5-Star Review of "Murder Freshly Baked"

Review of Murder Freshly Baked

by Vannetta Chapman


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.

MY REVIEW:  I love Amish pie.  Who doesn't love delicious Amish pie?  Not when there is poison in the pie or when there is a threat of poison in the pie.  This third book in the Amish Village Mystery series is serving up pies that no one is eager to eat!   Amber is once again thrown into the midst of a huge and dangerous mystery and she is determined to solve it!   

I love a good mystery.  I love a good Amish mystery.    Vannetta Chapman is a true expert at creating Amish mysteries.   This time she is serving up a mystery in an Amish pie....or two!   I get so caught up in the mystery and the lives of the main characters.  It has been great fun to get to return to the Amish village and to see the happenings in the lives of those who work there.   It also made me hungry for an Amish pie.  I might just have to head out to our local Amish store and find a strawberry-rhubarb pie!   

This is a delightful and dangerous novel.   I rated it 5 stars and am thrilled to recommend it to readers who enjoy a good mystery.

I received a free kindle version of this book from netgalley in exchange for my honest review.  All opinions expressed are my own.

About the Author:
Vannetta Chapman

Vannetta Chapman writes inspirational fiction full of grace. She has published over one hundred articles in Christian family magazines, receiving more than two dozen awards from Romance Writers of America chapter groups. She discovered her love for the Amish while researching her grandfather’s birthplace of Albion, Pennsylvania.

Her novel, Falling to Pieces, was a 2012 ACFW Carol Award winner for best mystery. All of her books have been Christian Book Distributor bestsellers. She currently writes Amish fiction for Abingdon Press, Zondervan, and Harvest House. Chapman lives in the Texas hill country with her husband.

For more information, visit her at www.VannettaChapman.com or blog with her at http://vannettachapman.wordpress.com/. She can also be found at  http://www.facebook.com/VannettaChapmanBooks.com


  1. Thank you for your review, Rhonda! I'm so glad you enjoyed Amber's story!

    1. Thank you for always writing such exciting novels!!! Keep it up, Vannetta!


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