“Murder at the Courthouse” by A. H. Gabhart

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Murder in Mayberry?

Well, not quite, but Hidden Springs, Kentucky, could be its twin.  As a small southern town where everyone knows everybody, nothing ever happens without the whole town knowing it in minutes.  Crime is so rare the local newspaper has trouble filling its weekly publication with anything more than human interest stories.  That is until the day a stranger is found murdered on the steps of the courthouse in broad daylight.Shrug Panda Free Usage

The plot thickens even more when no one claims to have seen a thing.  In the town where nobody misses a thing, yet there are no witnesses?  At least that is what everyone is saying.

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The deputy sheriff, Michael Keane, doesn’t believe that.  But as he tries to find out the truth, his job is made more difficult by the bumbling  sheriff, and surprisingly, Michael’s own past.  As a teenager, an accident took the life of both his parents, and left Michael with a large memory loss.  As he works on this murder case, he feels those lost memories are starting to stir, but they remain just out of reach of his mind.

Three more things complicate Michael’s life.  First, the return of his childhood sweetheart, Heart with Love Inside Free Use - CopyAlex.  Next, the local newspaper editor who is dogging all his steps, determined to get some hard news for the paper.  And finally, the teenager Anthony that the entire town claims is nothing but trouble, but Michael has a feeling that might not be completely true.  Before it is all through, even more mysterious happenings take place in  Hidden Springs.

This is the guilty one, or maybe not….

This is a great mystery with an interesting story that kept me guessing “whodunit” to the end.  Murder at the Courthouse is the first in The Hidden Springs Mysteries, and I look forward to future installments.  However, this story definitely stands on its own.  This 5-star book is done from a Christian viewpoint, and has lots of intriguing characters.  I really enjoyed it, and highly recommend it to anyone who enjoys well-written, wholesome mysteries.

The publisher has provided me with a complimentary copy of Murder at the Courthouse through Revell Publishing for the purpose of review.  All opinions expressed are my own, and I was not required, or influenced, to give anything but an honest appraisal.  Despite my receiving the book free, it has not influenced my judgment.

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