Today I am blessed to have received an advance copy of Murder Tightly Knit, the second novel in the Amish Village Mystery Series by Vanetta Chapman.
This wonderful mystery is expected to be released on December 16, 2014 in paperback and ebook – just in time to make terrific Christmas gifts, so be sure to pre-order extras for family and friends.
Here is a brief synopsis from Amazon:
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.
One word… AWESOME!
I don’t know how Vannetta writes such a terrific mystery, with Amish and Englisch individuals all running around, getting in each other’s way. She creates so many interesting characters, somehow making each one look suspect at one time or another!
By the second chapter, I began guessing who the murderer might be…
But this is no simple who-dun-it… oh no! The synopsis might state that Amber and Hannah believe that no one from the Amish Village could have killed Owen Esch; but the fact remains that he was murdered and as new characters are introduced, each one seems to have an agenda, perhaps even a reason to kill poor Owen.
Chapter after chapter, I studied the individuals, watching them (well, technically I was reading the story, but I tend to get caught up in the story and it’s easy to find myself smack dab in the heart of Amish territory, which in this case means Middlebury, Indiana.
Obviously, I’m not going to spill any more beans than the synopsis already has… and I’m sure you don’t want me give anything away… but believe me, this story is amazing!
If you read and enjoyed Murder Simply Brewed, you’re really gonna love Murder Tightly Knit!
And that’s not the end… Murder Freshly Baked is expected to be released sometime in June 2015!
WOO HOO – another Amish Village Mystery! I can’t wait!
Just don’t forget to click below to find out how you can enter the BIG contest!
You can read more reviews and more about the book on Goodreads HERE
You can find more about Vanetta Chapman on her website… HERE
God bless you!
©Donna J. Mynatt 2014