Friday, October 23, 2015

Murder at the Courthouse

Murder at the Courthouse
A Hidden Springs Mystery
A. H. Gabhart
ISBN: 978-0800726768
October 2015/336 pages/$12.99

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Michael Keane's stressful days as a Columbus police officer are done. He's ready to relax into his new position as deputy sheriff in his sleepy hometown. Nothing ever happens in Hidden Springs, Kentucky--and that's just fine with Michael.

Nothing, that is, until a dead body is discovered on the courthouse steps. As Michael works to solve the case, it seems that every nosy resident in town has a theory. When the sheriff insists Michael check out one of these harebrained theories, his surprising discovery sends him on a bewildering search for a mysterious killer that has him questioning everything he has ever believed about life in Hidden Springs.

Bringing with her a knack for creating settings you want to visit and an uncanny ability to bring characters to life, A. H. Gabhart pens a whodunit that will keep you guessing.


A. H. Gabhart is Ann H. Gabhart, bestselling author of many novels, including Angel Sister, Small Town Girl, and Love Comes Home, as well as several popular Shaker novels such as The Outsider, The Believer, and The Innocent. Ann grew up in a small rural town in Kentucky much like Hidden Springs, but she is happy to report nobody was ever murdered on her hometown's courthouse steps. Ann and her husband still live on a farm near that same little town in Kentucky. Learn more at


I've enjoyed a number of Ann Gabhart's earlier books, so I was intrigued when she decided to write a cozy mystery series. Murder at the Courthouse is an engaging tale containing an assortment of eccentric characters. Gabhart creates a charming town in Hidden Springs and the unexpected crime causes no small amount of upheaval in the community. Don't mistake "cozy mystery" for simplistic, however, as Gabhart weaves in plenty of twists and turns that kept me guessing right up to the end of the book. A delightful read, this novel will keep you alternately smiling and rapidly turning pages to find out "whodunit." I'm already eagerly anticipating my return to Hidden Springs with the next book in this series!

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received a copy of this book free from Revell Publishing. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”


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