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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The ending has a good twist and most plausible. - Goodreads
That is, the setting is more interesting than the plot. - Goodreads
Grandfather goes to a friendly professor for advice. - Goodreads
As to the plot, the mystery needs work. - Goodreads

Review: Blood of the Prodigal (Ohio Amish Mystery #1)

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What's free (from the library) on the Kindle? This! You can't go too wrong with a free library download on your e-reader, so I think a different set of standards apply when you do. I don't read a lot ... Read full review

Review: Blood of the Prodigal (Ohio Amish Mystery #1)

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Gaus suffers from that terrible writing disease "why use five words when I could use one hundred and five" itis. I admit that I'm impressed by his deference to the Amish way of life. I have an ... Read full review

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Contents

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Section 2
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Section 3
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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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