MURDER PLAINLY READ
In the latest from the author of Murder, Served Simply, an Amish man checks out permanently, but quilt shop owner Angie Braddock’s got this mystery covered…
With so much to do between running her shop and spending time with her new boyfriend, it’s amazing Angie is able to help organize the Rolling Brook library's annual book sale. Luckily she’s working alongside brash librarian Austina Shaker, a lady who isn’t afraid to make waves to get books to her patrons—even the Amish. Unfortunately, this draws the ire of cranky Bartholomew Belier, an Old Order Amish bishop, who publicly vows to ruin Austina.
And she certainly might be ruined after Belier is found dead in her bookmobile. Now Angie must employ the help of her loyal quilting circle—as well as her beloved French bulldog, Oliver—if she hopes to prove Austina’s innocence before the real killer books it…
Best lines in the book:
"But surely Austina wouldn't kill anyone over books."
He frowned. "She's a librarian -- who knows what she is capable of?"
Bwahahaha! Gotta love the library humour. :-)
So, you can obviously tell that I love this series since I've reviewed the first three books in quick succession on retro Saturdays. Those who aren't Amish cozy mystery fans will be happy to know that Murder Plainly Read brings me up to date...until June when the fifth book comes out.
As I mentioned in my previous reviews, Isabella Alan is the pseudonym for Amanda Flower who writes Amish mysteries for the Christian market. So, while not technically Christian Fiction, Murder, Plainly Read is a clean read with some gentle faith messages courtesy of the Amish characters.
It's been nearly a year since the last murder in Rolling Brook and Angie has settled into a predictable routine. She's plenty busy with her quilt shop and her gig as a town trustee all while trying to carve out some quality time with her Sheriff boyfriend. Life is pretty close to perfect until she discovers another body. This time Angie swears she is going to let the police handle the investigation -- until friends, both English and Amish egg her on. And, true to form, Angie's hot on the trail with her quirky side kick Oliver, the French Bulldog not to mention the astute advice of her Amish sewing circle friends. Mystery and mayhem ensue to this armchair sleuth's unbridled delight.
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