Mysteries abound even in Amish country! Bishop Leon Shetler is peacefully milking his cows when a young friend enters the barn and gives him a startling confession, "I just killed Glenn Spiegle." How could what he says be true? He's just a young boy! Sherrif Bruce Robertson plans to find out--but it's hardly an "open and shut case."
Book 7 of the Amish-Country Mysteries
"A sensitive account of the impact on this community when outsiders (that is, the cops) descend to deal with an Amish youth who has confessed to the murder of his fiancée's older, richer, and very persistent admirer.” —The New York Times Book Review
The chill of autumn is just settling into Holmes County, Ohio, when Bishop Leon Shetler is startled out of his morning reverie by the words, “I just killed Glenn Spiegle.” No one—least of all Sherriff Bruce Robertson—believes that Crist Burkholder could actually be a murderer. But the young Amish man is adamant that he killed his romantic rival in order to win Vesta Miller. So when Robertson’s investigation reveals two potentially related murders in Florida’s Pinecraft Amish community, Professor Mike Branden and detective Ricky Niell head south to unravel the connection between the dead man and a far-flung Amish outpost on the shores of Sarasota Bay
Praise for P. L. Gaus and his Amish-Country mysteries:
“Gaus spins a fine mystery.” –Booklist
“Tony Hillerman of the Amish.” –The Christian Science Monitor
Paul L. Gaus was born and raised in Ohio, and has lived with his wife, Madonna, in Wooster, Ohio, for over thirty years.
"Spellbinding." Marilyn Stasio, The New York Times Book Review