Kappy King and the Pickle Kaper

Kappy King and the Pickle Kaper

by Amy Lillard

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Overview

Kathryn “Kappy” King is happy being a plain-spoken unmarried odd-woman-out in her Pennsylvania Amish hometown. Her talent is making the special kapps local women use to cover their hair. But her skill at uncovering trouble in this quiet valley is about to be truly tested . . .
 
At first, young Sally June Esh's tragic death doesn't look like murder. Even in peaceful Blue Sky, collisions between buggies and Englisch cars aren’t unheard of. Still, the Eshes are skilled drivers used to delivering their popular pickles for miles around. And after Kappy notices Sally's buggy was deliberately run off the road, her ex-Amish friend Edie gets strange texts saying the crash was no accident . . .
 
Kappy won't let her community's silence keep justice from being done. And even though a still-shunned Edie thinks of moving back to the city, she and Kappy start rooting out secrets about the Eshes' long-time neighbors—and new pickle-producing rivals. But when they learn that Sally's brother is secretly courting an Englisch girl, their investigation takes a disturbing turn . . .

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781420143003
Publisher: Kensington
Publication date: 06/26/2018
Series: An Amish Mystery , #2
Sold by: Penguin Random House Publisher Services
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 188,894
File size: 513 KB

About the Author

Amy Lillard is an award-winning author of over forty novels and novellas ranging from Amish romance and mysteries to contemporary and historical romance. Since receiving a Carol Award for her debut novel, Saving Gideon (2012), she has become known for writing sweet stories filled with family values, honest characters, a hometown feel and close-knit communities. She is a member of RWA, ACFW, NINC, and the Author’s Guild. Born and bred in Mississippi, she now lives with her husband and son in Oklahoma. Please visit her online at www.AmyWritesRomance.com.

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Kappy King and the Pickle Kaper 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 29 reviews.
Chicki More than 1 year ago
This is another great Amish Mystery by Amy Lillard. This one will keep you guessing as to who killed Sally June and why. It was a fun read and kept me guessing. Kappy and Edie are such lovable characters, Kappy is amish and Edie, not baptized. Kappy and Edie are about to take on the case, unofficially, of who ran Sally June off the road and left the scene? Was it just an accident ?? Kappy and Edie wonder, if not, why would someone want to kill her, especially since normally her brother drives the pickles to town. There seems to be some gossip going around town about him and a Englisher. Now the unofficial investigators, Kappy and Edie, are at it again. Their antics will keep you smiling. It is a well written story and you will just love Kappy and Edie. You’ll have a hard time figuring out who did it, Amy will keep you guessing.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am enjoying this new series. It has clearly delineated characters, and is very entertaining.
GailHollingsworth More than 1 year ago
This was a murder mystery that absolutely kept me guessing until the last few pages. I like that, and I didn't even have a correct guess. Kappy and her friend Edie had solved the earlier murder of Edie's mother, so when a young Amish girl was mowed over in her buggy by a hit and run automobile and killed they naturally got curious. Even more so when Edie started getting suspicious texts on her phone hinting that it wasn't an accident. I loved the way they went about their regular lives and picked up clues and suspicions along the way. Their minds kept changing and they ran through clues they had collected and kept on digging and guessing. That kept me wondering too! These characters were so fun and so refreshing. Kappy made the prayer kapps the Amish and Mennonite women wore in their community but I wondered where Edie got the money that kept her and her brother Jimmy going. He was a lovable addition to the girl's shenanigans and was a big animal lover. As I was reading I kept getting these crazy cravings for pickles, so went out and bought me a huge jar to nibble on! I wonder why..... I received a complimentary copy of this novel from the author/publisher but was not required to write a review.
