Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Murder Tightly Knit (Amish Village Mystery #2) by Vannetta Chapman

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.

About The Author 

Vannetta Chapman writes inspirational fiction full of grace. She has published over one hundred articles in Christian family magazines, receiving more than two dozen awards from Romance Writers of America chapter groups. She discovered her love for the Amish while researching her grandfather’s birthplace of Albion, Pennsylvania.

Her novel, Falling to Pieces, was a 2012 ACFW Carol Award winner for best mystery. All of her books have been Christian Book Distributor bestsellers. She currently writes Amish fiction for Abingdon Press, Zondervan, and Harvest House. Chapman lives in the Texas hill country with her husband.

For more information, visit her at or blog with her at She can also be found at

My Review:
The title of this story brings us immediately to the opening of the book…yes it begins with a murder. The quiet peaceful setting of the Village is upset again by another grisly murder, a quiet Amish man is found dead on the Pumpkinvine Trail.
Where is all of this going to lead, boy are you in for a surprise, and I didn’t see it coming. We get an indebt look at Amish life, and spend time at a lot of functions, and actives, always looking for why and who.
Ms. Chapman has done it again, with a new and absorbing mystery and mix in the Amish culture, we are on a heart in your throat ride, and hoping for the best out come. Throw in the beautiful setting of this story and I was hooked, and kept me page turning. I had to get to the end, and when I did, I wanted more, wishing I had taken more time to savor what I was reading.
So come along and take a buggy ride, or a walk on the Pumpkinvine Trail, but be careful, you never know what is around the next turn.

I received this book through the Publisher Zondervan, and was not required to give a positive review.

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