Murder Freshly Baked (Amish Village Mystery #3)Vannetta Chapman
When delicious baked goods become lethal, a trail of poetry leads to 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... Read More
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 the young Hannah Troyer for another round of Amish-style detective work.
Meanwhile, an attractive, older Englischer is preying on the single women of the Village, dating several of them at a time and generally alarming everyone who cares about the Amish girls’ hearts. It’s going to be a long summer in Middlebury.
Can Amber and Hannah help the police before the Poison Poet strikes a target? Both women will need to draw on their faith to preserve the peaceful community they’ve built in Middlebury . . . and protect the hearts and health of the girls who work in the Amish Artisan Village.
- Product type: Book
- Format: Softcover
- Release Date: Jun 9, 2015
- UPC: 9780310322177
- Volumes/Discs: 1
- Pages: 352
- Publish Date: Jun 9, 2015
- Language: English
- Audience Age Maximum: 0
- Audience Age Minimum: 0
- BISAC: "FIC022000"
- ISBN: 0310322170
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- Murder Freshly Baked was Lethal by Robin on 8/3/2016
Murder Freshly Baked
Book Summary: When delicious baked goods become lethal, it's time to find a killer.
Kindness is a virtue
Meanness is a sin
Better watch your bakery pies
For poison I've slipped in
The Amish Artisan Village in Middlebury, Indiana, has been decorated with every color of balloon and flower for the Race for a Cure. As manager of the Village, Amber Bowman is thrilled to see the turnout—and relieved to have something to distract her from the “Poison Poet”—an individual who has been sending notes containing bad poetry to warn of poisoned baked goods. Then Ryan Duvall crosses the finish line of the race—and falls down dead, murdered in broad daylight. But who did it? And why? The police suspect Preston Johnston, but Amber refuses to believe her employee could do such a thing. Amber once again looks to her young Amish friend Hannah Troyer to help her find the killer—and to determine if it's the same person leaving the cryptic poems and pies. Can they help the police before the Poison Poet strikes again? Both Amber and Hannah will need to draw on their faith as they fight to preserve the peaceful community they've built at the Amish Artisan Village.
Review: Fantastic end to a great series!!! I will miss Amber & Hannah! What a fun combo along with Pam, Preston, Tate and all the other characters that makes this a fantastic series!!!! The suspense of from the start made me rush to get to the grand finale! It was not surprise that Ryan was the victim since the book starts with that event. The rewind made for a puzzling that was fun to put together. I Loved how the series ended with all strings tied up. The transformation from the first to last book was great. I especially like that despite it being part of a series it was a stand alone book. Yes, much had changed, but it does not ruin the mysteries that take place in the previous books. It is almost sad to say goodbye to these characters.
I would like to thank Net Galley and Zondervan for allowing me to read and review this book in return for a free copy and I was never asked to write a favorable review by anyone. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.
- Back In The Amish Village by Maureen on 7/6/2015
We are back at the Artisan Village in Middlebury, Indiana, and the unthinkable happens as you turn the first few pages, yes another murder. This is the third one that I have experienced along with Amber, and no one would expect all of these in this picturesque Amish setting.
We are back with old and new friends, and become reacquainted with those we have come to know in the past books. Loved one of the new characters, Mocha, yes sounds like a drink? Nope!
While we witness the murder right up front, we back up and come forward as to why and run the gamut as to who is the culprit. There are a bakers dozen on the list as it gets whittled down. There is the murder and then there are the threats of poisoning, why? Answers are going to really surprise you and I didn’t guess whom the culprit was. Good luck!
I received this book through Net Galley and the Publisher Zondervan, and was not required to give a positive review.
- Always enjoy a Vannetta Chapman book by Vera on 7/2/2015
In this third book in the Amish Artisan Village series, Vannetta Chapman brings us back into the presence of the employees of the Village and their interactions as another unthinkable event occurs in this peaceful setting - murder.
The Amish are a peace loving and peaceful group who set themselves apart from the modern world by shunning many modern conveniences. They live by a strict code based on Biblical principles. In the Village, there is close mingling of regular folks and Amish as they work, visit, and shop the various stores and restaurants in the Village.
