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Branden, Michael (Fictitious character)

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Works: 21 works in 99 publications in 2 languages and 12,831 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery stories  Drama 
Classifications: PS3557.A9517, 813.54
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Publications about Michael (Fictitious character) Branden
Most widely held works about Michael (Fictitious character) Branden
    Broken English : an Ohio Amish mystery by Paul L Gaus( Book )
    8 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and held by 1,925 libraries worldwide
    The peaceful town of Millersburg, Ohio, in the heart of Ohio's Amish country, is rocked by the vicious murder of one of its citizens at the hands of an itinerant ex-convict. When a local reporter covering the story ends up dead as well, with the convict already behind bars, suspicion falls on David Hawkins, father of the first victim. But Hawkins is nowhere to be found, not even among the protective Amish colony that had taken him in as one of its own regardless of his shadowy past. Following on the critical and popular success of his first book, mystery writer P.L. Gaus again brings us the moral and legal conundrum of Professor Michael Branden, Sheriff Bruce Robertson, and Pastor Cal Troyer as they set out to uncover the truth that seems so elusive in their otherwise quiet corner of the world. Along the way, Gaus paints a unique portrait of the relationship between the Amish and the "English" cultures as seen from the inside. Against this backdrop, Broken English is a tale of honor, deception, and revenge, where circumstances and the search for justice test the mettle of the closest of friends and reveal the desperate measures of the strongest of foes
    Blood of the prodigal : an Ohio Amish mystery by Paul L Gaus( Book )
    5 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and held by 1,648 libraries worldwide
    An Amish man exiled from his community in Ohio for fast living, returns to kidnap his son from his grandparents. Sleuth and professor Michael Branden is hired to find the boy, only to learn that the father has been murdered and the boy is missing
    Harmless as doves an Amish-country mystery by Paul L Gaus( Book )
    10 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 1,506 libraries worldwide
    After Curtis Burkholder kills Glenn Spiegle over a woman and two more murders are discovered in their Amish community, Sheriff Robertson and Professor Mike Branden go to Florida to learn the truth about Glenn Spiegle and his motive for converting to the Amish faith
    Cast a blue shadow : an Ohio Amish mystery by Paul L Gaus( Book )
    11 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 1,349 libraries worldwide
    When a college-aged Mennonite girl with a checkered past turns up bloodied and battered during the worst blizzard of the year, the subsequent investigation will implicate her in the killing of the wealthy mother of her boyfriend
    Separate from the world : an Ohio Amish mystery by Paul L Gaus( Book )
    12 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 1,314 libraries worldwide
    Enos Erb, an Amish farmer, makes an unusual request of Michael Branden, burned-out history professor and amateur sleuth, given that the Amish practice nonviolence and have no use for the justice system of the outside English world. Erb wants the professor's help finding his brother's murderer. People's unwillingness to confront evil hampers Branden's investigation, which gets interrupted by the apparent suicide of a coed, campus unrest and the kidnapping of an Amish child. Between helping Pastor Cal Troyer cope with a personal crisis and keeping Sheriff Bruce Robertson from blundering impulsively, Brandon realizes that a clever, murderous sociopath is exploiting the preconceptions of Amish and English
    Clouds without rain : an Ohio Amish mystery by Paul L Gaus( Book )
    5 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and held by 1,124 libraries worldwide
    A fatal accident involving a semi and an Amish buggy starts Professor Michael to search for a connection to a string of other cirmes
    A prayer for the night : an Ohio Amish mystery by Paul L Gaus( Book )
    10 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 1,107 libraries worldwide
    "Amid a whirlwind of drugs, sex, and other temptations of the "English" world, a group of Amish teenagers on their Rumschpringe test the limits of their parents' religion to the breaking point. The murder of one and the abduction of another challenge Professor Michael Branden as he confronts the communal fear that the young people can never be brought home safely. Along with Holmes County Sheriff Bruce Robertson and Pastor Cal Troyer, Professor Branden works against the clock to find a murderer and a kidnapper, and to break a drug ring operating in the county, determined, wherever the trail may lead him, to restore the shattered community. In his desperate search, Branden struggles with the reluctance of the Amish to trust the law to help them find the answers to their problems."--Publisher's description
    Blood of the prodigal by Paul L Gaus( Computer File )
    4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 530 libraries worldwide
    An Amish man exiled from his community in Ohio for fast living, returns to kidnap his son from his grandparents. Sleuth and professor Michael Branden is hired to find the boy, only to learn that the father has been murdered and the boy is missing
    A prayer for the night an Ohio Amish mystery by Paul L Gaus( Computer File )
    4 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 453 libraries worldwide
    When a group of Amish teenagers on their Rumschpringe test is torn apart by the murder of one and the abduction of another, Professor Michael Branden joins forces with Holmes County Sheriff Bruce Robertson and Pastor Cal Troyer to find a murderer and a kidnapper, break up a deadly drug ring, and find the missing teen, all the while struggling with the reluctance of the Amish to trust the law
    Blood of the prodigal by Paul L Gaus( Sound Recording )
    3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 310 libraries worldwide
    When an Amish, or "plain" boy is kidnapped, Bishop Eli Miller reluctantly seeks help from outsiders, the "vain ones" known as English. Pastor Caleb Troyer and Professor Michael Branden, boyhood friends and lifelong residents of the county the Amish and English share, understand better than anyone that the bishop would not have enlisted their help unless it were a matter of gravest concern, and they begin searching for the boy
    Broken English by Paul L Gaus( Sound Recording )
    3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 295 libraries worldwide
    Trained by the U.S. military to kill, "English" outsider David Hawkins came to the quiet town of Millersburg and found salvation among the pacifist Amish. But Hawkins' fragile tranquility is shattered when a marauding ex-convict descends on Millersburg, unleashing a wave of violence whose casualties include an investigative journalist and Hawkins' only daughter. Now Sheriff Bruce Robertson suspects that Hawkins has forsaken his pacifism in the name of vengeance
    Harmless as doves by Paul L Gaus( file )
    5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 280 libraries worldwide
    The chill of autumn is just settling into Holmes County, Ohio, when Bishop Leon Shetler is startled out of his morning reverie by the words, "I just killed Glenn Spiegle." No one--least of all Sheriff Bruce Robertson--believes that Crist Burkholder could actually be a murderer. But the young Amish man is adamant that he killed his romantic rival in order to win Vesta Miller. So when Robertson's investigation reveals two potentially related murders in Florida's Pinecraft Amish community, Professor Mike Branden and Detective Ricky Niell head south to unravel the connection between the dead man and a far-flung Amish outpost on the shores of Sarasota Bay
    Cast a blue shadow by Paul L Gaus( Sound Recording )
    3 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 193 libraries worldwide
    "As the widow of a revered Millersburg College alumnus and one of the school's biggest donors, Juliet Favor has immense wealth that empowers her acquisition of whatever, and whomever, she wants. So when Juliet is murdered the night before she is slated to sign a new will-one that would prove unfavourable to both the college and her two children, Sonny and Sally-Sheriff Bruce Robertson faces no shortage of suspects. Professor Michael Branden and Pastor Caleb Troyer fear that Martha Lehman, Sonny's Mennonite girlfriend, holds the key."
