Assault and Pepper (Pennsylvania Dutch Mystery with Recipes, Bk 13)
Assault and Pepper - Pennsylvania Dutch Mystery with Recipes, Bk 13 Author:Tamar Myers At the annual church chili supper, Reverend Schrock falls face down into his bowl. It seems someone put peanut butter in the chili, knowing full well that he was allergic. — As Pennsylvania Dutch Innkeeper Magdalena Yoder investigates, she finds plenty of people who wanted the reverend dead, including a serial monogamist with a grudge and a wrong... more »ly-accused man whom the reverend testified against. As more motives emerge, Magdalena struggles to find the truth amidst evidence that is all too quickly becoming a five-alarm frenzy.« less
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.
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.