Tuesday, October 2, 2012

A Plain Death {An Appleseed Creek Mystery} by Amanda Fowler

Book Description:  While her Cleveland friends have relocated to Southern California and Italy, twenty-four-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 bishop. 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, will come in handy along the way. And with God’s help, they’ll solve the mystery that’s rocking this small community.

My Review:  Amanda Flower is a new author for me and one I hope will have more great books to come.  
A Plain Death is a fast paced read about an Englisher, computer geek and an Amish family.
Chloe is the computer geek who happens to come upon Becky, a beautiful, young Amish woman who is being harassed by two very ungodly men on a deserted part of the highway.  Chloe comes to Becky's rescue and this begins a mystery...
This suspense/mystery was quite unusual.  Not only is it not just about the Amish but it's about two very unlikely parts of the world meeting and agreeing.
Becky's grandfather is a hoot!  He makes the story so real!  I could just imagine this older gentlemen trying to take on the world and winning.
This is a fantastic read and I hope that Amanda will continue this series!
About the Author: 
Amanda Flower, an Agatha-nominated mystery author, started her writing career in elementary school when she read a story she wrote to her sixth grade class and had the class in stitches with her description of being stuck on the top of a Ferris wheel. She knew at that moment she'd found her calling of making people laugh with her words. Her debut mystery, Maid of Murder, was a 2010 Agatha Award Nominee for Best First Novel and the first in a series featuring amateur sleuth India Hayes. In July 2012, Amanda will debuting her second mystery series, the Appleseed Creek Mystery Series, which is set in Ohio's Amish country. In addition to being a mystery author, Amanda is an academic librarian for a small college near Cleveland. Visit her online at www.amandaflower.com. Her 2010 debut, Maid of Murder, received an Agatha Award nomination for Best First Novel.
Check out the first chapter to A Plain Death.

  • Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: B&H Books (July 1, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1433676974
  • ISBN-13: 978-1433676970

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