Assault And Pepper
First Time in Paperback
It’s a five-alarm frenzy as Magdalena Yoder and the rest of the congregation of the Beechy Grove Mennonite Church get ready for the annual chili supper cook-off. But just when the devout diners sit down to eat, beloved Reverend Schrock falls face down into his bowl. It seems someone slipped some peanut butter into the chili, knowing full well that the good Reverend was deathly allergic to peanuts.
Never one to turn her back on a weeping widow, Magdalena agrees to investigate. But once she begins to look into the victim’s death—and life—she discovers that Schrock wasn’t as well liked as she’d thought. There’s more than one person with reason to want him dead, including the serial monogamist with a grudge and the wrongly convicted man who spent seven years in jail after the reverend testified against him in court. As more foibles and squabbles amass, Magdalena struggles to find the truth amidst evidence that is becoming a full out assault on the senses…
(A Pennsylvania Dutch Mystery #13)