Dead Set, book three of Agatha’s Amish B&B, has the enjoyable cozy charm of the other books in the series. You could probably jump in and enjoy this book on its own, however, Agatha and her friends, Gina and Tony, are introduced in the earlier books and their murder solving exploits add to this story, as well.
This novel contains the calm feel, with a touch of humor, that sets cozy mysteries apart from other mystery and suspense novels. I love the interactions between friends and one who may perhaps be more than just a friend.
The author did a good job of surprising me with who was behind the mayhem in this story. I love that these books are set in the hill country of Texas, an area populated with small towns, ranches, and rugged scenery. It is a great backdrop to this fun series.
I received a complimentary copy of this book. All opinions are my own.
ABOUT THE BOOK
It was supposed to be a simple remodel.
She didn’t plan on finding buried treasure…or looking down the barrel of a gun.
Agatha Lapp is elated when Channel 4 News decides to run a feature story on Amish businesses. The extra publicity should guarantee even more success for her Plain and Simple B&B, especially after she’s finished with the remodel. The cameras are rolling live when Agatha raises the rubber mallet and punches the first hole in her living room wall. That’s when things get complicated…
Hidden inside the wall is a diamond-studded belt buckle stolen twenty years earlier. The police return the buckle to the owners and refuse to re-open the case. The public is convinced more stolen goods are hidden at Agatha’s. When overzealous treasure hunters break into the B&B and a dead body is found half a mile down the road, Agatha knows she needs to take this investigation into her own hands.
With the help of a retired detective and her best friend, Agatha sets out to solve the mystery of the Lost Texas Treasures and find a killer. Their chase leads them through the Texas Hill Country to the famed YO Ranch where Agatha finds herself looking down the barrel of a gun. Suddenly, she’s no longer worried about a remodel. She just wants to live through this showdown.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
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.