|Plot Summary of No Use Dying Over Spilled Milk|
|"Magdalena Yoder, a Mennonnite of Amish origin, is the proprieter of the PennDutch Inn. When she receives word that a cousin has been found dead, naked and floating in a tank of milk, Magdalena knows it's murder. Amish men don't go swimming in unpasteurized milk in the middle of the winter.
Magdalena, her sister and her cook all head to Farmersburg, Ohio, the scene of the Valentine's Day milk drowning, for the funeral. When they arrive Magdalena discovers that not even a week earlier another Amish man died by falling off of a silo ladder. What happens next begins a war between cheese makers and it's up to Magdalena to discover what's happening in the once quiet town of Farmersburg. "
Sarah Bryson, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of No Use Dying Over Spilled Milk|
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Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
descript. of violence and chases - 20%
Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 30%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 30%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 20%
Time/era of story:
- present (2000-2010)
Kind of investigator
- amateur citizen investigator
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Any non-mystery subplot?
- life in small town
Murder Mystery (killer unknown)
Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?
How much violence does he/she use?
- a little
How sensitive is this character?
- sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Strong but gentle sense of humor
- Very much smarter than other characters
How much of work is main antagonist actually present in:
- a moderate amount
Small town people:
- nice, like Andy/Opie/Aunt Bee
Part of a series?
- mostly 1st
Unusual form of death?
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