Friday, June 10, 2016

5-Star Review of "Murder Handcrafted"

Review of Murder, Handcrafted

Amish Quilt Shop Mystery, Book #5

by Isabella Alan


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Amish quilt shop owner Angie Braddock crosses wires with a killer in the latest from the national bestselling author of Murder, Plainly Read...

Spring has arrived in Holmes County and Angie couldn’t be happier. She’s got great friends, a thriving business, and is in the perfect relationship with Sheriff James Mitchell. The only thing raining on her parade is her mother drafting her into a massive home renovation project—and using their sudden mother/daughter bonding time to comment on Angie’s ticking biological clock.

The house’s repairs and upgrades between the Amish craftsmen and their Englisch counterparts are proceeding well until a tremendous shock comes to the workers when the electrician is found dead on site. With the sheriff suspecting foul play, it falls to Angie to root a killer out of the woodwork. . . .
 

MY REVIEW:  Big Foot???  Seriously??? Did Big Foot commit the crime of murdering Angie's parents' electrician, Griffin Bright?  If so, why is Angie's best friend, Jonah, the prime suspect.  He is Amish after all, and he simply wouldn't do such a thing.  Would he?  Angie has been solving crimes for a good while, much to the chagrin of her boyfriend who happens to be the Sheriff of Holmes County, Ohio.  Sheriff James Mitchell tells Angie not to investigate on her own.  He knows there is danger involved and he doesn't want her hurt.  Does she listen?  Well, of course not, she has to vindicate her dear friend.   Will she solve the crime?  Will she find that Jonah is innocent?  Or will her heart be broken when she finds out Jonah is in fact guilty.  It does look pretty bad for him. And still there is Big Foot roaming the county and stirring up commotion.  
       I love a good mystery and this one was no disappointment. I never figured out who committed the crime.  Isabella Alan kept me guessing and on pins and needles til the very end.   It is so fun to meet characters that seem like old friends now with book five of the series.   What did I dislike about this book?  It ended.  
      I rated this book 5 stars and am thrilled to be able to recommend it to readers of Amish fiction, mysteries, and Christian Fiction.
      I received a copy of this book from netgalley in exchange for my honest review.

About the Author:
Isabella Alan

Isabella Alan is the pseudonym for Amanda Flower, an Agatha-nominated mystery author, started her writing career in elementary school when she read a story she wrote to her sixth grade class and had the class in stitches with her description of being stuck on the top of a Ferris wheel. She knew at that moment she’d found her calling of making people laugh with her words. Her debut mystery, Maid of Murder, was an Agatha Award Nominee for Best First Novel. Amanda is an academic librarian for a small college near Cleveland.   Connect with Isabella Alan at:  http://isabellaalan.com/

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