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Wednesday, April 22, 2015


It's
Whodunit Wednesday 

Do you like to solve mysteries?
Do you love to win prizes?
If you said yes to both questions,
you're in the right place! 

It's easy.
Read the story below and if you think you know
Whodunit, enter your answer(s) into 
the Rafflecopter form.

Giveaway is open to USA only.

This week's Whodunit is being hosted by author
Laura Bradford!


One lucky winner will receive a copy of 
SUSPENDERED SENTENCE
Book 4  in the Amish Mystery series!


The national bestselling author of Shunned and Dangerous returns to the Amish community of Heavenly, Pennsylvania, where shop owner Claire Weatherly has come to appreciate a simpler, more peaceful way of life. But dark secrets are about to complicate things—and lead to murder…

After the Stoltzfus barn catches fire, Claire is awed by the response of the community. Hundreds of Amish men gather together to raise a new barn for the family in a matter of days. But in the midst of the work, a human skeleton is unearthed. Found with the remains is half of a friendship bracelet last seen on Sadie Lehman, an Amish teen long believed to have left her strict upbringing for the allure of English ways.

Now Detective Jakob Fisher—once a member of the Amish community himself—is determined to solve the young woman’s murder. With Claire’s help, he must dig into the past and bring to light long-buried secrets—secrets that someone is willing to kill to protect…

MY REVIEW


Ms. Bradford has an amazing talent, and is a most gifted storyteller. Her words never fail to draw me in and capture me.

With each book I read in the Amish Mystery series, I think there is no way the next one will be as good. I’m very happy to be wrong. Laura Bradford continues to improve upon an already fantastic series. SUSPENDERED SENTENCE was in a word…Wonderful!

I always feel like I have come home when reading this series. The characters are like family and friends. To say I am emotionally attached to them and what happens to them, well, that would be very true.

The murder in SUSPENDERED SENTENCE was a shocking one to say the least. But when there is another mystery attached to the first, things really became intense and more of a guessing game for me. Once the truth came out about everything, it blew me away just how intricate a story Ms. Bradford had penned.

If you like the first books in this series, you are in for a major treat with this SUSPENDERED SENTENCE. If you haven’t read this series, I really encourage you to do so.

You really want to win a copy, 
don't you?

Well then, read the Whodunit and get your entries in!

THE WEEK OF THE QUEEN ANNE FESTIVAL


   Ah, to be in England, now that summer's here, thought Thomas P. Stanwick as he descended to the pub for breakfast. He was beginning a two-month vacation in England with a week's stay at the Grey Boar Inn, a few miles outside Knordwyn. 

   The amateur logician had first visited Knordwyn, a tiny village in Northumbria, a year earlier, and had become very fond of it and greatly intrigued by its peculiarities. Chief among theses was that about half the villagers always told the truth, and the rest always lied. Stanwick thus found his conversations there wonderful challenges for his powers of deduction. 

   It was a beautiful Monday morning, and Stanwick gathered his thoughts over a hearty breakfast of eggs, bacon, toast, and tea. He knew that this was the week of the Queen Anne Festival, held annually in Knordwyn since Queen Anne stoped overnight in the village on her way to visit Scotland in 1702. People gathered on festival days from many surrounding towns to enjoy dancing, balladeering, cooking, racing, and other activities. 

   The trouble was that the festival date and the number of festival days varied from year to year, and Stanwick wasn't sure which days this year were the festival days. He knew that today was not a festival day, and that the festival would be over before Saturday. At least one, and possibly more, of the intervening days would be festival days, and he wanted to now precisely which. 

   Finishing his breakfast, Stanwick lit his pipe, leaned back in his chair, and idly fingered the tip of his brown mustache as he looked slowly around the room. The other tables were empty except for one by a large window. Around that table were gathered three grizzled villagers, all cronies of the innkeeper, nursing early mugs of ale. Stanwick had seen them before and knew that their names were Chiswick, Green, and Hunter, but he didn't know which were liars and which were truth tellers. Well, he thought, perhaps today he would find out. 

   Stanwick arose and strolled over to their table. 

   "Good morning, gentlemen," he said cheerfully. "I beg your pardon, but could you please tell me which days this week are festival days? Also, if you'll excuse my asking, which of you are liars?" 

   The three villagers glanced at each other silently for a moment. Chiswick was the first to speak.

   "We are all liars," said he, "and Friday is a festival day." 

   "He speaks the truth," Green said. "Also, Tuesday is a festival day." 

   Hunter took a gulp from his mug. 

   "If Chiswick is lying," he said as he set it down, "then Green is telling the truth. Also, Wednesday is a festival day."

   "Thank you, gentlemen," said Stanwick, who turned and walked off with a delighted smile. He now knew which of the three were liars and which days that week were festival days.

Who is lying?

Which days are the festival days?

This one has my head spinning! 
Do you know the answers?

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5 comments:

  1. Good morning, Lisa! I'd love to win Laura's book and w/b back, to try, when my head's a little clearer... :)

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  2. Oh my goodness! Thais hurts my head! I tried my best! Love Laura Bradford and would love a copy of this book! Thanks for the chance!

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  3. I like your Whodunit Wednesdays! I don't know if I answered correctly or not but it was fun working on it.

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