Hearse and Buggy (An Amish Mystery #1) (Mass Market)
The simple life gets complicated when death comes calling in the first novel in the national bestselling Amish Mystery series.
Claire Weatherly has fled a high-stress lifestyle for a slower pace—in Amish country: Heavenly, Pennsylvania. She only planned a short visit but instead found herself opening an Amish specialty shop, Heavenly Treasures, and settling in.Claire loves her new home, and she’s slowly making friends among the locals, including Esther, a young Amish woman who works in the shop. So when the store’s former owner,the unlikable Walter Snow, is murdered, and the man Esther is sweet on becomes a suspect, Claire can’t help but get involved.
Newly returned Detective Jakob Fisher, who left Heavenly—and his Amish upbringing—as a teenager, is on the case. But his investigation is stalled by the fact that none of his former community will speak with him. Claire’s connections make her the perfect go-between.
As Claire investigates, she uncovers more than she wanted to know about her neighbors. And suddenly, everything she had hoped to find in this peaceful refuge is at risk...
About the Author
As a child, Laura Bradford fell in love with writing over a stack of blank paper, a box of crayons, and a freshly sharpened number two pencil. From that moment forward, she never wanted to do or be anything else. Today, Laura is the author of the Emergency Dessert Squad Mysteries and the national bestselling Amish Mysteries. She lives in Yorktown Heights, New York, with her husband and their blended brood.
Praise for Hearse and Buggy
“The best cozy mystery debut I’ve read this year.”—Harlan Coben
More Praise for the National Bestselling Amish Mystery series
“[Bradford s] mastery of the Amish culture adds a dimension to her work that readers will likely find fascinating.”—Richmond Times-Dispatch
“The characters are interesting and delightful. The setting in the wonderful town of Heavenly, PA, is just that, heavenly. Mixing Amish and English town folk is intriguing...I recommend this book to any reader interested in Amish novels, cozy mysteries or who just wants to read a fabulous book.”—Open Book Society
“Delightful...Well-portrayed characters and authentic Amish lore make this a memorable read.”—Publishers Weekly