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When a bestselling novelist falls face-­down dead into Magdalena Yoder’s prize-­winning apple pie during the village of Hernia’s 110th Annual Festival of Pies, there is no shortage of suspects in the subsequent murder investigation. A former guest at Magdalena’s PennDutch Inn, the author had made many enemies on publication of her subsequent tell-­all book, exposing the faults and foibles of members of the local Amish/Mennonite community, and mocking their way of life. But who was enraged enough to want to poison the acid-­tongued writer? Hopelessly out of his depth, Hernia’s inexperienced young Chief of Police requests Magdalena’s help in uncovering the answer. As she sets about questioning her friends and neighbours, Magdalena discovers that more than one villager has a secret to hide.

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Barbara Hostetler was having triplets. And no one was more excited than wily grandma-­to-­be Freni. But when Barbara went into labor and only two were born, Freni couldn't accept that it was just a doctor's mistake. She insisted on a recount....­Now Freni wants innkeeper Magdalena Yoder to find the little one. Magdalena decides to humor her eccentric cook and start searching, but while questioning doctors and nurses, the strangest thing happens: Their stories don't add up. And the only one who seems to be making sense -- is Freni. Magdalena better find answers quick before the cradle robber strikes again....

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For Whom The Bell Pulls Tolls As owner of the Den of Antiquity, recently divorced(but never bitter!­) Abigail Timberlake is accustomed to delving into the past, searching for losttreasures, and navigating the cutthroat world of rival dealers at flea marketsand auctions. Still, she never thought she'd be putting her expertise in mayhemand detection to other use -- until crotchety "junque" dealer, Abby's aunt Eulonia Wiggins, was found murdered! Although Abigail is puzzled by the instrument of death -- an exquisite antiquebell pull that Aunt Eulonia never would have had the taste to aquire -- she's willing to let the authorities find the culprit. But now, Auntie's priceless lace is missing,­and somebody's threatened Abby's most priceless possession: her son, Charlie.­It's up to Abby to put the murderer "on the block.­"

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When Magdalena Yoder, proprietor of the PennDutch Inn, reluctantly agreed to her cook's request to host the East Coast Delacacies Bake-­Off, she never thought it would turn into a recipe for murder. When the sponsor of the contest is found with a paring knife in his back, and the Inn's cook is named the number-­one suspect, it's up to Magdalena to solve the crime--­before the killer stops her first!.

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Ever since her new husband flew the coop, Pennsylvania Dutch inn owner Magdalena Yoder has had plenty of time to kill. But the suspicious death of an Asian tourist proves that time is not the only thing around here that's getting murdered! Magdalena follows the trail to the local Amish community where a dangerous secret is being concealed, and a killer who's really using his noodle awaits! .

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In Myers's 17th Pennsylvania Dutch mystery (after 2008's As the World Churns), Magdalena Yoder, who's eight and a half months pregnant, must try to solve the murder of gluttonous Minerva J. Jay, who drops dead after wolfing down twenty-­six pancakes at the Beechy Grove Mennonite Brotherhood all-­you-­can-­eat fund-­raising breakfast. Meanwhile, Magdalena gives birth to Little Jacob squatting on the floor of the local market, contends with her bizarre sister and overbearing Jewish mother-­in-­law, and comments not always wittily on Jewish, Mennonite and other religious practices. Late in the story, the focus returns to who poisoned Minerva's pancakes. A contrived climax and a surfeit of smart-­ass humor make this strictly for series fans.

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The newly rebuilt Penn Dutch Inn hosts a gathering of World War II buddies who served in the Afrika Corps. In reality, though, the veterans are looking for their old commander, rumored to have slipped into the U.­S. after the war, and to have taken the identity of an Amish man. Also staying over are a world famous concert pianist and her historian husband, who has a mission of his own in mind. When a dead body turns up, it looks like an old vendetta has been carried out, and it's up to Magdalena to stir the killer to the surface.

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Petite, indomitable North Carolinian Abigail Timberlake rose gloriously up from the ashes of divorce--­parlaying her savvy about exquisite old things into a thriving antiques enterprise: the Den of Antiquity. Now she's a force to be reckoned with in Charlotte's close-­knit world of mavens, eccentrics and cuttthroat dealers. But a superb, gilt-­edged 18th-­century French armoire she purchased for a song at estate auction has just arrived along with something she didn't pay for: a dead body.­Suddenly her shop is a crime scene--­and closed to the public during the busiest shopping season of the year--­so Abigail is determined to speed the lumbering police investigation along. But amateur sleuthing is leading the feisty antiques expert into a murderous mess of dysfunctional family secrets. And the next cadaver found stuffed into fine old furniture could wind up being Abigail's own.

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This debut mystery introduces Magdalena Yoder, a mean-­spirited Mennonite innkeeper who offers service with a sneer to the "well-­heeled, highfalutin customers" patronizing her PennDutch Inn in southern Pennsylvania. When not badmouthing her sinful, slothful, divorced sister and her "bizarre excuse for a dog,­" Magdalena attends to an unfortunate combination of guests: a congressman, his wife and aide, who are in the area for the first weekend of deer-­hunting season; a quartet of anti-­hunting activists; and Heather Brown, who calls herself a "photo-­hunter.­" Ironically, one of the hunting foes bags the first big game when, in the middle of the night, he finds Heather sprawled dead on the inn stairs. Police chief Jeff Myers initiates an investigation of the suspicious death, but leaves soon for a vacation with his wife Tammy, who is, Magdalena's observes, "dingier than a mailbox on a gravel road.­" With the case in the hands of a dim deputy, Magdalena undertakes some sleuthing and . . .

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Based on actual events in Tamar Myers's life, The Girl Who Married an Eagle is a beautiful addition to her Belgian Congo mystery seriesWhen Julia Elaine Newton, a young, pretty Ohio girl, volunteered to go on a mission to the Belgian Congo, she knew it was going to be a huge change. But she never expected to wind up teaching at an all-­girls boarding school that consisted mostly of runaway child brides! Much to her chagrin, Buakane was born beautiful. If only she'd been ugly, Chief Eagle would not have noticed her. Escaping from an arranged marriage, the scrappy young girl finds her way to Julia Newton and the school. But this time her jilted husband will not be denied. Now it's up to Julia and Buakane to try to save the school as Congolese independence looms and Chief Eagle is set on revenge. With the help of Cripple, Cripple's husband, and even Amanda Brown, these plucky women must learn to save themselves.

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