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The Resource Grape expectations : a Pennsylvania Dutch mystery with recipes, Tamar Myers

Grape expectations : a Pennsylvania Dutch mystery with recipes, Tamar Myers

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Grape expectations : a Pennsylvania Dutch mystery with recipes
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Grape expectations
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a Pennsylvania Dutch mystery with recipes
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Tamar Myers
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eng
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  • In Myer's disappointing 14th mystery to star Mennonite hotelier Magdalena Yoder (after 2005's Assault and Pepper ), Felicia Bacchustelli, a long-legged glamour-puss, arrives in Hernia, Pa., and announces plans to open a spa that will put Magdalena's PennDutch Inn out of business. When Felicia gets herself murdered, Magdalena is suspect "numero uno"—so to save her own hide and satisfy her endless curiosity, our heroine sets out to finger the real killer. Magdalena has never seemed more annoying, or her penchant for attracting sexy bachelors never more perplexing. The recipes shoehorned between chapters are superfluous. And when the real killer confesses, the solution seems improbable rather than surprising. (Feb.) --Staff (Reviewed December 19, 2005) (Publishers Weekly, vol 252, issue 50, p44)
  • A plan to create a winery in the bone-dry Mennonite hamlet of Hernia, Pa., provides a motive for murder.PennDutch Inn owner Magdalena Yoder, the richest woman in town, is just one of the many neighbors with reason to kill Felicia Bacchustelli, a partner in Grape Expectations. When Felicia's body is found, however, the inexperienced police chief naturally forgets that gossipy Magdalena (Assault and Pepper, 2005, etc.) is a suspect and prevails on her to investigate. He doesn't care that Mag has troubles of her own: She's trying to find a minister to marry her to her Jewish boyfriend Gabe Rosen, aka the Babester. Even so, she ricochets around town chatting up likely suspects while trying to keep the teen she's raising out of trouble and dealing with her off-the-wall sister, her newly discovered half-sister and her eccentric Amish and Mennonite acquaintances. After nosy Agnes Mishler, whose brothers cavort in the nude, is found with a knife in her back, Mag's interview with a suspect almost gets her crushed in a woodpile, but her brush with death finally leads her to a minister willing to wed her to the Babester.Acidulous Magdalena's fans will doubtless enjoy another of her tongue-in-cheek adventures amid The Plain People. But the mystery is meager, and kitchen divas should be warned that the obligatory recipes specify (gasp!) several prepackaged ingredients. (Kirkus Reviews, December 15, 2005)
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Myers, Tamar
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no index present
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PS3563.Y475
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G73 2006
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fiction
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Pennsylvania Dutch mysteries with recipes
Series volume
0014
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  • Yoder, Magdalena (Fictitious character)
  • Women detectives
  • Vintners
  • Wine and wine making
  • Mennonites
  • Cooking
  • Pennsylvania Dutch Country (Pa.)
  • Pennsylvania
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a Pennsylvania Dutch mystery with recipes
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Grape expectations : a Pennsylvania Dutch mystery with recipes, Tamar Myers
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22 cm.
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231 p.
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9780451214850
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(hardcover)
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2005022627
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  • (Sirsi) 2005022627
  • (OCoLC)61285509
Label
Grape expectations : a Pennsylvania Dutch mystery with recipes, Tamar Myers
Publication
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
231 p.
Isbn
9780451214850
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2005022627
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 2005022627
  • (OCoLC)61285509

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