Amish-Country Mysteries

6 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 348 ratings

Blood of the Prodigal Publisher's Summary

A compulsively readable new series that explores a fascinating culture set purposely apart.

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".

©2000 P.L. Gaus (P)2011 Random House
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  • Book 1

    • Blood of the Prodigal

    • An Amish-Country Mystery, Book 1
    • By: P. L. Gaus
    • Narrated by: George Newbern
    • Length: 6 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 215
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 183
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 185

    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".

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting view of the Amish attitiudes

    • By Kathy on 12-10-12

    Regular price: $24.50

  • Book 2

    • Broken English

    • An Amish-Country Mystery, Book 2
    • By: P. L. Gaus
    • Narrated by: George Newbern
    • Length: 6 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 44
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 39

    The peaceful town of Millersburg, Ohio, in the heart of Ohio's Amish country, is rocked by the vicious murder of one of its citizens at the hands of an ex-convict. When a local reporter covering the story ends up dead as well, with the convict already behind bars, suspicion falls on David Hawkins, father of the first victim. But Hawkins is nowhere to be found, not even among the protective Amish colony that had taken him in as one of its own regardless of his shadowy past.

    Regular price: $24.50

  • Book 3

    • Clouds Without Rain

    • An Amish-Country Mystery, Book 3
    • By: P. L. Gaus
    • Narrated by: George Newbern
    • Length: 5 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29

    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. A fatal accident involving and Amish buggy and an 18-wheeler sets Professor Michael Branden on a quest to uncover the links between the crash and a spate of disturbing events.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great listen!

    • By Backamae on 09-24-12

    Regular price: $24.50

  • Book 4

    • Cast a Blue Shadow

    • An Amish-Country Mystery, Book 4
    • By: P. L. Gaus
    • Narrated by: George Newbern
    • Length: 6 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 24
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 22

    After the first blizzard of an early winter, a Mennonite college girl with a troubled past appears curled up and bloodied outside the offce of her childhood psychiatrist. Mute for many years as a child, Martha Lehman is again not talking. That same morning, the wealthy mother of Martha's boyfriend is found murdered in her mansion in the country west of Millersburg, Ohio.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Don't Waste Your Time

    • By Cool Mom on 01-14-12

    Regular price: $24.50

  • Book 5

    • A Prayer for the Night

    • An Amish-Country Mystery, Book 5
    • By: P. L. Gaus
    • Narrated by: George Newbern
    • Length: 5 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 15

    Three young friends disappear while traveling on their Amish rite of passage, Rumschpringe, or wild days. In a race against the clock, the sheriff must find a murderer and break a ruthless drug ring operating within the heart of Ohio's Amish Country.

    Regular price: $24.50

  • Book 6

    • Separate from the World

    • An Amish-Country Mystery, Book 6
    • By: P. L. Gaus
    • Narrated by: George Newbern
    • Length: 6 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 16

    Enos Erb, an Amish man, claims that his brother - Benny, a dwarf like himself - has been murdered. Upon investigation, links to a controversial genetics study examining the effects of inbreeding within the Amish community are uncovered - a study in which both Enos and Benny had participated.

    Regular price: $24.50