ChasRay0 More than 1 year ago
Kappy King and the Pickle Kaper is an Amish mystery and the second book in Amy Lillard's Kappy King series. If you haven't read the first book yet, no worries, you can read this one and not be lost. If you've never read one of Amy Lillard's books then you're in for a treat! Kappy King has always felt like she's on the outside fringe of her Amish community. She's not banned or shunned, she just feels...different. Maybe it comes from losing her parents and siblings at a young age and being raised by her aunt, who knows? But Kappy loves her community and does her best to fit in. Maybe she would feel more settled if she were married, but she doesn't have time for that! She's busy trying to get her friend, Edith Peachy, to commit to staying in the community. Edith Peachy jumped the fence as they say, many years ago. She loved the English world and the conveniences that come with it. After her mother died there was no one left to care for her brother, Jimmy, but her, so Edith returns to Blue Sky...although a bit reluctantly. She's under the bann and nobody will acknowledge her presence or talk to her until she repents, no one but Kappy. The two become the best of friends even though they have their differences. When a local teen is killed in a buggy accident the local community is in mourning. But what if it wasn't really an accident at all? Edith gets a text suggesting just that and she and Kappy set off on an adventure to prove one way or the other. Each text reveals a little more about the "accident" and the ladies are determined to crack the case. The story is full of twists and turns and a lot of pickles along the way! I really enjoyed the story more than I thought I would. It was a fun and light-hearted read. Edith and Kappy's friendship reminded me a lot of me and my best friend. We are so different in many ways but I know if I need her for anything all I have to do is call. She has my back through thick and thin and most of the time goes along with my hair brianed ideas, just like Kappy and Edith. They aren't too different that you wouldn't buy them being friends, but they are close enough to embrace each other flaws and all. The mystery part of the story was really good too! There is a long list of who dunnits and you will keep guessing until the very end. I had my suspicions but until the truth was revealed I had as many guesses as the community has pickles! Oh and the pickles, I guess you're wondering about that, well I don't want to spoil anything for you but let's just say, people like things a certain way and don't take kindly to people trying to change things. Kappy King and the Pickle Kaper is a great summer read (or anytime!). I think you will love it if you give it the chance, I know I did! So what are you waiting for? Grab you a copy and get ready to go on and adventure! * I was provided a free copy of this book. All opinions expressed are my own.
AshM-85 More than 1 year ago
This is the second book in An Amish Mystery series. We return back to Blue Sky community. There is another tragic accident, and Sally June is the victim this time. Kappy and Edie are at it again trying to solve this case. Sally June was a nice young lady in the community. She was liked by the other members in the community. She had a lot going for her self. Why would anyone want to hurt her? Kappy and Edie are going to try and figure it out and find the suspect. I enjoyed this book very much. I couldn't turn the pages fast enough. I was hooked from start to finish. These could be read as a stand alone, although I recommend reading them in order. I was given a copy from the author. I was not required to write a review. All opinions are my own.
DKStevens119 More than 1 year ago
Ever heard of white pickles? Well, this story centers around them and how they figured into an accident with a buggy load of pickles spilled. Oh, wait.. or was it an accident? Kept me guessing until the end. I enjoyed reading how Kappy figures it all out. I was gifted a copy by the author, no review was required, my review is voluntary…
valet More than 1 year ago
I love a mystery and Kappy King and the Pickle Kaper, did not disappoint! Amy Lillard gave such wonderful descriptions of the Amish community of Blue Sky making it seem so real. I really felt like I was a long lost cousin who had just dropped in for a visit. With her little odd ways. Kappy remained my favorite character. I love that she never gives up on her faith but still has her own original thoughts and ideas. She makes up her own mind. Although this book has some sad times (it's a murder mystery), it's sprinkled with a bit of romance and some great excitement. It was a great enjoyable read. This book is a part of a series, but I feel that it can be read alone without a problem. I was given this book by the author but was not required to give a positive review.
