Susan Wittig Albert

Susan Wittig Albert

Susan Wittig Albert also writes as: Robin Paige.

Recent/Upcoming Susan Wittig Albert Books

June 4th, 2024: Forget Me Never

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Susan Wittig Albert Stats: The highest rated book by Susan Wittig Albert on Book Notification is Love Lies Bleeding, the 6th novel in the China Bayles series. The second-highest rated book is Chile Death (China Bayles #7).

The most read book by Susan Wittig Albert on Book Notification is Thyme of Death, the first novel in the China Bayles series. The second most read book is Witches' Bane (China Bayles #2).

Below is a complete list of Susan Wittig Albert books in publication and chronological order, broken down by series. The most popular series by Susan Wittig Albert is the China Bayles Series.

List of China Bayles Books in Publication Order

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
7.6
Thyme of Death
1992
2
9
Witches' Bane
1993
3
8.5
Hangman's Root
1994
4
8.5
Rosemary Remembered
1995
5
8.5
Rueful Death
1996
6
9.3
Love Lies Bleeding
1997
7
9.3
Chile Death
1998
8
8.5
Lavender Lies
1999
9
8.5
Mistletoe Man
2000
10
8
Bloodroot
2001
11
8
Indigo Dying
2003
12
8
Dilly of a Death
2004
13
8
Dead Man's Bones
2005
14
8
Bleeding Hearts
2006
15
8.5
Spanish Dagger
2007
16
8
Nightshade
2008
17
7
Wormwood
2009
18
6.7
Holly Blues
2010
19
7.3
Mourning Gloria
2011
20
8
Cat's Claw
2012
21
7.3
Widow's Tears
2013
22
8
Death Come Quickly
2014
23
8
Bittersweet
2015
24
8
Blood Orange
2016
25
8
The Last Chance Olive Ranch
2017
26
10
Queen Anne's Lace
2018
27
8.7
A Plain Vanilla Murder
2019
28
8
Hemlock
2021
29
Forget Me Never
2024

List of China Bayles Books Collections in Publication Order

List of The Cottage Tales of Beatrix Potter Books in Publication Order

List of Crystal Cave Books in Publication Order

List of The Darling Dahlias Books in Publication Order

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
6.7
The Darling Dahlias and the Cucumber Tree
2010
2
6.7
The Darling Dahlias and the Naked Ladies
2011
3
9
The Darling Dahlias and the Confederate Rose
2012
4
10
The Darling Dahlias and the Texas Star
2013
5
10
The Darling Dahlias and the Silver Dollar Bush
2014
6
10
The Darling Dahlias and the Eleven O'Clock Lady
2015
7
The Darling Dahlias and the Unlucky Clover
2018
8
The Darling Dahlias and the Poinsettia Puzzle
2018
9
The Darling Dahlias And The Voodoo Lily
2020
10
The Darling Dahlias and the Red Hot Poker
2022

List of Victorian Mysteries Books in Publication Order (as Robin Paige)

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
7.3
Death at Bishop's Keep
1994
2
8
Death at Gallows Green
1995
3
8
Death at Daisy's Folly
1997
4
8
Death at Devil's Bridge
1998
5
8
Death at Rottingdean
1999
6
8
Death at Whitechapel
2000
7
8
Death at Epsom Downs
2001
8
8
Death at Dartmoor
2002
9
10
Death at Glamis Castle
2003
10
8
Death in Hyde Park
2004
11
10
Death at Blenheim Palace
2005
12
9
Death on the Lizard
2006

List of Standalone Novels in Publication Order

List of Non-Fiction Books in Publication Order

List of Susan Wittig Albert Anthologies in Publication Order

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
Country Living Gardener February 2001
2001
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Susan Wittig Albert: Biography

Susan Wittig Albert was born on January 2nd, 1940 and is currently 84 years old. Susan Wittig Albert was born in Maywood, Illinois, USA.

Susan Wittig Albert is the author of the China Bayles series which currently consists of 29 novels. The China Bayles series started in 1992 with the novel Thyme of Death. The most recently released novel in the China Bayles series was Hemlock which was released in 2021. There is an upcoming novel for the China Bayles series entitled Forget Me Never which is being released on June 4th, 2024.

Susan Wittig Albert has also written the Victorian Mysteries series which has 12 books including Death at Bishop's Keep and Death at Gallows Green.

Susan Wittig Albert: Awards & Accolades

Albert's book, What Wildness Is This: Women Write about the Southwest won the WILLA Literary Award, Best Creative Nonfiction, in 2008.

