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Amish Quilt Shop Mystery #1
By: Isabella Alan
(Also writes as Amanda Flowers)
Penguin Obsidian, August 6, 2013
Cozy Mystery, Mystery, Fiction, Amish, Quilt
Plainly Murder is the first book in the Amish Quilt Shop Mystery series. Angie Braddock briefly leaves her high powered fiancé and glamorous lifestyle in Dallas to help her ailing Aunt Eleanor run her Amish quilt shop (Running Stitch) in a predominately Amish community in Ohio.
While Angie is helping out at the quilt store, she learns that one Aunt Eleanor’s quilting circle friends (Evelyn) dies, and she has a seemingly bizarre final request for her friend Eleanor. Many community members think that Evelyn had lost her mind, because she believed someone had killed her son Eric at a barn raising gathering several years prior. Although Eric’s death had been ruled an accident, Evelyn was steadfast in her claims that he was murdered. Since Aunt Eleanor is ill, Angie is determined to fulfill Evelyn’s final request herself, and get to the bottom of Eric’s death.
Although this was the first in the Amish Quilt Mystery series, I only read it a few days ago because I did not have an electronic device to read it on when it came out. I had read the rest of series to date before reading Plainly Murder. This is a wonderful introduction to this quaint series! Alan uses a charming blend of humor, suspense, and some factual information on the Amish community to create this delightful cozy mystery series.
Awards/Recognition(s): Amish Quilt Mystery is a National Bestselling series, USA Today Bestselling series, Agatha Award® winning author writing as Amanda Flowers
Amish Quilt Shop Mysteries in order by: Isabella Alan
Murder, Plain and Simple
Murder, Simply Stitched
Murder, Served Simply
Murder, Plainly Read
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