Kappy King and the Pie Kaper

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Kappy King and the Pie Kaper by Amy Lillard is the third book in the Amish Mystery series.  Everyone is shocked when the bishop's wife Alma has an accident that puts her in a coma.  People begin to question if her pie making skills and the upcoming pie contest are the motives behind the attack.  Kappy and her outcast friend Edie are on the case.  I have to admit this is one of my favorite cozy mystery series.  I adore Kappy, Edie, and Jimmy - the three main characters of the book.  The book has plenty of suspense and is well written.  I look forward to many, many more books in this series.
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Kappy King and the Pie Kaper is book three in An Amish Mystery Series by Amy Lillard. I truly love this series with the full of life characters and the mishaps that seem to happen in their small little town. Kappy, Edie, and Jimmy are a great group of somewhat misfit friends who love to stick their nose into the mysteries that just seem to keep happening. 
When Alma, the Bishop’s wife, is attacked in her home, Kappy and Edie are quickly on the case of trying to find out who did it and why. This story did not disappoint with well-developed characters and a terrific story line that keep the reader guessing right up until the end. 
I was grabbed at the start and did not want to put it down until the end. I cannot wait to see what Amy has in store for this trio next. 
 I was given a complimentary copy of this book from netgalley.com and the publisher, but was not obligated to give a positive review. All opinions are my own.
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Kappy king and the pie kaper

Edie and Kappy  are quite the crime solver. They don’t quit until they figure it out. 
Jack who is the police detective ask for a little help from Kappy but gets a lot of help. 

Edie brother jimmy lives with her. He brought so much to the story even though he wasn’t involved much in the crime solving. He loves animals, he kept wanting to get a pig. 

I loved that Kappy had a dog, loved the interaction between them. Dogs add so much to the story. 

I received an advanced copy of the book from NetGalley. I was not required to write an positive review. This is my own opinion.
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Oh, this series won me over with the picture of the Beatles on the cover.  What could be more fun than a cozy read with beagles in it?  So, I read that one.  Then I read the next one with pickles in it.  And now this one about pies.  And we get to learn a bit about the Amish as well.  I had never read any books with Amish storylines before but this series.is light and fun.  Kappy, as she's known to her friends has a strong moral fiber and us relentless in her pursuit of it.  She and her bestie Edie, who has jumped the fence and gone back to being an Englischer are nonstop getting into the business of the sleepy lil burg of Blue Sky.  Woven into the story, the two girls interactions with Edie's younger brother who has Down's Syndrome are fears of meeting loose her control in him and allowing him to grow.  While that's going on, Kappy's underlying fear throughout is that Edie will be tired of the plain life and go back to the city, leaving Kappy alone and what will happen to Edie's brother Jimmy, who just has so much love for animals and wants to add more to their farm?
The story is about Miss Alma who owns the best pie recipes and the story opens with her getting hit over the head with a pan and her recipes stolen for the big pie baking contest, and she's been.put into a coma to rest and heal.  Hopefully in time she can compete in the contest.  Unfortunately, that does not happen and now Kappy can keep Edie busy solving the newest mystery in their town.  In keeping with the storyline, the ending in the catching of the suspects is a surprise and there's a bit of growth in this story.  And a bit of a love interest?  I hope in the next book, Kappy can find a little love interest of her own.
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I love this series. I love getting to catch up with the characters. They are like old friends. This series is one of my first amish cozy mysteries that I started reading and it's very dear to me. I truly enjoyed this book.
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Someone attacked Alma Miller, the Bishop’s wife and reigning pie queen, and stole her recipe box right before the annual festival.  Alma had won the pie contest every year for several years.  Would someone really harm her in order to win?  Once again, Edie makes it her business to find out and drags Kappy along for the ride.  Amy Lillard gives us another mystery that has us chuckling at the antics of these two women.  

