Grape Expectations (Pennsylvania Dutch Mystery Series #14)

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Alcohol is a no-no in the Mennonite community of Hernia, Pennsylvania, but the events bubbling up in town are enough to make everyone feel a little tipsy. A couple of unprincipled outsiders have a plan to start a vineyard and open a winery. So everyone's a suspect when the manager of the vineyard is found entombed in cement..

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Overview

Alcohol is a no-no in the Mennonite community of Hernia, Pennsylvania, but the events bubbling up in town are enough to make everyone feel a little tipsy. A couple of unprincipled outsiders have a plan to start a vineyard and open a winery. So everyone's a suspect when the manager of the vineyard is found entombed in cement..

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In Myer's disappointing 14th mystery to star Mennonite hotelier Magdalena Yoder (after 2005's Assault and Pepper), Felicia Bacchustelli, a long-legged glamour-puss, arrives in Hernia, Pa., and announces plans to open a spa that will put Magdalena's PennDutch Inn out of business. When Felicia gets herself murdered, Magdalena is suspect "numero uno"-so to save her own hide and satisfy her endless curiosity, our heroine sets out to finger the real killer. Magdalena has never seemed more annoying, or her penchant for attracting sexy bachelors never more perplexing. The recipes shoehorned between chapters are superfluous. And when the real killer confesses, the solution seems improbable rather than surprising. (Feb.) Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
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A plan to create a winery in the bone-dry Mennonite hamlet of Hernia, Pa., provides a motive for murder. PennDutch Inn owner Magdalena Yoder, the richest woman in town, is just one of the many neighbors with reason to kill Felicia Bacchustelli, a partner in Grape Expectations. When Felicia's body is found, however, the inexperienced police chief naturally forgets that gossipy Magdalena (Assault and Pepper, 2005, etc.) is a suspect and prevails on her to investigate. He doesn't care that Mag has troubles of her own: She's trying to find a minister to marry her to her Jewish boyfriend Gabe Rosen, aka the Babester. Even so, she ricochets around town chatting up likely suspects while trying to keep the teen she's raising out of trouble and dealing with her off-the-wall sister, her newly discovered half-sister and her eccentric Amish and Mennonite acquaintances. After nosy Agnes Mishler, whose brothers cavort in the nude, is found with a knife in her back, Mag's interview with a suspect almost gets her crushed in a woodpile, but her brush with death finally leads her to a minister willing to wed her to the Babester. Acidulous Magdalena's fans will doubtless enjoy another of her tongue-in-cheek adventures amid The Plain People. But the mystery is meager, and kitchen divas should be warned that the obligatory recipes specify (gasp!) several prepackaged ingredients.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780451214850
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 2/7/2006
  • Series: Pennsylvania Dutch Mystery Series , #14
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 5.80 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Tamar Myers, who is of Mennonite background, is the author of the Pennsylvania Dutch mysteries and the Den of Antiquity series. She grew up in the Belgian Congo, where her parents were missionaries.

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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    Any Pennsylvania Dutch Mystery is a special treat

    In the Amish-Mennonite town of Hernia, Pennsylvania, population 1877, Penn Dutch Innkeeper Magdalena Yader is not having an easy time of it. Her sister¿s husband, the former chief of police, is in jail awaiting trial for allegedly murdering the local preacher. Her sibling is torn between still loving him and wanting male companionship. Her fiancé Gabe, a Jewish man, who settled in Hernia to get away from New York City, can¿t find anyone who will marry them because of their conflicting faiths. Since Magdalena is the richest and nosiest person in Hernia she wins the election for mayor and promptly appointed two Californians to replace the former chief and his deputy Zelda who is in love with him. To make matters worse, Magdalena has recently found out Zelda is her half sister.----- However, the greatest calamity to unfold in Magdalena¿s mind is learning that the GRAPE EXPECTATIONS Resort is opening up. They are going to serve liquor which is going to incense the locals and they are going to be fierce competition for her, which makes her furious. It makes somebody else more outraged because somebody kills one of the owners. The new chief of police smartly turns Magdalena loose to investigate in the hope that she can ferret out the killer.----- Any Pennsylvania Dutch Mystery is a special treat but GRAPE EXPECTATIONS is especially fun and funny. The wise cracking innocent heroine interrogates people seeking clues that will eventually solve the case but for the most part she is insulted and ignored, but she does make a new friend, the town gossip who gives her the final puzzle piece that brings the whole picture together. Tamar Myers is at her audacious best and her local recipes are the icing on the cake.---- Harriet Klausner

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