Gruel and Unusual Punishment: A Pennsylvania Dutch Mystery with Recipes

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Thorndike Press, 2002 - Fiction - 363 pages
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When imprisoned con man Clarence Webber meets his Maker after sampling a bowl of gruel laced with arsenic, Magdalena is determined to discover who poisoned the porridge. But with a quartet of quirky female suspects who all claim to be the victim's widow and a bumbling but ambitious sheriff, this is one grueling mystery.

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Magdalena has sold her red BMW to a man who paid cash. He then winds up in jail under charges of credit card fraud. Magdalena however finds herself under suspicion for murder when this same man is ... Read full review


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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.

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