Friday, October 30, 2015

Murder at the Courthouse - A Review

Published - October 2015, Revell Books
Series - Hidden Springs Mysteries Book 1
Author - Ann H. Gabhart
Title - Murder at the Courthouse
Format - ebook, paper
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After spending a few years as a detective in Columbus, Michael Keane is glad to return to his hometown of Hidden Springs as a deputy sheriff. The job is way less stressful and he's able to relax a bit more because nothing ever happens in Hidden Springs. Well nothing except for the dead body on the courthouse steps. The sight of the body makes the town uneasy, but only slightly. After all, the man was a stranger. But Michael senses that there's more to the murder than what is on the surface. His suspicions come to fruition when a respected citizen is murdered right on Main Street. Michael knows the cases are connected, he just has to figure out how. As he investigates, he finds himself led on a chase that questions all he's believed about his hometown.

I really enjoyed this book. It's what is classified as a true cozy mystery. The small town is filled with characters that are a hoot.

I did find the book to be one of those that was very easy to put down and come back to later. Sometimes days later. But I wanted to know how the puzzle pieces were all going to fit together and I kept on.

Of all of the list of suspects, the author did  a good job in having the culprit be one I wasn't expecting. I enjoyed meeting Michael and Aunt Lindy. I look forward to more of them in the next book.

I received this book for free from Revell via NetGalley for the purpose of reviewing. My thoughts and opinions are my own.

Recommended to fans of cozy mysteries, Lorena McCourtney, Jan Karon, Mindy Starns Clark

Rating - 4 stars

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