J_Augustine More than 1 year ago
Could these pickles literally be to-die-for? OK, so there was just something about Kappy King And The Pickle Kaper that left me reading late into the night, or rather early in the morning. Maybe it was the growing friendship between Kappy and Edie, the fact that romance is not the main theme, maybe it was the adorably naughty Beagle Elmer.... As more of a cozy mystery this book has a fun vibe to it. Yeah, I know what I'm saying: Is murder ever 'fun'? Well, as a matter of fact, yes, especially when it is such a neat story from author Amy Lillard. I'll have to make a little confession, while I guessed the killer pretty early on in book one I totally didn't here, though, I actually guessed some of the key circumstances before the big revelation. I really enjoyed Kappy King And The Pickle Kaper and I can't wait to find out what trouble and adventures Amy Lillard will bring to Kappy, Edie, Jimmy, and Elmer next... (I received a copy of this book from the author. All opinions are entirely my own.)
KMorgan73 More than 1 year ago
As a fan of Amy Lillard's Amish fiction and contemporary fiction books, I was a bit skeptical when I saw she was writing a cozy mystery. I didn't know if she could pull it off so to speak. However, I kept an open mind and began reading and was I ever wowed! Amy can not only write great Amish fiction and romance but she can write a darn good cozy mystery! This story has fun characters who balance each other well. Kappy (short for Katherine) is not your typical Amish woman. While being Amish she describes herself as living on the fringe of the community. Not really belonging but also not not belonging. Ex-Amish Edie is a bit eccentric in her choice of clothes but she is a ton of fun and is the perfect partner for Kappy in their mystery-solving. And then there's Jimmy, Edie's special needs brother, who has an innocence about him and added some lighthearted moments in the book. These three are just the perfect combination of characters and worked well off each other. I can't say as I have a favorite because I enjoyed them all separately and together. The plot of this story is good and moves along at a good pace. There's never a dull moment with Kappy and Edie (unofficially) on the case. There is the typical cast of characters who are suspects but I didn't figure out who the guilty person was until the very end. I kept changing my mind between who and why. This story was easy to get into and it kept my interest until the end. With a perfect mix of comedy and mystery, this book was a quick read. It would be a perfect weekend book. This is the second book in the series but can be read as a standalone. I, myself, haven't read the first book yet but will soon be correcting that. I can't wait for the next book in the series to see what Kappy and Edie get into next! I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author but was not required to write a review. All opinions are mine.
BrittanyMc More than 1 year ago
This novel is a witty addition to the Amish Mystery series. I think it would be best enjoyed after reading book one, Kappy King and the Puppy Kaper. This way, the reader will feel a connection with Edie, Kappy, and Jimmy from that story, and will understand what happened in their lives a few months before this book takes place. I had a lot of fun reading Kappy King and the Pickle Kaper. There are some laugh out loud moments, but plenty of serious investigation, too. The author did a great job of keeping me guessing regarding the identity of the guilty party. I enjoyed the hint of potential romance in the story. It was truly just a hint and definitely left me looking forward to seeing where Kappy’s love life may be headed in the future. Kappy King and the Pickle Kaper would be a good choice for those who enjoy cozy mysteries and also for Amish fiction fans, as well. I received a complimentary copy of this book. All opinions are my own.
poodlelover More than 1 year ago
Kappy King and her ex-Amish friend Edie Peachey are involved in another mystery involving the tragic death of Sally June Esh. The importance of white church pickles versus green regular pickles will keep you guessing. Kappy’s vocabulary which she picks up from her word-a-day calendar surprises Edie at times, and Kappy is somewhat unfamiliar with some of Englischer Edie’s ways, but despite their differences they do make a great team. Their antics will sometimes make you giggle! Even though Edie is being shunned, the care of her special needs brother, Jimmy, is keeping her in Blue Sky but is that enough to help her decide to stay? Just maybe with Kappy’s encouragement and friendship Edie will choose to do the right thing. As with the first Kappy King book you’ll find an entertaining story with a twist of suspense! Enjoy! I received a complimentary copy of this book. The opinions are my own.
