Blood of the prodigal: an Ohio Amish mystery

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Ohio University Press, 1999 - Fiction - 230 pages
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From the choppy waves off Lake Erie's Middle Bass Island to the too tranquil farmlands of Holmes County's Amish countryside, mystery and foreboding lurk under layers of tradition and repression before boiling up to the surface with tragic consequences.For Jon Mills, the journey begins with his decision to retrieve his ten-year-old son from the hands of the Bishop who bad ten years earlier cast Mills out of the Order, the same Bishop who is Jon Mills's father.When Mills turns up dead, dressed in Amish garb, and with the boy missing, Professor Michael Branden plunges headlong into the closed culture to unravel the mystery and find the boy.

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A different type of writing style liked it very much. - Goodreads
Dull characters, uninteresting plot. - Goodreads
The book gives an insight to the Amish lifestyle. - Goodreads
Really easy to read. - Goodreads
The character development was so shallow. - Goodreads
The writing is quiet and calm. - Goodreads

Review: Blood of the Prodigal (Amish-Country Mysteries #1)

User Review  - Art - Goodreads

The first in the "Amish-Country mystery" series is a good introduction to interesting characters and locations. Set in Ohio's Amish country, a professor and a sheriff (childhood best friends ... Read full review

Review: Blood of the Prodigal (Amish-Country Mysteries #1)

User Review  - Shirley - Goodreads

Generally liked this book--first one I was able to download on my Kindle from a library. So glad Kindle now has that feature. Anyway, better than some Amish mysteries in that it wasn't so "religious ... Read full review


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About the author (1999)

P. L. Gaus is the author of the Ohio Amish Mysteries including, most recently, "A Prayer for the Night, Clouds without Rain," and "Cast a Blue Shadow." He teaches chemistry and alternative cultures at the College of Wooster in Wooster, Ohio.

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