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By Susan Wittig Albert

Herbalist and ex-lawyer China Bayles is “in a category with girl sleuths V. I. Warshawski and Stephanie Plum” (Publishers Weekly).  In Widow’s Tears, a haunted condo may possibly carry the main to fixing the homicide of 1 of China’s pals…

After wasting her kin and residential within the Galveston storm of 1900, Rachel Blackwood rebuilt her apartment 100 miles inland and later died there, nonetheless wrapped in her grief.

In present-day Texas, Claire, the grandniece of Rachel’s caretaker, has inherited the home and needs to show it right into a bed-and-breakfast. yet she is anxious that it’s haunted, so she calls in her good friend Ruby—who has the present of extrasensory perception—to fee it out.

While Ruby is ghost searching, China Bayles walks right into a hurricane of difficulty in within reach Pecan Springs. A part hour earlier than she is to make her nightly deposit, the Pecan Springs financial institution is robbed and a teller is shot and killed.

Before she will realize the identification of the killers, China follows Ruby to the Blackwood condo to debate pressing enterprise. As she is drawn into the secret of the haunted apartment, China opens the door on a few very genuine probability…

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