Review: Dead Broke by Vannetta Chapman

I enjoyed this cozy mystery so much! Dead Broke is book two in the series, but I think readers could jump in and enjoy this book even if they haven’t read book one, Dead Wrong. However, the main characters are introduced in book one and both books are charming.

I really like the cozy feel to these stories. Agatha and Tony are people that I feel like I could sit down and enjoy an afternoon talking with. I love the setting of the Texas Hill Country and the mixture of Amish and Englisch working together to solve an unexpected murder.

I liked the secondary characters in this novel, Emma and Henry. They are characters from a series that I haven’t read, but I found that I really liked both of them, and was intrigued by Henry’s ability.

Dead Broke was a great cozy mystery that kept me glued to the pages from start to finish.

(5 stars)

I received a complimentary copy of this book. All opinions are my own.

ABOUT THE BOOK:

Why would someone kill Nathan King?
The peace of a perfect November afternoon is shattered when Agatha hears the frantic bleating of goats across the river from her B&B. Agatha kayaks over with retired detective Tony and two guests–Bishop Henry and his wife Emma. They find the goats huddled together in a terrified group and Nathan lying face up beneath the Live Oak trees, lifeless eyes staring at the Texas sky.


Then one of Agatha’s guests goes missing. She delves into Joey’s past and learns he was Dead Broke, so what was he doing vacationing at her B&B? And why was he pretending to be Amish when in fact his permanent address was Dallas, Texas? Most importantly, did Joey have anything to do with Nathan’s death? Agatha and Tony are at a dead end before the investigation has properly begun, but this time they receive help from unexpected places. Bishop Henry has a gift, and he’s no longer afraid to use it, even if doing so may put them all in danger as they work together to catch a killer.


Dead Broke is a story about family secrets, rare gifts, and the joy of unexpected friendships.

Purchase your own copy here.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Vannetta Chapman

Vannetta Chapman writes inspirational fiction full of grace. She is the author of over twenty novels, including the Pebble Creek Amish series, Shipshewana Amish Mystery Series, and Plain and Simple Miracle series. Vannetta is a Carol award winner, a Christy finalist, and she also received more than two dozen awards from Romance Writers of America chapter groups. She currently writes Christian suspense, Amish romance, and Amish mystery. She was a teacher for 15 years and resides in the Texas hill country.

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About Brittany

As a homeschooling mom and avid reader, I get great joy through reading and reviewing books. I focus my reading and my reviews on Christian fiction, primarily Christian romantic fiction. I also review sweet, clean fiction. I hope you will find my reviews helpful in your decisions on what books to read.
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