Bittersweet

Bittersweet

Book - 2015
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"This Thanksgiving, be grateful for China Bayles who teams up with an old friend to solve a complex case of theft and murder in a South Texas ranching community. It's Thanksgiving in Pecan Springs, and China is planning to visit her mother, Leatha, and her mother's husband, Sam, who are enthusiastically embarking on a new enterprise turning their former game ranch into a vacation retreat for birders. She's also looking forward to catching up with her friend, game warden Mackenzie "Mack" Chambers, who was recently transferred to the area. But Leatha calls with bad news: Sam has had a heart attack. How will Leatha manage if Sam can't carry his share? She does have a helper, Sue Ellen Krause. But China discovers that Sue Ellen, who is in the process of leaving her marriage to the assistant foreman at a large trophy game ranch, is in some serious trouble. Before Sue Ellen can tell China the full story, her car veers off a deserted road and she is killed. Meanwhile, when a local veterinarian is shot in what appears to be a burglary at his clinic, Mack Chambers believes his murder could be related to fawns stolen from a nearby ranch. As Mack follows the trail, China begins to wonder if Sue Ellen's death may not have been an accident, and if there's a connection to the stolen animals. But their search for the truth may put their own lives in danger"--
Publisher: New York : Berkley Prime Crime, ©2015.
ISBN: 9780425255629
Characteristics: 294 pages ;,24 cm.

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barigsoy Apr 16, 2017

I enjoyed the plot and setting of this story. I didn't really like how the narration alternated between first person and third person though. The characters were likeable and realistic. I thought that the title was clever, and I appreciated the recipes and botanical information.

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foxylady31
Dec 09, 2015

Thoroughly enjoyed this story. The first 75 pages went slow and then it took off. plan to look for other books by Susan Wittig Albert

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CarolAnne_7
Jun 30, 2015

Just finished re-reading the whole China Bayles series. A very enjoyable mystery series with the addition of herbal knowledge and recipes. Highly recommend.

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