Murder Comes by Mail by A. H. Gabhart

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Deputy Sheriff Michael Keane is finally settling into his job in small town in Kentucky after solving the mystery of several murders not long ago. However, his peace is short lived as he finds himself saving the life of a suicidal man hoping to jump from Eagle River Bridge. Not only is the man ungrateful, however, but also he suspiciously seems to be tied to a strange mailing of photos of a dead girl. Michael attempts to prove one theory after another, as the killer remains one step ahead of the law. The small town is once again thrown into frenzy and Hidden Springs begins to unravel. Michael must solve this mystery for his new town or risk losing one of their own next.

Another exciting mystery from A. H. Gabhart! The plot has a few surprises that are not altogether predictable, which lends an air of excitement to the book. The writing is so easy going and laid back; although there are several murders, the actual language of the story is surprisingly rather cozy. Sprinkle in character development and romance and this novel has something for everyone. A few of the characters were harder to connect with for me but overall I enjoyed the book and look forward to more in the series. I recommend this novel to those who enjoy a bit of mystery!

I received a copy of this book from Revell Publishing in exchange for an honest review.

Murder at the Courthouse by A. H. Gabhart

Michael Keane is ready to return to his sleepy hometown, small Hidden Springs, Kentucky, after years as a police officer in busy and hectic Columbus, Ohio. Only danger and mystery follow him home when a dead body turns up at the courthouse steps. The investigation is not as straightforward as it initially seems, and Michael soon finds himself faced with a multitude of various theories from helpful townspeople. When further details lead only to more mystery, Michael decides life in his sleepy childhood home may not be as peaceful as he remembers.

A.H. Gabhart creates a wonderful setting that makes it easy to picture the backdrop for this mysterious murder. The characters, especially Michael, are easily likable and fun to follow throughout the story. The murderer is relatively easy to predict, but there are other twists that make the ending exciting. Parts of the novel are a little slow paced, and I personally found the very end of the book a bit odd, but overall this book contains enough depth and interest to make it enjoyable and recommended.

I received a copy of this book from Revell Publishing in exchange for an honest review.