Thursday, 30 August 2012

Review - A Plain Scandal by Amanda Flower

A Plain Scandal
An Appleseed Creek Mystery
Written By: Amanda Flower
Publisher: B&H Books
ISBN: 9781433676987
Pub. Date: February 15, 2013
Pages: 336

Chloe Humphrey is enjoying her life working at a college in Appleseed Creek, Ohio, but her life is turned upside down when she is informed that house that she rents with her roommate Becky has a new owner who plans on remodeling and selling the house.

Someone is going around the community grabbing Amish girls and cutting their hair. Chloe finds a body of an Amish man. He had been murdered and his beard has been shaved off. An elderly Amish man is pushed up against his own horse & buggy and someone cuts his beard off!

B&H Books and NetGalley were nice enough to let me read an advanced copy of next year's A Plain Scandal. I have never read the other book in the series, but this book is more a stand-alone even though I presume that the same characters were used in both books. I have read dozens of Amish fiction and the Amish community in this book seems to be more liberal compared to the others. I instantly liked the main character Chloe, who is kind of at the wrong place at the wrong time and  she gets stuck into a murder mystery! You'll be scratching your head wondering who the real killer/killers identity is. If you like reading Amish fiction or if you just like reading a good mystery, then you'll enjoy reading A Plain Scandal!

About the Author:

Amanda Flower, an Agatha-nominated mystery author, started her writing career in elementary school when she read a story she wrote to her sixth grade class and had the class in stitches with her description of being stuck on the top of a Ferris wheel. She knew at that moment she'd found her calling of making people laugh with her words. Her debut mystery, Maid of Murder, was a 2010 Agatha Award Nominee for Best First Novel and the first in a series featuring amateur sleuth India Hayes. In July 2012, Amanda will debuting her second mystery series, the Appleseed Creek Mystery Series, which is set in Ohio's Amish country. In addition to being a mystery author, Amanda is an academic librarian for a small college near Cleveland. Visit her online at

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