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Harmless as Doves (Amish-Country Mystery Series #7)

Harmless as Doves (Amish-Country Mystery Series #7)

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Book 7 of the Amish-Country Mysteries



"A sensitive account of the impact on this community when outsiders (that is, the cops) descend to deal with an Amish youth who has confessed to the murder of his fiancée's older, richer, and very persistent admirer.” —The New York Times Book Review


The chill of autumn is

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Book 7 of the Amish-Country Mysteries



"A sensitive account of the impact on this community when outsiders (that is, the cops) descend to deal with an Amish youth who has confessed to the murder of his fiancée's older, richer, and very persistent admirer.” —The New York Times Book Review


The chill of autumn is just settling into Holmes County, Ohio, when Bishop Leon Shetler is startled out of his morning reverie by the words, “I just killed Glenn Spiegle.” No one—least of all Sherriff Bruce Robertson—believes that Crist Burkholder could actually be a murderer. But the young Amish man is adamant that he killed his romantic rival in order to win Vesta Miller. So when Robertson’s investigation reveals two potentially related murders in Florida’s Pinecraft Amish community, Professor Mike Branden and detective Ricky Niell head south to unravel the connection between the dead man and a far-flung Amish outpost on the shores of Sarasota Bay


Praise for P. L. Gaus and his Amish-Country mysteries:


“Gaus spins a fine mystery.” –Booklist


“Tony Hillerman of the Amish.” –The Christian Science Monitor

Editorial Reviews

Marilyn Stasio
…Gaus offers a sensitive account of the impact on this community when outsiders (that is, the cops) descend to deal with an Amish youth who has confessed to the murder of his fiancée's older, richer and very persistent admirer.
—The New York Times
Publishers Weekly
A violent crime disrupts a peace-loving Amish community as well as the "English" (non-Amish) population of Ohio's Holmes County in Gaus's well-constructed seventh Amish-Country mystery (after 2008's Separate from the World). When a member of Bishop Leon D. Shetler's church, Crist Burkholder, who wishes to marry beautiful 17-year-old Vesta Miller, confesses to killing rival Glenn Spiegle, who's twice Vesta's age and favored by her authoritarian father, sorting out the twisted truths takes not only the wisdom and counsel of Shetler but also the investigative skills of Sheriff Bruce Robertson. The seeds of the killing lead Sgt. Ricky Niell and Professor Michael Branden to Pinecraft, Fla., an Amish winter vacation spot. Multidimensional characters on both sides of the cultural divide give depth to the narrative. While Gaus provides a serviceable plot, it's the complex interactions of these two very different cultures that make this such an enjoyable and enlightening read. (July)
From the Publisher
“Spellbinding.” — Marilyn Stasio, The New York Times Book Review
Library Journal
Professor Branden (Separate from the World) sets aside his sabbatical research and flies to a Florida Amish vacation spot in this engaging series entry.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781101588802
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
06/26/2012
Series:
Amish-Country Mystery Series , #7
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
211,906
File size:
494 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author


Paul L. Gaus was born and raised in Ohio, and has lived with his wife, Madonna, in Wooster, Ohio, for over thirty years.

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