Book Reviews of Too Many Crooks Spoil the Broth (Pennsylvania Dutch Mystery with Recipes, Bk 1)

Too Many Crooks Spoil the Broth (Pennsylvania Dutch Mystery with Recipes, Bk 1)
Too Many Crooks Spoil the Broth - Pennsylvania Dutch Mystery with Recipes, Bk 1
Author: Tamar Myers
ISBN-13: 9780451182968
ISBN-10: 0451182960
Publication Date: 8/1/1995
Pages: 255
Rating:
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
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3.6 stars, based on 159 ratings
Publisher: Signet Book
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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Helpful Score: 7
A hilarious writer, she is wonderful. Great reading. Fun characters, will read more and see how they develop. Fun stuff. A good laugh in several places.
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Helpful Score: 5
I've read other books in this series, so it was good to discover the beginnings. Magdalena has such a humorous way of saying and doing things.
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Helpful Score: 3
Magdalena Yoder & her nutty family & friends make for a fun read. You'll laugh, but you'll wonder too.
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First in the series. When a guest has a fatal fall down the steep stairs, inkeeper Magdalene Yoder is more worried about a lawsuit than foul play. Other problems arise: An arrogant congressman and his wife check in for deer-hunting, offending the other guests who are animal rights activists. Her Amish cook quits when vegetarian guests refuse to eat her hearty cooking. But when a second guest is found, stiff, cold and dead on one of her handmade quilts, Magdalena is sure there's a killer on the premises.
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Good book, quick read. I'm looking forward to reading the rest of the books in the series.
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Once again, Magdalena Yoder is up to her Amish arms in murder, this time at her PennDutch Inn. When a second guest goes to the happy table in the sky, Magdalena begins to take it personally.
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I really enjoyed this. Quick read.
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Helpful Score: 1
Interesting enough to make me want to continue reading the series, but hopefully the plots get stronger.
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Quirky story!
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A fun read. Gave me a few laugh-out-loud moments. Author Tamar Myers has genuine wit.
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Great Book! Kept me guessing! I'm looking forward to reading more of this series.
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Helpful Score: 1
Little slow in beginning then picked up
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Fantastic book! I read this in one sitting. Very entertaining read.
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Really enjoyed this book-love the character Magdalena
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It was a struggle to get through this book. I loathed the main character (who is a broadly drawn, ridiculous stereotype who'd be an offense to Mennonites if they read mystery novels!) and thought the whole thing was sloppily plotted, poorly written, and needed a good editor. Even the recipes didn't appeal to me!
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Helpful Score: 1
This is a fun book to read. Made me laugh and Magdalena is a hoot. I am looking forward to reading more of this series. Tamar Myers did a great job with the story line and characters. Her Inn and the guests (even the dead ones) were interesting and made the story enjoyable.
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Just started the series and loved this 1st book. I'm going to read the rest.
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This was a new author for me and I found that I really enjoyed the book and am looking forward to reading more of her books.
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I love cozy mysteries, and always looing for a new series to read that holds my interest. I really liked this book. I was completely surprised by who the killer was, which is the mark of a good book to me, since I seem to figure out "whodoneit" on quite a lot of the books I read. I will definitely move on with this series!
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This was a good "cozy mystery". The first in the Pennsylvania Dutch series.
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Highly entertaining! Magdalena is a hoot :)
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part of a great series
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a funny good read.
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Better than the other one of hers I read.
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First in the series. A good cozy mystery.
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Loved the humor in this quick read!
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I love funny murder mysteries - even though it sounds like an oxymoron, but Tamara Myers does the Pennsylvania Dutch/Amish so well! This book deals with a group of hunters who visit the Inn that Miss Yoder runs. A couple in the group refuses to eat the hearty cooking that is such a trademark of the Pennsylvania Dutch, and the cook quits. Of course the mystery is solvesd, the cook comes back to work at the Inn, and everything is fine - until the next mystery in the series.
The recipes are to die for (bad use of words), and I grew up eating a lot of the same foods, and still cook them. This is one very enjoyable book.
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#1 in a fun cozy mystery.
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Humorous.
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1st in the Pennsylvania Dutch Series. Murder threatens Magdelena Yoders successful Inn when two of her customers are killed on the premises. Suspects include a secretive congressman, his socialite wife, a gay aide, and several animal rights activists.
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The first in this hilarious series. Be sure to read them in order!
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Amusing mystery story - first in a series.
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3*** Fun debut in a new to me mystery series, featuring Magdalena Yoder, Innkeeper at the Penn Dutch Inn of PA. She's a bit crusty, but like her anyway.
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A light, funny read. Theres a murder at an amish inn.A great cast of charecters.
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A quick read, and quite entertaining.
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Magdelina has hunters and hunter protesters staying at the Inn. One of the visitors fall down the stairs or was she pushed. If she fell, Magdaline could be sued and lose her Inn.Magdaline is in search of the solution to this mystery.
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This was the first time read of this author, but will continue to look for her books. Chuckled all the way through.Cute characters.
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This is my first Tamar Myers book and I did enjoy it, the recipes are a bonus and the characters being Amish and Mennonite plus the "English" makes for a different read from other mystery novels. Enjoyed getting the tidbits on Amish/Mennonite life and traditions.
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I expected a lot better main character. I can't say that I like Magdelena. For a Mennonite she isn't a very nice person. Guess I'm sterotyping, but this book was nothing like what I expected. I will read the next one and see what I think. She may be one of those odd characters that grow on you.
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Meet Magdalena Yoder, quirky, Mennonite owner of the Penn Dutch Inn and her whacky family.. This is one LOL funny start of what looks to be a great cozy mystery....I really enjoyed this book and cannot wait for the next book in the series....
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I couldn't put this down!!
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A perfect cozy mystery. I will be looking for the others in the series!
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A great fast read!
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Good story line however I found some of the dialoge not as well written as I like. All in all an entertaining book but wasn't one you just couldn't put down.
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It was a good, fast read. At times a bit silly, but a fun book.
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I've read several books in this series. Very interesting with Pennsylvania Dutch lore and recipes included. A good suspenseful read.
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A great mystery series.. a cozy.. just email for more info