Frannie Lehman, who had been trying to beat Alma for years, was number one on the suspect list as far as Detective Jack Jones was concerned.  Especially after she won the contest.  Kappy just couldn’t believe Frannie could do such a thing and she and Edie set out to prove it.

Edie and Kappy always took Edie’s down syndrome brother Jimmy with them (unless he had to work) because Edie doesn’t think he can take care of himself.  Jimmy is grown but not in Edie’s eyes.  He shows her just how capable he is when they are trapped in a basement bakery with the killer.

Did Frannie Lehman kill the Bishop’s wife for her recipe?  Her pie tasted exactly like Alma’s and she did finally win the contest.  What did Jimmy do to get them out of the basement alive?
Read this well-written story to find the answers to the mystery.

I loved this series and highly recommend it!  Thank you, Amy Lillard, for allowing me to read them.
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I'm so excited to be back with Kappy and Edie. They are a perfect match for each other as friends. Ok one is English and the other is Amish, but together they make for lots of excitement in their small community.

The big talk around town is about the festival coming up. It is sure to draw a big crowd and lots of things to buy and eat. Someone is taking the pie contest a little too serious when a member of the community is attacked in her home. This woman is know for her delicious pies and now that she is out of the running it may be a slam dunk for someone to win .

I loved the antics Kappy and Edie get into while investigating the crime. They try so hard to act innocent while questioning people, but they don't have everyone fooled. The big question is why and who changed the rules of the pie contest? A pie is just a pie until it becomes the prize is what I say. There is also a celebrity who has come to judge the pie contest this year. That sure gets the attention of Kappy and Edie. Who is trying to sabotage the contest and will do anything to win? It's another home run for the author with this series.

I love visiting this special town and I absolutely adore Jimmy. He is a wonderful character and adds a sparkle to the story. His love for animals is wonderful and he takes great care of them. Jimmy is becoming more independent , but his helicopter sister can't quite let go yet. There is also perhaps a romance starting up between two characters which I am excited about. I'm not going to mention names, but it is fun to read the silly things they do to get each others attention. Don't miss this fun story filled with laughs, mystery and always exceptional writing by the author.

I received a copy of this book from the author. The review is my own opinion.
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Kathyrn (Kappy) King and Edie Peachey are an unlikely pair of friends that have fun adventures solving mysteries in Blue Sky, Pennsylvania. Kappy makes prayer kapps for the Amish women in the community. Edie had moved away from the area to try out life in the English world but had to return to take care of her adult brother with down syndrone when their mother was killed. Edie has wild colored hair and clothes while Kappy is a traditional Amish who lives on the fringes of the community. When Alma Miller, wife of Bishop Sam Miller, is found in her kitchen with a blow to the head, Detective Jack Jones approaches Kappy to decipher a message that Alma wrote in flour on the floor. This opened the door for Kappy and Edie to find out who attacked the local pie contest winner and beloved woman. It later became a search for a murderer when Alma dies. Jack arrests a local bakery owner, who was a rival of Alma's in the pie contest. But would Frannie attack and kill over a pie recipe? If not Frannie, who would? 
Murder is serious business but when the two friends get together, it is always fun to see them interact on the pages of the books in the series. Jimmy adds a fun note with his quirky ways and ideas about food, especially any meat. He loves all animals and has lots of different ones. He shows his pet bunny, Judith, in the festival where the pie contest is held. Jimmy has his heart set on getting a pig next. For this reason, he refuses to eat meat.
This is a great series with likable, fun characters and interesting plots with mysteries to solve and a hint of romance. Jack and Edie are somewhat attracted to each other. An old beau of Kappy's would like to rekindle their relationship but Kappy is convinced that he is still in love with his dead wife. I am looking forward to seeing what might be going on in the next book. (I hope that there will be another book.)
I received a complimentary ARC from Zebra through NetGalley. All opinions stated are mine only.
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This is set in the Amish community which personally i know very little about so it's something new and different. 

