In the Mail: Clouds Without Rain

In the Mail: Clouds Without Rain

Clouds Without Rain: An Amish-Country Mystery (Amish Country Mystery 3) by P.L. Gaus From the Publisher A compulsively readable new series that explores a fascinating culture set purposely apart. In the wooded Amish hill country, a professor at a small college, a local pastor, and the county sheriff are the only ones among the mainstream, or “English,” who possess the instincts and skills to work the cases that impact all county residents, no matter their code of conduct or...

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In the Mail: Broken English

In the Mail: Broken English

*This got lost in all the confusion the last few weeks* Broken English: An Amish-Country Mystery (Ohio Amish Mysteries) by P.L. Gaus From the Publisher 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 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...

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In the Mail: Blood of the Prodigal

In the Mail: Blood of the Prodigal

Blood of the Prodigal: An Amish-Country Mystery (Ohio Amish Mysteries) by P.L. Gaus Publishers Weekly In the Old Order Amish communities of Ohio’s Holmes County, it is rare for one of the self-styled “plain” people to seek aid from an outsider, one of “the English.” But Bishop Eli Miller needs help and goes for it to a local academic, Michael Brandon. Years before, Miller had exiled his son Jonah for his wild ways. Now Jonah has snatched his own son, Jeremiah...

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Columbus Book Examiner = Me

Columbus Book Examiner = Me

Image via Wikipedia I am officially a/the Columbus Book Examiner.  What’s this mean?  It means I will be writing about books and authors at the Columbus Examiner. So: If you are a writer, author, or blogger in Ohio – or know of one – please let me know if I should link your site, go to your event, etc. If you are a publicists/publisher and your author is going to be in or around Ohio please let me know. If you feel like being nice, go to the site and leave a friendly...

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Plain Secrets: An Outsider among the Amish by Joe Mackall

Plain Secrets: An Outsider among the Amish by Joe Mackall

I first heard about Joe Mackall at an event at Ohio State this past summer with Dinty Moore.  I like what I heard and so picked up both Last Street Before Cleveland and [amazon-product region=”us” text=”Plain Secrets: An Outsider among the Amish” type=”text”]0807010650[/amazon-product].  I had some interest in the Amish as I had once worked for a State Senator who represented the area in which the book was set and had has some interaction with Amish...

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The Last Street Before Cleveland by Joe Mackall

The Last Street Before Cleveland by Joe Mackall

For some reason if a book doesn’t get reviewed relatively quickly I struggle mightily to get around to it at all.  This habit vexes me to no end and this year I have tried, with varying degrees of success, to be better about not allowing books to get lost. Joe Mackall’s [amazon-product region=”us” text=”The Last Street Before Cleveland” type=”text”]0803232551[/amazon-product] was one book that got lost in the shuffle somehow and sat in the...

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The Last Street Before Cleveland by Joe Mackall

The Last Street Before Cleveland by Joe Mackall

For some reason if a book doesn’t get reviewed relatively quickly I struggle mightily to get around to it at all.  This habit vexes me to no end and this year I have tried, with varying degrees of success, to be better about not allowing books to get lost. Joe Mackall’s [amazon-product region=”us” text=”The Last Street Before Cleveland” type=”text”]0803232551[/amazon-product] was one book that got lost in the shuffle somehow and sat in the...

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