Murder Tightly Knit (An Amish Village Mystery)


Something is amiss at The Cat’s Meow yarn shop.

Even before she heard of Owen Esch’s death, Hannah Troyer knew something wasn’t right. The yarn store has been closing at odd times, the ever-dependable Mary isn’t always at her post . . . and an Englisch man has been loitering around back.

Now, as leaves of brown, gold, and orange blanket Middlebury, Indiana, Owen lies dead on the Pumpkinvine Trail. The only clues to the murderer’s identity point in two very different directions—one of them leading right to The Cat’s Meow.

The police call in a federal investigator, but Hannah and village manager Amber Bowman are in no mood to wait for them to figure out what they already know—that no one from the Amish Village killed Owen Esch. In a town where Amish and Englisch mingle daily, mutual suspicions build.

Amber and Hannah need to work quickly to solve the murder mystery and bring harmony back to the Amish community.

Sweet and cozy Amish mystery
Part of the Amish Village Mystery Series. Book 1: Murder Simply Brewed; Book 2: Murder Tightly Knit; Book 3: Murder Freshly Baked
Book length: 85,000 words
Includes discussion questions for book clubs


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“Readers will enjoy figuring out the murder mystery while also growing close to the characters as they fall in love, learn more about one another, and grow deeper in their faith.” — Booklist

‘[Chapman] adeptly fleshes out her characters and weaves in facts about the Amish faith without overwhelming the narrative. Readers of inspirational fiction and fans of Beverly Lewis will delight in this gentle mystery.’ — Library Journal

“In Middlebury, Chapman has created a quaint, friendly town that is welcoming and endearing. The characters are fun and capable, but some of the scenarios are a bit for fetched. This novel has just the right amount of suspense; it keeps readers engaged in the story with just the right amount of pacing. This is a fun read for both mystery and Amish fiction readers.” — Romantic Times
About the Author
Vannetta Chapman writes inspirational fiction full of grace. She is the author of sixteen novels, including the Pebble Creek Amish series, The Shipshewana Amish Mystery series, and Anna’s Healing, a 2016 Christy Award finalist. Vannetta is a Carol award winner and has also received more than two dozen awards from Romance Writers of America chapter groups. She was a teacher for fifteen years and currently resides in the Texas hill country. Visit Vannetta online:, Twitter: @VannettaChapman, Facebook: VannettaChapmanBooks.

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