The Bishop's Wife Alma is found in a comma just before the local pie competition where she is the favourite, Alma eventually dies.  Did her rival Frannie kill her so this year she could win the prize? 

Kappy and her friend Edie investigate as they don't believe Frannie is guilty.

The plot moves along well and the characters are interesting.
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What a treat, to get lost in the Amish world of Kappy, Edie, Jimmy and the rest of the small town of Blue Sky, PA. This is the third book in this series and it's just as enjoyable as the previous mysteries. It can easily be read as a stand alone but I'm sure, if this is the first you have read, you will want to find the other two.
Kappy is a kap maker, a young single woman in a tight knit Amish community. Her best friend is Edie, a young Amish woman who was shunned by her family but has returned so that she can be near her brother, Jimmy, who has Down's syndrome. They make a great team. This time their investigations revolve around the pie baking contest during the county festival. Two women are in competition against each other, one is Alma, the Bishop's wife and the other is Frannie. When Alma is assaulted and dies, leaving Frannie the winner, Kappy and Edie cannot take the advice from the police to stay out of it.
While the mystery is solid and very satisfying, the draw for me has to be the characters. It's like going on vacation to visit friends in a community that has a slow pace, away from the blare of the media and technology. Along the way, the reader learns so much about the Amish way of life. When I finish one, I find myself eager for another visit.
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Kappy King and the Pie Kaper by Amy Lillard is the 3rd book in An Amish Mystery series, and it was great fun. Kappy is a single Amish women who specialty is making kapps and solving mysteries with her outcast friend Edie.  When the wife of the bishop dies, and the community blames her pie making rival, Kappy and Edie are determined to get to the truth.  I really enjoyed this well written cozy, with all the quirky characters. I look forward to reading the next book in the series.

I received this book from Netgalley in exchange for a fair and honest review.
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Kappy King and the Pie Kaper is the 3rd in the series but can be read as a stand alone. 
We return to Blue Sky, Pennsylvania during the annual county fall festival and pie bake off. This year the rules are changed and a guest judge is coming in from a National pie chain. When the previous winner over the years is found with a head injury, the mysteries start. Who would hurt the older Amish woman and was it for her pie recipe. Kappy and Edie are again trying to find answers. Then when Mrs. Miller passes from her injuries, they go into full force investigating. 
Throw in Edie's brother, Jimmy, Kappy's ornery pup. Elmer, and Officer Jack and you have a great cast of lovable characters. The supporting characters are also good.
You get humor, a hint of romance, and a mystery with enough suspects to keep you guessing. 
This is a fun, easy to read, clean mystery. 
I was given an ARC from Netgalley for an honest review.
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I love Amish mysteries and this did not disappoint me.  These are fun and have that little bit of mystery.  I love Kappy, Edie and Jimmy.  Will Edie remain living with her brother, Jimmy, who she takes care of.  Will Kappy and Edie solve the mystery of what happened to Alma?  This book is fun and gave me laughs and some tears.  I want more of this series.  I received a copy of this book from the author for a fair and honest opinion that I gave of my own free will.
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Kappy and the Pie Kaper is book 3 in the  An Amish Mystery series. I have loved reading this series. Keeps  me turning pages so I can see who done it. Amy is good at hiding that till the end. My kind of book. The characters are well written.  For living in such a small town  Blue Sky sure has a lot going on.  A murder  in this little town and a pie contest could be the thing that caused this. Will Alma who has been attacked in her home left for dead come out of the coma? Who is behind this?  Could it be Frannie who wants the first place in a pie contest? Exciting to see how Kappy and her friend Edie figure this one out. Great series pick it up.
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This is the third book in this series of unconventional detectives, one Amish and the other was Amish but jumped the fence. Of course, as in the other stories there is another murder, and they can’t seem to control themselves!
Now if you haven’t read the other two, there is information about the other stories so you won’t be lost, but one you have read this one, you will be wanting to read the other two.
There are other old friends here two, and it is always hard to say goodbye, but I am hoping there will be more in this series.
We also get to learn a bit more about the Amish here and their different buggies, an area of Pennsylvania that has three different top ones.
You will love the sweet interaction of Edie and her brother Jimmy, and she seems to take care of him with a heart of gold, don’t be surprised if there are pigs in the next book!

