Nesbitt Memorial Library

An Evening with Susan Wittig Albert

Susan Wittig Albert, the highly acclaimed creator of the amateur detective China Bayles, and author of numerous mystery books, including a series featuring Beatrix Potter, ran through the history of female mystery writers and female fictional detectives at the Nesbitt Memorial Library on April 23, 2008. She also told how she began her career as a writer, and of how she decided that her most famous character, Bayles, would be a lawyer and the proprietor of an herb shop. Albert drew a crowd of forty-six, and sold dozens of books. Her newest book, Nightshade, which was published earlier in April, is the sixteenth installment of the China Bayles series. null