Uc Amish-Country Mystery Two-In-One--Canceled

Uc Amish-Country Mystery Two-In-One--Canceled : Includes Blood of the Prodigal and Broken English

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A P. L. Gaus omnibus edition, combining his first two novels, "Blood of the Prodigal" and "Broken English."
In "Blood of the Prodigal," Jonah Miller, shunned by his Old Order sect of the Amish and cast into the wider world, decides to kidnap his ten-year-old son from the home of the bishop who had exiled Miller a decade earlier. In his desperation to retrieve the boy, the bishop appeals for help to the only "English" men that his sect would ever approve. Professor Michael Branden and Pastor Caleb Troyer had been looking forward to the kind of sleepy rural summer they had enjoyed as boyhood friends growing up in the small college town of Millersburg. Instead, they plunge into the normally closed Amish culture to find the boy. When the kidnapping leads to murder, Branden's friend Sheriff Bruce Robertson enters the investigation. Branden digs through the past to uncover truths that many would prefer to leave undisturbed. Little does he suspect that even the anguished bishop, torn by an insoluble moral dilemma, tragically does not tell everything he knows about the case. P. L. Gaus depicts a culture that successfully stands outside the mainstream, yet is every bit as susceptible to the undertow of the human spirit as any we might know.
In "Broken English," Professor Michael Branden, Sheriff Bruce Robertson, and Pastor Caleb Troyer (series regulars in P. L. Gaus's Amish mysteries) are faced with a moral and legal conundrum. The peaceful town of Millersburg, Ohio, in the heart of Ohio's Amish country, is rocked by the vicious murder of one of its citizens at the hands of an itinerant ex-convict. When a local reporter covering the story ends up dead as well, with the convict already behind bars, suspicion falls on David Hawkins, father of the first victim. But Hawkins is nowhere to be found, not even among the protective Amish colony that had taken him in as one of its own regardless of his shadowy past. As "Broken English" unfolds, circumstances and the search for justice test the mettle of the closest of friends and reveal the desperate measures of the strongest of foes.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 448 pages
  • 134.87 x 203.2mm | 454g
  • Plume Books
  • United States
  • English
  • 014751570X
  • 9780147515704

About Paul L Gaus

Paul Louis Gaus lives with his wife, Madonna, in Wooster, Ohio, just a few miles north of Holmes County, home to the world's largest settlement of Amish and Mennonite people.
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