Susan Wittig Albert grew up on a farm in Illinois and earned her Ph.D. at the University of California at Berkeley. A former professor of English and a university administrator and vice president, she is the author of the China Bayles Mysteries, the Darling Dahlias Mysteries, and the Cottage Tales of Beatrix Potter. Some of her recent titles include Widow's Tears, Cat's Claw, The Darling Dahlias and the Confederate Rose, and The Tale of Castle Cottage. She and her husband, Bill, coauthor a series of Victorian-Edwardian mysteries under the name Robin Paige, which includes such titles as Death at Glamis Castle and Death at Whitechapel.
Praise for Susan Wittig Albert's New York Times Bestselling China Bayles Mysteries "Blood Orange has all the elements of a good cozy...fun and engaging characters, a solid mystery, and unique lore that pulls you into the mystery."--Fresh Fiction "Engrossing...China continues to appeal with her herbal information and savvy sleuthing."--Booklist (starred review) "[China Bayles is] such a joy...An instant friend."--Carolyn Hart, New York Times bestselling author "One of the best-written and [most] well-plotted mysteries I've read in a long time."--Los Angeles Times "[Albert] consistently turns out some of the best-plotted mysteries on the market."--Houston Chronicle