Monday, May 30, 2016

Murder Comes by Mail (Hidden Springs Mystery #2) by A. H. Gabhart

Title: Murder Comes by Mail (Hidden Springs Mystery #2)
Author: A. H. Gabhart
Pages: 352
Release Date: May 17, 2016
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Publisher: Revell
Format: Paperback (also available in eBook)
Note: I received a free copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest opinion.

About the book:

     A Cozy Mystery Complete with a Small Town Full of Charming, Quirky Characters.

     Doing a good deed never felt so bad.

     Deputy Sheriff Michael Keane doesn’t particularly enjoy being touted as the hero of Hidden Springs after pulling a suicidal man back from the edge of the Eagle River bridge in front of dozens of witnesses – a few of whom caught the breathtaking moments with their cameras. But the media hype doesn’t last long as a new story pushes its way into the public consciousness of Hidden Springs’ concerned citizens.

     Photos of a dead girl arrive in the mail, and Michael becomes convinced she was murdered by the man he saved. With a killer one step ahead, things in Hidden Springs begin to unravel. Now Michael must protect the people he loves – because the killer could be targeting one of them next.

     Readers will love racing along with Deputy Sheriff Keane as the clock ticks in this page-turning mystery.

My review:

     This is another wonderful small town mystery!

     This is a stand-alone story. The mystery from the previous book is mentioned briefly in passing. It has no bearing at all on the new case though.

     I enjoyed my second visit to Hidden Springs, Kentucky. The cast of characters is just as quirky as they were in book one. They seem to have all recovered from last year’s crazy mystery. Michael especially has been able to get over the shock and settle back into his small town life and police work. I really like how down-to-earth Aunt Lindy is. She is doing her best to help keep Michael grounded and mindful of the need to pray.

     Once again though Michael is thrust into the middle of a very puzzling case and needs the help of his friends and neighbors to sort things out. This time he has to also cooperate with the police detectives from Eagleton, the larger city nearby.

     There are a lot of incredible twists and turns. As soon as I felt that I was starting to understand what was happening another clue was dumped on me and I was again trying to figure out how everything fit together.

     Once again I’m giving a book by A. H. Gabhart a rating of 5 stars and highly recommending it.

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  1. I felt the same way! I had an early copy and devoured it!

  2. I just read this too, based on your review: I loved it and am now looking for book #1 at my library.

    1. I certainly hope that your library has Murder at the Courthouse. Thank you for letting me know you enjoyed this wonderful book.