Two Amish couples are looking forward to their soon to occur wedding. A returned veteran struggles with PTSD. The Village manager becomes embroiled in threats seemingly directed at her. A complicated mixture of situations that need resolution.
To me the highlight of this book is how Preston, the veteran, deals with his traumatic experiences of flashbacks that are violent. The entrance of Mocha, a service dog that is provided to Preston is interesting and lovable.
This is a stand alone story, but it would be more interesting for the reader to have previously read books one and two since references to those stories occur. I always enjoy a Vannetta Chapman book and can heartily recommend it.
DISCLOSURE: I was provided a complimentary copy by the author to facilitate this review. Opinions are just mine. I was not compensated for this review.
- Murder Freshly Baked by Vannetta Chapman by Tina on 6/11/2015
Murder Freshly Baked, book 3 An Amish Village Mystery***** by Vannetta Chapman
Murder Freshly Baked is the third book in the Amish Village Mystery series. We see some of the same loveable characters in this book as in the first two books. Amber Bowman loves managing the Amish Artisan Village located in a small community in Middlebury, Indiana. She enjoys the way both Amish and English (as the Amish call all non-Amish) work side by side. As she hopes for a quiet, uneventful spring in the village something yet unforeseen is lurking, waiting to pounce which will destroy her peace. She receives an unexpected e-mail that has a strange poem attached. Hoping it is a spam e-mail, she tries to blow it off. However, she continues to receive more e-mails, which are becoming more disturbing, even threatening. Then she gets an urgent summons to come to the Village Bakery. At the bakery, she sees a delicious looking peace pie with a disturbing design on the crust sitting on the counter. Along side of the pie is a folded poetic-note that suggests danger to the one eating the pie. This is only the beginning.....
Amber and Amish Hannah Troyer pair-up again to unravel this newest village mystery. Both women draw on their faith to preserve the peaceful community and protect all who work in the village. Who would want to poison pies and then tell about it before the pies harms anyone and why? Will they find the “poison poet”, as they call him/her, before someone is hurt or worse—murdered? I love the way Vannetta Chapman weaves a mystery in unexpected ways. The characters are real-to-life and capture the readers heart. She weaves humor, mystery, unexpected surprises, romance, faith and forgiveness, restoration and healing in such a way that will keep the reader up late into the night—at least it did me. There is so much more to the story, but I don't want to spoil it for anyone. Another great book!
~~I received a copy of this book from the author for my honest review~~
- Don't eat the pie! by firstname.lastname@example.org on 5/26/2015
In "Murder Freshly Baked," Vannetta Chapman takes us back to the Amish Artisan Village in Middlebury, Indiana, a small community where Amish and English work hand in hand to serve numerous tourists throughout the year. The characters we've come to know and love have been targeted by someone who is placing poetic notes throughout the village, threatening that pies are laced with poison. Village manager, Amber Bowman confides in Hannah Troyer, the young Amish woman who runs the coffee shop, and the two seek to do a bit of detective work.
Comparable to the previous books in this series, the author creates a series of bone-chilling mysterious events as the poison poems continue to appear. Who threatens to poison people with pie for no explainable reason, and warns them in advance? Numerous questions arise as the poems continue, and strange and serious events prove quite possible deadly intent.
Though poison pies are a menace to peruse, it is the season to blossom, and love is in the air. Not all is serious with Ms. Chapman's third book in this series. Wit and humor weave their way throughout this tale of poetic promises of poisoned pies and courting couples. Accuracy and detail regarding the geographical locale and customs of the community make this a very interesting and relatable story.
Faith and forgiveness are strong themes that run throughout "Murder Freshly Baked." The blending of Amish and English is smooth and realistic as can be witnessed in the northern Indiana Amish community. The author's time spent in this part of the country is obvious through her authentic portrayal of the area and its people.
I felt as if I'd only been gone from the Amish Artisan Village for a brief amount of time, and picked up right where I had left off. I wasn't prepared for a "poison poet" and the threat of poisoned pie, however! I'll be visiting this well-known community again next month, and I may hesitate just a tad before relishing my next slice of Amish pie! Five thumbs up! Get yourself a copy and enjoy this fast-paced Amish mystery!
Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own, and no monetary compensation was received for this review.