Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Murder Freshly Baked

Author: Vannetta Chapman
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
June 2015
ISBN:  978-0310322177
Genre: Amish Cozy Mystery
Series: An Amish Village Mystery #3

When delicious baked goods become lethal, a trail of poetry leads to a 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 Hannah Troyer for another round of Amish-style detective work.

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

Discussion Questions Included

MURDER FRESHLY BAKED is the third book in this series. It stands alone, but fans will want to read Murder Simply Brewed and Murder Tightly Knit to get the rest of the story about Amber, Hannah, and The Amish Village murders.

Vannatta Chapman is one of my favorite Amish cozy mystery writers and I am sad to see this series end. I enjoyed my time spent at this Amish Village, getting to know the employees and those who live near there.

I figured out who the poison poet was almost immediately. As soon as the poet through words that Amber had spoken I knew who-dun-it. It was a struggle to keep reading after that. The mystery was gone. I did keep going, a chapter here and a chapter there, just because I enjoy Ms. Chapman’s cozy mysteries and because I promised to read the book in its entirety.  I was glad the murdered person got right with certain people before. . .

4 stars. Available in ebook, print, and MP3 cd. 352 pages.

I obtained this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest review. 

1 comment:

Vannetta Chapman said...

Thank you for your review, Laura!

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