Monday, October 26, 2015

Murder, Plainly Read by Isabella Alan

Crafty cozy lovers pull up a chair and get ready to relax in to a great new book. I have just had the pleasure of reading the fourth part in the Amish Quilt Shop Mystery series by Isabella Alan. Murder, Plainly Read was such a delight, I just know you will love it too.

From the back of the book:

In the latest from the author of Murder, Served Simply, an Amish man checks out permanently, but quilt shop owner Angie Braddock’s got this mystery covered…

With so much to do between running her shop and spending time with her new boyfriend, it’s amazing Angie is able to help organize the Rolling Brook library's annual book sale. Luckily she’s working alongside brash librarian Austina Shaker, a lady who isn’t afraid to make waves to get books to her patrons—even the Amish. Unfortunately, this draws the ire of cranky Bartholomew Belier, an Old Order Amish bishop, who publicly vows to ruin Austina.

And she certainly might be ruined after Belier is found dead in her bookmobile. Now Angie must employ the help of her loyal quilting circle—as well as her beloved French bulldog, Oliver—if she hopes to prove Austina’s innocence before the real killer books it…

My thoughts:

This is truly cozy. Everything from the setting, to the characters and their fabulous pets makes it feel so warm and welcoming, even with a murder to solve. This was my first time reading this series and I was easily able to follow along with the story and characters. I will be going back though so I can see exactly how the relationships evolved to be what they are now. I adored Angie and Mitchell, as well as Angie's dog. 

There are plenty of suspects and Angie is plenty brave to go snooping when she is not welcomed. It makes for a few tense spots that had me turning pages to see what happened next. You won't want to miss this wonderful woven mystery. You will even find a fun little craft at the end of the book.

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