Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Murder, Handcrafted (Amish Quilt Shop Mystery #5) by Isabella Alan

There are some series I read that when I pick up a new part it just feels like coming home. That was exactly how I felt reading Murder, Handcrafted (Amish Quilt Shop Mystery #5) by Isabella Alan, which will be available, today, June 7th.

From the back of the book:

Amish quilt shop owner Angie Braddock crosses wires with a killer in the latest from the national bestselling author of Murder, Plainly Read...

Spring has arrived in Holmes County and Angie couldn’t be happier. She’s got great friends, a thriving business, and is in the perfect relationship with Sheriff James Mitchell. The only thing raining on her parade is her mother drafting her into a massive home renovation project—and using their sudden mother/daughter bonding time to comment on Angie’s ticking biological clock.

The house’s repairs and upgrades between the Amish craftsmen and their Englisch counterparts are proceeding well until a tremendous shock comes to the workers when the electrician is found dead on site. With the sheriff suspecting foul play, it falls to Angie to root a killer out of the woodwork.

My thoughts:

I hear this is the last part in the series, which makes me a little sad if I am being honest. I have really come to love this place and all of people that populate it. The setting is so well done you can imagine you are walking down the street, looking at the shops yourself, and the characters come to life, feeling like best fiends.

This mystery had a lot of action that added to the suspense and tension. It was the kind of read that keeps me up all night flipping pages, needing to know what happened. I didn't figure out the mystery, but I had so much fun trying and that was likely due to the light tone from the humor that is laced throughout. All of the elements blend seamlessly to make this a perfectly rounded read. In the back of the book you will find helpful quilting tops too.

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