The China Bayles Herbal Mysteries

Indigo Dying (#11)

Indigo was once a thriving community, but times have been tough on this Texas town. Now, as artists flock to the countryside, Indigo is coming back to life, and China is commited to helping the Save Historic Indigo Committee resurrect it. But this is a town with dark secrets, and it takes the teamwork of China and Ruby to bring them to light.

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Warning! Contains spoilers (plot hints).

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  • "Albert's characters are as real and as quirky as your next-door neighbor." —The Raleigh News & Observer
  • "Albert's dialogue and characterizations put her in a class with lady sleuths V.I. Warshawski and Stephanie Plum." —Publishers Weekly

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Indigo Proverbs
"I would rather wear my indigo wrapper than a rich red cloak that isn't mine."
—African proverb

"One drop of indigo is enough to turn a whole bowl of milk blue."
—Japanese proverb

"Blue from indigo is bluer than the indigo plant."
—Chinese saying

"I'm just a soul who's bluer than blue can be."
—"Mood Indigo"

Tenth book in the series: Bloodroot

Twelfth book in the series: A Dilly of a Death