Braddock was at the Rolling Brook Amish Auction. She had several
quilts up for bid and was hoping to make enough money to tide
her over until the tourist season started up again. She sees
her friend Rachel Miller having an argument with Wanda Hunt-
a township trustee for Rolling Brook. Wanda does not want
Rachel's husband Aaron to build a factory on Sugartree Street
because it would be ugly and bad for tourism. Wanda says she
will make sure to stop the factory from being built. Rachel
gives Wanda a blueberry fry pie to show no hard feelings.
Wanda is concerned about nuts. Rachel points to her sign that
says no nuts were used to make the pies. So Wanda takes it
and hurries off.
is missing. He is Angie's French Bull Dog. She finds him in
the bunny pen. The bunnies are protecting Oliver as if he
were one of their own. A little later, Angie takes Oliver
for a walk and they end up by the canning shed. The door is
open but no one is inside. Oliver is pulling his leash so
Angie follows him around the canning shed and finds a dead
Wanda still holding her half eaten blueberry fry pie. Sheriff
James Mitchell is treating the death like a murder even before
he has the coroner's report. He thinks Rachel makes a good
prime suspect. Even though the sheriff warns Angie not to
interfere, she feels she has to help her friend. Angie had
better be careful of she could end up with no bids.
to ponder: Why was Wanda by the canning shed? Who knew about
Wanda's nut allergies? Why was Wanda not carrying an Epi Pen?
was a fun read. I had me right from the beginning when Angie
was trying to catch Petunia a runaway goat. There are several
laugh-out-loud parts in the book. Finding poor Oliver hiding
out in the bunny pen was a laugh until you cry moment. This
is a well-plotted fast-paced book. I found it impossible to
put this book down. I needed to find out whodunit. So, if
you like your mystery with a home-made fry pie, then you should
be reading Murder, Simply Stitched. Be sure to look
for Murder, Served Simply in December 2014.