Sunday, May 24, 2015

Murder Freshly Baked

I received a copy of Murder Freshly Baked by Vannetta Chapman from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

When delicious baked goods become lethal, a trail of poetry leads to sweet-toothed killer.

Don’t taste it
Don’t share it
Just throw it away
If you try my bakery pie
You won’t live to see another day

The Amish Artisan Village of Middlebury, Indiana, might be the last place you would ever expect to find a murderer, but Amber has been managing the Village for decades, and there’s nothing she hasn’t seen. Or so she thought.

When poetic notes begin appearing around the bakery, warning that some of the pies have been poisoned, Amber is as confused as she is concerned. Who poisons pies? And more to the point, who leaves poems of warning after they’ve done it? When Amber decides to help the police track down the sweet-toothed saboteur, she enlists the young Hannah Troyer for another round of Amish-style detective work.

Meanwhile, an attractive, older Englischer is preying on the single women of the Village, dating several of them at a time and generally alarming everyone who cares about the Amish girls’ hearts. It’s going to be a long summer in Middlebury.

Can Amber and Hannah help the police before the Poison Poet strikes a target? Both women will need to draw on their faith to preserve the peaceful community they’ve built in Middlebury . . . and protect the hearts and health of the girls who work in the Amish Artisan Village.

This is the 3rd book in An Amish Village Mystery series.  Amber is once again pulled into a mystery at the Amish village that she manages.  This time a murder isn't what starts out the strange happenings.  Bad poetry and tainted pies are what are being found in the village shops.  Amber gets emails, from the 'pastry poet' as he/she becomes known, and is told to humble herself in front of the village.  Can Amber and her partners in solving crimes, Hannah, Pam and Tate help to find the guilty party before someone gets hurt?

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