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Wednesday, October 4, 2017

When the Bishop Needs an Alibi by Vannetta Chapman (Amish Bishop series)

When the Bishop Needs an Alibi (The Amish Bishop Mysteries #2)

I just finished one book set in a National Park and now this one was set in Colorado in an obviously scenic area famous for cranes - 20,000 of them visiting the valley and the area which is a refuge for these gorgeous birds.

Different however from others is that this is my first read of the Amish community. It was certainly educative. The Bishop who is the chief character in this story leads his flock by example and is a very strong and good man. Not aggressive by nature at all, more by dealing in kindness and compassion he is nevertheless for the second time involved in an unsavoury murder. Finding a young woman's body in the bulrushes is bad enough, but when he has associated with her before her death and when so many clues linking him to the young woman is found in his house things are suddenly not looking too good for not just the Bishop but for his people.

Uncovering the small clues left behind is a laborious process. With the lack of telephones, computers and anything which would be considered imperative for an investigation the Bishop and his small coterie of supporters unravel a much bigger scheme of corruption which involves people at very high levels.

Very simply told as suitable to the theme of the Amish, this was a very pleasant read.

Sent to me by Netgalley for an unbiased review, courtesy of Harvest House Publishers. 


  1. I haven't been able to get into Amish books but I'm glad you enjoyed this.

  2. I like the storyline of this one and the Amish theme fascinates me. One day I will try one.

  3. You have been finding such interesting books. Great review.

  4. I enjoy Amish settings, particularly if there is a mystery.

  5. I've enjoyed this author. Her books are usually easy to read, have nice mystery elements and gentle Amish settings and characters. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

  6. I love mysteries and the Amish culture is very interesting to me so I'll have to check this out. Wonderful review, Mystica! :)

  7. I enjoy Amish books, but it has been a long time since I've read one. This mystery sounds very interesting. Thanks for the great review!