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
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The book gives an insight to the Amish lifestyle. - Goodreads
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I enjoyed learning about the Amish community. Fascinating. Read full review

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I liked this book, but it seemed too "neat" to me. I would have liked to read more about the individual characters, to know them in greater depth. It might have made the book more interesting if the ... 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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