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A Killing in Amish Country

A Killing in Amish Country

Sex, Betrayal, and a Cold-blooded Murder

Gregg Olsen and Rebecca Morris

St. Martin's True Crime

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AN OLD WAY OF LIFE
Thirty-year-old Barbara Weaver was content to live as the Amish have for centuries—without modern conveniences—but her husband, Eli, wanted a life beyond horses and buggies. Soon he gave in to the temptation of technology, and found ways to go online and meet women. When Barbara was found dead, shot in the chest at close range, all eyes were on Eli…and his mistress, a Conservative Mennonite named Barb Raber.

A NEW KIND OF BETRAYAL—AND DEATH. . .
Barb drove Eli to appointments in her car. She gave him everything he asked for: a laptop, rides to his favorite fishing and hunting spots—and sex. Above all, she gave him the cell phone he would use to plan a murder. The Weaver case marked only the third time an Amish man was suspected of killing his wife in more than two hundred years in America. But the investigation raised almost as many questions as it answered: Was Barb Raber the one who fired the fatal shot? Or was Barbara Weaver dead before someone entered the house? What did Eli’s friends, family, and church really know about him? And will life among the “Plain People” ever be the same?


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Where did my friend, love, trustworthy husband go to? He hates me to the core.


—BARBARA WEAVER, IN A LETTER TO HER COUNSELOR ABOUT THE DEEP...

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Gregg Olsen and Rebecca Morris

A New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, GREGG OLSEN has written several nonfiction books, novels, a novella, and contributed a short story to a collection edited by Lee Child. He is the author of Abandon Prayers, Bitter Almonds, A Killing in Amish Country, among others.

REBECCA MORRIS is an award-winning journalist who has worked in broadcast and print journalism in New York City; Portland, Oregon; and Seattle, Washington.

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