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Material Witness

Narrated by: Pam Ward
Series: Shipshewana Amish Mysteries, Book 3
Length: 9 hrs and 14 mins
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Summary

Tragedy strikes on the opening night of the Fall Crafters Fair when a woman is killed in the parking lot of Daisy's Quilt Shop and the only material witness is one of Melinda Byer's boys. The investigation takes a more bizarre turn when detective Shane Black becomes convinced the killer was actually after Callie.

This time it's a madman loose in the largest crowd of the year, and he's looking for something or someone. If they can't figure out what - or who - one of Deborah and Callie's close circle of friends may be next.

Masked identities, antique quilts with hidden messages, an Amish boy whose handicap makes him stronger, one brave dog, and a possible hidden treasure make for nonstop action, danger, and a dash of romance.

©2012 Vanetta Chapman (P)2012 Zondervan

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  • Mary K T R
  • 23-08-12

Wow every body should listen to this book .

Wow every body should get this book on audible . I just finished it last night . Great suspense from beginning to end . The ending , not where I expected . Not going to say what I mean , got to listen it to find out . This is a can't put it down book , gota keep reading or listening . I do love it .

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  • Carol
  • 29-10-12

this is a great series..would highly recommend

What disappointed you about Material Witness?

nothing

Would you ever listen to anything by Vannetta Chapman again?

for sure I have already started looking for more series by her.

What didn’t you like about Pam Ward’s performance?

she was great. she made the story what it was.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

sadness for sure. suspense

Any additional comments?

My Husband and I set down at night and turn on the audio book with a cup of tea. what a great relaxing time after a busy day.. thank you so much for sharing.

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  • Debbie
  • 30-09-19

Community, Courage, Crafters and a Canine

This third and last in the Shipshewana Amish Mysteries is a great conclusion to the series, although I really wish it wasn’t the last one. These stories are SO engaging and full of interesting asides, in addition to the murder mysteries. I respect and admire the Amish, and the blending of Amish and English as friends in this series is most heartwarming. The portrayal of the Amish as flawed and human folks, as we all are, is also very refreshing. Since the first book, when Callie came to Shipshewana to Daisy’s Quilt Shop which was left to her by her aunt, the group of quilters who meet in the shop have grown so much closer and learned how to love and support one another in numerable ways. Not to mention that they have solved a couple of murders together. The sweet families that have special needs, which have been supported by the on line sales which Callie was instrumental in setting up, have a place in my heart. Learning more about “chicken breast disease” and Melinda’s family, including her kids and “The Swap”, was one of the best parts. Amish kids are not that different than Englishers. The murder of Callie’s rival quilt shop owner outside Daisy’s Quilt Shop during one of the busiest times of the year, makes for one of Callie’s worst nightmares. Don’t miss this one! It’s probably the best in the series.

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  • Judith
  • 29-09-15

Excellent as usual

However the ending is unsatisfactory. There is no completion. It simply stops and leaves the reader hanging. Most unsatisfactory conclusion to an otherwise excellent book. Too bad.

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  • Big bear
  • 28-10-13

I really enjoyed this book

Would you consider the audio edition of Material Witness to be better than the print version?

I wouldn't know I didn't read the print version.

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

I couldn't put the book down.

Which character – as performed by Pam Ward – was your favorite?

Deborah

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

yes

Any additional comments?

I enjoyed the entire series. I loved the characters and the young boy that was the wittnes was so appealing.

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  • Amazon Customer view
  • 16-10-13

Callie got her man

Interesting story. I enjoyed that so many characters were involved and we got to see them interact.

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  • Jacqueline
  • 26-08-13

Excellent Third Bood

What a pleasant surprise to find this combination of writer and performer. I really am sad that this series ended.

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  • Ray Goodman
  • 29-11-18

It was an interesting book.

I enjoyed the reader. The characters were fun and the storyline was refreshing, different, unique from other Amish stories I've read or heard.

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  • Robin G Kindle Customer
  • 25-07-18

wonderful

Always great stories and uplifting. Enjoyable characters and compelling stories. Excellent author and clear voice.

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  • tweety09
  • 19-06-16

Love Amish mystery!

A very good book. I recommend all the books in this series : Falling to Pieces: A quilt shop murder, A Perfect Square: A Shipshewana Amish mystery Book 2, and Material Witness.
I loved all these mysteries.
Pam Ward is a great narrator. Easy to follow along with.
Vanetta Chapman is a terrific writer.