[Witches' Bane China Bayles Mystery Book 2] ✓ EPUB BY Susan Wittig Albert – nikeshoxoutlet.us
N this case I don t know if I will continue with this "series This second book was not nearly as njoyable as the first The "This second book was not nearly as No Respect enjoyable as the first The was mainly China investigating the murder In the first book Injoyed hearing about her town and the people in it than the criminal investigation I really missed that in it than the criminal investigation I really missed that this book I also was The Spirituality Revolution expecting a lot of atmosphere around the autumn season but we hardly got any of that I stillnjoy the complex characters and will be trying the third book Since I liked Thyme of Death 4 worth I was looking forward to book 2 I wanted to like this but too often I had to make myself pick up the book and continue reading not a good sign I persevered but I have to say view spoilerChina I don t know why your boyfriend loves you hide spoiler Witches Bane by Susan Wittig Albert is a 1994 Berkley publication I try to attend my Friends of the Library annual sale Comptia Cysa+ Cybersecurity Analyst Certification Bundle (Exam Cs0-001) each year to raise money for my local library Andach year I lag home sacks full of books not only for a good cause but to give them a good home So when I signed up to review some new releases from this author I seemed to remember bringing home a few older books I picked up at the library sale from this series and sure Economies and Cultures enough I have a handful of these China Bayles books on my shelf So I thought it would be fun to go back and read some of the first installments before tackling the newer ones so I would have an idea of how the series has progressed over time Set in the East Texas Hill Country China has settled into Pecan Springs after walking away from her high pressure career as an attorney and opened up an herbal shop and began living a slower paced lifestyle But as they say murder happensverywhere and so when China s friend Ruby comes under scrutiny by a local minister for her dabbling in tarot cards and poisonous herbs she is first person people suspect when a murder occurs So China and her boyfriend Mcuaid begin looking at the case closely Although written in the arly nineties the story holds up well with age although there are references here and there to things we no longer say or do or think the same way about these days Otherwise the mystery stands the test of time admirably China is a savvy lady ahead of her time with a stubborn streak a wounded soul afraid of taking changes with love or what will perhaps be a whole new family after her stranged mother announces she is Sadies Surrender (Oyster Harbor, engaged to be married But China s family is fairly tame compared to some residents in Pecan SpringsThe Halloween setting sets the stage for a twisted murder mystery with a lot of underlying messages that spotlight family dynamics and the pecking order of siblings and the long lasting impact our parents have on us well into adulthood These older books in the series are different an if you go back and read some of them now you will see a very different tone than what the newer releases have But this simply implies that the series has not become stagnant it has moved forward and it s characters with it Over all this one was a satisfying read and a fun bit of nostalgia 35 stars. Agexpert in tarot and astrology becomes the prime suspect after a minister accuses her of witchcraf. .
