Magdalena Yoder is a Mennonite innkeeper who with the rest of the congregation of the church get ready for the annual chili supper cook-off. Just when the devout diners sit down to eat, beloved reverend Schrock falls facedown dead, into a pot of the savory chili. Magdalena is requested by the widow to investigate the death. This book has a half dozen zesty chili recipes.
Keri reviewed Assault and Pepper (Pennsylvania Dutch Mystery with Recipes, Bk 13) on
Helpful Score: 2
When the rev falls over dead in his chili, it's up to Mags to find out if this was murder, an accident or suicide. There were a couple of surprises in this one. I laugh out loud at the antics of Mags & Freni. This is one of my favorite series.
The 13th book in the wildly funny Pennsylvania Dutch mystery series, featuring Mennonite bread & breakfast owner, Magadalena Yoder.
The author's Amish background and familiarity with the culture and beliefs of the PA Dutch community add greatly to the series. Good mystery stories in themselves, the series also provides a humorous look at a Eastern sub-cultural group.
I had read all the previous books in this series, but when this was written it seemed like she was just putting out a book. A lot of familiar sayings but not many new. Also, new characters just seemed to come out of nowhere. I didn't think it was up to the same quality as the previous ones.