The China Bayles Herbal Mysteries

NoBODY (#1)
Crystal Cave Novella Trilogy

Ruby Wilcox has a gift for seeing things that others can't...

Owner of the Crystal Cave, Pecan Springs. only New Age shop, Ruby always tried to downplay her psychic gift—until she experiences a horrifying nightmare that just won't stop. Again and again, she dreams that a woman is abducted on the hike-and-bike trail and knows that the victim is in deadly danger.

Prodded by her friend and partner, China Bayles, Ruby goes to the police—only to find that her dream has already become far too real. Police chief Sheila Dawson puts Detective Ethan Connors in charge of this no-body case. But Connors is a skeptic who is convinced that all psychics are frauds. And Ruby herself still has plenty of doubts. What will she have to do to prove to Detective Connors—and to herself—that her gift can be trusted?

Here's what reviewers have to say about the China Bayles mysteries!

  • "Another truly riveting read for dedicated mystery buffs by a true master of the genre."
    Midwest Book Review

  • "[Albert] consistently turns out some of the best-plotted mysteries on the market."
    Houston Chronicle

  • "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's dialogue and characterizations put her in a class with lady sleuths V. I. Warshawski and Stephanie Plum."
    Publishers Weekly


publication date:
April 16, 2019


Second book in the trilogy: SomeBODY Else (May 2019)

Third book in the trilogy: Out of BODY (June 2019)