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P. L. Gaus

P. L. Gaus is the author of seven books in the Amish-Country Mystery series. He lives in Wooster, Ohio, an area that is close to the world’s largest settlement of Amish and Mennonite people. Gaus lectures widely about the lifestyles, culture, and religion of the Amish..

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Harmless as Doves
An Amish–Country Mystery
By P. L. Gaus

In Harmless as Doves, P. L. Gaus takes the action to Florida in one of the most exciting mysteries in this series. This is Gaus at his best.

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Separate from the World
An Ohio Amish Mystery
By P. L. Gaus

Separate from the World is a story of a rift between two Amish factions, one that favors the use of medicine and that participates in a college study of genetic traits particular to the Amish community, and the other that rejects any outside influence.

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A Prayer for the Night
An Ohio Amish Mystery
By P. L. Gaus

In A Prayer for the Night, P. L. Gaus deftly balances the pace and practices of Amish life in northern Ohio against the unfolding urgency of a hostage situation. The mystery gains from its exploration of the ever-widening chasm between the traditional life of the Amish people and their interaction with the outside world.

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Cast a Blue Shadow
An Amish Country Mystery
By P. L. Gaus

A mute Mennonite girl with a troubled past. A wealthy benefactor found murdered in her home. In the wake of both events, Professor Michael Branden begins an investigation that threatens to tear Millersburg College apart.

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Clouds without Rain
An Amish Country Mystery
By P. L. Gaus

In the wake of a fatal accident involving an Amish buggy and an eighteen-wheeler, Professor Michael Branden’s suspicions grow alongside a number of mysterious happenings plaguing the quiet community. Will he uncover the true source of the crash before anyone else gets hurt?

A Mystery Guild Book Club selection
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Broken English
An Amish Country Mystery
By P. L. Gaus

The peaceful town of Millersburg, Ohio, is rocked by a woman’s murder. When a local reporter turns up dead as well, suspicion falls on David Hawkins, the first victim’s father. With Hawkins nowhere to be found among his Amish community, Professor Michael Branden sets out to uncover the elusive truth.

A Mystery Guild Book Club selection
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Blood of the Prodigal
An Amish Country Mystery
By P. L. Gaus

Mystery and foreboding lurk in a quiet Old Order Amish community when a young boy goes missing one early morning without a trace. With a strong distrust of law enforcement and the modern “English” ways, the bishop must put his faith in an unlikely partnership. Will he find the boy before it’s too late?

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