Murder, Handcrafted (Amish Quilt Shop Mystery #5) by Isabella Alan (review)

May 29, 2016 All Reviews, Mystery 0 ★★★★★

I received this book for free from Obsidian in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Murder, Handcrafted (Amish Quilt Shop Mystery #5)  by Isabella Alan (review)Murder, Handcrafted (Amish Quilt Shop Mystery #5) by Isabella Alan
Series: Amish Quilt Shop Mystery #5
Published by Obsidian on June 7th 2016
Number of Pages: 368
Genres: Cozy Mystery
Source: Obsidian
Format: Paperback
Purchase: At Amazon

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. . . .

You know it’s going to be a good book when the very first paragraph grabs you. The rest of the book totally lived up to that first paragraph, which is also a huge plus!

I really liked Angie and Jonah. All the characters were well written, and I loved learning about the town. There were a number of funny moments in the book, as well as a few sad ones when past deaths came to light.

I had no idea who the killer was, but it made total sense once the reveal happened. There were a few minor mysteries woven around the main one, and the Bigfoot sightings and how the town reacted to them was entertaining. Unlike a lot of mysteries, where the main character goes running after the killer at the end, Angie didn’t do that. She even did the smart thing and called her police chief boyfriend. She still ended up in trouble, but it wasn’t because she went haring off to catch the killer on her own.

If you like mysteries (or books in general) with Amish and humor, you need to read this book. I can’t wait to see what happens next in this series.


Pattern Included: Quilted Tulip Pot Holder.


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