A Churn for the Worse


Several years ago, I stumbled upon a Southern Sewing Circle cozy mysteries written by Elizabeth Lynn Casey.  I believe she was on the third or fourth book in that series, but I fell in love.  Might have something to do with one of the character’s names, but more about that in a different post.  After reading several of her books, I learned that was actually her pen name and that she also had books published under her real name Laura Bradford.  Another cozy mystery series, but this one is set in the Amish community.  Of course I had to read this series also.  I am now hooked.

From Amazon “When an Amish farmer is found dead in his barn, his family accepts his death as God’s will. But Detective Jakob Fisher knows the farmer didn’t hit himself in the head with the shovel lying beside his body. And when it comes to light that a stranger appeared at the farmer’s home and now money is missing from their milk can, Fisher suspects robbery as the motive—especially when another Amish family is victimized.

Getting to the truth proves difficult, however, since Fisher has two strikes against him in the eyes of the Amish—his chosen career, and the Amish roots he left behind. Desperate to stop a murderous thief, Fisher turns to Heavenly Treasures shop owner Claire Weatherly for help. The trust she’s earned from the Amish community enables her to go where the detective cannot—straight into the path of a killer…”

I have come to really enjoy this series and the characters involved.  They live in this delightful little town called Heavenly that I would love to visit.  The main character Claire lives with her aunt and helps with her aunt’s bed and breakfast besides running her own store and helping the detective solve mysteries.  Detective Jakob Fisher is good at what he does, but since he was once a baptized member of the Amish community he is now shunned and can’t be around his family.  Claire helps him find ways around this shunning so that he is able to speak to family members and even attend a wedding.   Check out this delightful easy read when you get a chance.  You won’t be disappointed.




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