Widow'S Tears (China Bayles)
Widow'S Tears (China Bayles)

Widow'S Tears (China Bayles)

  • Publish Date: 2013-04-02
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Author: Susan Wittig Albert
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Herbalist and ex-lawyer China Bayles is in a class with lady sleuths V. I. Warshawski and Stephanie Plum.* In Widows Tears, a haunted house may hold the key to solving the murder of one of Chinas 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 Rachels caretaker, has inherited the house and wants to turn it into a bed and breakfast. But she is concerned that its haunted, so she calls in her friend Rubywho has the gift of extrasensory perceptionto 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

*Publishers Weekly

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