Murder Simply StitchedMurder, Simply Stitched by Isabella Alan is the second book in the “Amish Quilt Shop” mystery series. Publisher: Obsidian, June 2014

When Angela Braddock enters her quilts in an Amish auction, she never expects one of her neighbors to end up going, going, gone.

Angie is finding her niche as the new owner of her late aunt’s Amish quilt shop, Running Stitch. But as the summer is winding down, so is business. To bolster support for the shop, Angie decides to sell her quilts in the Rolling Brook Amish Auction, including some of her aunt’s most prized works.

The quilts promise to be a hit—but the gavel comes down on the lively event when Angie stumbles upon the body of township trustee Wanda Hunt behind a canning shed. The cause of death: a poisoned blueberry fry pie from Rachel Miller’s bakery table. Now Angie’s closest friend is a murder suspect. With Angie taking the lead, she and the other women of her aunt’s quilting circle set out to patch together the clues and stop a killer set on shredding the simple peace of Rolling Brook.

This was a wonderfully crafted story that I did not want to end. Angie and her friends are on the case when one of their own becomes a prime suspect. This was a good mystery that grabbed my attention from the start that I could not put down because I had to know how it was all going to end. The author did a great job of pulling it all together with plenty of suspects and some intriguing twists that kept me glued to the pages. Boasting a great cast of characters, entertaining and humorous dialogue and a comfortable tone, this was a great read and I can’t wait for the next book in this delightfully appealing series.

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