Review: Who the Bishop Knows (The Amish Bishop Mysteries) by Vannetta Chapman

About this Book

What You Don’t See Might Hurt You

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.

About the Author

Vannetta Chapman writes inspirational fiction full of grace. She is the author of over twenty novels, including the Pebble Creek Amish series, Shipshewana Amish Mystery Series, and Plain and Simple Miracle series. Vannetta is a Carol award winner, a Christy finalist, and she also received more than two dozen awards from Romance Writers of America chapter groups. She currently writes Christian suspense, Amish romance, and Amish mystery. She was a teacher for 15 years and resides in the Texas hill country. (Source: Goodreads Author Page)
Born – California, The United States
Goodreads – https://www.goodreads.com/vannettachapman

My Review

Another enjoyable story by Vannetta Chapman. She does a great job blending the Amish and English cultures allowing them to work together and learn from each other. This series does lean a little more to the Amish, but I love the interactions between Henry and the sheriff.

This was a very good story. I was starting to get an idea of who the killer was, but didn’t completely understand the motive or the means. I found the means very creative and interesting as I looked at the story as a whole. I also enjoy learning more about Henry’s gift and the mixed reactions he gets from the different people.

Although a book 3 you can read the books independently. I read book one but not book two. The author makes enough references back to the previous stories to understand why the characters feel and react to certain situations. But she doesn’t bog the current story down with those facts.

If you enjoy Amish fiction this is a winner, well written and moves at a good pace.

Disclaimer:  I did receive a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher via Netgalley.com, I was not required to give a review and the opinions here are my own.

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New Book Watch: Who the Bishop Knows (The Amish Bishop Mysteries) by Vannetta Chapman

What You Don’t See Might Hurt You

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.

Product details

  • Series: The Amish Bishop Mysteries (Book 3)
  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Harvest House Publishers (March 6, 2018)

New Book Watch: When the Bishop Needs an Alibi (The Amish Bishop Mysteries Book 2) by Vannetta Chapman 

A Terrible Secret Hides in the Bulrushes

Amish bishop Henry Lapp eagerly awaits the annual arrival of 20,000 sandhill cranes to the San Luis Valley of Colorado. But his visit to the Monte Vista National Wildlife Refuge reveals more than just a miracle of God’s creation. Hidden among the bulrushes and cattails is the deceased body of a young woman.

As the local authorities attempt to unravel the mystery, Henry feels God’s calling to use his extraordinary talent to aid in the investigation. His ability to draw from memory in photographic detail could help solve this puzzling case.

Henry’s closest friend, Emma Fisher, has always urged him to embrace his gift. As their relationship deepens, Henry realizes his involvement could put him and those he loves in the direct path of a killer, one who is willing to do anything to cover up a brutal crime, including framing the bishop.

When the Bishop Needs an Alibi is a compelling story of faith, friendship, and finding courage only God can provide.

Product details

  • Series: The Amish Bishop Mysteries (Book 2)
  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Harvest House Publishers (September 1, 2017)
  • Language: English