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✏Book Title : A Killing in Amish Country ✏Author : Gregg Olsen ✏Publisher : St. Martin's Press ✏Release Date : 2016-07-05 ✏Pages : 336 ✏ISBN : 9781466875241 ✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French GET BOOK
✏A Killing in Amish Country Book Summary : At just 30 years old, with dark-blonde hair and freckles, Barbara Weaver was as pretty as the women depicted on the covers of her favorite "bonnet" stories - romance novels set in Amish America. Barbara had everything she'd ever wanted: five beautiful children, a home, her faith, and a husband named Eli. But while Barbara was happy to live as the Amish have for centuries - without modern conveniences, Eli was tempted by technology: cell phones, the Internet, and sexting. Online he called himself "Amish Stud" and found no shortage of "English" women looking for love and sex. Twice he left Barbara and their children, was shunned, begged for forgiveness, and had been welcomed back to the church. Barb Raber was raised Amish, but is now a Conservative Mennonite. She drove Eli to appointments in her car, and she gave him what he wanted when he wanted: a cell phone, a laptop, rides to his favorite fishing and hunting places, and, most importantly, sex. When Eli starts asking people to kill his wife for him, Barb offers to help. One night, just after Eli had hitched a ride with a group of men to go fishing in the hours before dawn, Barb Raber entered the Weaver house and shot Barbara Weaver in the chest at close range. It was only the third murder in hundreds of years of Amish life in America, and it fell to Edna Boyle, a young assistant prosecutor to seek justice for Barbara Weaver.
✏Book Title : A Killing in Amish Country ✏Author : Gregg Olsen ✏Publisher : St. Martin's True Crime ✏Release Date : 2017-04-04 ✏Pages : 304 ✏ISBN : 1250118700 ✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French GET BOOK
✏A Killing in Amish Country Book Summary : AN OLD WAY OF LIFE Thirty-year-old Barbara Weaver was content to live as the Amish have for centuries—without modern conveniences—but her husband, Eli, wanted a life beyond horses and buggies. Soon he gave in to the temptation of technology, and found ways to go online and meet women. When Barbara was found dead, shot in the chest at close range, all eyes were on Eli...and his mistress, a Conservative Mennonite named Barb Raber. A NEW KIND OF BETRAYAL—AND DEATH. . . Barb drove Eli to appointments in her car. She gave him everything he asked for: a laptop, rides to his favorite fishing and hunting spots—and sex. Above all, she gave him the cell phone he would use to plan a murder. The Weaver case marked only the third time an Amish man was suspected of killing his wife in more than two hundred years in America. But the investigation raised almost as many questions as it answered: Was Barb Raber the one who fired the fatal shot? Or was Barbara Weaver dead before someone entered the house? What did Eli’s friends, family, and church really know about him? And will life among the “Plain People” ever be the same?
✏Book Title : A Killing in Amish Country ✏Author : Gregg Olsen ✏Publisher : Macmillan ✏Release Date : 2016-07-05 ✏Pages : 304 ✏ISBN : 9781250067234 ✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French GET BOOK
✏A Killing in Amish Country Book Summary : Investigates the 2009 murder of an Amish wife and mother for which her philandering, technology-using husband and one of his paramours were convicted.