poodlelover More than 1 year ago
Kappy King and her ex-Amish friend Edie Peachey are involved in another mystery involving the tragic death of Sally June Esh. The importance of white church pickles versus green regular pickles will keep you guessing. Kappy’s vocabulary which she picks up from her word-a-day calendar surprises Edie at times, and Kappy is somewhat unfamiliar with some of Englischer Edie’s ways, but despite their differences they do make a great team. Their antics will sometimes make you giggle! Even though Edie is being shunned, the care of her special needs brother, Jimmy, is keeping her in Blue Sky but is that enough to help her decide to stay? Just maybe with Kappy’s encouragement and friendship Edie will choose to do the right thing. As with the first Kappy King book you’ll find an entertaining story with a twist of suspense! Enjoy! I received a complimentary copy of this book. The opinions are my own.
poodlelover More than 1 year ago
Kappy King and her ex-Amish friend Edie Peachey are involved in another mystery involving the tragic death of Sally June Esh. The importance of white church pickles versus green regular pickles will keep you guessing. Kappy’s vocabulary which she picks up from her word-a-day calendar surprises Edie at times, and Kappy is somewhat unfamiliar with some of Englischer Edie’s ways, but despite their differences they do make a great team. Their antics will sometimes make you giggle! Even though Edie is being shunned, the care of her special needs brother, Jimmy, is keeping her in Blue Sky but is that enough to help her decide to stay? Just maybe with Kappy’s encouragement and friendship Edie will choose to do the right thing. As with the first Kappy King book you’ll find an entertaining story with a twist of suspense! Enjoy! I received a complimentary copy of this book. The opinions are my own.
Mar-J More than 1 year ago
The Amish community of Blue Sky, PA is grieving once again with the loss of young Sally June Esh from a buggy accident. Jimmy and Edie Beachy were still recovering from the untimely death of their mother, the mystery of Kappy King and the Puppy Kaper, book one in Amy Lillard’s Amish Mystery series. Kappy King noticed something in a newspaper picture and determined it was not just an accident with an Englisher’s car but murder as there were no skid marks and with blue paint on the buggy. The antics of Kappy and her shunned neighbor, Edie Beachy, had me in stitches of laughter reading this humorous mystery as they went around in Edie’s car and then Kappy’s buggy trying to solve the mystery. Lovable Jimmy Beachy and his animals added to the story with Kappy advising Edie not to be overprotective of Jimmy or take him into her English world. A new resident wanting her green pickles to be eaten instead of the usual white church pickles, the blue paint in the picture from the vehicle, text messages from an anonymous individual to Edie, overheard talk of Jonah Esh dating an Englisher girl and another young Amish man leaving the area gave them a list of suspects. Lillard creative adventures, dialogue and picturesque scenes that placed me right in the midst of Kappy and Edie’s detective work despite warnings from the local Detective Jack Jones—who Edie just may be flirting with. This cozy mystery was an amusing story that was a pure joy to read in trying to figure out the guilty suspect and the underlying romance of various characters. I look forward to another great mystery by Amy Lillard with her charming characters that brought moments of side-splitting laughter and tears at times. I received an ARC copy of this book from the author. I was not required to write a positive review but have expressed my sincere thoughts.
Calliegh0 More than 1 year ago
On our second adventure in Blue Sky finds Kappy, Edie and Jimmie still recovering from finding who killed Edie and Jimmy's mother. While on their way to pick up Jimmie, Edie and Kappy find themselves driving by the devastating crash between a buggy and a car. Too many this appears to be a tragic accident. But when Edie begins to receive texts from an unknown source about a possible murder, she and Kappy feel led to find answers. Who would have murdered Sally Jane? Was it really about Pickles? I find these books to be fun reading. While they keep you guessing until the end as to who done it, I enjoy the antics of Kappy, Edie, Jimmie and the dogs. I love how one can relate to Amy Lillard's characters. While this is a mystery, I found myself laughing out loud at the situations that Edie and Kappy find themselves in. If you are looking for an enjoyable read that will keep you company on a quiet night, welcome Kappy and her adventures into your to be read pile. I received an ARC from Netgalley. The review and opinions were not required.
faithsnana More than 1 year ago
This is the second Kappy (Katherine)King mystery book and I thoroughly enjoyed reading it. While it is a mystery, the antics of Kappy and her best friend Edie will have you literally laughing out loud! Young Sally June Esh was killed when someone hit her buggy with their car and drove away. Ex-Amish Edie and Kappy, of course, just have to solve this murder. Was it murder? Was it just a horrible accident? The Esh family was known for their “church pickles”. Surely someone didn’t get killed over pickles?! Thank you, Amy Lillard, for this delightful read! I highly recommend it!
