Monday, August 03, 2009

The Crepes of Wrath: A Pennsylvania Dutch Mystery With Recipes by Tamar Myers (2001)

My esteemed colleague (and Queen of Local History) Judi K. is working her way through the Tamar Myers PA Dutch Mysteries with recipes and it seems in every one there is a reference to the much hated Chief of Police Melvin Stoltzfus, who once sent a gallon of ice cream via UPS to a relative in Scranton (1998's Between A Wok And A Hard Place and Eat, Drink, and Be Wary, as well as 2000's The Hand That Rocks The Ladle).

Judi just finished Myer's 2000 mystery The Crepes of Wrath and, sure enough, there was the Scranton reference. It occurs on page 6 at the beginning of the hardcover edition:

"Rumor has it our Chief of Police was kicked int he head by a bull--while trying to milk it. This rumor, I believe, was started by his mother. At any rate, Melvin is so out of touch with reality that he once mailed a gallon of ice cream to his favorite aunt in

The Crepes of Wrath is available to borrow from the Lackawanna County Library System. To place a hold, click here.

Thanks again to Miss Judi K. for this reference.

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