Between a wok and a hard place: a Pennsylvania Dutch mystery with recipes

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Penguin, Feb 23, 1998 - Fiction - 263 pages
16 Reviews
An Asian tourist found strangled and run over by a horse and buggy draws Magdalena Yoder from her quaint PennDutch Inn and into the secretive local Amish community, in her fifth mystery, which features authentic Pennsylvania-Dutch recipes. Original.

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Review: Between a Wok and a Hard Place (Pennsylvania Dutch Mystery #5)

User Review  - Pat - Goodreads

Very funny. Murder among the Amish. Magdalena Yoder, married at 46. Her husband turns out to be a bigamist. Read full review

Review: Between a Wok and a Hard Place (Pennsylvania Dutch Mystery #5)

User Review  - Ellen - Goodreads

"Between a wok and a Hard Place" or Magdalena's Mashuga Marriage and Mystery. Magdalena is still swooning over her new marriage and husband Aaron Miller Jr. when an Asian woman is found dead in the ... Read full review

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About the author (1998)

Tamar Myers was born and raised in the Belgian Congo (now just the Congo). Her parents were missionaries. She was sixteen when her family settled in America. In college she began to submit novels for publication, but it took 23 years for her to get published. Persistence paid off, however, because Tamar is now the author of two ongoing mystery series. One is set in Pennsylvania and features Magdalena Yoder, an Amish-Mennonite sleuth who runs a bed and breakfast in the mythical town of Hernia. The other is set in the Carolinas and centers around the adventures of Abigail Timberlake, the proud owner of a Charlotte (and later Charleston) antique store, the Den of Antiquity. Tamar now calls Charlotte, NC home. She lives with her husband, plus a Basenji dog, a Bengal cat, and an orange tabby rescue cat.