Saturday, March 19, 2011

Mourning Gloria, by Susan Wittig Albert

One of the very pleasant aspects of my so-called job manifested last week with the arrival of #19 of the China Bayles mystery series by Susan Wittig Albert - Mourning Gloria.
Susan sent me a preview copy of her book, due out in early April.The book arrived here on the 14th. The deadline for the May/June issue of The Essential Herbal was the 15th, on which day my email inbox is generally flooded with 90% of the contents of the upcoming issue. I finished the book yesterday - that should tell you something right there. It sucked me in from the first page, and if there hadn't been so many critical activities going on here I would have read straight through to the end.
In this adventure, China manages to weave her own interest in psychoactive plants with a mystery that unfolds in ways you just do not see coming. Circumstances surrounding a shocking death are nearly missed, but their discovery puts several others in jeopardy.
The recipes for all the tempting herbal dishes discussed in the book are great too!
I always hate when a good book ends because I know I'll miss the characters. This time it was bittersweet because the magazine was nagging at me pretty seriously. So.. til next time, China!
You can read

Check it out! If you haven't read any of the other 18 China Bayles mysteries, dive right in.


rox said...

Oh my that is a great job !
I just found your blog via herbal spirits blog and saw this post .
Susan Wittig Albert is one of my fav authors ! I love her Beatrix Potter series too .
I'm happy yot follow your blog
thanks ☺

Anonymous said...

This book sounds interesting! I'm always on the look out for new authors of series, so I'm excited to check this one out. Thank you for sharing the review here.


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