Broken English – A New Edition from Ohio University Press, Coming in 2020

Jesse Sands, a convict recently released from a New Jersey prison, has murdered a young woman in Millersburg, Ohio, in the heart of Amish country.  When a local reporter covering the story also is killed, with the convict already behind bars, suspicion falls on David Hawkins, father of the murdered woman.  But Hawkins is nowhere to be found, not even among the protective Amish community that had taken him in – regardless of his tainted past.

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This new edition of the second Amish Country Mystery by P.L. Gaus will be published in 2020 by Ohio University Press.  It will include a map of the pertinent region in Holmes County with a travel guide written by the author, plus an in-depth interview with the author and study questions for book clubs and reading groups.

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P.L. Gaus

Paul has lived in Wooster, Ohio, with his wife Madonna since 1977. His extensive knowledge of the culture and lifestyle of the Ohio Amish comes from over forty years of travel throughout Holmes and surrounding counties in Ohio, where the world's largest Amish and Mennonite population sprawls out over the countryside near Millersburg, Wooster, and Sugarcreek. Paul's novels have been reviewed in prominent journals and newspapers, for instance, Kirkus Reviews, ForeWord Magazine, Publishers Weekly, Library Journal, Booklist, Ohioana Quarterly, and the New York Times Book Review.