A Plain Death (Appleseed Creek Series #1) [NOOK Book]

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While her Cleveland friends relocated to Southern California and Italy, 24-year-old computer whiz Chloe Humphrey moves with some uncertainty to Appleseed Creek to direct technology services at a nearby college. Her first acquaintance is Becky, an ex-Amish teenager looking for a new home.

While driving Chloe’s car, Becky collides with a buggy, killing an Amish elder. But ...
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A Plain Death (Appleseed Creek Series #1)

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Overview


While her Cleveland friends relocated to Southern California and Italy, 24-year-old computer whiz Chloe Humphrey moves with some uncertainty to Appleseed Creek to direct technology services at a nearby college. Her first acquaintance is Becky, an ex-Amish teenager looking for a new home.

While driving Chloe’s car, Becky collides with a buggy, killing an Amish elder. But what looks like an accident is soon labeled murder when police discover the car’s cut brake line.

Now, Chloe must take on the role of amateur sleuth to discover who the real intended victim was before the murderer makes a second attempt. Becky’s handsome Amish-turned-Mennonite brother, Timothy, a local carpenter, comes in handy along the way. With God’s help, they’ll solve the mystery that’s rocking this small community.
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 "Amanda Flower's novel, A Plain Death, has everything any fan of Amish fiction enjoys-an endearing heroine, a wonderful cast of Amish and English characters, and an intriguing mystery to solve. Amanda's smooth writing style and clever touches of humor instantly caught my attention. I read the book in one sitting, and am already anxious to read the next Appleseed Creek Mystery."

Shelley Shepard Gray, USA Today and New York Times best-selling author

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781433676949
  • Publisher: B&H Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 7/1/2012
  • Series: Appleseed Creek Series , #1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 51
  • File size: 1,007 KB

Meet the Author

Amanda Flower is an academic librarian for a small college in Ohio and grew up visiting the state’s Amish Country with her family. An avid traveler, she has taken recent trips to Slovakia, Ireland, Israel, and Great Britain. Her 2010 debut, Maid of Murder, received an Agatha Award nomination for Best First Novel.
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  • Posted July 6, 2012

    I liked how A Plain Death was equipped with a large dosage of my

    I liked how A Plain Death was equipped with a large dosage of mystery. The suspense constantly kept me on my toes. I had to keep reading till the end because I wanted to discover the mysterious conclusion to the story.Also, I enjoyed the presence of Grandfather Zook. I would love to have him as my grandpa.Rebecca was such a determined individual, that I began to admire her for her desire to pursue art.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 27, 2012

    Cheesey

    I found this story not believable at all and rather corny. If I had to recommend it to a certain demographic, I feel preteen girls might enjoy it the most.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 12, 2013

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    Loved this Amish mystery Becky Troyer is walking alone on a cou

    Loved this Amish mystery

    Becky Troyer is walking alone on a country road as she's leaving her Amish home for the English world when some burly men see her and try to get her into their green truck. Along comes Chloe Humphrey in her loaded down car looking for her newly rented house in Appleseed Creek, Ohio and seeing a girl alone, walking along a green truck with a disgusting looking man giving her a bad time, she takes a chance and stops to see if the girl needs help. Becky gets in with Chloe and now Chloe gains a houseguest and soon becomes the target of the two men in the green truck with a murder mystery to follow.




    I've been wanting to read this series for a long time but as my 'to be read' list kept getting longer and longer it seemed like I was forgetting about it. For some reason I would think about reading the series, then would pick something else out. Finally I decided this is the time and it was a GREAT book. Now I wish I'd read it sooner, this book keeps you guessing and I wasn't quite sure who the target was or who was after the target. Amanda did a wonderful job!




    I read this on my Kindle and I normally only read my Kindle when I'm in a vehicle, waiting in a doctors office, etc., but the closer I got to the end of this book I had to finish it TONIGHT! So, yes, I even read at home, my paperback had to wait! I will be starting the next book, "A Plain Scandal" tomorrow as I wait for my granddaughter to get out of school.




    If you like Amish books and you like mysteries, you'll love this book. It's a great combination of Amish, English and a good mystery.




    Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the NetGalley   book review program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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  • Posted April 10, 2013

    Amanda Flowers presents a twist on Amish fiction ¿ a mystery tha

    Amanda Flowers presents a twist on Amish fiction – a mystery that takes place in Ohio’s Amish country, proving that life among the Amish community is not as peaceful as one assumes.

    A Plain Death finds Chloe Humphrey moving into Appleseed Creek. She has just accepted a position as the computer services director at a local college. Her plan is to be there for a few years before taking a promotion elsewhere. On her first day, she saves Becky, a young Amish woman who was being accosted by some “English” men. She left her Amish family and wants to pursue a career in art. Becky moves into Chloe’s house and looks for a job. Her brother Timothy, another former Amish, wants to keep an eye on his sister. He befriends Chloe and helps her make repairs on her house.

    When Becky borrows Chloe’s car without permission, she causes an accident, killing an Amish bishop. It is labeled murder when the police discover the car was tampered with. Meanwhile, Chloe discovers that she was hired to fire some of her staff and bring about some other changes. She faces dissension in her work environment. Could one of them be behind the murder? Was Chloe the intended victim? Or was someone targeting the Amish? Chloe needs to find out before the murderer strikes again.

    Flower writes a cozy mystery that engages the reader. Her book has interesting characters (Grandfather Zook is a charmer!) and several twists to the plot. A Plain Death ends differently that expected, which is how a mystery should end. Discussion questions are also included. The second book, A Plain Scandal, will be published in February 2013.

    Recommended to public and church libraries.

    Disclaimer: Book reviews are my opinion of books I either purchased or received free of cost from the publisher in exchange for a honest review.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 8, 2012

    Enjoyed the book, hope the author will write more. This book giv

    Enjoyed the book, hope the author will write more. This book gives a different slant to life in the Amish community. I did not realize that some people are jealous of them.


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