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A Plain Death (Large Print) (#01 in Appleseed Creek Mystery Series)

Amanda Flower

A Plain Death (Large Print) (#01 in Appleseed Creek Mystery Series)

Amanda Flower

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Welcome to Appleseed Creek, the heart of Ohio&'s Amish Country, where life is not as serene as it seems.

While her Cleveland friends relocated to Southern California and Italy, 24-year-old computer whiz Chloe Humphrey moves with some uncertainty to Appleseed Creek to direct technology services at a nearby college. Her first acquaintance is Becky, an ex-Amish teenager looking for a new home.

While driving Chloe&'s car, Becky collides with a buggy, killing an Amish elder. But what looks like an accident is soon labeled murder when police discover the car&'s cut brake line.

Now, Chloe must take on the role of amateur sleuth to discover who the real intended victim was before the murderer makes a second attempt. Becky&'s handsome Amish-turned-Mennonite brother, Timothy, a local carpenter, comes in handy along the way. With God&'s help, they&'ll solve the mystery that&'s rocking this small community.


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About "A Plain Death (Large Print) (#01 in Appleseed Creek Mystery Series)"

Welcome to Appleseed Creek, the heart of Ohio&'s Amish Country, where life is not as serene as it seems.

While her Cleveland friends relocated to Southern California and Italy, 24-year-old computer whiz Chloe Humphrey moves with some uncertainty to Appleseed Creek to direct technology services at a nearby college. Her first acquaintance is Becky, an ex-Amish teenager looking for a new home.

While driving Chloe&'s car, Becky collides with a buggy, killing an Amish elder. But what looks like an accident is soon labeled murder when police discover the car&'s cut brake line.

Now, Chloe must take on the role of amateur sleuth to discover who the real intended victim was before the murderer makes a second attempt. Becky&'s handsome Amish-turned-Mennonite brother, Timothy, a local carpenter, comes in handy along the way. With God&'s help, they&'ll solve the mystery that&'s rocking this small community.

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Meet the Author

Amanda Flower

<DIV><FONT><B>Amanda Flower</B> is an academic librarian for a small college in Ohio and grew up visiting the state&rsquo;s Amish Country with her family. An avid traveler, she has taken recent trips to Slovakia, Ireland, Israel, and Great Britain. Her 2010 debut, <I>Maid of Murder</I>, received an Agatha Award nomination for Best First Novel.<BR></div>

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Amish Mystery with a twist
5 stars By Ausjenny, Apr 28 2013
Thanks Netgalley for my review copy.

I loved the look of this book and I wasn't disappointed. I am still recovering so reading has taken longer than I would like but this book had me wanting to read faster than I could. This is different from most Amish books. We have a heroine, Chloe who is not Amish and has moved to Appleseed  Creek to work. On her way to her new home she encounters Becky an Amish Teen who is looking for a new way of life. We also meet Becky's brother who has also left the Amish and is now going to a Mennonite Church. We see a death of a beloved Amish Biship and Becky is involved. This leads to Chloe and Timothy trying to find out the truth. I love how we learn more about the differences between different Amish districts and questions an outsider would have. Also seeing Chloe in her new job with the different work members. There was drama happening in many areas of her life which added to the story. I have to admit I was tiring of reading amish books but this one is different and gave a fresh perspective. Good read.
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An Excellent Cozy Mystery in Amish Ohio
5 stars By Iola, Jun 25 2012
Chloe Humphrey is moving to Appleseed Creek, Ohio, to take a two-year job as Director of Computer Services at the local college. As she is driving to her new home, she picks up an Amish woman who is being harassed by two men. Nineteen-year-old Becky has recently left home, following an argument over her artistic desires, and Chloe finds herself with an unexpected boarder who places her in the middle of a family argument.

I really enjoyed A Plain Death. It is a cozy mystery set in an area with significant Amish and Mennonite populations, and involves both Plain and Englisher characters, which I find more interesting than a story centred around the Amish. It also has an intelligent and likeable heroine working closely with a strong, good-looking hero to solve a mystery, with a good level of suspense and a little romance thrown in. All that was missing was... um, no. That would be a spoiler. I look forward to reading more about Chloe, Timothy and Appleseed Creek in future books.

Thanks to BH Books and NetGalley for providing a free ebook for review.
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  • Catalogue Code 366586
  • Product Code 9781433677946
  • ISBN 1433677946
  • EAN 9781433677946
  • Pages 496
  • Department General Books
  • Category Fiction
  • Sub-Category Suspense Mystery
  • Publisher Broadman & Holman Fiction
  • Publication Date Jul 2012
  • Dimensions 215 x 140 x 33 mm
  • Weight 0.754kg

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