July 23rd, 2024
Home | Log in!

On Top Shelf
RANDOM IN DEATHRANDOM IN DEATH
Fresh Pick
LAKESIDE SECRETS
LAKESIDE SECRETS

New Books This Week

Reader Games

Video Book Club

Latest Articles


July's Best Reads: Dive into Summer's Hottest Page-Turners!

Slideshow image


Since your web browser does not support JavaScript, here is a non-JavaScript version of the image slideshow:

slideshow image
Movie costumer Joey Jessop discovers a Hollywood diva's deadly secrets.


slideshow image
Intelligent. Kind. Must like children. Passable looks. A man of means. Must make us laugh . . .


slideshow image
She won�t quit until she gets justice.
He won�t stop until she�s safe.


slideshow image
Julia Vargas is a cop with a mission.


slideshow image
Every romance needs a bit of mischief. . .


slideshow image
Passion has its own demands...and love, its wondrous possibilities...


Excerpt of Murder Freshly Baked by Vannetta Chapman

Purchase


Amish Village #3
Zondervan
June 2015
On Sale: June 9, 2015
Featuring: Amber Bowman; Hannah Troyer
352 pages
ISBN: 0310322170
EAN: 9780310322177
Kindle: B00PFBNZQU
Paperback / e-Book
Add to Wish List

Amish, Mystery Amateur Sleuth

Also by Vannetta Chapman:

An Unusual Amish Winter Match, November 2023
Mass Market Paperback / e-Book
Her Amish Adversary, February 2023
Mass Market Paperback / e-Book
A Chance to Heal, July 2022
Mass Market Paperback / e-Book
The Amish Twins Next Door, May 2022
Paperback / e-Book
The Amish Christmas Secret and The Amish Widow's Christmas Hope, November 2021
Mass Market Paperback / e-Book
An Amish Baby for Christmas, November 2021
Mass Market Paperback / e-Book
The Baby Next Door, April 2021
Mass Market Paperback / e-Book
An Unlikely Amish Match and An Amish Arrangement, March 2021
Mass Market Paperback / e-Book
An Amish Winter, January 2021
Paperback / e-Book
The Amish Christmas Secret, October 2020
e-Book
The Amish Christmas Matchmaker and Amish Christmas Secrets, October 2020
Mass Market Paperback / e-Book
A Perfect Amish Match and Amish Haven, June 2020
Mass Market Paperback / e-Book (reprint)
An Amish Picnic, March 2020
Paperback / e-Book
An Unlikely Amish Match, February 2020
Paperback / e-Book
The Amish Christmas Matchmaker, October 2019
Paperback / e-Book
Material Witness, July 2018
Paperback / e-Book (reprint)
An Amish Table, May 2018
Mass Market Paperback / e-Book
A Perfect Square, May 2018
Paperback / e-Book
An Amish Cradle, May 2018
Mass Market Paperback / e-Book
An Amish Spring, March 2018
Mass Market Paperback / e-Book
Falling to Pieces, March 2018
Paperback / e-Book
Who the Bishop Knows, March 2018
Trade Size / e-Book
When the Bishop Needs an Alibi, September 2017
Trade Size / e-Book
Light of Dawn, July 2017
Hardcover / e-Book
What the Bishop Saw, May 2017
Trade Size / e-Book
Raging Storm, February 2017
Hardcover / e-Book
Sarah's Orphans, September 2016
Paperback / e-Book
An Amish Harvest, August 2016
Paperback / e-Book
Deep Shadows, July 2016
Paperback / e-Book
Joshua's Mission, February 2016
Paperback / e-Book
An Amish Market, February 2016
Paperback / e-Book
Anna's Healing, October 2015
Paperback / e-Book
Murder Freshly Baked, June 2015
Paperback / e-Book
Murder Tightly Knit, January 2015
Paperback / e-Book
Murder Simply Brewed, April 2014
Paperback / e-Book
An Amish Garden, March 2014
Paperback / e-Book
Christmas Quilt, October 2013
Paperback / e-Book
A Wedding for Julia, July 2013
Trade Size
A Home For Lydia, February 2013
Paperback / e-Book
A Promise For Miriam, July 2012
Paperback / e-Book
The Perfect Square, April 2012
Paperback / e-Book
Falling to Pieces, October 2011
Paperback
A Simple Amish Christmas, October 2010
Paperback

Excerpt of Murder Freshly Baked by Vannetta Chapman

Tate pulled the camera strap from around his neck and handed the camera to Hannah as he rushed forward. Amber and Tate reached Ryan’s side at the same moment. Shrugging off his outer shirt, Tate rolled it into a bundle and pressed it against what was left of Ryan’s chest.

“Pressure on the wound,” Tate murmured, waiting to move until Amber had her hands pressed firmly on top of the cloth.

She glanced down at the wound in Ryan’s chest, then looked away as bile rose in her throat. Slowly she forced her gaze back to the man lying on the ground. Ryan’s wavy black hair was wet with sweat. His face was unnaturally pale, and his eyes were closed.

“Is he—”

“He’s bleeding out. Looks like the bullet went through his heart. I’ll check for a pulse.” But one look in Tate’s eyes told her all she needed to know.

The white T-shirt Ryan had been wearing read “Forty and Loving It.” The letters were splattered and torn from the violence of the wound, and the cloth had turned crimson. Tate moved so that he was positioned alongside Ryan’s head. Pressing his index and middle fingers to Ryan’s neck, he checked for a heartbeat at the carotid artery. The sounds around them faded to background noise.

To Amber it seemed she heard the cries and shouts as if from a great distance. Some woman continued to scream. A child asked a parent what was wrong. The person who had been running the portable public address system, moments ago announcing the names of each person as they crossed the finish line, now urged caution. The piercing wail of an ambulance added to the chaos. It had been stationed in the parking area in case a runner needed oxygen or fluids.

But fluids wouldn’t help Ryan.
Oxygen wouldn’t bring him back.
She closed her eyes and prayed with all her might—prayed that God would have mercy on Ryan, that God would save him.

She became aware of Pam’s hand on her shoulder, her voice soft and low, her accent Southern, urging her to come away. “Let the paramedics have him, honey.”

“I have to . . . I have to hold this.” Tate’s shirt was now slick in her hands. Tate stood and shook his head once. Jack Lambright, who had worked at the Village as a boy but had been with the EMS for at least five years now, jumped out of the ambulance and crouched beside Ryan. He spoke into his radio, his voice urgent and clipped. She heard him say “GSW” and “fatality,” and then Tate was pulling her to her feet, circling his arms around her.

Excerpt from Murder Freshly Baked by Vannetta Chapman
All rights reserved by publisher and author

© 2003-2024 off-the-edge.net  all rights reserved Privacy Policy