Assault and Pepper

Assault and Pepper

by Tamar Myers
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Assault and Pepper by Tamar Myers

An Amish Bed and Breakfast Mystery with Recipes – PennDutch Mysteries #13
A piquant mystery--with a side of dangerous chili...

Includes six different chili recipes!!

It's that time of year again – the Hernia, PA's annual chili cook-off – and the competition is hot!!!

When Reverend Schrock falls face first into his bowl of chili while judging the cook-off, his wife is convinced someone intentionally poisoned him and hires Magdalena Yoder for her expert nosing-around skills.

But Magdalena finds that dear old Reverend Schrock wasn't exactly beloved by his congregants...and the more Magdalena digs, the spicier the secrets she uncovers...


"Bubbling over with mirth and mystery." –Dorothy Cannell

"A delicious treat." –Carolyn G. Hart

"Charming and delightful...Tamar Myers [keeps] it fresh and original." -- Midwest Book Review

Product Details

BN ID: 2940158298578
Publisher: NYLA
Publication date: 02/01/2005
Series: An Amish Bed and Breakfast Mystery with Recipes , #13
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 351,318
File size: 810 KB

About the Author

Tamar Myers was born and raised in the Belgian Congo (now just the Congo). Her parents were missionaries to a tribe which, at that time, were known as headhunters and used human skulls for drinking cups. Because of her pale blue eyes, Tamar’s nickname was Ugly Eyes.
Her boarding school was two days away by truck, and sometimes it was necessary to wade through crocodile infested-waters to reach it. Other dangers she encountered as a child were cobras, deadly green mambas, and the voracious armies of driver ants that ate every animal (and human) that didn’t get out of their way.
At sixteen, Tamar's family settled in America, and she immediately underwent culture shock: she didn’t know how to dial a telephone, cross a street at a stoplight, or use a vending machine. She lucked out, however, by meeting her husband, Jeffrey, on her first day at an American high school. They literally bumped heads while he was leaving, and she entering, the Civics classroom.
In college Tamar began to submit novels for publication, but it took twenty-three years for her to get published. Persistence paid off, however, because Tamar is now the author of three ongoing mystery series: One is set in Amish Pennsylvania and features Magdalena Yoder, an Amish-Mennonite sleuth who runs a bed and breakfast inn; one, set in the Carolinas, centers around the adventures of Abigail Timberlake, who runs an antique and collectable store (the Den of Antiquity); and the third is set in the Africa of her youth, with its colorful, unique inhabitants.
Tamar now calls North Carolina home. She lives with her husband, a Basenji dog named Pagan, two rescue kitties: a very large Bengal named Nkashama, and an orange tabby cat who goes by the name of Dumpster Boy. Tamar enjoys gardening (she is a Master Gardner), bonsai, travel, painting and, of course, reading. She's currently working on her next Amish mystery.
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Assault and Pepper (Pennsylvania Dutch Mystery Series #13) 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
harstan More than 1 year ago
Magdalena Yoder looks forward to the Beechy Grove Mennonite Church annual chili supper cook-off but her anticipation turns to horror when her beloved Reverend Schrock dies after sampling one of the dishes. His widow is convinced that he was murdered and that someone put peanut butter, which everyone knows he was allergic to, in one of the dishes. Magdalena doesn¿t want to believe that someone hated the preacher enough to kill him but she agrees to investigate the case even if she doesn¿t like the widow......................... To her surprise, her brother in law Hernia¿s chief of police ¿Melvin the Mantis¿ tells her he¿s quit his job and he wants her to investigate the case because after testing products, it was found that peanut butter was in one of the chili dishes. After talking to various people she finds that the Reverend Schrock was not the saint she thought he was. His crimes include embezzlement, bigamy, spousal abuse, his refusal to perform a marriage ceremony and much more. When Magdalena gets close to unveiling the perpetrator, he kidnaps her friend and cook and wants to exchange her for one million dollars in getaway money........................... Readers are going to want to buy ASSAULT AND PEPPER just to find out who the killer is. Nobody will guess the person¿s identity and it will come as a total shock to fans who have read this charming and delightful cozy series. Tamar Myers has changed the entire direction of the series storyline keeping it fresh and original. This reviewer will definitely want to read the next book in the series to see what direction the author takes her heroine next...................... Harriet Klausner