A Churn For The Worse by Laura Bradford is the fourth book in the “Amish” mystery series. Publisher: Berkley Prime Crime, March 2015
The national bestselling author of Suspendered Sentence returns to Heavenly, Pennsylvania, where shop owner Claire Weatherly and Detective Jakob Fisher must put on their thinking kapps to solve a string of robberies and a murder in the Amish community. . .
When an Amish farmer is found dead in his barn, his family accepts his death as God’s will. But Detective Jakob Fisher knows the farmer didn’t hit himself in the head with the shovel lying beside his body. And when it comes to light that a stranger appeared at the farmer’s home and now money is missing from their milk can, Fisher suspects robbery as the motive—especially when another Amish family is victimized.
Getting to the truth proves difficult, however, since Fisher has two strikes against him in the eyes of the Amish—his chosen career, and the Amish roots he left behind. Desperate to stop a murderous thief, Fisher turns to Heavenly Treasures shop owner Claire Weatherly for help. The trust she’s earned from the Amish community enables her to go where the detective cannot—straight into the path of a killer. . .
Laura has done it again. She made me believe. She has delivered an emotionally character-driven tale that pulled me in immediately and when it was over, my heart soared with love and warmth. This is the best book ever in this delightfully charming and heartfelt series.
I love this book. This evenly paced drama has everything one desires when reading a mystery. A great storyline that kept me engaged in all aspects in the telling of this story. Multiple suspects with some twisty turns that kept me intrigued as to how this will all end. Lovable characters that make me feel like I’m part of all the action, like I’m the one sitting on the stool at Claire’s shop watching it all happen. This was a well-written story that was brilliantly executed and I look forward to my trips to Heavenly, Pennsylvania with Claire, Jakob, Diane, Esther and the gang.