Bought the book yesterday and finished it today! I laughed when I saw what is probably her real family's cameo in the book - her husband as the vacationing Chief of Police, and his wife, who is, obviously, our author... Mrs. Myers has a very clever way with words, and I will be reading more of her books. Thanks!
I am not a mystery reader, however I was given this book to read and pass on. I reluctantly started reading it. What enjoyment I experienced! The characters readily got my attention. The keeper of the inn was wonderful. It was as if she was personally telling me about her "pleasures" and "displeasures"; always remembering to tuck in a short prayer to stay right with God. It was light reading that kept me always changing my mind as to who the crook might be. Serious mystery readers would probably find this book too light and not too capturing. Good summer reading.
This was a good book, but I enjoyed her other series more. True, this was her first book written in the Amish series and I have several to read to catch up. Without a doubt, her more recent books will be better. I think she is a very talented author with a wonderful way of turning a phrase and creating situations that have you laughing out loud.
Tamar Myers' Pennsylvania Dutch mysteries are very enjoyable, "put your feet up" books. The characters are warm and human. In particular, they show the Amish/Mennonite characters to be individuals with faults and good points like the rest of us, which in other books is not usual.