An Unthymely Death

“The short story format is just as potent as the novel length tales that fans expect from Ms. Albert. For fans, this is a treat, but for newcomers it’s a delightful introduction to one of the more endearing mystery genre characters.”
—Harriet Klausner

A delightful treasury of ten mysteries featuring China Bayles, Ruby Wilcox, and their Pecan Springs friends, old and new. Also included: a Texas-size roundup of China’s best recipes, craft ideas, gardening tips, and herb lore. A great take-along to the beach or relaxing fun after an afternoon’s gardening!

Recipe, Craft, & Herb Index

Many thanks to Peg Russell for providing us with an index to the recipes, crafts, & herbs in An Unthymely Death. Peg says that she lived in the Bradenton/Sarasota FL area all her life, except for college. She married her first love, became a teacher, and retired after a happy career where (she tells us) “I generally drove my students nutsier than they drove me.” She’s addicted to reading, is a wannabee mystery short story writer, and enjoys genealogy and volunteering.

Unthymely Death Recipes (click for recipe index and recipes)

Unthymely Death Crafts (click for craft index and crafts)
Herbs:

  • Anise hyssop 145
  • Basil 145
  • Bergamot 145
  • Calendula 145
  • Catnip 36, text 38, 145
  • Caraway 145
  • Carnation 182
  • Catmint 69
  • Catnip Hangmen given catnip to chew 37
  • Chamomile 69, 145
  • Chili Pepper text 29
  • Chocolate, history, quotes 204, 205, 206
  • Chocolate Mint 209
  • Clove Pink 69
  • Costmary 145
  • Daisy, divination 181
  • Dill 145, 161
  • Echinacea 19
  • Eucalyptus 18
  • Fennel 145, bronze fennel 7
  • Feverview 7, 87
  • Fig 161
  • Flax 161
  • Garlic 20, 161
  • Geraniums 145, lemon 60, scented 24
  • Germander 157, text 21
  • Ginko text 2, 18
  • Hawthorn 18
  • Hibiscus 180
  • Holly 157
  • Honeysuckle 171
  • Horehound 145
  • Hyssop 157
  • Indigo 57
  • Joe-Pye Weed 19
  • Juniper 18, 157
  • Lavender 69, text 68
  • Lemon Balm 60, 69, 145
  • Lemon Geraniums 60
  • Lemon Verbena 60, 69, 145
  • Lemongrass 60, 145
  • Lime Balm 145
  • Lovage 145
  • Marjoram 145
  • May Eve Legends 170
  • Mustard 124, museum 125, Mustard Day 125, history 127, lore 128, Mustard Club 129, other names 130, 161
  • Mignonette 69
  • Mint 161, various mints 145
  • Pansies lore 219
  • Pennyroyal 69, description, history 149
  • Poppy 210
  • Rosemary 69, 145, 157
  • Roses 69, 183
  • Sage 145, Russian 7
  • Santolina 157
  • Scented Basil 69
  • Scented Geraniums 69
  • Southernwood 157
  • St Johns Wort 7
  • Tansy 19
  • Tea 144, black and green tea hist 144
  • Thyme 3, 69, 145, 157
  • Tobacco 14, text 23, 26
  • Wild Plants 19
  • Willow 18
  • Wintergreen 145
  • Violets 69, mythology 175, recipes 187
  • Yarrow 145

Praise for The China Bayles Herbal Mysteries

“The short story format is just as potent as the novel length tales that fans expect from Ms. Albert. For fans, this is a treat, but for newcomers it’s a delightful introduction to one of the more endearing mystery genre characters.”
—Harriet Klausner