Whiskers Of The Lion

Whiskers Of The Lion : An Amish-Country Mystery

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P. L. Gaus's widely praised Amish-Country Mysteries continue to "probe the tension between the self-reliance of the Amish world and the urgencies of the English world" (Kirkus Reviews, starred review).

In Whiskers of the Lion, Sheriff Bruce Robertson is charged with finding a young Amish woman on the run from a murderous drug ring so she can testify in federal court. Wrestling with a recurring childhood nightmare of a deadly lion, the Holmes County sheriff finds himself torn between allegiance to the legal system he upholds and the beliefs of the people he is sworn to protect.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 248 pages
  • 132.08 x 198.12 x 22.86mm | 226.8g
  • Penguin Putnam Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0142181730
  • 9780142181737

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"Spellbinding." -Marilyn Stasio, "The New York Times Book Review"
"This is definitely a series worth reading."" --"Booklist""
"Gaus is a sensitive storyteller who matches his cadences to the measured pace of Amish life, catching the tensions among the village's religious factions."" - "The New York Times Book Review""
"Precise, detailed descriptions of Amish practices and full-bodied, unhurried, well-measured prose. A pleasure to read."" --"Library Journal""
"Gaus captures the steady cadence of Amish life and offers a vivid depiction of both the world they live in and their particular vision of human experience." --Christian Science Monitor
"Gaus has done successfully what would seem nearly impossible: to meld a mystery novel with a description of Amish life in Holmes County without scanting either one."" --"Ohioana Quarterly""
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About P. 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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Rating details

148 ratings
3.79 out of 5 stars
5 28% (41)
4 33% (49)
3 32% (47)
2 6% (9)
1 1% (2)
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