I received this book through Net Galley and the Publisher Kensington, and was not required to give a positive review.
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It's time for the county's fall festival and annual pie contest. For more years than not Alma, the bishop's wife has made the award-winning boysenberry pie. Unfortunately, Alma finds herself on the wrong end of a cast iron skillet. Can Kappy and friends find out who would want to keep the bishop's wife from participating in the pie cook-off this year?

I love this Amish cozy mystery series. The titles make me smile, the cover art is fun and the stories have hilarity to them even if they do involve murder. Kappy is a hoot. She tries so hard to follow the Ordung but her curiosity get her in scrapes every single time. 

This is number three in the Amish Mystery series but each can be read as a stand-alone novel. As with any series, if you start with a book other than the first you will know the outcome of previous books. I would feel very comfortable giving this book, the entire series, to a teenager as a gift. There are no steamy romantic scenes, no offensive language and the murders that take place are nowhere near gory.

I received a complimentary copy of this book from Kensington through NetGalley. Any and all opinions expressed in the above review are entirely my own.
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Kappy is the cap maker in her community. Women come from her community in order for her to make their caps. When Alma MIller, the Bishop's wife, is found after an "accident" and ends up in a coma, Kappy must put on her sleuth's cap and find out who would do such a thing.  Could it be Frannie? The two women have a long standing feud about who's pie is the best.  With her pie winning first prize at the fair, Frannie has finally come out on top.  But with Alma's death, questions and accusations begin to swirl, Kappy and her outcast friend Edie must figure out exactly what Alma's last words mean.  They must find the killer before more harm is done.
I love Kappy and Edie.  Amy Lillard has created a fun cozy mystery series that everyone can enjoy.  Her characters not only make us smile but laugh out loud.  One would never suspect that Kappy and Edie would be so good at sleuthing.  They balance one another in their friendship.  Add in Jimmy, Edie's beloved younger brother, and you have a wonderful story with well written characters.  I received a copy through Netgalley.  A review was not required.  Pull up a chair and join Kappy, Edie, Jimmy and the dogs.
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A good plot and very good characters are once again hampered by a whole lot of unnecessary dialogue. It just goes on and on. And on. But a nice, cozy mystery it is.
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It's the third book I read in this series and think that each instalment is better than the previous.
I love Kappy and Edie, their relationship and I like the description of both Amish and Englischer communities.
The mystery was very good, I loved how was investigated and it kept me guessing.
This is a very good series and I look forward to reading the next instalment.
Highly recommended!
Many thanks to Kensington Books and Netgalley for this ARC
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If you love cozy mysteries, you’ll enjoy these mysteries  that revolve around Kappy King.  This is the third book in the series, but it’s easy to quickly catch up with the characters and their stories.  Kappy is such a fun character to follow, and she’s not your typical “Amish” character.   She loves reading mysteries (especially Sherlock Holmes); learning a new word everyday from her “Word of the Day” calendar; and solving real life mysteries as they come her way. In this book, Kappy works together with her friends Edie and Jimmy to solve the murder of the Bishop’s wife.  The mystery in this story was interesting and the answer was not obvious until the last chapter. Kappy and Edie usually don’t follow the methods of real detectives, but they always seem to be in the right (or sometimes wrong) place at the right time.

This is a clean and sweet story with no foul language.  It’s the perfect book for when you want something a little lighter to read.  Once you read this book, you’ll want to go back and read the other books in the series to catch up on Kappy’s  adventures.

I received a copy of this book from the publisher. All opinions are my own.
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