Murder Plainly Read: An Amish Quilt Shop Mystery by Isabella Alan ( review by Cathy)

Murder Plainly Read

In the latest from the author of Murder, Served Simply, an Amish man checks out permanently, but quilt shop owner Angie Braddock’s got this mystery covered…

With so much to do between running her shop and spending time with her new boyfriend, it’s amazing Angie is able to help organize the Rolling Brook library’s annual book sale. Luckily she’s working alongside brash librarian Austina Shaker, a lady who isn’t afraid to make waves to get books to her patrons—even the Amish. Unfortunately, this draws the ire of cranky Bartholomew Belier, an Old Order Amish bishop, who publicly vows to ruin Austina.

And she certainly might be ruined after Belier is found dead in her bookmobile. Now Angie must employ the help of her loyal quilting circle—as well as her beloved French bulldog, Oliver—if she hopes to prove Austina’s innocence before the real killer books it…

My review:
When I started reading this book, I only meant to read a few chapters, however I was still reading it a few hours later. This is one of those books that you quickly immerse yourself in.

The characters are well defined and the dialogue is sharp. There are many humorous and sweet moments between Angie Braddock and her Sheriff boyfriend, her parents and her Amish friends. But, the ones between Angie, her French Bulldog Oliver, her cat Dodger and Petunia the goat are laugh out loud funny.

Ms. Allen certainly keeps the reader engaged and guessing throughout.

I loved revisiting the idyllic township of Rolling Brook where the friendships are strong and The Running Stitch Quilt Shop is always abuzz.

Definite 5 star

I received a copy through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.





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