Separate from the World: An Ohio Amish Mystery (The Amish-Country Mysteries)
Title: Separate from the World: An Ohio Amish Mystery (The Amish-Country Mysteries)
Author: P. L. Gaus
Enos Erb, an Amish man, claims his brother, benny – a dwarf like himself – has been murdered. Upon investigation, links to a controversial genetics study examining the effects of inbreeding within the Amish community are uncovered – a study in which both Enos and benny had participated.
The investigations of these two deaths become intertwined as Professor Branden again teams up with his colleagues Pastor Cal Troyer and Sheriff Bruce Robertson to seek explanations for these bizarre events.
Separate from the World is a story of a rift between two Amish factions, one that favors the use of medicine and that participates in a college study of genetic traits particular to the Amish community, and the other that rejects any outside influence.
Once more, P. L. Gaus takes us inside a separate culture and, in a manner both gentle and grim, highlights the complex relationship of the Amish and the “English” as they live inside or outside each other’s orbits.