About the Book
After a few years as a police officer in Chicago, Michael Keane has no trouble relaxing into the far less stressful job of deputy sheriff in his small hometown. After all, nothing ever happens in Hidden Springs, Kentucky. Nothing, that is, until a dead body is discovered on the courthouse steps. Everyone in town is a little uneasy. Still, no one is terribly worried--after all the man was a stranger--until one of their own is murdered right on Main Street.
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 readers guessing.
About the Author
A.H. Gabhart (Ann H. Gabhart) caught the writing bug at the age of ten and has been writing ever since. An award winning author, she's published many books for both adults and young adults. Scent of Lilacs, her first inspirational novel, was chosen as a Top Ten Christian Fiction Book by Booklist magazine. Her Shaker novel, The Outsider, was a finalist for ECPA Christian Fiction Book of the Year and was a Top Pick by Romantic Times Book Review Magazine. Love Comes Home won the Selah Book of the Year award. Ann writes about Kentucky history and small town life and as A.H. Gabhart is the author of the Hidden Springs mysteries.
Ann lives on a farm in Kentucky not far from where she was born. She and her husband have three children and nine grandchildren. Ann loves hiking on her farm with her grandkids and her dog, Oscar.
A.H. Gabhart’s latest release cozy-mystery release, Murder at the Courthouse, was hard for me to get into. This contemporary novel begins with the murder of an unknown man on the courthouse steps of a small town. The back story for this is unclear, possibly intentionally to keep readers wondering who is involved in the murder and what the story of the murdered man is. Overall, this novel is fairly predictable, but does have some surprises. I would recommend this novel to readers that enjoy cozy-mystery novels.
Series: Hidden Springs Mystery
Genre: mystery, contemporary; cozy mystery; thriller; Christian
Publication date: October 6, 2015
Number of pages: 336
Content Rating: PG
Book Rating: 3 stars
A review copy of this book was provided by Revell.
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