Monday, December 18, 2017

When the Bishop Needs an Alibi

When the Bishop Needs an Alibi

The Amish Bishop Mysteries #2

Paperback, ebook, 

September 1, 2017

by Vannetta Chapman

  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
  • ISBN-13: 978-0736966498

A Terrible Secret Hides in the Bulrushes
Amish bishop Henry Lapp eagerly awaits the annual arrival of 20,000 sandhill cranes to the San Luis Valley of Colorado. But his visit to the Monte Vista National Wildlife Refuge reveals more than just a miracle of God's creation. Hidden among the bulrushes and cattails is the deceased body of a young woman.

As the local authorities attempt to unravel the mystery, Henry feels God's calling to use his extraordinary talent to aid in the investigation. His ability to draw from memory in photographic detail could help solve this puzzling case.

Henry's closest friend, Emma Fisher, has always urged him to embrace his gift. As their relationship deepens, Henry realizes his involvement could put him and those he loves in the direct path of a killer, one who is willing to do anything to cover up a brutal crime, including framing the bishop.

When the Bishop Needs an Alibi is a compelling story of faith, friendship, and finding courage only God can provide.

 My thoughts: WHEN THE BISHOP NEEDS AN ALIBI is the second book in Ms. Chapman's The Amish Bishop Series. The first book is What the Bishop Saw, but the mysteries are not intertwined and it is not necessary to read the first book to understand this one.

Henry Lapp is a dear sweet man and obviously caring about Amish and English alike. He willingly reaches out to others who are hurting and listens to them. Emma loves Henry and tries to help him reach out to others, but as a result is drawn into his mysteries and in this book at least, ended up with her life in danger. 

A cozy mystery and one I didn't have figured out until it was revealed. Rare for me. 

If you like cozy mysteries or Amish stories, you'll want to read WHEN THE BISHOP NEEDS AN ALIBI.  

I bought my copy used but not from Amazon so I am not a verified buyer to them. I was not required to write a review and all opinions are my own. 


Marilyn R. said...

Nice review. I enjoyed reading this book, also.

Marie Bast said...

I love cozy mysteries and this one sounds great. Thanks for sharing, can't wait to read it.

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