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.
|About the Contributor(s)||Vannetta Chapman
Vannetta Chapman is author of the best-selling novel A Simple Amish Christmas. She has published over one hundred articles in Christian family magazines, receiving over two dozen awards from Romance Writers of America chapter groups. In 2012 she was awarded a Carol Award for Falling to Pieces. She discovered her love for the Amish while researching her grandfather’s birthplace of Albion, Pennsylvania. Visit Vannetta's website: www.vannettachapman.com Twitter: @VannettaChapman Facebook: VannettaChapmanBooks
|Publish Date||Jun 9, 2015|
|Series||An Amish Village Mystery|
- Review by Patricia T
There are two mysteries, to solve, this time. First, someone is leaving pies around the village, along with poetic notes suggesting poison, donned the Poison Poet. Second, Ryan Duvall is shot dead as he crosses the finish line in a Race for the Cure.
Whoever is leaving the pies seems especially intent on hurting Amber. Plus, does the Poison Poet have anything to do with Ryan's death? He has been dating three women, from the village, and the confrontation exposing him turns ugly.
I especially enjoyed Preston receiving a service dog, Mocha, (for his PTSD) as he works his way through the trauma he experienced in Afghanistan.
Since this is the last book, in the series, you will want to read how the story ends for these characters who have become like family. I will miss them. (Posted on 6/14/2015)