Thursday, July 29, 2021

Murder Plain and Simple

 Murder, Plain and Simple

Murder, Plain and Simple by Isabella Alan
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is the first in the series about an Amish Quilt shop in a small Amish town. The mystery is well written and quite a surprise. What I think I enjoyed most was the representation of tension between some of the Amish in town and the English. Rather than representing it as a totally amicable situation Alan does a wonder job of highlighting some of the reluctance to have English come into their traditional Amish community. She does a great job of pointing out how it is difficult to have your lifestyle turned into a Disney World like tourist attraction. It can be a catch 22 since tourism helps revenue for Amish shops The characters are a good representation of the different opinions and attitudes. The reader is able to grasp the tension and other emotions. I look forward to reading more in the series

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Challenge Prompts

The Challenge Prompts I will use this for are:  

  1. Library Love  #LibraryLoveChallenge  Book #83
  2. Alphabet Soup Author Edition #AlphabetSoupAuthorChallenge  "I"
  3. Virtual Mount TBR #VirtualMountTBR2021   Book #90
  4. Back List Reader  #Backlistreader  Book #103
  5. Calendar of Crime  #CalendarOfCrime2021   
  6. Cruisin thru Cozies  Free choice #59
  7. Cloak & Dagger  #CloakDaggerChal  Book #87
  8. Craving for Cozies  Book #75
  9. Medical Examiner Challenge 1 Toe Tags
  10. Beachcomber Challenge  
    • Crime Scenes 
      • Row 3
        • Bar, store, restaurant
    • Weapons
      • Row 2 
        • Pointy object
    • Detectives- 
    • Victims- 
  11. Six Shooter Challenge  Target #69  Shot #1

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