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GRUEL AND UNUSUAL PUNISHMENT
by Tamar Myers

Genre: Mystery/Suspense/Thriller, Mystery, Humorous

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Against her better judgment, Innkeeper Magdalena Yoder has agreed to help chief
of police Melvin Stoltzfus out of a jam. Clarence Webber, a guest at the local
jail, has died, poisoned from a meal he ate. The meal happens to have been
provided by Magdalena, but Melvin knows that Magdalena is not a killer. The
problem is that Melvin is a terrible crime-solver and he desperately needs help.

Magdalena, who knows everything about everybody in Hernia, PA is more than happy
to help. A natural born snoop, she can't help sticking her nose in where it
doesn't belong. The investigation is not going to be an easy one, especially
since Magdalena's ex has dumped his sullen teenage daughter on
her doorstep. Still, there's nothing like
a challenge and Magdalena has many secrets to uncover before she solves the crime
and reaps the ultimate happy ending!

Satiric humor intermingled with quirky, likeable characters, as well as some
fascinating Amish recipes make GRUEL AND UNUSUAL PUNISHMENT a very tasty story.
Magdalena Yoder's adventures always make for nicely nutty reading and the ending
will delight her fans. (Feb., 240 pp., $19.95)

Reviewed By: Toby Bromberg

Publisher: NAL

Published: February 2002

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