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Broken English

An Amish-Country Mystery, Book 2
De : P. L. Gaus
Lu par : George Newbern
Série : Amish-Country Mysteries, Volume 2
Durée : 6 h et 18 min
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The peaceful town of Millersburg, Ohio, in the heart of Ohio's Amish country, is rocked by the vicious murder of one of its citizens at the hands of an ex-convict. When a local reporter covering the story ends up dead as well, with the convict already behind bars, suspicion falls on David Hawkins, father of the first victim. But Hawkins is nowhere to be found, not even among the protective Amish colony that had taken him in as one of its own regardless of his shadowy past.

Following on the critical and popular success of his first book, mystery writer P. L. Gaus again brings us a moral and legal conundrum as Professor Michael Branden, Sheriff Bruce Robertson, and Pastor Cal Troyer set out to uncover the truth that seems so elusive in their otherwise quiet corner of the world. Along the way, Gaus paints a unique portrait of the relationship between the Amish and the "English" cultures as seen from the inside. Against this backdrop, Broken English is a tale of honor, deception, and revenge, where circumstances and the search for justice test the mettle of the closest of friends and reveal the desperate measures of the strongest of foes.

©2000 P.L. Gaus (P)2011 Random House

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  • Steve in KY
  • 08/04/2019

Great story with tragedy and victory

I love P. L. Gaus's Amish Country books—all of them! I have print copies of all 9 of them and the audio versions of the 8 available. I have listened to most more than once. Gaus writes great stories, most centered around a college professor, a pastor, and a sheriff who have been friends since childhood. The characters of these men and others in the books are well drawn. Beyond the literary quality, there is great insight into the faith, life, and culture of The Amish people. In many ways these books are like sociological studies set inside powerful stories.

I only wish "The Names of Our Tears" was also available in audio.