Bishop Henry Lapp is at the refreshment counter of the
Colorado Ski Hi Rodeo when he hears a rifle shot. His
only thought is of Emma, his soon to be wife. As he is
running to find her, everyone else is running in the
opposite direction. He glances into the arena and sees
Jeremiah Schwartz lying on the ground. Jeremiah has come
to Monte Vista to live with his grandmother, help her
with the farm and try his hand at the local rodeos around
the area. He\'s been done pretty well until now.
Naomi Miller has been seeing Jeremiah since he moved to
town. They are both from Goshen, Indiana and have several
friends from there in common. But Naomi has discovered
that they have little else in common. Both are in their
rumspringa, but Jeremiah has been running with the wrong
Several strange things happen in their Amish community
over the next few days. The sheriff\'s investigation is
coming up empty, and Henry and Emma do not want to get
involved again in finding a killer. When Naomi and her
best friend Katie Ann disappear, Henry and Emma go into
action to do whatever they can to bring the girls back?
Is their disappearance connected to Jeremiah\'s killer?
WHO THE BISHOP KNOWS is Vannetta Chapman\'s third
installment of her The
Amish Bishop Mysteries series.
Henry and Emma have been involved in helping the local
sheriff with two other murder investigations over the
past couple of years. Henry has a special "gift" that has
led them to solve these murders. Henry and Emma are
strong, realistic characters who are leaders in their
community. They are surrounded by a plethora of
supporting characters, some Amish and some Englisch.
These two groups have a good relationship and live and
work in harmony in this small mid-western town. Ms.
Chapman explores the grief and uncertainty that is a part
of life. WHO THE BISHOP KNOWS is a story about family
dynamics and our day to day struggles. Although this is
the third book in this series, and many characters have
already been introduced in the two previous books, Ms.
Chapman lays out the background very well. You can just
jump right in and enjoy a great Amish murder mystery!
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.