Murder, Handcrafted by Isabella Alan is the fifth book in the “Amish Quilt Shop” mystery series. Publisher: Penguin Random House, June 2016
Amish quilt shop owner Angie Braddock crosses wires with a killer in the latest from the national bestselling author of Murder, Plainly Read. . .
Spring has arrived in Holmes County and Angie couldn’t be happier. She’s got great friends, a thriving business, and is in the perfect relationship with Sheriff James Mitchell. The only thing raining on her parade is her mother drafting her into a massive home renovation project—and using their sudden mother/daughter bonding time to comment on Angie’s ticking biological clock.
The house’s repairs and upgrades between the Amish craftsmen and their Englisch counterparts are proceeding well until a tremendous shock comes to the workers when the electrician is found dead on site. With the sheriff suspecting foul play, it falls to Angie to root a killer out of the woodwork. . .
This is one series that I will miss but I’m happy that I got to know Angie, Jonah, James and the rest of the people of Rolling Brook, Ohio. This was a well-written story that pulled me in immediately and was hard to put down as I had to know what happened next. A dead body and the possible sighting of Bigfoot starts this evenly paced light drama where once again, Angie is caught up in all the action when her best friend becomes the prime suspect. It’s with dogged pursuit and determination that Angie begins her investigation seeing clues to clear her friend. I love how the author set-up this mystery where all the characters played a pivotal role that enhanced the telling of this tale. Boasting a wonderful and lovable cast, engaging conversations and a comfortable tone, this was a very enjoyable read and the best in this delightfully charming series.