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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (160 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: P. L. Gaus Narrator: George Newbern Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Amish-Country Mystery Series Release Date: December 2011 ISBN: 9780449009246
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Professor Michael Branden, newly deputized to the Holmes County Sheriff’s Department, gives every outward appearance of being Amish. His assignment: to act as decoy in Sheriff Bruce Robertson’s investigation of a series of robberies among—and perhaps by—the Peaceful Ones. Suddenly Branden’s undercover work is interrupted by grave news. An Amish buggy has collided with an eighteen-wheeler, and Sheriff Robertson is among the casualties.
 
Branden and Pastor Caleb Troyer need information from the Amish if they are to determine how the accident is connected with a spate of disturbing events, including a buggy horse shot dead, a bank official gone missing, and land swindles involving out-of-town developers, one of whom has close ties with an Amish bishop.
 
It won’t hurt to tell the professor what we know, the Amish surmise, implicitly trusting the man who has lived all his life in the shadow of the community to identify the traitor who lurks in their midst. But will they act before the storm clouds burst?

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Gaus…matches his cadences to the measured pace of Amish life, catching the tensions among the village’s religious factions.”

    New York Times Book Review

  • “A fascinating multicultural mystery.”

    Booklist

  • Selected for the December 2010 Indie Next List

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary | 1/6/2014

    " The third in the series of quick, light mysteries set in Ohio Amish country. I enjoy the Amish culture in the stories since we have a large Amish population near here, but I wish there was more character development. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Theresa | 12/29/2013

    " It wasn't my favorite of the three that I've read, but I didn't hate it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Natalie | 12/20/2013

    " Calm, mature, intriguing, well written. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lori | 12/14/2013

    " great story, interesting facts about the Amish "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Wanda Ballou | 12/14/2013

    " Great reading not my normal reading but found that I just couldn't put it down. Will continue reading his books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Judith | 12/6/2013

    " This was a good addition to this series that I started years ago. It was very predictable, but the characters were interesting "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Julie | 4/5/2013

    " I don't remember it very well, which makes me think it was neither horrible nor outstanding. It was certainly a short, brisk read and set very near where I live. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Biblophile | 12/14/2012

    " An okay read, but rather tedious to get through. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Laura | 10/16/2012

    " This was a quick, very light mystery set in an Amish community. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Tom | 9/12/2012

    " Fairly predictable plot-path and characters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kdesoto | 8/30/2012

    " I thought it was a fun mystery. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bobbi | 7/26/2012

    " Another solid outing by Gaus. Really enjoying this series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marsha Moyer | 7/20/2012

    " This is a really good series of murder mysteries. I've enjoyed them all so far. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Clara Roberts | 7/14/2012

    " This was the third book I read by Gaus. It was my least favorite. Like the other two books the author has wonderful descriptions. I did not like the almost vague introduction of the major protaganist. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bev | 4/8/2012

    " A little "dark" for me, but action makes it hard to put down "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Janiej78 | 3/23/2012

    " I liked these books, gave me an insight into the Amish way. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John Hanscom | 3/8/2012

    " Maybe a little less. There was more mystery and less Amish in this book, and I love the learning as well as the sleuthing. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Maureen | 2/21/2012

    " interesting to read about some of the traits of the Amish, who have recently become quite popular with a new tv show. I am not a mystery reader but this mystery moved along as it is quite an easy read. "

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About the Author

P. L. Gaus was born and raised in Ohio, and has lived with his wife, Madonna, in Wooster, Ohio, for over thirty years.

About the Narrator

George Newbern is an Earphones Award–winning narrator and a television and film actor best known for his roles as Brian MacKenzie in Father of the Bride and Father of the Bride Part II, as well as Danny in Friends. As a voice actor, he is notable for his role as Superman on the Cartoon Newtork series Static Shock, Justice League, and Justice League Unlimited. He has guest starred on many television series, including Scandal, The Mentalist, Private Practice, CSI: Miami, and Numb3rs. He holds a BA in theater arts from Northwestern University.