Item description for Death Goes Dutch: A Wooden Shoe Mystery by Albert A. Bell, Jr....
A Wooden Shoe Mystery
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.75" Width: 5.75" Height: 8.75" Weight: 0.8 lbs.
Release Date Jan 15, 2005
Publisher Ingalls Pub/High Country
ISBN 1932158650 ISBN13 9781932158656
Availability 0 units.
More About Albert A. Bell, Jr.
Albert Bell is a literary renaissance man. His published books include nonfiction, historical fiction, and mysteries. Bell discovered his love for writing in high school with his first publication in 1972. His articles and stories have appeared in publications from "Jack and Jill" and "True Experience" to the "Detroit Free Press" and "Christian Century." Dr. Bell has taught at Hope College in Holland, Michigan since 1978 and has served as chair of the History Department since 1994. He has a Ph.D. from UNC-Chapel Hill, an M.A. from Duke and an M.Div. from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He has been married for over 40 years to Bettye Jo Barnes Bell, a psychologist; they have four children and a grandchild.
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Death Goes Dutch Oct 16, 2006
An interesting story about a man that is faced with proving his identity to his adoptive family. Written in first person from the point of view of a woman that is trying to help him, Death Goes Dutch is definitely an interesting story. The main character Sarah tries to help Josh prove his identity to his less than welcoming family and discovers family secrets along the way that definitely make this book a page turner. I would recommend this book to anyone that likes mysteries.
A Great New Sleuth Mar 11, 2006
Sarah DeGraaf works for an agency that reunites adoptees with their biological parents, a cause close to her heart as she herself was adopted and knows only that her mother was Korean and that her father was an American soldier. Raised in a primarily Dutch community in Grand Rapids, she's always felt out of place, a feeling she shares with many of her fellow adoptees. When she takes the case of Joshua Adams, she finds herself becoming too emotionally invested in the young man, especially when she discovers that his mother died under suspicious circumstances. However, her wariness grows when appears that there is a healthy trust fund at stake and that Josh has a habit of being selective with the truth. When Josh's possibly biological relatives begin to attack both Josh and Sarah, the two find themselves in danger of losing their jobs, their freedom, and their lives.
While the story of a lost heir and suspicious relatives may not seem that original, the twists that Bell adds make this a very surprising and enjoyable read. Sarah herself is very likeable, and the shaky relationship she has with her policeman ex-boyfriend is handled realistically and not forced into the story. One thing I would like to have seen more of is her relationship with her Dutch family, who love her and have made her one of the lucky recipients of an adoptive family. Hopefully Bell will achieve this in future, much-anticipated, installments in this very promising series.