✏Book Title : Murder in Amish Country Kate Burkholder ✏Author : Linda Castillo ✏Publisher : Pan ✏Release Date : 2013-06-06 ✏Pages : 300 ✏ISBN : 9781743514924 ✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French GET BOOK
✏Murder in Amish Country Kate Burkholder Book Summary : From the New York Times bestselling author, Books 1-3 in the Kate Burkholder series. Sworn to Silence: The first thriller featuring Kate Burkholder. Painter's Creek, Ohio may be a sleepy, rural town with both Amish and "English" residents, but it's also the place where a series of brutal murders shattered the lives of an entire community over a decade ago. When the killing stopped, it left in its aftermath a sense of fragility, and for a young Amish girl, Katie Burkholder, a realisation that she didn't belong. Pray for Silence: The second thriller featuring Kate Burkholder. When the police arrive at the Amish farmstead in Painters Mill they can't imagine the horror that awaits them. An entire family slaughtered: the men shot, the young women tortured and killed. The Amish are peace-loving, gentle folk and the town is shocked by what appears to be a particularly brutal - and random killing. But is it random? Breaking Silence: The third thriller featuring Kate Burkholder. When Chief of Police, Kate Burkholder, is called to a farm in the Amish community of Painter's Creek, nothing could prepare her for the horror and tragedy she encounters. Solly and Rachel Slabaugh, and his brother Abel, have drowned in the hog pit leaving the four children as orphans. As the investigation progresses, it seems that the Slabaugh deaths were not an accident, and the case suddenly becomes a murder enquiry. PRAISE FOR LINDA CASTILLO "Absolutely stunning . . . A perfectly crafted thriller" Lisa Scottoline "Think the movie Witness and add just a touch of the Coen brothers' Fargo and you have the feel for this brilliant, nail-biting thriller" Daily Mail "Continues to explore the Amish way of life with a fast-paced mystery" Kirkus Reviews
✏Book Title : Shamed ✏Author : Linda Castillo ✏Publisher : Minotaur Books ✏Release Date : 2019-07-16 ✏Pages : 320 ✏ISBN : 9781250142887 ✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French GET BOOK
✏Shamed Book Summary : In this gripping thriller from New York Times bestselling author Linda Castillo, a devastating murder exposes an Amish family’s tortured past. The peaceful town of Painters Mill is shattered when an Amish grandmother is brutally murdered on an abandoned farm. When Chief of Police Kate Burkholder arrives on the scene, she learns that the woman’s seven-year-old granddaughter is gone, abducted in plain sight. Kate knows time is against her—the longer the girl is missing, the less likely her safe return becomes. The girl’s family is a pillar of the Amish community, well-respected by all. But Kate soon realizes they’re keeping secrets—and the sins of their past may be coming back to haunt them. What are they hiding and why? Kate’s investigation brings her to an isolated Old Order Amish settlement along the river, a community where family is everything and tradition is upheld with an iron fist. But the killer is close behind, drawing more victims into a twisted game of revenge. Left behind at each new crime scene are cryptic notes that lead Kate to a haunting and tragic secret. What she uncovers threatens to change everything she thought she knew about the family she’s fighting for, the Amish community as a whole—and her own beliefs. As time to find the missing girl runs out, Kate faces a harrowing choice that will test her convictions and leave one family forever changed.
✏Book Title : Sworn to Silence ✏Author : Linda Castillo ✏Publisher : Minotaur Books ✏Release Date : 2009-06-23 ✏Pages : 336 ✏ISBN : 1429983736 ✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French GET BOOK
✏Sworn to Silence Book Summary : Now the subject of the Lifetime original movie, An Amish Murder For only $6.99: Sworn to Silence is the first in Linda Castillo's New York Times bestselling Kate Burkholder series. A KILLER IS PREYING ON SACRED GROUND.... In the sleepy rural town of Painters Mill, Ohio, the Amish and “English” residents have lived side by side for two centuries. But sixteen years ago, a series of brutal murders shattered the peaceful farming community. In the aftermath of the violence, the town was left with a sense of fragility, a loss of innocence. Kate Burkholder, a young Amish girl, survived the terror of the Slaughterhouse Killer but came away from its brutality with the realization that she no longer belonged with the Amish. Now, a wealth of experience later, Kate has been asked to return to Painters Mill as chief of police. Her Amish roots and big city law enforcement background make her the perfect candidate. She’s certain she’s come to terms with her past—until the first body is discovered in a snowy field. Kate vows to stop the killer before he strikes again. But to do so, she must betray both her family and her Amish past—and expose a dark secret that could destroy her. *BONUS CONTENT: This edition of Sworn to Silence includes a new introduction from the author and a discussion guide.