This is the second book in the China Bayles Mystery seriesThis is an Structure Of The Nucleus enjoyable series Each book is themed to an herb and In The Plot Has the plot has do with the herb in some way This book has to do with a death being made to look like it was done by someone into witch craft or cults and one of the characters grows a poisonous plant garden with witche s bane in it Overall I Strange things have been going on in the Texas town of Pecan Springs A town resident has discovered dead chickens with piles of coins nearby Another resident has discovered one of his goats killed also with a pile of money nearby To make mattersven worse China Bayles friend Ruby Wilcox has started teaching a class on reading tarot cards Then a Bible thumping preacher arrives in Pecan Springs and starts accusing Ruby of devil worship Are all these strange happening due to Ruby s witchcraft or are they the work of Mexican santeriasOn Halloween night one of the women in Ruby s tarot class holds an all woman Halloween party Then the hostess is discovered brutally murdered the next morning The travelling minister suggests that Ruby is the prime suspect of the murder so China goes to work to find the real killerWitches Bane is the second book in the China Bayles series by Susan Wittig Albert This is a fast moving interesting mystery with great twists at the First Anthology end There are lots of facts included about growing herbs and other plants China is such a smart down toarth heroine and very likable I highly recommend this book both to fans of the China Bayles series as well as readers looking for a fun Halloween themed mystery Getting back to China Bayle s beginnings a bit for me I njoyed the story as always but found this one has a different flavor than some of those further along not better or wrose just interesting to note the developmental changes I njoyed the LeathaChina relationship in this one though I d Passage Through Crisis encountered the facts of it in a later volume it was good to actuallyxperience the in person unfolding of the storyline This is something I love about SWA s series there is overlap when need be but nothing is actually repetitive Nearly very book can stand on its own very nicely but those who get hooked on the series are treated to an on Going Getting To Know The getting to know the xperience wiwthout being treated as though they cannot recall who is who from one book to another we are given details deeper layers Perfect light reading which the past several days has been desperately necessary here thank you SWAGot this one free with a purchase at Borders one of their odd coupon deals This is an The Road to Einsteins Relativity early China Bayles mysteries which I had not yet read Of course I ve begun already I can t NOT begin one of Susan Wittig Albert s books once I have it in hand Such fun This book started off strong But the conclusion was weak Specifically I found it hard to believe that China Bayles the main character who is anx lawyer did not have a clue who the killer was Clues were dropped Black Boy everywhere However there is something that could account for the storynding as it did. The second China Bayles mystery Herb shop owner China is shocked when Halloween hijinks take a gruesom.
FREE DOWNLOAD Witches' Bane China Bayles Mystery Book 2Let me Nighttime Sweethearts explainIn the two books that comprise the series so far much has been written about how China cannot stand her mother who she sees as being cold and distant because of her mother being an alcoholic China feels betrayed of her mother s love as her mother retreated into a bottle as a result of being shut out by her husband In this book China s mother comes to visit She is sober and has stopped smoking She has come to mend fences with China China shuts her mother out just like her father shut out his wife Her mother points out that China is following the same path her father did by keeping people at a distance She likes Mcuaid but like her mother points out she doesn tven call him by his first name This is a way that she keeps Mcuaid at a distanceAt the Maternity Bride (Silhouette Desire end of the book when the killer isxplaining why the two women were killed the reason has to do with familial favoritism In order to understand figure out why the killer acted in this way with this motivation it reuires an investment in commiseration for the psychological damage done by favoritism being shown for a sibling China cannot do this because she has just as her mother pointed out kept the people around her at a distance If she cannot feel and come to some understanding why her life is the way it is she certainly cannot project those feelings and understandings onto other people I hope that the issues with her mother are xplored further in future books in the series Witches Bane was not a bad novel However it was not as satisfying as it could have been "The First Few Chapters "first few chapters boring and sleep inducing Not really interested in witches folklore and voodoo which the beginning of the book contained However when all that foolishness was left behind the mystery got interesting so the book nded up with 3 stars I do like the setting in Texas and have visited many of the places mentioned in the book so it felt like homeI got irritated with the main character China who did many dishonest things in her investigation For instance she pretended to be from the sheriff s department in order to get information Isn t that a crime Review Halloween is on it s way into the small town of Pecan Springs where the MC where China and her next door business owner Ruby are preparing for the season But China with her herbal shop and Ruby with her tarot class are being picketed by a reverend and his flock from a nearby church Between that and the animal sacrifices that keep popping up all over town the townspeople are very nervous When one of the townspeople looks like a human sacrifice and Ruby
"S Newest Interest Gets Arrested "newest interest gets arrested must step in a help out I found this book better than the first one but I but the plot was a bit too obvious for me to thoroughly Presunta colpevole enjoy thending It was sufficiently well written though for me to want to read on in the series I didn t really like China Bayles very much or her bff Ruby for that matterI usually like to begin with Book 1 of any series but couldn t get my hands on Thyme of Death at my library I don t think it really it matters E turn in Pecan Springs Poisoned Secrets (Murder and Mayhem ending in a brutal murder And China isven shocked when her friend Ruby a New. .