that you begin at the beginning and read them in order. It's not necessary in order to enjoy this book, but it helps. Then you will see how much gentler China is becoming. She is certainly not as 'hard-bitten' a heroine like VI Warshawski or Kinsey Mallone, but I like her because she is the way she is. This is a good series and, as always, there is lots of good plant information in this book. Unfortunately, I figured out 'who-donuit' about 1/2 way through the book, but it didn't spoil the story. I hope that in subsequent books in the series, which I will be reading, Ms. Albert does not leave such glaring clues. I like being held in suspense until the end. In this book China loses another acquaintance to murder. This time it is her accountant. She finds as she tries to solve this mystery that there are no shortage of suspects.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book centers on China and Brian and how their relationship develops. Yes, yes.... this is a mystery! China Bayles' mysteries all have a great mystery to solve and unique, quirky, clever characters. However, these mysteries also develop as a series. And this one focuses upon Brian, China's boyfriend's son, and the relationship they are forging as a family.