Monday, July 6, 2015

Murder Freshly Baked by Vannetta Chapman

When delicious baked goods become lethal, it's time to find a killer. Kindness is a virtue Meanness is a sin Better watch your bakery pies For poison I've slipped in

The Amish Artisan Village in Middlebury, Indiana, has been decorated with every color of balloon and flower for the Race for a Cure. As manager of the Village, Amber Bowman is thrilled to see the turnout--and relieved to have something to distract her from the "Poison Poet"--an individual who has been sending notes containing bad poetry to warn of poisoned baked goods.

Then Ryan Duvall crosses the finish line of the race--and falls down dead, murdered in broad daylight. But who did it? And why? The police suspect Preston Johnston, but Amber refuses to believe her employee could do such a thing.

Amber once again looks to her young Amish friend Hannah Troyer to help her find the killer--and to determine if it's the same person leaving the cryptic poems and pies. Can they help the police before the Poison Poet strikes again? Both Amber and Hannah will need to draw on their faith as they fight to preserve the peaceful community they've built at the Amish Artisan Village.

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.

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My Review 

We are back at the Artisan Village in Middlebury, Indiana, and the unthinkable happens as you turn the first few pages, yes another murder. This is the third one that I have experienced along with Amber, and no one would expect all of these in this picturesque Amish setting.
We are back with old and new friends, and become reacquainted with those we have come to know in the past books. Loved one of the new characters, Mocha, yes sounds like a drink? Nope!
While we witness the murder right up front, we back up and come forward as to why and run the gamut as to who is the culprit. There are a bakers dozen on the list as it gets whittled down. There is the murder and then there are the threats of poisoning, why? Answers are going to really surprise you and I didn’t guess whom the culprit was. Good luck!

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


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