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Play It Again, Spam (Pennsylvania Dutch Mystery #7)

3.79  ·  Rating Details ·  566 Ratings  ·  19 Reviews
The newly rebuilt Penn Dutch Inn hosts a gathering of World War II buddies who served in the Afrika Corps. In reality, though, the veterans are looking for their old commander, rumored to have slipped into the U.S. after the war, and to have taken the identity of an Amish man. Also staying over are a world famous concert pianist and her historian husband, who has a mission ...more
Paperback, Large Print, 359 pages
Published November 1st 2005 by Wheeler Publishing (first published April 1st 1999)
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May 17, 2009 Karol rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2009
I have a feeling Tamar Myers didn't know quite what to do with Magdalena Yoder. Early in the series, she gets married at the end of one book. At the beginning of the next her marriage has already ended - just when I thought having her interact with a love interest would all a third dimension to her otherwise 2-dimensional character. Now, at the beginning of this book, her famous inn that had been so popular with "Babs" and other celebrities has been lost in a tornado and she is starting over wit ...more
Mary  (Biblophile)
You'll find after awhile that if you've read one of these, you've read them all. Same old tired jokes and the author recycles entire paragraphs from one book to another. It gets tiresome.
Hali Jacobs
Not the best of Tamar Myers books but was okay. It was slow in getting going.
Oct 03, 2013 Ellen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Play It Again, Spam (Pennsylvania Dutch Mystery)

Play It Again, Spam (Pennsylvania Dutch Mystery)
by Tamar Myers
Edition: Mass Market Paperback

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4.0 out of 5 stars Welcome to the wonderful world of the Amish, October 3, 2013

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"Play It Again, Spam" by Tamar Myers

Have you ever wondered how life goes on inside an Amish community? Well then, welcome to the wonderful Amish world of Magdalena Yoder
Mar 17, 2011 Birgit rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Going through my towering stacks of mystery novels I came across this book by Tamar Myers. As I've never read any Amish books before I was certainly curious about it, especially because I always assumed Amish novels would be mostly of the contemporary/romantic kind.
Starting off with an unexpected humorous introduction to the main character, Mrs Yoder, it was all downhill from there. Her snippy personality already started to annoy me by page two. And as far as the story goes, well, there isn't mu
Mar 19, 2015 Melody rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Funny enough that I looked forward to picking it up again when I had to put it down.I both liked and found annoying the main character. It's like she can't decide if she wants to be genteel or snarky and mean. It was well written with good pace and sense of place. The other characters were drawn to adequate depth to make the story interesting and they played well off each other. I really liked the ending. I'll definitely try another in this series.
Jan 02, 2013 Jan rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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The best thing I can say about this book is that I might want to try some of the recipes, substituting almost anything for the spam. The plot is thin, the writing is awkward, and I don't much like the main character. There is a tenuous connection to WWII in the plot, so the fourth book I've read recently with that subject involved.
somehow this series has weaseled its way into one of more liked series. I can always depend on it to make me smile. I've grown used to Magdelena's snarky humor and often unkind but still hilarious personality.
This is another good new cozy mystery to seek your teeth into, literally. It even features recipes you can do and make at home. I was also introduced to this series by a group read via an Internet egroup on cozies.
Lori Schiele
One of the Pennsylvania Dutch Mysteries centered around a bed and breakfast in Amish country run by a Mennonite and local gossip, Magdalena Yoder. When one of her guests goes missing, she takes it upon herself to solve the mystery.
An okay story, nothing special.
Joan Schrock
A Pennnsylvania Dutch mystery with recipes. This mystery has mostly Spam recipes and I truly do not like Spam but the mystery was fun and if you like sarcasism Magdelena Yodel has plenty to spare as she rules over her Amish Bed and Breakfast . Light reading .
Sep 09, 2010 Rebecca rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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I didn't really like it. I think partly I am suspicious of the presentations and attitudes shown by Amish, Mennonite, and other Pennsylvania Dutch. It seems more stereotypical than realistic to me.
Jan 15, 2015 Kelsey rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Amusing, but not a page-turner. Something to read while I was lying on the couch moaning with morning sickness, especially since the paperback was so lightweight. Easier on the wrists that way! :)
Kitty Tomlinson
Magadelena has a group of war veterans check into the newly refurbished Pennsylvania Dutch Inn as her sister, Susannah, prepares to marry Magadelena's foe, Sheriff Melvin Stoltzfus. Fun read.
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Tamar Myers was born and raised in the Belgian Congo (now just the Congo). Her parents were missionaries to a tribe which, at that time, were known as headhunters and used human skulls for drinking cups. Hers was the first white family ever to peacefully coexist with the tribe, and Tamar grew up fluent in the local trade language. Because of her pale blue eyes, Tamar’s nickname was Ugly Eyes.

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