By P. L. Gaus
Book 1 of the Amish-Country Mysteries
"For greater than a decade, P. L. Gaus has been writing quietly spellbinding mysteries about... the conservative outdated Order Amish of Holmes County, Ohio."—Marilyn Stasio, New York Times
within the wooded Amish hill nation, a professor at a small collage, an area pastor, and the county sheriff are the one ones one of the mainstream, or "English," who own the instincts and talents to paintings the circumstances that effect all county citizens, irrespective of their code of behavior or spiritual creed.
while an Amish boy is abducted, a bishop, anxious for the protection of his fans, plunges 3 outsiders into the usually closed society of the "Plain Ones."
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No, and that could mean her folks would be more willing to talk about Jonah,” Cal observed. After a moment in thought, Branden said, “It’s unusual for the bishop to have approached Englishers for help. And I agree with Caroline. ” “That’s not out of line at all. They’d be unlikely, whatever the circumstances, to involve the police,” Cal said, and eased himself back down into one of the white wicker loungers. “If you push this concept through to its logical extreme, this is a kidnapping case,” Caroline said.
Branden stood at the windows for a while longer with his gaze focused on the distant hills, pale green under cover of gathering clouds. ” “The bishop told them he was needed on the farm,” Branden said. Cal scoffed and then said, “I’ve got a few days yet. Maybe I can work on Amish folk who know the bishop. ” Caroline asked, concern evident in her tone. “Sorry, Caroline. ” Branden asked. “A week. Too long for me to be of much help to the bishop. ” “We’ll need your help, Cal,” Branden said. ” Troyer shrugged apologetically and said, “I’ve got half a week before I leave.
And Caroline. ” Cal glanced at Caroline and saw the memory of her losses pass heavily across her eyes. Troyer and Branden exchanged glances, wondering how she would handle a case involving a child. ” “Fourteen. Thirteen living,” Branden answered gently, grateful to see her strength. He wondered again, briefly, how he’d mention the Federal Express envelope to her. Wondered how she would handle the prospect of moving to the new university professorship he had been offered. He took a moment, turning his coffee mug in his fingers, sipping from it thoughtfully, and then said, “Actually that’s the whole point of this case.
Blood of the Prodigal by P. L. Gaus