Cast a Blue Shadow (Amish-Country Mystery Series #4)

Cast a Blue Shadow (Amish-Country Mystery Series #4)

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by P. L. Gaus
     
 

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Book 4 of the Amish-Country Mysteries

When the widow of a revered Millersburg College alumnus and one of the school's biggest donors is brutally murdered, authorities fear that Martha Lehman, a young Mennonite college girl, holds the key. but Martha-who was found covered in blood the morning after the murder- isn't talking.
 

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Book 4 of the Amish-Country Mysteries

When the widow of a revered Millersburg College alumnus and one of the school's biggest donors is brutally murdered, authorities fear that Martha Lehman, a young Mennonite college girl, holds the key. but Martha-who was found covered in blood the morning after the murder- isn't talking.
 

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“Gaus is a sensitive storyteller who matches his cadences to the measured pace of Amish life, catching the tensions among the village’s religious factions.”—New York Times

"Gaus's eye for detail gives depth and power to a simple tale about complicated people."—Kirkus Reviews

"The author portrays the conflicts among the various Amish sects whose varying degrees of strictness in some instances cause them to shun each other. Eschewing any academic pedantry, Gaus manages to expertly enlighten as well as entertain."—Publishers Weekly

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781101478073
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
12/28/2010
Series:
Amish-Country Mystery Series , #4
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
353,895
File size:
330 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Retired college professor P. L. GAUS lives with his wife, Madonna, in Wooster, Ohio.

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Cast a Blue Shadow (Ohio Amish Mystery Series #4) 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
AuthorAshleyDawn More than 1 year ago
The murder of a multimillionaire in her own home has the quiet county of Holmes stirred up. Being mostly Amish, there is little to no crime in the area, but when it happens the crime is BIG. The problem the police have in solving this case is it seems EVERYONE has a motive to murder Juliet Favor! She is a decidedly wicked woman with a vengeful streak and she has no problem telling people what she thinks of them, from her daughter to the president of the University..or cutting the funds her late husband endowed on Millersburg College and their children. Martha Lehman is a troubled young lady with a terrible past and even she doesn't understand everything that has happened to her. Silent for years in her youth after this tragedy, Favor's murder, she goes back to the trusted silence for protection again. Mike Braden is a professor at the college who is aiding the police and a friend of Martha. He is helping interview possible suspects when he gets a call that Martha has been found with blood all over her! The Amish community has never brought peace to Martha, so her friends get defensive when an old neighbor shows up to help Martha. She is either guilty of murder, covering up for someone or too traumatized to speak, but everything in the case hinges on Martha, and her silence is screaming. With a masterful story telling ability, Gaus has you turning the pages of this book as quickly as you can to determine 'who done it' and how they did! You don't want to miss this installment of his Amish-Country Mystery Series! Reviewed by Ashley Wintters for Suspense Magazine
Guest More than 1 year ago
Of all the Gaus mysteries, this is the best. I have read all four of them and I hope that he will continue to write more. His Professor Michael Branden is a warm character who quietly goes about gathering details of a murder and succeeds in figuring out 'whodunit.' He has developed unique characters that continue to be featured in his books--both 'English' and 'Amish.' I am anxiously awaiting his next meeting with 'Mike.'
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed this book and have enjoyed the series. You don't have to read in order but it would help to start with book 1 first so you know who the main people are are how they are connected . After that order isn't that important . Great series!
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