Book 1 of the Amish-Country Mysteries
"For more than a decade, P. L. Gaus has been writing quietly spellbinding mysteries about... the conservative Old Order Amish of Holmes County, Ohio."--Marilyn Stasio, New York Times
In the wooded Amish hill country, a professor at a small college, a local pastor, and the county sheriff are the only ones among the mainstream, or "English," who possess the instincts and skills to work the cases that impact all county residents, no matter their code of conduct or religious creed.
When an Amish boy is kidnapped, a bishop, fearful for the safety of his followers, plunges three outsiders into the traditionally closed society of the "Plain Ones."