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by Jane Jensen

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In the Land of Milk and Honey by Jane Jensen is An Elizabeth Harris Novel. Detective Elizabeth Harris is a homicide detective in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania (in April 2015). Elizabeth is called out when a whole Amish family is found dead in their home. Elizabeth notices that there are empty milk glasses around the kitchen. When they check out the cows in the barn, they discover that they are sick. The police are hoping that this is just an isolated incident. But then more victims turn up. What is going on? Dr. Glen Turner from the CDC is called in to help with the investigation. Glen works closely with Elizabeth to help find the cause of the problem. It seems that someone is targeting the Amish. Can they catch the culprit before he racks up a higher body count? Elizabeth comes up with a plan to foil the perpetrator. Join Detective Elizabeth Harris on her latest case In the Land of Milk and Honey.

In the Land of Milk and Honey was a very good novel. I liked the writing, the characters, and the setting. The mystery was interesting and unusual (very unique method of killing as well as scary). This book grabbed my attention and held it. While I liked the mystery, I was able to solve it early in the book. I picked out the culprit as soon as the person was introduced. I did enjoy following the clues in the story to see if I was right. The book had a fast pace that suited the storyline. I give In the Land of Milk and Honey 4.5 out of 5 (I lowered a bit since I was able to solve it so early in the book). It has an especially sweet ending. I look forward to the next book in An Elizabeth Harris Novel series.

I received a complimentary copy of the novel in exchange for an honest evaluation. The comments and opinions expressed are strictly my own. ( )
  Kris_Anderson | Aug 6, 2016 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0425282902, Paperback)

With its peaceful, hardworking Amish population, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, is a rural paradise. But former NYPD homicide detective Elizabeth Harris knows that evil lurks there—it’s just easier to hide...
 
By solving the murders of two local girls, Elizabeth has gained some trust in the Amish community. So, she’s the first person its members turn to when a fast and fatal illness takes hold, though many believe that the sickness stems from a hexerei—a curse placed by a practitioner of old-world folk magic. Elizabeth doesn’t believe in curses, and when an entire Amish family is found dead, she begins to suspect something far more sinister...
 
As the CDC is called in to investigate, customers of a Philadelphia farmers market selling Amish raw milk start dying. Amid rapidly escalating panic, Elizabeth must peel away layers of superstition and fear to save the livelihood—and lives—of an entire community. Because what has happened isn’t an accident of nature or an act of God, it’s the handiwork of someone who has only just begun to kill...

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"With its peaceful, hardworking Amish population, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, is a rural paradise. But former NYPD homicide detective Elizabeth Harris knows that evil lurks there--it's just easier to hide... By solving the murders of two local girls, Elizabeth has gained some trust from the Amish community. So she's the first person its members turn to when a fast and fatal illness takes hold, though many believe that the sickness stems from a hexerei--a curse placed by a practitioner of old-world folk magic. Elizabeth doesn't believe in curses, and when an entire Amish family is found dead, she begins to suspect something far more sinister. As the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is called in to investigate, customers of a Philadelphia farmers market selling Amish raw milk start dying. Amid rapidly escalating panic, Elizabeth must peel away layers of superstition and fear to save the livelihood--and lives--of an entire community. Because what has happened isn't an accident of nature or an act of God, it's the handiwork of someone who has only just begun to kill.."--… (more)

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