Monday, May 25, 2015

Murder Freshly Baked (An Amish Village Mystery) Paperback by Vannetta Chapman

Book Description:  When delicious baked goods become lethal, a trail of poetry leads to a sweet-toothed killer.  
Don’t taste it / Don’t share it /Just throw it away / If you try my bakery pie / You won’t live to see another day.
The Amish Artisan Village of Middlebury, Indiana, might be the last place you would ever expect to find a murderer. But Amber has been managing the Village for decades and there’s nothing she hasn’t seen. Or so she thought.
When poetic notes begin appearing around the bakery, warning that some of the pies have been poisoned, Amber is as confused as she is concerned. Who poisons pies? And more to the point, who leaves poems of warning after they’ve done it? When Amber decides to help the police track down the sweet-toothed saboteur, she enlists Hannah Troyer for another round of Amish-style detective work.
Can Amber and Hannah help the police before the Poison Poet strikes? Both women will need to draw on their faith to preserve the peaceful community they’ve built in Middlebury . . . and to protect the girls who work in the Amish Artisan Village.

My Thoughts:  I love Vanetta Chapman's books and I've been reading them ever since she began writing about the Amish.  This is one of the Amish Village Mysteries.  The first two were, Murder Simply Brewed and Murder Tightly Knit.
Even if you haven't read these two books you won't be lost in this book, Murder freshly Baked, because each book is a stand a lone read even though it's about the same village.  So, you might see names that are familiar, but each mystery is different and about a particular someone  in the community.
This was a fun read for me.  Then Amber begins to get poetic notes that inform her not to sell her bakery goods...that pies have been poisoned.  Amber is confused about who would poison pies and why leave poems to inform her that they are poisoned?  
But this is a serious crime. And Amber doesn't want innocent people hurt of killed so she enlists Hannah Troyer's help so that they can try and find out what is happening and why the bakery is involved.
This was a great mystery!  Probably my most favorite of them all.  Maybe, because I could smell the baked goods and imagine the wonderful pies.  

*This book was provided for review by BookLook*

Look for these two books:

  • Series: An Amish Village Mystery
  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Zondervan (June 9, 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0310322170
  • ISBN-13: 978-0310322177

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