Roots of MurderBook - 1999
When Bretta reads in the newspaper that Isaac Miller, an Amish farmer who supplied some of her most beautiful flowers, has died under mysterious circumstances, she's shocked and saddened. But her shock turns to curiosity when Isaac's brother Evan, a friend of hers since his family bought her parents' farm in neighboring Woodgrove, calls and asks her to help him find out more about his brother's death.
What Bretta finds when she begins looking into Isaac's murder -- for that's what it was -- is a complicated web of mistrust and suspicion, both in and around this small Midwestern community.
Janis Harrison's debut is a charming cozy mystery about a real woman with a real talent for digging around.