Hearse and Buggy

Hearse and Buggy

Book - 2012
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When the former owner of her Amish specialty shop is murdered, and the man her employee Esther is sweet on stands accused of the crime, Claire Weatherly becomes the go-between for Detective Jakob Fisher and his former community to catch the real killer.
Publisher: New York : Berkley Prime Crime, 2012
Edition: Berkley Prime Crime mass-market ed
ISBN: 9780425251317
0425251314
Branch Call Number: F BRA NVD
Characteristics: 275 p. ; 18 cm
Alternative Title: Hearse & buggy

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LoveAGoodRead
Sep 07, 2013

This was a very enjoyable read. I found the characters very likeable and the descriptions of the cultural differences between the English and Amish to be enlightening. In this book, solving the murder seemed a bit secondary in relation to each characters' process of self-discovery after recovering from a life crisis. A great first book in the Amish series.

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sgtaylor
Jun 25, 2013

A good start for a new series.

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nancytheknitter
Sep 18, 2012

I agree with the ReadingWriter. I really enjoyed this book and the author did a great job of moving the book along without to much extra stuff that some writers add into their books. I too like the way the characters change and grow as their relationships with others change. I very much like the main character and could relate to her. She was someone that I would love to know in real life. A very enjoyable read.

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ReadingWriter
Jun 26, 2012

I didn't know what to expect when I picked up this mystery, but I found I enjoyed it very much. The relationships build in a believable way. The author does a very good job portraying the differences in culture between the Englischers and the Amish. The mystery is strong but the main theme, I thought, is the growing and changing relationships among the characters. The mystery aspect of the conclusion was down-played a bit in order to focus on community healing at the end, in keeping with the theme.

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