Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Plain Dead by Emma Millern


When a newspaperman is murdered in the Amish community of Stone Mill, Pennsylvania, Rachel Mast digs up the dirt to find out who wanted to bury the lead…

Although she left her Old Order Amish ways in her youth, Rachel discovered corporate life in the English world to be complicated and unfulfilling. Having returned to Stone Mill, she's happy to be running her own B&B. But she's also learning—in more ways than one—that the past is not always so easily left behind.

After local newspaperman Bill Billingsly is found gagged and tied to his front porch, left to freeze overnight in a snowstorm, Detective Evan Parks—Rachel's beau—uncovers a file of scandalous information Billingsly intended to publish, including a record of Rachel pleading no contest to charges of corporate misconduct. Though Evan is certain of her innocence, it's up to Rachel to find the real killer. A closer examination of the victim's unpublished report leads Rachel to believe the Amish community is far from sinless. But if she's not careful her obituary might be the next to appear in print…

My review: Plain Dead by Emma Miller


This is the third book in this series but first of it that  I have read.  It has lots of drama, mystery, that has interesting characters, good suspects that kept me guessing. It is a clean read too.
The main character is Rachel Mast who chose not to join the Amish faith and left to become  living English in big city.  Now Rachel has returned home to Stone Mill to run a bed & breakfast.  She lives a mix of English  and Amish. Rachel is now engaged to Detective Evan Parks, but has not told her family.

The newspaper reporter Billingsly is printing gossip and causing trouble with English and Amish people too.  Lots of people are angry with him.  The day of the murder Rachel had a loud fight with him at the Winter Frolic.

Evan gets the murder case.  One of the suspects his Rachel which causes problems with the couple.  Rachel thinks someone in the Amish is guilty or knows something.  She decides to help clear her.  One suspect is one of Rachel's guest.  One is a local artist and husband of a friend who is keeping secrets.

The setting is Stone Mill, Pennsylvania Amish community. It is the Winter Folic. A week long craft sales to bring visitors to town in winter.

I would love to read the first two books in the series.

I was given this ebook to read by Netgalley,  & Kensington.  In return I agreed to give a honest review.


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