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Title:
Murder tightly knit
Author:
Chapman, Vannetta.
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Publication Information:
Grand Rapids, Michigan : Zondervan, [2014]
Physical Description:
xi, 368 pages : map ; 22 cm.
Summary:
"Even before she heard of Owen Esch's death, Hannah Troyer knew something was amiss at The Cat's Meow yarn shop. The store has been closing at odd times, the ever-dependable Mary isn't always at her post... and an Englisch man has been seen loitering around back. Now, as leaves of brown, gold, and orange blanket Middlebury, Indiana, Owen lies dead on the Pumpkinvine Trail. The only clues to the murderer's identity point in two very different directions--one of them leading right to The Cat's Meow. The police call in a federal investigator, but Hannah and Village manager Amber Bowman are in no mood to wait for them to figure out what they already know--that no one from the Amish Village could have killed Owen Esch. Amber and Hannah will need to work quickly to solve the murder mystery and bring harmony back to the Amish community."-- Page [4] of cover.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780310325697
Format :
Book

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In a town where Amish and Englisch Mingle every day, a grisly murder leads to mutual suspicion. Can Amber and Hannah find the killer before fear unravels the community . . . and before he strikes again?

Even before she heard of Owen Esch's death, Hannah Troyer knew something was amiss at The Cat's Meow yarn shop. The store has been closing at odd times, the ever-dependable Mary isn't always at her post . . . and an Englisch man has been loitering around back.

Now, as leaves of brown, gold, and orange blanket Middlebury, Indiana, Owen lies dead on the Pumpkinvine Trail. The only clues to the murderer's identity point in two very different directions--one of them leading right to The Cat's Meow.

The police call in a federal investigator, but Hannah and village manager Amber Bowman are in no mood to wait for them to figure out what they already know--that no one from the Amish Village killed Owen Esch.

Amber and Hannah need to work quickly to solve the murder mystery and bring harmony back to the Amish community.

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Reviews 2

Booklist Review

Middlebury, Indiana, is home to Amish and English folk alike, a bucolic town where autumn is settling peacefully until Owen Esch, a local Amish, is murdered. His friends and family all fear that someone in their midst is a killer. Hannah Troyer, one of Owen's Amish friends, and Amber Bowman, the manager of the local shopping area, team together to get to the bottom of the mystery. Owen's death isn't the only unusual occurrence in Middlebury. The return of a so-called prodigal son has some casting doubt on his motive for coming home. Another woman has been taking mysterious phone calls and entertaining an unfamiliar visitor. Amber and Hannah reason there must be a common thread, and they soon find themselves deep into the world of survivalists. Chapman's (Falling to Pieces, 2011) latest inspirational crime tale is full of romance and adventure. Readers will enjoy figuring out the murder mystery while also growing close to the characters as they fall in love, learn more about one another, and grow deeper in their faiths.--Richard, Carolyn Copyright 2014 Booklist


Library Journal Review

Hannah Troyer just wants a simple life. She is sure Jesse Miller will propose, and she's looking forward to planning her wedding. But soon Hannah and those she loves are embroiled in a tragic murder of one of their own. As she and the Village Shops manager Amber Bowman search to find Owen Esch's killer, their own lives are endangered, and order in their Amish community is threatened. Jesse is sure his brother is involved in the case but resents his sudden return always the prodigal son who gets the party and his resentment hinders him from seeking the truth. VERDICT In this second installment of Chapman's cozy series (after Murder Simply Brewed), the Carol Award-winning author adeptly fleshes out her characters and weaves in facts about the Amish faith without overwhelming the narrative. Readers of inspirational fiction and fans of Beverly Lewis will delight in this gentle mystery. Jane Blue, Andrews P.L., NC (c) Copyright 2014. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.