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A Mystery Guild Book Club selection
Cover of 'Broken English'

Broken English
An Amish Country Mystery
By P. L. Gaus

The peaceful town of Millersburg, Ohio, is rocked by a woman’s murder. When a local reporter turns up dead as well, suspicion falls on David Hawkins, the first victim’s father. With Hawkins nowhere to be found among his Amish community, Professor Michael Branden sets out to uncover the elusive truth.

A Mystery Guild Book Club selection
Cover of 'Blood of the Prodigal'

Blood of the Prodigal
An Amish Country Mystery
By P. L. Gaus

Mystery and foreboding lurk in a quiet Old Order Amish community when a young boy goes missing one early morning without a trace. With a strong distrust of law enforcement and the modern “English” ways, the bishop must put his faith in an unlikely partnership. Will he find the boy before it’s too late?

Cover of 'The Night My Friend'

The Night My Friend
Stories of Crime and Suspense
By Edward D. Hoch
· Edited by Francis M. Nevins

Mystery writer Edward Hoch’s career has spanned three and a half decades and produced nearly seven hundred stories. His series characters—there are two dozen of them, including Simon Ark, an occult detective who claims to be two millennia old; Ben Snow, a Western drifter and possible reincarnation of Billy the Kid; Nick Velvet, professional thief, who specializes in stealing items of no value; Libby Knowles, ex-cop turned private bodyguard; and Dr.