China Bayles is the central character in a series of cozy mystery novels by American novelist Susan Wittig Albert. China is an ex-lawyer who now works as a herbalist based out of Pecan Springs, Texas. There, she prefers to live a quieter existence with close friends and family. The series has been praised for its well thought out plots, characters, settings and overall strong writing.

The China Bayles series began in 1992 with Thyme of Death. Each book in the series features a herb that is the theme of the book. Each novel in the series includes information about growing and using herbs. The series currently ongoing. Below is a list of Susan Wittig Albert’s books in order of when they were first released (which is also their chronological order):

Publication Order of China Bayles Books


Thyme of Death(1992) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Witches' Banes(1993) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Hangman's Root(1994) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Rosemary Remembered(1995) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Rueful Death(1996) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Love Lies Bleeding(1997) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Chile Death(1998) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Lavender Lies(1999) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mistletoe Man(2000) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Bloodroot(2001) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Indigo Dying(2003) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Dilly of a Death(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dead Man's Bones(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Bleeding Hearts(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Spanish Dagger(2007) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Nightshade(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Wormwood(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Holly Blues(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mourning Gloria(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Widow's Tears(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Death Come Quickly(2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Bittersweet(2015) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Blood Orange(2016) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Pecan Springs Books


Cat's Claw(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of China Bayles Collections


An Unthymely Death and Other Garden Mysteries(2003) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
China Bayles' Book of Days(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

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