Marshathereader More than 1 year ago
Set in Blue Sky, Pa., Kappy King and the Pickle Kaper is book 2 of An Amish Mystery by Amy Lillard. When an Amish girl is killed in a buggy accident it appears to be an accident. But things aren't always as they appear. When her shunned friend, Edie, starts recieving strange texts regarding the accident, they know it was not an accident. Who better to get to the truth but them. Throw in an young Amish man who disappeared the day of the accident and numerous other suspects and they have thier hands full. This is a fun and easy read with plenty of twists and turns and a touch of romance and who knew there are white pickles! I was given an ARC from Netgalley and Kensington Books for an honest review.
CollieRescueMom More than 1 year ago
Kappy King and the Pickle Kaper by Amy Lillard If there is anything I love more than Amish fiction, it’s an Amish mystery! In Kappy King and the Pickle Kaper we are again delighted with the characters of Kappy, her unlikely BFF Edie, and Edie’s younger, special needs brother, Jimmy who were all featured in Kappy King and the Puppy Kaper. Kappy and Edie are again thrown into the middle of what first looks like an accident. It doesn’t take long for these two friends to see it for what it really is…..murder! And so begins another sleuthing adventure. This book has it all!
Virginiaw More than 1 year ago
This series is a lot of fun. I love Kappy, Edie and Jimmy. These characters are great fun. I love how Kappy solves these murders. This one is based around pickles. There is a lot of laughter in these books even though there are murders. I can’t wait for the next book in the series. I received a copy of this book from the author fir a fair and honest review that I gave of my own free will.
CozyOnUp More than 1 year ago
Happy King and her BFF Edie Peachey investigage the murder of a young Amish girl from their community of Blue Sky, Pennsylvania. While things first appear to be an accident things aren’t as simple as life in the Amish community. With a cast of Amish and Englisch characters, the book is a light and fun read. While I did not read the first book, there are some things that are disconnected without having read it, but nothing that leaves you totally clueless. You can easily make an assumption and move on.
Baranski1987 More than 1 year ago
Kappy King and the Pickle Kaper is book two in an Amish Mystery series by Amy Lillard. I got a kick out of reading this book. You gotta love Kappy, Edie and Jimmy. What a great combination of characters. Every time you turned around something else was happening. Loved this story. Looking forward to the next story in this series.
ganderson523 More than 1 year ago
The Kappy King series is so much fun to read. In this book, second of the series, the unlikely friendship of Kappy King and her neighbor, Edie Peachey, former Amish and now Englischer, grows as they put their sleuthing skills to investigate the accident of a young Amish girl. Sally June Esch was killed while traveling in her family buggy to deliver a load of pickles. She was hit by a car that left the scene. At first it appears that maybe it was a hit and run but then someone sent Edie a text giving clues that maybe it was an intentional murder. The camaraderie between Kappy and Edie, and even Edie's special needs brother, Jimmy, is funny as Kappy tries to understand Edie and her Englisch vocabulary and thoughts. Kappy is getting used to having Edie around and wants her to stay on her mothers's farm but Edie never planned to stay after attending her mother's funeral and settling her affairs. What would happen to Jimmy if she left? Kappy has put the relationship on hold with her former beau even though he wants to marry her but someone else might be interested in Kappy. Edie and Detective Jack Jones still seem interested in each other. This is a fun series to read and interesting characters to get to know and always a mystery to solve. I received a complimentary ARC from Kensington Publishing through NetGalley. All the thoughts and opinions stated are mine only. Thanks to the publisher for the opportunity.
