Every year, residents of the small Amish community in Monte Vista, Colorado, look forward to the Ski Hi Stampede, the state's oldest professional rodeo. The rodeo is always good, clean entertainment for the hardworking farmers of the San Luis Valley. But this year, the Stampede turns deadly for one Amish man. Did rodeo fans see an unfortunate accident? Or something more sinister?
Amish bishop Henry Lapp is known far and wide for his uncanny ability to draw and remember the smallest details of anything he's seen, skills that have served him well in past investigations. He was at the rodeo that day. The problem? He didn't see Jeremiah Schwartz's death.
With a murderer on the loose and members of his community being threatened, Henry must act fast. But can he solve a crime he didn't see? This time around, Henry will have to rely on his keen sense of human character and observation, skills he's honed in his role as bishop, if he hopes to crack the case.
Who the Bishop Knows is a story of accepting our talents, putting one another first, and trusting that God will care for His children.
An Amish mystery that is paired with romance made Who the Bishop Knows an enjoyable read. It was good to see the Bishop and Emma were still together plus to see a few more couples get romantically involved. The mystery of who killed the Amish man who rode in the rodeo kept me guessing until the end. I was surprised at who did it and a little worried about the outcome.
I have to admit that I did skip over the interrogations because I just wanted to get to the heart of the story. I didn't miss anything by doing that. Some people of course may love to read them.
I loved Emma's character because she is close to how I feel as a grandmother. She feels so close to her grandchildren and knows exactly how they are and what they are capable of. She worries over them and has to remember to lean on God in times of distress.
A good read!
I received this book from Netgalley and was not required to give a positive review.