Susan Wittig Albert books have also been nominated for multiple awards, Thyme of Death was nominated for the Agatha Award, Best First Novel, in 1992 as well as the Anthony Award - Best First Mystery in 1993. Bleeding Hearts was nominated for the WILLA Literary Award, Best Contemporary Fiction, in 2007. Spanish Dagger was nominated for the WILLA Literary Award, Best Contemporary Fiction, in 2008. A Wilder Rose was nominated for the WILLA Literary Award, Best Historical Fiction, in 2014.

Related Authors

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  1. Louise Penny, author of the Inspector Gamache Series.
  2. James Patterson, author of the Alex Cross Series.
  3. John Grisham, author of the Jake Brigance Series.
  4. Jacqueline Winspear, author of the Maisie Dobbs Series.
  5. Michael Connelly, author of the Harry Bosch Series.

Susan Wittig Albert: F.A.Q

When was Susan Wittig Albert Born? How old is Susan Wittig Albert?

Susan Wittig Albert was born on January 2nd, 1940. Susan Wittig Albert is currently 84 years old.

Where was Susan Wittig Albert Born?

Susan Wittig Albert was born in Maywood, Illinois, USA and is American.

What book awards has Susan Wittig Albert won?

Albert's book, What Wildness Is This: Women Write about the Southwest won the award WILLA Literary Award, Best Creative Nonfiction, in 2008.

What was the first book Susan Wittig Albert wrote?

The first novel written by Susan Wittig Albert was Thyme of Death, published in 1992.

What was the most recent book Susan Wittig Albert wrote?

Her most recently released work was Someone Always Nearby on November 7th, 2023.

Will there be any more books by Susan Wittig Albert?

Susan Wittig Albert has a new book coming out on June 4th, 2024 called Forget Me Never.

How many books has Susan Wittig Albert written?

Susan Wittig Albert has written 76 books across 10 series.
  • 29 books in the China Bayles Series
  • 2 books in the China Bayles Series Collections
  • 8 books in The Cottage Tales of Beatrix Potter Series
  • 3 books in the Crystal Cave Series
  • 10 books in The Darling Dahlias Series
  • 12 books in the Victorian Mysteries Series
  • 4 Standalone Novels
  • 8 Non-Fiction Books

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    Michael K.
    Michael K.
    2 years ago

    I am amazed by Susan Wittig Albert’s ability to remain relevant. When you read Witches’ Bane, you can’t tell that it was written in the early 1990s. Okay, that isn’t true. She makes one or two references that immediately highlight the time period.

    People say and do things in the novel that younger readers wouldn’t understand. However, the mystery holds up. I can understand why people are divided over China. She isn’t necessarily the most emotional character we have ever met in this genre. But I think that is a strength. Her relatively stiff demeanor allows her to stand out. On a side note, I was surprised to learn that Susan wrote some of the Nancy Drew novels.

    Chris
    Chris
    8 months ago

    I know when I pick up one of Susan Wittig Albert’s books that I have an enjoyable read ahead. I usually buy the kindle version of one of her latest books to take on vacation. I especially like her China Bayles series, which mixes gardening and murder and, amazingly enough, it all works! The characters grow and evolve from each book to the next, which makes the storyline even more interesting.

    azangie
    azangie
    6 months ago

    She has so many different series to read and I am enjoying them all. The Darling Dahlias is an especially good series. I really enjoy learning about life back then and the choices they had to make. Enjoy!!

    azangie
    azangie
    3 months ago

    I have read a few of her China Bayles series. Each book is named after some kind of plant, herb or flower. China Bayles solves crimes and she never disappoints.

    Teri Chesser
    Teri Chesser
    1 month ago

    Susan Wittig Albert is one of my favorite authors. I just discovered her “Darling Dahlias” series, and I’ve read 5 of them so far, just starting the 6th. She takes us back to the early 30s, when life was simple and yet hard, when banks were failing and folks were struggling after the Great Depression. This small, sweet Southern Alabama town is filled with characters who take care of each other, especially a garden club of ladies called the Darling Dahlias, who are especially interwoven and care deeply about each other, who are brilliant and thrifty, and do what they can for each other and their community. There’s something sweet and comforting about this series, and I can’t wait to read the next book. It reminds me of my own small Louisiana town and yet brings me to a time when folks sat on the porch and everybody knew everybody else. Besides all this, the stories are quirky and crafty, and brilliant at the same time, as the Dahlias solve mysteries and save their beloved Darling, Alabama. Give this series a try if you’re looking for something to dive into this summer!

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