Deana0326 More than 1 year ago
I am so excited to read the next book in this series. Kappy is a hoot and I love her devotion to making kapps for the women in the community. I never really thought much about where the kapps came from. Kappy has a special gift for making them and is kept very busy with orders. Kappy's neighbor Edie is back as well and still just as spunky and curious as ever. When they happen upon an accident , they are saddened to see that a buggy is involved. The smell of vinegar is everywhere and pickles are spread all over the street. It is a real tragedy when it is discovered that Sally June Esh has passed away from the accident. She was young at only nineteen years old and the community is saddened by the loss. Kappy and Edie crash the funeral looking to find any information about the accident. I had to laugh at these two sneaking around like two detectives looking for clues. They are too funny at times and it makes the story so enjoyable to read. I wonder if the author had two people she knew in mind when she wrote these two characters? When Edie starts getting strange texts on her phone about the buggy accident, questions start popping in Kappy and Edie's head? Was it an accident or did someone deliberately cause the accident ? I love how the two women work together and are not afraid to investigate on their own. The banter between Kappy and Edie is hilarious. It is a miracle they agree on anything. One thing is for sure though, Sally June was murdered and they are convinced they will find out who did it. As I continued to read the story I couldn't wait to see what shenanigans our two female "detectives" would get into next. They aren't real detectives, but they sure are better about finding clues than the police are. They know just the right questions to ask and have a knack for getting people's trust. I loved how the women didn't stop snooping and sure found themselves in trouble at times. It is a great story with an ending that I really enjoyed. I can't wait for the next book in the series to find out what kind of trouble Kappy and Edie get into next. Just a thought; this series would make a great TV show. I wonder who would play the lead female characters? I received a copy of this book from the author. The review is my own opinion.
Deana0326 More than 1 year ago
I am so excited to read the next book in this series. Kappy is a hoot and I love her devotion to making kapps for the women in the community. I never really thought much about where the kapps came from. Kappy has a special gift for making them and is kept very busy with orders. Kappy's neighbor Edie is back as well and still just as spunky and curious as ever. When they happen upon an accident , they are saddened to see that a buggy is involved. The smell of vinegar is everywhere and pickles are spread all over the street. It is a real tragedy when it is discovered that Sally June Esh has passed away from the accident. She was young at only nineteen years old and the community is saddened by the loss. Kappy and Edie crash the funeral looking to find any information about the accident. I had to laugh at these two sneaking around like two detectives looking for clues. They are too funny at times and it makes the story so enjoyable to read. I wonder if the author had two people she knew in mind when she wrote these two characters? When Edie starts getting strange texts on her phone about the buggy accident, questions start popping in Kappy and Edie's head? Was it an accident or did someone deliberately cause the accident ? I love how the two women work together and are not afraid to investigate on their own. The banter between Kappy and Edie is hilarious. It is a miracle they agree on anything. One thing is for sure though, Sally June was murdered and they are convinced they will find out who did it. As I continued to read the story I couldn't wait to see what shenanigans our two female "detectives" would get into next. They aren't real detectives, but they sure are better about finding clues than the police are. They know just the right questions to ask and have a knack for getting people's trust. I loved how the women didn't stop snooping and sure found themselves in trouble at times. It is a great story with an ending that I really enjoyed. I can't wait for the next book in the series to find out what kind of trouble Kappy and Edie get into next. Just a thought; this series would make a great TV show. I wonder who would play the lead female characters? I received a copy of this book from the author. The review is my own opinion.
SunnieReviews More than 1 year ago
This was a really fun and entertaining Amish mystery. Amy Lillard knows the Amish people and always has a good story to tell. Loved the interaction between Amish Kappy and former Amish Edie, who have remained friends despite the bann on Edie. What appears to be a tragic accident may not have been as Kappy and Edie put their heads together to resolve what really happened to poor Sally June Esch. This is a great cozy mystery and keeps you reading to see "who dun it". I hope Kappy and Edie have some more mysteries to solve! I was given a copy of this book from the author. All thoughts are my own.