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A Churn for the Worse #5,in the Amish Mystery series, by Laura Bradford
Things are usually heavenly in Heavenly, PA. In this town comprised of half Amish folk, half English, plus tourists, everyone gets along well, until a string of burglaries and a murder disrupt the tranquility. Detective Jakob Fisher is anxious to help, but his status as a former member of the amish community is hindering the investigation. Shop owner Claire Weatherly steps in to assist, and is proving herself useful, while also putting herself in more danger than she realizes.
Number of Pages: 352
Publication Date: 2016
|Dimensions: 6.75 X 4.19 (inches)|
Series: Amish Mystery
When an Amish farmer is found dead in his barn, his family accepts his death as Gods will. But Detective Jakob Fisher knows the farmer didnt hit himself in the head with the shovel lying beside his body. And when it comes to light that a stranger appeared at the farmers home and now money is missing from their milk can, Fisher suspects robbery as the motiveespecially when another Amish family is victimized.
Getting to the truth proves difficult, however, since Fisher has two strikes against him in the eyes of the Amishhis chosen career, and the Amish roots he left behind. Desperate to stop a murderous thief, Fisher turns to Heavenly Treasures shop owner Claire Weatherly for help. The trust shes earned from the Amish community enables her to go where the detective cannotstraight into the path of a killer...
"[Bradfords] mastery of the Amish culture adds a dimension to her work that readers will likely find fascinating."Richmond Times-Dispatch
"The best cozy mystery debut Ive read this year."Harlan Coban on Hearse and Buggy
"The characters are interesting and delightful. The setting in the wonderful town of Heavenly, PA, is just that, heavenly. Mixing Amish and English town folk is intriguing...I recommend this book to any reader interested in Amish novels, cozy mysteries or who just wants to read a fabulous book."Open Book Society
"Delightful...Well-portrayed characters and authentic Amish lore make this a memorable read."Publishers Weekly