So I actually finished THYME OF DEATH in time for just one more book in January. This is good for First in Series, What's in a Name and A-Z Challenge. Very nice start to the series. I love learning something as I read and cozies are the trick. You learn herbs and makes me want to dig in the dirt. Can't wait for spring. This is almost as good as looking at High Country Garden and Wayside Garden catalogs.
China Bayles is a believable character. She is a lawyer who has moved to a small Texas town to have an herb garden and shop and have a new life. The book catches up to her after she's been in town for several years, enough time to make a name and make some friends. One is a firecracker and is discovered dead in her home. Murder or the suicide as claimed by all? China to the rescue.