The China Bayles Herbal Mysteries

An Unthymely Death

A delightful treasury of ten mysteries featuring China Bayles, Ruby Wilcox, and their Pecan Springs friends, old and new. Also included: a Texas-size roundup of China's best recipes, craft ideas, gardening tips, and herb lore. A great take-along to the beach or relaxing fun after an afternoon's gardening!

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Recipe, Craft, & Herb Index
Many thanks to Peg Russell for providing us with an index to the recipes, crafts, & herbs in An Unthymely Death. Peg says that she lived in the Bradenton/Sarasota FL area all her life, except for college. She married her first love, became a teacher, and retired after a happy career where (she tells us) "I generally drove my students nutsier than they drove me." She's addicted to reading, is a wannabee mystery short story writer, and enjoys genealogy and volunteering.
  • Unthymely Death Recipes (click for recipe index and recipes)

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  • Herbs:
    • Anise hyssop 145
    • Basil 145
    • Bergamot 145
    • Calendula 145
    • Catnip 36, text 38, 145
    • Caraway 145
    • Carnation 182
    • Catmint 69
    • Catnip Hangmen given catnip to chew 37
    • Chamomile 69, 145
    • Chili Pepper text 29
    • Chocolate, history, quotes 204, 205, 206
    • Chocolate Mint 209
    • Clove Pink 69
    • Costmary 145
    • Daisy, divination 181
    • Dill 145, 161
    • Echinacea 19
    • Eucalyptus 18
    • Fennel 145, bronze fennel 7
    • Feverview 7, 87
    • Fig 161
    • Flax 161
    • Garlic 20, 161
    • Geraniums 145, lemon 60, scented 24
    • Germander 157, text 21
    • Ginko text 2, 18
    • Hawthorn 18
    • Hibiscus 180
    • Holly 157
    • Honeysuckle 171
    • Horehound 145
    • Hyssop 157
    • Indigo 57
    • Joe-Pye Weed 19
    • Juniper 18, 157
    • Lavender 69, text 68
    • Lemon Balm 60, 69, 145
    • Lemon Geraniums 60
    • Lemon Verbena 60, 69, 145
    • Lemongrass 60, 145
    • Lime Balm 145
    • Lovage 145
    • Marjoram 145
    • May Eve Legends 170
    • Mustard 124, museum 125, Mustard Day 125, history 127, lore 128, Mustard Club 129, other names 130, 161
    • Mignonette 69
    • Mint 161, various mints 145
    • Pansies lore 219
    • Pennyroyal 69, description, history 149
    • Poppy 210
    • Rosemary 69, 145, 157
    • Roses 69, 183
    • Sage 145, Russian 7
    • Santolina 157
    • Scented Basil 69
    • Scented Geraniums 69
    • Southernwood 157
    • St Johns Wort 7
    • Tansy 19
    • Tea 144, black and green tea hist 144
    • Thyme 3, 69, 145, 157
    • Tobacco 14, text 23, 26
    • Wild Plants 19
    • Willow 18
    • Wintergreen 145
    • Violets 69, mythology 175, recipes 187
    • Yarrow 145