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Magdalena Yoder may finally be married to big-­time Manhattan doctor Gabriel Rosen, but she's still a small-­town girl at heart, and thrilled to be the emcee for the first annual Hernia Holstein Competition. As a bonus, the PennDutch and its barn are booked solid. But then someone clobbers the contest's originator, Doc Shafor, while he's admiring the cows, and both Gabe and his daughter Alison go missing. With the help of her best friend (and the hindrance of her mother-­in-­law), Magdalena vows to track down clues until the cows-­and her family- come home.

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Feisty Mennonite innkeeper and talented sleuth Magdalena Yoder offers a mix of murder and mouthwatering recipes in this, her ninth Pennsylvania Dutch mystery. When Lizzie Mast, a kindly Amish woman, dies of a drug overdose, Melvin Stoltzfus, the inept police chief of Hernia, Pa., asks Magdalena to investigate. Leaving her seven zany guests to fend for themselves on the A.­L.­P.­O. (Amish Lifestyle Plan Option) at the PennDutch Inn and trying not to neglect her new love interest, handsome Jewish doctor Gabriel Rosen, Magdalena calls on Joseph Mast, Lizzie's widowed husband. Joseph attributes his wife's death to his neighbors the Keims and "rumschpringe" (the Amish equivalent of teenage rebellion). The two eldest Keim boys secretly purchased a car and ran over the Masts' Vietnamese pot-­bellied pig and pet ferret. In retaliation, Joseph shot out the car's tires. Is it a simple case of retribution or something more sinister that led to Lizzie's murder? The Pennsylvania Dutch countryside . . .

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After her first appearance in Too Many Crooks Spoil the Broth, dowdy Mennonite innkeeper Magdalena Yoder, 44, remains chaste and abstemious, and still in possession of her keen mind and sharp tongue, which she unleashes upon some Hollywood sleazoids shooting a movie at her country inn, the PennDutch. The murder of an assistant director, whose body is found pinned to a barn post by a pitchfork, shocks everyone. When numbskull local police chief Melvin Stoltzfus suspects Magdalena, the shrewd lady begins to clear her name by interviewing some of the more likely suspects in the nearby town of Hernia, Penn., (pop. 1528). The strength?­and the weakness?­of this tale is the acid-­tongued voice of the heroine, who demonstrates her quick wit at the expense of others (including, here, a star-­struck preacher's wife and her own promiscuous sister). But Myers bets too much on the entertainment value of Magdalena's zingers, which, like the heavy-­handed contrast between Hollywood trendiness and . . .

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Three days before he's due to tie the knot with Priscilla Livengood, eligible bachelor Cornelious Weaver suffers a massive heart attack-­in another woman's bed. The scandal is about as good as television for the insular citizens of Hernia, Pennsylvania, and it gets even spicier when the coroner's report reveals possible foul play: Cornelious's curry was spiked with a stimulant. As the mystery heats up, Magdalena discovers that the old adage about women scorned may be truer than she thought.

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A decades-­old murder, a strange superstition, an enormous snake, and one giant secret are about to rock the beautiful Belle Vue to its core.­It is a time of great upheaval for the Belgian Congo and Belle Vue is not safe from the changes. But there are more pressing problems as an unsolved disappearance brings up issues for some of the denizens of the village. Add to that a sudden influx of strangers and a horrible storm that literally divides the village in half, and suddenly danger seems to be everywhere.­The lovely young American missionary Amanda, the police chief Captain Pierre Jardin, and the local witch doctor and his wise-­woman wife, Cripple, all become embroiled in the mystery as evil omens and strange happenings at every turn suggest that more lives will be lost before the true killer is unmasked.

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The brand-­new hilariously quirky mystery in the longrunning Pennsylvania-­Dutch series.­Deciding that the PennDutch Inn needs to go more upmarket, Magdalena Yoder is delighted to welcome the Earl and Countess Grimsley-­Snodgrass and their family as honoured guests, looking forward to the challenge of introducing English nobility to traditional American culture. But, as Magdalena is about to find out, the Grimsley-­Snodgrasses are by no means the easiest of guests, and at the same time she has to contend with the discovery of a mummified corpse trapped in her elevator shaft.­Then tragedy strikes during a traditional Pennsylvania-­Dutch picnic at Stucky Ridge, when one of the Grimsley-­Snodgrasses disappears over the edge of Lovers' Leap. Did he fall – or was he pushed? And where is the body...?

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In her third uproarious mystery, Tamar Myers takes her heroine, fortysomething Mennonite Magdalena Yoder, out from behind the counter of her quaint PennDutch Inn, and into hot milk - uh, water - when news of a shocking murder reaches her ears. Yost Yoder has been found naked, floating in a tank of unpasteurized milk, and Magdalena knows at once it's murder. Amish men just don't go swimming in milk in the middle of February. Since Yost was her second cousin twice removed, Magdalena feels obligated to travel to Farmersburg, Ohio, for the funeral, leaving behind the man of her dreams, local farmer Aaron Miller. Once in Farmersburg, Magdalena picks up a scent of crime and conspiracy, as she learns that not a week earlier another Amish man met his untimely death, plunging from atop a silo. Something is truly rotten in Farmersburg...­and it smells a lot like cheese. A war between powerful cheesemakers has erupted, disrupting the local townsfolk's slice of life. Magdalena, having proved . . .

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An Amish Bed and Breakfast Mystery with Recipes – PennDutch Mysteries #4 *Includes Recipes for “Magdalena Yoder’s Wedding Feast, from Soup to Nuts” Magdalena Yoder is (finally!­) getting married, and nothing is going to spoil her wedding; not the man-­of-­her-­dreams’ loopy relatives, nor the twenty-­year-­old barrel of genuine Pennsylvania Dutch sauerkraut from her future father-­in-­law, which is not Mag’s idea of a great wedding present. Especially when it contains a body! Of course, Magdalena recognizes the victim, who’s as well-­preserved as a gherkin: It's her fiancé's cousin Sarah, who's been missing for 20 years. Magdalena's inn is filled with the eccentric aunts and crazy uncles of the deceased…And Magdalena suspects one of them is the killer. Now she’s in a pickle, blowing the lid off a mystery two decades old, and digging up a scandal that may shake her Amish hometown to the core and send her to a funeral—her own—instead of her wedding day!

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Mennonite innkeeper Magdalena Yoder is at the bank with her four-­year- old son when three armed Amish men burst in and start shooting and-­more surprisingly-­cursing. Magdalena protects Little Jacob, and the robbers flee at the sound of police sirens. When Jacob wonders why the bandits had mustaches-­unlike all the other Amish men he knows-­Magdalena springs into action to catch the thieves. They may be armed, but they may not be Amish!

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