Murder mysteries about Amish people may seem counter-intuitive, but in his Amish-Country Mysteries, P. L. Gaus illuminates Amish culture in stories that are as unique as the Amish themselves. Who are the Amish, and why do they hold themselves apart from the rest of us? What is the unique spiritual vision of this people set apart, their lives governed by steadfast adherence both to tradition and to scripture? What is it like to live Amish, think Amish, and pray Amish? Why do they eschew the conveniences of the modern world and live as simple peasant farmers, dressing always the same, farming the old ways, traveling only by horse and buggy, and worshiping privately? Why, if their lives are so plain and old-fashioned, are their numbers ever growing? In the Amish-Country Mysteries, Gaus examines culture in the context of a murder investigation, set convincingly and authentically among the most peaceful peoples of the world.