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March 6, 2013  
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  • Book Report
  • Lifescapes
  • Get Lucky!
  • All About Thyme
  • Susan's Memoirs

  • Book Report

    Widow's Tears, China's 21st adventure, will be out in April. About it, Susan says, "I loved writing this book. It's about the Galveston hurricane of 1900, about Ruby's 'gift' and where it came from—and it's a ghost story! All of the elements I love in a mystery, and hope readers will, too." She has just completed Death Come Quickly, the book that you'll be reading in April, 2014.

    The Darling Dahlias and the Confederate Rose is the third book in Susan's new mystery series about a garden club in 1930s Alabama. Publishers Weekly has great praise for Book 3: "Charming characters, a fast-paced plot, and a strong sense of history helps make this a superior cozy." If you haven't started the series yet, you're in for a treat—but you'd better hurry. The fourth book, The Darling Dahlias and the Texas Star, will be out in September. You don't want to get behind!

    The Cottage Tales of Beatrix Potter is now complete, with 8 books in the series. The final book, The Tale of Castle Cottage, tells the story of Miss Potter's wedding to Mr. Heelis. But of course you won't want to start at the end! Here's a full list of all the books, so you can read them in order. Great reading for you and read-aloud fun for your family.

    The Robin Paige Victorian Mysteries, coauthored by Susan and her husband Bill, are now in eBook format. Begin reading this deeply-researched, multi-plotted 12-book series with Death at Bishop's Keep, set in 1894, and continue through Death on the Lizard, set in 1903. You'll find a list of all the books here, in the order of their publication.

    Susan's current work-in-progress is a novel entitled A Wilder Rose: Rose Wilder Lane, Laura Ingalls Wilder, and the Writing of the Little House Books, based on Rose's journal and letters. She's planning to launch this self-published book in October, 2013. We'll have more details about this exciting project soon. If you're a fan of the Little House books, you'll want to read the fascinating story of the mother-daughter collaboration that created them.

    Your purchase of Susan's books, as always, supports the work of the Story Circle Network. Thank you!


    Susan writes regular reports about her life in the Texas Hill Country: writing, gardening, raising chickens, and coping with continuing drought.

    Get Lucky!

    You can't get lucky if you don't enter! Through early April, Susan is giving away copies of Widow's Tears to six lucky winners. And if you've always wanted to see yourself in print, now's the time! Enter Story Circle's raffle for a chance at a cameo appearance in the 2014 China Bayles mystery, Death Come Quickly—plus 9 other great prizes!

    All About Thyme

    If you haven't subscribed to Susan's free herbal eletter, All About Thyme, you're missing something totally unique and very special. You can read the latest edition and subscribe here.

    Susan's Memoirs

    If you enjoy Susan's fiction, her memoirs are a must-read—and a great gift.

    Who's Susan Albert?

    Susan Wittig Albert is the author of two recent memoirs: An Extraordinary Year of Ordinary Days and Together, Alone: A Memoir of Marriage and Place. Her fiction, which has appeared on the New York Times bestseller list, includes mysteries in the China Bayles series, the Cottage Tales of Beatrix Potter, and a series of Victorian-Edwardian mysteries written with her husband, Bill Albert, under the pseudonym of Robin Paige. She is founder and past president of the Story Circle Network, a member of the Texas Institute of Letters, and Honorary President (2012-2014) of the Herb Society of America. More

    To find out what's going on in Susan Albert's life in the Texas Hill Country, read Susan's blog.

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    Widow's Tears
    coming April 2, 2013;
    pre-order now!

    In Widow's Tears, a haunted house may hold the key to solving the murder of one of China's friends.

    After losing her husband, children, and beautiful home in the Galveston Hurricane of 1900, Rachel Blackwood built an exact replica of the house she lost. She later died there, still wrapped in her grief.

    The Darling Dahlias
    and the
    Confederate Rose

    The Dahlias (the premiere garden club of little Darling, Alabama) are at it again, trying to solve a whole bouquet of mysteries. Verna's in a terrible jam over money missing from the county treasury, Beulah must find out why Angelina Biggs' hair is falling out, and Bessie is trying to solve the puzzle of Miss Rogers' real identity (who is the Confederate Rose?).

    The Tale of Castle Cottage

    It's the heart of summer in 1913, and Beatrix is eager to marry her fiancé, solicitor William Heelis. But there are a few obstacles blocking the happy couple's path to the altar, like the troubled remodeling of Castle Cottage—Will and Beatrix's future home. The final book in this unique eight-book series.

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    This newsletter is a publication of Partners in Crime, (P.O. Box 1616, Bertram TX 78605-1616). It is provided free, via e-mail, to anyone, worldwide. ©2013 Bill & Susan Albert

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