Just as the Amish
community of Appleseed Creek is starting to recover from the
death of Bishop Glick in the buggy accident, Police Chief
Greta Rose informs Chloe Humphrey that Curt Fanning and Brock
Buckley are out of jail. They made a deal to testify against
Curt’s uncle and got released. This is not good news
for Chloe, since the men blame her and her roommate Becky
Troyer for being arrested.
In addition, Chloe has a new landlord, Dr.
Dylan Tanner, Chairman of the Biology Dept. at Harshberger
College. Chloe is the Director of Computer Services at the
college. Looks like he wants to flip the house and make some
quick money and not have it for an investment.
While picking up Becky at Young’s Family
Restaurant, Chloe stumbles over the body of Ezekiel Young.
His beard is shorn and the cutting tool used has been stuck
in his back. This has become personal for Chloe, since she
found the body. Will she put herself in danger before exposing
Things to ponder: Who is behind the hair cutting
of the Amish woman? Is the death of Ezekiel Young connected
to the hair cutting of the Amish women? Why doesn’t
Dylan want Timothy working on restoring his house? Will Chloe
look cute as a snowman?
This is a very well-written book with lots
of character development. It has lots of twists and the plot
will keep you guessing. I have read and enjoyed Amanda Flower’s
India Hayes series and have been just as impressed with the
Appleseed Creek series. So if you like your mystery with an
Amish touch, then A Plain Scandal is one you should read.