Queen Anne's Lace

Queen Anne's Lace

Book - 2018
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While helping Ruby Wilcox clean up the loft above their shops, China comes upon a box of antique handcrafted lace and old photographs. Following the discovery, she hears a woman humming an old Scottish ballad and smells the delicate scent of lavender...Soon, strange happenings start to occur in Thyme and Seasons: misplaced items, a ringing bell, and the appearance of lavender sprigs in odd places. When a customer mentions seeing a mysterious woman picking flowers nearby and then suddenly disappearing, China must finally admit what Ruby has always known their building is haunted. But by whom? As China investigates, the tragic story of a woman in one of the old photographs unfolds. Annie Laurie was a young widow who'd lost both her husband and her child in the same day. She manages to survive through her lace-making business and finds happiness again only to have a suspicious death overshadow her new life. China delves into Annie's century-old mystery and realises that solving it could
Publisher: New York, NY : Berkley Prime Crime, 2018.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780425280058
Characteristics: 292 pages ; 24 cm.


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Feb 27, 2019

26th title in the China Bayles series....this is another wonderful read ... leisure time reading with very little stress built into the plot ... Susan Wittig Albert presents us with the human elements of life, woven into circumstances of mystery, and, some surprise.
27th title Plain Vanilla Murder coming out in 2019 , June ?
Susan Wittig Albert is a famous New York Times best-selling author
She has several different series; excellent variety.

May 01, 2018

While I love the China Bayles series this one just missed it.

Apr 23, 2018

love Queen Annes Lace and the flower, good series


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