By P. L. Gaus
After the 1st snowfall of an early wintry weather, a Mennonite collage lady with a bothered prior seems curled up and bloodied outdoor the offce of her youth psychiatrist. Mute for a few years as a baby, Martha Lehman is back no longer talking.
that very same morning, the rich mom of Martha's boyfriend is located murdered in her mansion within the kingdom west of Millersburg, Ohio. Professor Michael Branden and Sheriff Bruce Robertson commence an research that, within the house of a unmarried weekend, implicates Martha, threatens to rip aside the cloth of Millersburg university, pits one professor opposed to one other, and brings Caroline Branden on the subject of a brink over the lady she as soon as attempted so fervently to aid and who now turns out made up our minds to permit nobody aid her at all.
As Martha struggles to appreciate her enigmatic prior and as Professor Branden wrestles with the homicide of the school 6's major benefactor, the genuine tale of Martha Lehman emerges--born Amish, switched over to Mennonite, and attracted to the English international for the worst of reasons.
In solid a Blue Shadow, his fourth Ohio Amish secret, P. L. Gaus maintains to discover the thresholds of tradition and religion one of the Amish sects and their English acquaintances of northern Ohio. via interwoven plots, Gaus portrays those methods of lifestyles at odds with each other regardless of their seeming concord. Coupling these clashes with the petty and determined scufflings of educational politics, Gaus spins a suspenseful story of strength, satisfaction, and confirmed faith.
With forged a Blue Shadow, Professors Branden and Gaus have performed it again.
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Thoughts formed only intermittently, in a cold, tortured nightmare of helplessness. Silence again, she vowed—now, more than ever before. The snap and pop of blue cotton shirts and black denim vests in a stiff winter breeze, clutching at her from a clothesline. Alone again, and safe that way. ” A childhood nightmare, empowered, somehow, to hurt her again. How had She known? A man’s blue shirt tore loose from the clothesline, enveloped her face, and smothered her, its weight unbearable, its odor a familiar horror.
M. M. M. M. M. M. M. M. M. M. M. M. M. M. M. M. M. M. M. M. M. M. M. M. M. M. M. Teaser chapter A PLUME BOOK CAST A BLUE SHADOW PAUL LOUIS GAUS lives with his wife, Madonna, in Wooster, Ohio, just a few miles north of Holmes County, where the world’s largest and most varied settlement of Amish and Mennonite people is found. His knowledge of the culture of the “Plain People” stems from more than thirty years of extensive exploration of the narrow blacktop roads and lesser gravel lanes of this pastoral community, which includes several dozen sects of Anabaptists living closely among the so-called English or Yankee non-Amish people of the county.
Daniel steadied the elderly gentleman by holding his arm. ” “I could use a drink,” DiSalvo replied. “And Daniel, I had to leave my car about halfway down the drive. ” “I’ll see to it,” Daniel said. “Ms. Favor will join you in the parlor, Mr. ” DiSalvo handed Daniel the keys to his car, and, knowing the house well, took the doors to his left, went into the spacious parlor, and walked to the far wall, by the fireplace. As he warmed himself at the wood fire, his eyes wandered along the mantel where several tall baseball trophies flanked a squat brass trophy depicting the low scrummage of a rugby team.
Cast a Blue Shadow by P. L. Gaus