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Monday, January 25, 2016

Plain Dead by Emma Miller

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Plain Dead
by Emma Miller

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Plain Dead
(An Amish Mystery)

3rd in Series
Cozy Mysteries
Publisher: Kensington (December 29, 2015)
Paperback: 272 pages
ISBN-13: 978-0758291769


When a newspaperman is murdered in the Amish community of Stone Mill, Pennsylvania, Rachel Mast digs up the dirt to find out who wanted to bury the lead…
Although she left her Old Order Amish ways in her youth, Rachel discovered corporate life in the English world to be complicated and unfulfilling. Having returned to Stone Mill, she’s happy to be running her own B&B. But she’s also learning—in more ways than one—that the past is not always so easily left behind.
After local newspaperman Bill Billingsly is found gagged and tied to his front porch, left to freeze overnight in a snowstorm, Detective Evan Parks—Rachel’s beau—uncovers a file of scandalous information Billingsly intended to publish, including a record of Rachel pleading no contest to charges of corporate misconduct. Though Evan is certain of her innocence, it’s up to Rachel to find the real killer. A closer examination of the victim’s unpublished report leads Rachel to believe the Amish community is far from sinless. But if she’s not careful her obituary might be the next to appear in print…

What I Thought:
This is a wonderful series and this was a great installment in that series.  I really like Rachel, she is truly stuck in two different worlds. She still has her Amish roots and values, but she wants to be in the English world, and knows how to survive in that world too.  She seems to always get herself stuck in a murder investigation, much to the chagrin on her boyfriend Evan.  This time, Rachel is a suspect herself!  So of course Rachel has to try to find out who the real killer is.  She is also busy running Stone Mill's first Winer Frolic, so Rachel is a very busy girl.  This book grabbed my attention and kept it through out.  I couldn't wait to find out who the killer was, and when each suspect was proven innocent, I was even more anxious to find out who the killer was, and it is a total surprise.  If you are looking for and interesting, well written book, that will keep you turning pages, then this is the book for you.

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

About The Author

Emma Miller is the author of Redeeming Grace and Anna's Gift. She lives with her family in Kent County, Delaware

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  1. I thoroughly enjoy books that have an Amish life in them. Thanks for reviewing this book.

  2. Congrats on the your new release in the series! Very nice review; I like to be surprised by who the bad guy/gal is so I am looking forward to this.

  3. Thank you for the review. This author is new to me & it sounds like a good read.

  4. Thank you for the review and for introducing me to a new author.