There's a killer loose in the Amish village of Appleseed Creek, and computer specialist Chloe Humphrey is determined to find him. When a buggy accident turns out to be murder, the town panics. Then Chloe discovers the body of an Amish man whose beard has been cut. Can she discover the assailant before he strikes again?
The people of Appleseed Creek in the heart of Ohios Amish Country are under attack. Soon after the dust has settled on a buggy accident that turned out to be murder, an unknown assailant begins cutting off the long hair of Amish women and the beards of Amish men.
New to the area, computer specialist Chloe Humphrey may not share their customs, but she is certainly alarmed over these crimes against the Amish and worries how such events will impact her growing number of friends who are more connected to that way of life.
In this small community, when Chloe discovers the body of an Amish businessman who was stabbed in the back and whose beard was cut off, she knows that finding the murderer and restoring peace to Appleseed Creek is as much her responsibility as anyone elses.
Amanda Flower is an academic librarian for a small college in Ohio and grew up visiting the states Amish Country with her family. Her 2010 debut, Maid of Murder, received an Agatha Award nomination for Best First Novel.