Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Murder Tightly Knit (An Amish Village Mystery, book 2) by Vannetta Chapman

Book Description:  In a town where Amish and Englisch mingle every day, a grisly murder leads to mutual suspicion. Can Amber and Hannah find the killer before fear unravels the community . . . or he strikes again?
Even before she heard of Owen Esch’s death, Hannah Troyer knew something was amiss at The Cat’s Meow yarn shop. The store has been closing at odd times, the ever-dependable Mary isn’t always at her post . . . and an Englisch man has been seen loitering around back.
Now, as leaves of brown, gold, and orange blanket Middlebury, Indiana, Owen lies dead on the Pumpkinvine Trail. The only clues to the murderer’s identity point in two very different directions—one of them leading right to The Cat’s Meow.
The police call in a federal investigator, but Hannah and Village manager Amber Bowman are in no mood to wait for them to figure out what they already know—that no one from the Amish Village could have killed Owen Esch.
Amber and Hannah will need to work quickly to solve the murder mystery and bring harmony back to the Amish community.

My Thoughts: I've been reading Vannetta Chapman's books ever since she began writing.  I like the clean, crisp way she pens a story.
This is the second book in the Amish Village Mystery series.  I loved Murder Simply Brewed.  And, even though, one doesn't need to read the first book to understand this second book, the first book introduces the village and its people.  
Hannah Troyer is the young Amish woman who was hired to work in the coffee shop in Murder Simply Brewed so Hannah knows the village manager, Amber, quite well.  So, when Owen Esch is murdered on Pumpkinvine Trail, well, Hannah and Amber are on the case.  
The whole community comes together to solve this devastating case...Amish and Englicsh alike, running around getting in each other's way.  Love this!
And (one, kind.of) spoiler  . . . Amber and Tate are happily married (from book one).  So glad that Amber and Tate are together!
Why was Owen calling on Mary at the village yarn shop right before he died?  This is the mystery.
Oh!My!This is a wonderful gut mystery!
This is, probably, the best mystery by Vannetta Chapman!  
Looking forward to book 3, Murder Freshly Baked, in June 2015!
This is a must read for all Amish fans!

*This book was provided for review by BookLook*

  • Series: An Amish Village Mystery
  • Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Zondervan (December 16, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0310325692
  • ISBN-13: 978-0310325697
  • Product Dimensions: 5.4 x 1 x 8.4 inches

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