May 22, 2015

Murder Freshly Baked by Vannetta Chapman

I received this book from the author in exchange for a fair and honest review

Murder Freshly Baked by Vannetta Chapman
An Amish Village Mystery #3
ISBN: 9780310322177
Trade Paperback - 352 pages
Publish Date: June 9, 2015

When delicious baked goods become lethal, it's time to find a killer. Kindness is a virtue Meanness is a sin Better watch your bakery pies For poison I've slipped in

The Amish Artisan Village in Middlebury, Indiana, has been decorated with every color of balloon and flower for the Race for a Cure. As manager of the Village, Amber Bowman is thrilled to see the turnout--and relieved to have something to distract her from the "Poison Poet"--an individual who has been sending notes containing bad poetry to warn of poisoned baked goods.

Then Ryan Duvall crosses the finish line of the race--and falls down dead, murdered in broad daylight. But who did it? And why? The police suspect Preston Johnston, but Amber refuses to believe her employee could do such a thing.

Amber once again looks to her young Amish friend Hannah Troyer to help her find the killer--and to determine if it's the same person leaving the cryptic poems and pies. Can they help the police before the Poison Poet strikes again? Both Amber and Hannah will need to draw on their faith as they fight to preserve the peaceful community they've built at the Amish Artisan Village.

This Amish Village in Middlebury, Indiana is such a nice place to get to revisit through this series. Now this is the third book in this series and although you will want to read the whole series. You are able to read this as a standalone as you will have clues and such at the beginning of the story so you will know what is going on.  Just like the other books in this series I have enjoyed reading this mystery. I have enjoyed getting to know each of the characters more as we go along. I really enjoy the way Amber and Hannah interact with each other. It is fun to watch them try to figure out who is the murder. Vannetta has a way of writing about the Amish that she makes you feel as you are right there in the village. I like how you don’t solve the mystery right away, the author keeps you guessing until the end of the story. There is mystery, faith and love in this book – a little something for all. If you are a fan of mysteries or Amish books then I suggest you give this book a try. I look forward to the next book in this series. 


  1. I have just started reading this too. Really good book!

  2. I am coming close to the end. Can't wait to find out "whodunit"