Harmless as Doves
An Ohio Amish MysteryAudiobook CD - 2012
As he goes about his milking chores on a cold October morning, Bishop Leon Shetler daydreams of escaping the Ohio winter and taking a bus to the Pinecraft Amish community in Florida for a vacation. His reverie is suddenly interrupted when young Crist Burkholder enters the barn, head down, hat in hand, to make a confession. 'I just killed Glenn Spiegle.' Sheriff Robertson isn't sure he believes in an Amish killer when he arrives on the scene, but Burkholder is adamant about his guilt, fueled by the passion of his love for Vesta Miller, the young woman both he and Spiegle so desperately wanted to marry. No sooner does the sheriff start his investigation than he learns of two more murders in the Pinecraft community, and a startling connection is made. There's no way around it - Professor Mike Branden will have to put his research trip on hold and, along with detective Ricky Niell, travel south to investigate. There they discover the disturbing truth about Spiegle's conversion to the Amish faith and the reason for the long-smoldering hatred that has reached into the secluded pastoral valleys of Holmes County.
Publisher: Westminister, MD : Books on Tape, p2012
Characteristics: 5 sound discs (ca. 74 min. each) : digital ; 4 3/4 in
Alternative Title: Harmless as doves : an Amish-country mystery