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Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Murder Plainly Read by Isabella Alan

Murder, Plainly Read: An Amish Quilt Shop Mystery    Picture and synopsis from Goodreads.

In the latest from the author of Murder, Served Simply, an Amish man checks out permanently, but quilt shop owner Angie Braddock’s got this mystery covered…

With so much to do between running her shop and spending time with her new boyfriend, it’s amazing Angie is able to help organize the Rolling Brook library's annual book sale. Luckily she’s working alongside brash librarian Austina Shaker, a lady who isn’t afraid to make waves to get books to her patrons—even the Amish. Unfortunately, this draws the ire of cranky Bartholomew Belier, an Old Order Amish bishop, who publicly vows to ruin Austina.

And she certainly might be ruined after Belier is found dead in her bookmobile. Now Angie must employ the help of her loyal quilting circle—as well as her beloved French bulldog, Oliver—if she hopes to prove Austina’s innocence before the real killer books it…


What I Thought:

This book grabbed my attention from the time I picked it up till I put it down.  It is a very easy and fast read as it is so action packed that it kept me on the edge of my seat and turning the pages.  This one kept me guessing. There were so many suspects with so many motives that I had no idea who the killer was till the very end. This book was well written with just enough about the Amish to be interesting but not overwhelming.  The antics of Angie's Frenchie, Oliver will had me laughing out loud, so did Petunia the goat. This was my second trip to Rolling Brook and it definitely won't be my last.  If you are looking for an engrossing, edge of your seat, well written book, then this is the book for you.  This is also the book for you if you are an animal lover, there are many great animals in this book who make the story interesting. 

I received a complimentary copy of this book for my honest review.


  1. Sounds like a great book. I have it on my TBR list. Thank you

  2. I really enjoy this series and am looking forward to this one!