- Series: Pennsylvania Dutch Mystery (Book 13)
- Mass Market Paperback: 272 pages
- Publisher: Signet; Reprint edition (January 3, 2006)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0451215672
- ISBN-13: 978-0451215673
- Product Dimensions: 4.4 x 0.8 x 6.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 4 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 20 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,221,898 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Assault And Pepper: A Pennsylvania Dutch Mystery Mass Market Paperback – January 3, 2006
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Charming and delightful...Tamar Myers [keeps] it fresh and original. -- Midwest Book Review
Hilarious situations...a treat to read. -- Charleston Post and Courier
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The series arc. Unlike the previous books in this series that I've read, Assault and Pepper changes a lot of things about Magdalena's beliefs about her town, her life, and the people she knows. It will be interesting to see what happens next.
Magdalena herself. Her voice is so strong, and she's such an abrasive character that if you don't like her, you'll hate the books.
Definitely worth reading, and a must for fans of the series.
If James Bond is a post-pubescent male fantasy, Magdalena Yoder is his female equivalent. She is tall and thin, even though she subsists on a diet of chocolate cake, cookies, and hot chocolate laced with marshmallows. Self-described as flat chested, long nosed, and middle aged, she nevertheless sparks the libidos of several male citizens of Hernia, including a hunky doctor. She talks and acts like one of the tough broads in pre-code movies, but thinks of herself as a pious Mennonite. To top it off, she is wealthy.
Magdalena is no Miss Marple, even though she is a lifelong resident of ingrown Hernia. Otherwise, she would not be so surprised by uncovering the peccadilloes of her fellow villagers. Myers has created a town filled with exaggerated cartoon characters, some of them wildly funny.
Another reviewer suggests that this book may be Magdalena's swan song. There is certainly a touch of Gotterdammerung in its ending. Let's hope Tamar Myer has a better creation waiting in the wings.
Magdalena Yoder hasn't lost any of her tart personality in this clever turn of direction of the series. In this one she gets away from the inn while trying to find out who killed Reverend Schrock. He died when someone put peanut butter (to which he was allergic) into the chili he was tasting for the annual chili bake off.
Many secrets are revealed - some of them very surprising to fans of this series.
Magdalena is still Magdalena but the book is fresh and absorbing.
A must read if you've read any of the others in this wonderful series.