    Clouds Without Rain An Amish-country Mystery by Paul L Gaus( Book )
    2 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 191 libraries worldwide
    While helping to investigate a fatal accident involving an eighteen-wheeler and an Amish horse-and-buggy, Professor Michael Branden becomes suspicious about the so-called "accident" as he uncovers a gang of teenage Amish robbers, land swindles, a missing bank official, and murder
    Clouds without rain by Paul L Gaus( Sound Recording )
    3 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 190 libraries worldwide
    Professor Michael Branden, newly deputized to the Holmes County sheriff's department, gives every outward appearance of being Amish. His assignment: to act as a decoy in Bruce Robertson's investigation of a series of robberies among - and perhaps by - the Peaceful Ones. Suddenly Branden's undercover work is interrupted by grave news. An Amish buggy and an eighteen-wheeler have collided, and Sheriff Robertson is among the casualties
    A prayer for the night by Paul L Gaus( Sound Recording )
    3 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 179 libraries worldwide
    "Sara Yoder is learning that danger can lurk in freedom's shadow. John Schlabaugh and Abe Yoder - Sara's friends and fellow travelers on the Amish rite of passage, Rumschpringe - are missing. Worried, but distrustful of most English, Sara calls Pastor Cal Troyer for help. Then Sara also disappears. Troyer, along with his old friends Professor Michael Branden and Sheriff Bruce Robertson, must race against the clock to find a murderer and break a ruthless drug ring operating within the heart of Ohio's Amish country" -- Cover verso
    Separate from the world by Paul L Gaus( Sound Recording )
    3 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 169 libraries worldwide
    Professor Michael Branden is intrigued when Enos Erb, an Amish man, claims that his brother, Benny - a dwarf like himself - has been murdered. But Branden's attention is divided when a young student apparently leaps to her death from the college bell tower. The investigation into the girl's death uncovers links to a controversial genetics study on the effects of inbreeding within the Amish community - a study in which both Enos and Benny participated
    Murder most Amish by Paul L Gaus( Book )
    2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 64 libraries worldwide
    Blood of the prodigal: An Amish man exiled from his community in Ohio for fast living, returns to kidnap his son from his grandparents. Sleuth and professor Michael Branden is hired to find the boy, only to learn that the father has been murdered and the boy is missing. Broken English: The peaceful town of Millersburg, Ohio, in the heart of Ohio's Amish country, is rocked by the vicious murder of one of its citizens at the hands of an itinerant ex-convict. When a local reporter covering the story ends up dead as well, with the convict already behind bars, suspicion falls on David Hawkins, father of the first victim. But Hawkins is nowhere to be found, not even among the protective Amish colony that had taken him in as one of its own regardless of his shadowy past. Following on the critical and popular success of his first book, mystery writer P.L. Gaus again brings us the moral and legal conundrum of Professor Michael Branden, Sheriff Bruce Robertson, and Pastor Cal Troyer as they set out to uncover the truth that seems so elusive in their otherwise quiet corner of the world. Along the way, Gaus paints a unique portrait of the relationship between the Amish and the "English" cultures as seen from the inside. Against this backdrop, Broken English is a tale of honor, deception, and revenge, where circumstances and the search for justice test the mettle of the closest of friends and reveal the desperate measures of the strongest of foes. Clouds without rain: While helping to investigate a fatal accident involving an eighteen-wheeler and an Amish horse-and-buggy, Professor Michael Branden becomes suspicious about the so-called "accident" as he uncovers a gang of teenage Amish robbers, land swindles, a missing bank official, and murder
    Harmless as doves by Paul L Gaus( file )
    1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
    La fede nel sangue by Paul L Gaus( Book )
    1 edition published in 2013 in Italian and held by 1 library worldwide
    An Amish man exiled from his community in Ohio for fast living, returns to kidnap his son from his grandparents. Sleuth and professor Michael Branden is hired to find the boy, only to learn that the father has been murdered and the boy is missing
 
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