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  Susan Wittig Albert & Bill Albert
MysteryPartners e-Letter  
August 18, 2014  

MysteryPartners e-Letter

  • Book Report
  • Book Travels
  • Lifescapes
  • All About Thyme
  • Susan's Memoirs
  • Who's Susan Albert?

  • Book Report

    It's been a busy year at the writing desk. Susan has two books coming out this year: Death Come Quickly was out in April and The Darling Dahlias and the Silver Dollar Bush will be out in early September. And A Wilder Rose just keeps on blooming!

    Death Come Quickly is #22 in the long-running, highly-acclaimed China Bayles series. Join China as she uses her lawyerly tools to dig into a long-buried Pecan Springs cold case—and solve a recent murder.

    The Darling Dahlias and the Silver Dollar Bush (#5 in the popular Dahlias series) is set in the spring of 1933. Times are tough all over and the only business that's booming in little Darling, Alabama, is the moonshine business. But members of the local garden club, the Dahlias, face hard times and trouble with an optimistic spirit. For your pre-order of signed/personalized copies, our bookstore is now open!

    A Wilder Rose tells the true story of Rose Wilder Lane, who transformed her mother—Laura Ingalls Wilder—from a farmer's wife and occasional writer into the world-famous author of the Little House books. "A nuanced, moving, and resonant absolute pleasure." —Kirkus Starred Review. If you're a fan of the Little House books, you'll want to read this fascinating story of the mother-daughter team that created them and concealed their collaboration from the world.

    The Cottage Tales of Beatrix Potter is now complete, with 8 books in the series. If you'd rather listen than read, check out the audiobooks at, starting with The Tale of Hill Top Farm.

    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.

    Works-in-Progress. Bittersweet, China's 23rd adventure, is in the publication process now. Look for it in April, 2015. Currently, Susan is working on The Darling Dahlias and the Eleven O'clock Lady (September, 2015). And Susan has another couple of projects up her sleeve: a memoir (coauthored with her brother) and a biographical novel. Details to come!

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

    Book Travels

    Susan's upcoming book travels, celebrating the launch of The Darling Dahlias and the Silver Dollar Bush:
    • September 6, 3:30pm: Book Woman, 5501 N Lamar #A-105, Austin TX 78751 (512-472-2785)

    • September 21, 2pm: Murder by the Book, 2342 Bissonnet, Houston TX 77005 (713-524-8597 / 888-424-2842)


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

    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.

    Follow Susan on Facebook, Twitter, & Pinterest.

    A Wilder Rose

    A finalist for the 2014 WILLA Award in Historical Fiction and named to Kirkus' Best of Indie 2013 Book List, Susan's new historical / biographical novel tells the story of Rose Wilder Lane's collaboration with her mother, Laura Ingalls Wilder in the writing of the famous Little House books.

    "Pitch-perfect... A nuanced, moving, and resonant novel... an absolute pleasure." —Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

    The Darling Dahlias and
    the Silver Dollar Bush

    Coming September 2!

    "[In The Silver Dollar Bush] the Dahlias band together ... trading small favors, bending the rules, and calling on longtime relationships to bring harmony back to their beloved town. With this fifth in the series, Albert again weaves several threads into a story that is both well-researched historical fiction and a suspenseful mystery. —Booklist

    Death Come Quickly

    In Death Come Quickly, China learns that death paints itself in many colors.


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