✏Book Title : Forgiven ✏Author : Terri Roberts ✏Publisher : Baker Books ✏Release Date : 2015-09-29 ✏Pages : 240 ✏ISBN : 9781441229052 ✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French GET BOOK
✏Forgiven Book Summary : Mother of Amish Schoolhouse Shooter Gives Message of Hope and Healing Who would have believed all the beauty God would create over the nine years since that awful day. On October 2, 2006, a gunman entered an Amish one-room schoolhouse, shooting ten girls, killing five, then finally taking his own life. This is his mother's story. Not only did she lose her precious son through suicide, but she also lost her understanding of him as an honorable man. Her community and the world experienced trauma that no family or community should ever have to face. But this is, surprisingly, a story of hope and joy--of God revealing his grace in unexpected places. Today Terri lives in harmony with the Amish and has built lasting relationships that go beyond what anyone could have thought possible. From the grace that the Amish showed Terri's family from day one, to the visits and ongoing care Terri has given to the victims and their families, no one could have foreseen the love and community that have been forged from the fires of tragedy. Let Terri's story inspire and encourage you as you discover the wonder of forgiveness and the power of God to bring beauty from ashes.
✏Book Title : If I Can t Have You ✏Author : Gregg Olsen ✏Publisher : St. Martin's Press ✏Release Date : 2014-05-20 ✏Pages : 336 ✏ISBN : 9781250025753 ✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French GET BOOK
✏If I Can t Have You Book Summary : In If I Can't Have You, bestselling author Gregg Olsen and co-author Rebecca Morris investigate one of the 21st Century's most puzzling disappearances and how it resulted in the murder of two children by their father. Every once in a great while a genuine murder mystery unfolds before the eyes of the American public. The tragic story of Susan Powell and her murdered boys, Charlie and Braden, is the only case that rivals the Jon Benet Ramsey saga in the annals of true crime. When the pretty, blonde Utah mother went missing in December of 2009 the media was swept up in the story – with lenses and microphones trained on Susan's husband, Josh. He said he had no idea what happened to his young wife, and that he and the boys had been camping in the middle of a snowstorm. Over the next three years bombshell by bombshell, the story would reveal more shocking secrets. Josh's father, Steve, who was sexually obsessed with Susan, would ultimately be convicted of unspeakable perversion. Josh's brother, Michael, would commit suicide. And in the most stunning event of them all, Josh Powell would murder his two little boys and kill himself with brutality beyond belief.
✏Book Title : Bitter Almonds ✏Author : Gregg Olsen ✏Publisher : Macmillan ✏Release Date : 2007-04-01 ✏Pages : 576 ✏ISBN : 1429907517 ✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French GET BOOK
✏Bitter Almonds Book Summary : Stella Nickell's small-time world was one of big-time dreams. In 1986, her biggest one came true when her husband died during a seizure, making her the beneficiary of a $175,000-plus insurance payoff—until authorities discovered Bruce Nickell's headache capsules had been laced with cyanide. In an attempt to cover her tracks, Stella did the unconscionable. She saw to it that a stranger would also become a "random casualty" of cyanide-tainted painkillers. But Stella's cunning plan came undone when her daughter Cynthia notified federal agents. And troubling questions lingered like the secret of bitter almonds... What would turn a gregarious barfly like Stella into a cold-hearted killer overnight? Why would Cynthia, a mirror image of her mother, turn on her own flesh and blood? Did Cynthia reveal everything she knew about the crimes? The stunning answers would unfold in a case that sparked a national uproar, dug deep into a troubled family history, and exposed an American mother for the pretty poison she was. Gregg Olsen's Bitter Almonds is true crime writing at its best.
✏Book Title : Starvation Heights ✏Author : Gregg Olsen ✏Publisher : Crown ✏Release Date : 2005-05-03 ✏Pages : 448 ✏ISBN : 9780307238399 ✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French GET BOOK
✏Starvation Heights Book Summary : In this true story—a haunting saga of medical murder set in an era of steamships and gaslights—Gregg Olsen reveals one of the most unusual and disturbing criminal cases in American history. In 1911 two wealthy British heiresses, Claire and Dora Williamson, arrived at a sanitorium in the forests of the Pacific Northwest to undergo the revolutionary “fasting treatment” of Dr. Linda Burfield Hazzard. It was supposed to be a holiday for the two sisters, but within a month of arriving at what the locals called Starvation Heights, the women underwent brutal treatments and were emaciated shadows of their former selves. Claire and Dora were not the first victims of Linda Hazzard, a quack doctor of extraordinary evil and greed. But as their jewelry disappeared and forged bank drafts began transferring their wealth to Hazzard’s accounts, the sisters came to learn that Hazzard would stop at nothing short of murder to achieve her ambitions.