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The New York Times reviews Amish-Country mystery

The seventh book in Ohio University Press’s acclaimed Amish-Country Mystery series, "Harmless as Doves" by P.L. Gaus, was reviewed in the July 24 issue of "The New York Times Book Review."
The review described the series as, "Quietly spellbinding mysteries." The book was characterized as "a sensitive account of the impact on this community [the Amish of Holmes County, Ohio] when outsiders (the police) descend to deal with an Amish youth who has confessed to the murder of his fiancée’s older, richer and very persistent admirer."

The full review can be found here.

"Harmless as Doves: An Amish-Country Mystery" was previously reviewed by Booklist, the review publication of the American Library Association. Jeff Kallet, the publicist at Ohio University Press, said Gaus is planning to attend Bouchercon, the annual world mystery conference, and he has also been invited to sign copies of the book at the Buckeye Book Fair in November.

In 2010, Ohio University Press entered into an arrangement with Plume, a division of Penguin USA, which allows Plume to publish the paperback versions of the first six books in the Amish-Country Mystery series.