Assault and Pepper

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Penguin Publishing Group, Jan 3, 2006 - Fiction - 259 pages
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A tasty mystery-with a side of killer chili

Includes six chili recipes

Magdalena Yoder and her Mennonite congregation gather for the annual chili cook-off, only to have beloved Reverend Schrock fall face-first into his bowl. For his widow's sake, Magdalena begins to look into the victim's death, soon discovering that Schrock wasn't all that well liked by his flock.

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User Review  - NewsieQ - LibraryThing

The heroine in this series is middle-aged Magdalena Portulacca Yoder, a Mennonite woman who runs the PennDutch Inn in the fictional town of Hernia, Pennsylvania. Although her middle name came from a ... Read full review


User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

The Beechy Grove Mennonite Church chili cook-off becomes the send-off for Rev. Schrock.Crabby Mennonite innkeeper Magdalena Yoder (Custard's Last Stand, 2003, etc.) thinks the saintly reverend must ... 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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