Thou Shalt Not Grill: A Pennsylvania Dutch Mystery with Recipes
If you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen - and head to the bicentennial barbeque in Hernia, Pennsylvania. There's great outdoor cooking, a tractor pull, a greased pig chase, and this year's highlight - the unearthing of the centennial time capsule, rumored to contain the key to a fortune. But when the onlookers gather, they find the capsule missing and Magdalena Yoder's guest, Buzzy Porter, dead.
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... "you might as well come in. You're like a bulldog, Magdalena, you know that?
Once you get your teeth into something, there is no shaking you loose." "I'll take
that as a compliment, dear." She opened the glass storm door and I sailed in. I'd
been in Zelda's house dozens of times, so I didn't even wait for the invitation to
plop my bony behind in one of her neon orange beanbag chairs. Just as quickly, I
hauled my patooty out of the legumes. "Zelda, do you have company? I hear
My mama on the other hand, does talk to me from her celestial perch — but she
never says anything I want to hear. "Magdalena, are you still slouching? Put your
knees together, child. Do you really think you ought to be driving such a fancy car
? Don't marry that man, Magdalena — you'll regret it if you do." You see what I
mean? No, what I needed to do was to consult one of our town's old-timers. But
who? Harriet Berkey was one hundred and four, but she suffered from dementia.
"I don't hear anything." "It sounded an awful lot like a bear." "Are they dangerous?
" She sounded like she was already convinced this was the case. Somewhere I
read that grizzly bears — and we have no wild ones in Pennsylvania — are one
of the most dangerous animals on the planet. Eastern black bears, on the other
hand, would sooner run from you than attack. Of course there are always
exceptions. I addressed the exception. "Their claws could fillet you like a fresh
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Another in the Pennsylvania Dutch Mysteries. This one has the bicentennial celebration going on for Hernia, PA where the Penn Dutch Inn is located. Magdalena learns that one her guests has been killed ... Read full review