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Murder Freshly Baked

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

Contributor(s) Vannetta Chapman
About the Contributor(s) Vannetta Chapman

Vannetta Chapman writes inspirational fiction full of grace. She is the author of sixteen novels, including the Pebble Creek Amish series, The Shipshewana Amish Mystery series, and Anna’s Healing, a 2016 Christy Award finalist. Vannetta is a Carol award winner and has also received more than two dozen awards from Romance Writers of America chapter groups. She was a teacher for fifteen years and currently resides in the Texas hill country. Visit Vannetta online:, Twitter: @VannettaChapman, Facebook: VannettaChapmanBooks.

UPC 025986322175
ISBN-10 0310322170
ISBN-13 9780310322177
Publish Date Jun 9, 2015
Weight (lbs) 0.6500
Height 8.50
Width 5.50
Length 352
Length Unit Pages
Publisher Zondervan
Price $15.99
Series An Amish Village Mystery
Format Paperback
Language English

Customer Reviews

Review by Patricia T
Overall Rating
This Amish Village Mystery series has been a favorite of mine. Those in this community, both English and Amish, work together so well and I enjoy their bonds of friendship and faith.

There are two mysteries, to solve, this time. First, someone is leaving pies around the village, along with poetic notes suggesting poison, donned the Poison Poet. Second, Ryan Duvall is shot dead as he crosses the finish line in a Race for the Cure.

Whoever is leaving the pies seems especially intent on hurting Amber. Plus, does the Poison Poet have anything to do with Ryan's death? He has been dating three women, from the village, and the confrontation exposing him turns ugly.

I especially enjoyed Preston receiving a service dog, Mocha, (for his PTSD) as he works his way through the trauma he experienced in Afghanistan.

Since this is the last book, in the series, you will want to read how the story ends for these characters who have become like family. I will miss them. (Posted on 6/14/2015)
Review by Sally
Overall Rating
Once again we meet in Middlebury, Indiana in the Amish Artisan Village as they are getting ready to host a race for the cure. Village manager, Amber Bowman is only too happy to have something else to distract her thoughts from the “Poison Poet”---someone is leaving bad poetry in baked goods with a warning that it may be poisoned.

Amber and Hanna Troyer struggle to find the person responsible for the poetry and sinister warnings before someone else dies. Meanwhile play-boy type Ryan Duvall is dating three women from the village at the same time and has no regard for their feelings when they find out about his duplicity. He feels he has done nothing wrong, until someone comes after him. Could it be a case of women scorned or is there more to the story? Is there a link between the Poison Poet and Ryan’s death?

The book begins with Ryan Duvall being shot just has he crosses the finish line in the race for the cure. The story then backtracks to the beginning to fill in the events leading up to this culmination. The plot is filled with twists and turns that keeps the story interesting and keeps you turning the pages. Telling Ryan’s story would give away too much of the plot, but it is filled with love and forgiveness along with a good dose of God’s marvelous redeeming grace. If you have read the other two books in the series, you won’t want to miss this one and if you haven’t read them you do not need to do so to read this book, however you may want to go back and read the others. Once again MS Chapman brings us another book from Middlebury filled with mystery, intrigue, love and reminders of how fragile life can be along with God’s unconditional love for us.

Disclosure: I was given a copy of this eBook by the publisher, Zondervan, through NetGalley blogger program for review. I was not required to write a favorable review nor was I compensated for my review. The opinions in this review are my own.
(Posted on 4/2/2015)

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