The national bestselling author of Shunned and Dangerous returns to the Amish community of Heavenly, Pennsylvania, where shop owner Claire Weatherly has come to appreciate a simpler, more peaceful way of life. But dark secrets are about to complicate thingsand lead to murder
After the Stoltzfus barn catches fire, Claire is awed by the response of the community. Hundreds of Amish men gather together to raise a new barn for the family in a matter of days. But in the midst of the work, a human skeleton is unearthed. Found with the remains is half of a friendship bracelet last seen on Sadie Lehman, an Amish teen long believed to have left her strict upbringing for the allure of English ways.
Now Detective Jakob Fisheronce a member of the Amish community himselfis determined to solve the young woman’s murder. With Claire’s help, he must dig into the past and bring to light long-buried secretssecrets that someone is willing to kill to protect
Praise for the Amish Mysteries
“The best cozy mystery debut I’ve read this year.”—#1 New York Times bestselling author Harlan Coben
“Delightful…Well-portrayed characters and authentic Amish lore make this a memorable read.”—Publishers Weekly
"Bradford concocts a clever whodunit...Her characters possess depth, and her mastery of the Amish culture adds a dimension to her work that readers likely will find fascinating." —Richmond Times-Dispatch
“A fascinating cozy that showcases the culture of the people.”—Gumshoe Review
“Bradford’s characters are some of the best developed, most interesting ones I’ve come across in a cozy mystery.”—Lesa’s Book Critiques
While spending a rainy afternoon at a friend’s house more than thirty years ago, Laura Bradford fell in love with writing over a stack of blank paper, a box of crayons, and a freshly sharpened number two pencil. From that moment forward, she never wanted to do or be anything else. Today, Laura is a national bestselling mystery and award-winning romance author. Her national bestselling Amish Mystery series includes Hearse and Buggy, Assaulted Pretzel, and Shunned and Dangerous. She lives in Yorktown Heights, New York, with her husband and their blended brood.