Murder at the Courthouse #2020

Murder at the Courthouse A.H. Gabhart Ann H. Gabhart Murder at the Courthouse 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 Hidde

  • Title: Murder at the Courthouse
  • Author: A.H. Gabhart Ann H. Gabhart
  • ISBN: 9780800726768
  • Page: 138
  • Format: Paperback
  • Murder at the Courthouse A.H. Gabhart Ann H. Gabhart 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 afterAfter 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.
    Murder at the Courthouse A.H. Gabhart Ann H. Gabhart

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    1. 3 of 5 stars to A.H Gabhart s Murder at the Courthouse, the first in the Hidden Springs cozy mystery series I downloaded this free e book for Kindle and read it on my iPad While the story was clever and interesting, it wasn t as appealing as I d hoped.Michael Keane leaves his position on the Columbus police force when he realizes he doesn t want to watch people suffer in the city Orphaned at 15, he s seen enough death and returns home to his peaceful and quiet town of Hidden Springs, Kentucky, w [...]

    2. Although I never figured out the murderer till they finally revealed him at the end, this book was not very interesting and took me awhile to get through it I was expecting to like this one because her other books that I ve read have been so good.

    3. This mystery novel didn t hold my interest after the initial chapters Another let down is that I figured out who the murderer was very early on in the novel.Although I do not plan to continue reading this series, I do plan to read one of the author s other books as I ve heard they are quite different from this one.

    4. I like Ann Gabhart.My first exposure to this talented writer was years ago when she was writing a number of books about Shakers I had no real knowledge of the religion, so I picked up The Outsider It was fascinating, so I picked up This lead us to visiting a Shaker compound in Ohio Even my husband enjoyed that Murder at the Courthouse is a bit different from her Shaker books The setting reminded me of Jan Karon s little town of Mitford, but this book is based in Hidden Springs Fun characters, s [...]

    5. This book is the first in a new series entitled A Hidden Springs Mystery I have had the pleasure of reviewing and enjoying the Shaker books written by this author, but had no idea she wrote cosy mysteries I wondered if this would appeal to me, but it didn t take long for me to know that a talented author is just that, regardless of what she writes Michael Keane was formerly employed in a stressful position as a Columbus police officer He is done with that kind of life and ready to relax in his n [...]

    6. A very cozy type of cozy mystery, if there s such a thing Small town and slow paced.For most of the book, there isn t any progress on solving the crime, it relies mainly on theories of the townsfolk The second murder as mentioned in the book blurb , occurs only at 56% into the story, and this is where the story starts to get a bit interesting The first half was pretty dull in my opinion.But it is not all that bad, because of its slower pacing, you get to savour the characters, you get to know t [...]

    7. About this 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 c [...]

    8. So it s been awhile and I have really missed reading all the yummy books and blog reviews due to personal circumstances that are still being worked out But it looks like it will be smoothed out very soon and I ll be able to get caught back up with everyone Yay Hidden Springs, Kentucky is just a little town with a laid back atmosphere Dead bodies aren t supposed to turn up on the courthouse steps Dead bodies that are apparently the result of a murder are definitely not suppose to turn up on the c [...]

    9. This is not your ordinary cozy mystery, although anyone who s read Ann Gabhart s other books knows there s nothing ordinary about her books Instead of a plot driven story where readers turn pages as fast as they can, eager to reach the end so they know whodunit, she s given us a story to savor, one where we care at least as much about what will happen next to the characters as we do about solving the mystery That s the classic definition of a character driven book, and it s the type of story Gab [...]

    10. I enjoyed getting to know Michael Keane and the quirky characters in Hidden Springs, Kentucky The story was rather slow, easily put down, but hard to put out of my mind Who shot someone right there on the courthouse square This story could ve happened in my town, or any of the small towns around me I could see it so vividly I liked Michael and the other characters The identity of the murderer was a mystery to me until it was revealed I never saw it coming Readers will fall in love with this cast [...]

    11. What a fantastic mystery Fast paced action and very believable from the first page to a very last one Small towns, big secrets and murder all combined into a story I really couldn t put down.I ll be reading by this author

    12. I was really hoping that this would be the beginning of a wonderful relationship with a new author, but it doesn t seem like it was meant to be There were many things I liked about this book it was completely clean and safe , there was a great message about God without an overly preachy feel, the H was a genuinely good guy and treated women with respect, and there was a not too scary mystery to boot However, for whatever reason, the writing failed to engage me I m not quite sure what the exact p [...]

    13. A fun, fast paced cozy mystery you don t want to missThis is the first book in this series I thoroughly enjoyed this cozy mystery The characters were well developed and easy to get to know I had my suspicions about the murderer pretty early on, but the conclusion did actually surprise me as to the entire story Important loose ends were tied up nicely and It will be interesting if the love interest between Michael and Alex goes any further since they are of different minds And loved Aunt Lindy Fe [...]

    14. I was hooked on this one from the get go Small town That s where I live Seriously, it was almost like reading a story from my own town The characters were friendly, familiar, full of life, love, and hidden secrets You know the sweat tea on the porch swing, chatting with friends, summer evening walks, type stuff.Michael moved away from Hidden Springs to become a big city cop But, it wasn t the life for him After seeing too much big city crime, he returned to Hidden Springs All he wanted was simpl [...]

    15. Hidden Springs, Kentucky, was supposed to be a peaceful little town where nothing serious ever happened That s the reason Michael Keane left a big city police department to become a deputy in his hometown Then one morning a dead body is discovered on the courthouse steps, and as a result the community is in an uproar Everyone has a theory as to why a stranger would end up murdered in Hidden Springs, of all places When the mystery spreads from a truant young man to long ago deaths, Michael is for [...]

    16. When a stranger is found dead at the Hidden Springs courthouse, deputy sheriff Michael Keane, back from being a big city beat cop, feels that he must solve the case Yes, it would be easier to agree with his fellow townsmen and decide that the murder must be a mob hit or something else that has no connection with the quiet town he knows But he senses something wrong When he finds a second body, this one part of the fabric of the town, he knows that murder is lurking close to home This is classifi [...]

    17. Initially this book seemed to be the old cliche of a law enforcement officer getting fed up with all of the crime in a big city and returning to his small home town where nothing ever happens only to find crime than he ever expected And it is that, but so much I really enjoyed it Good characters and an interesting plot.

    18. A Friday free nook Easy and enjoyable But a who done it without much mystery The who was a very easy call no than a quarter way thru.

    19. I was pleasantly surprised that I liked this book so much I wasn t sure since it was a NOOK freebie The description on says former Chicago cop Michael Keane but it s actually former Columbus cop returns to his hometown of Hidden Springs Although I was able to figure out the killer it still had me second guessing myself at times I loved the way the author took different incidents and intertwined them all to connect It definitely has peaked my interest to continue the series.

    20. Deb s Dozen Who dun it Murder at the Courthouse, a Hidden Springs Mystery by Ann Gabhart.Michael Keane has come home to Hidden Springs, Kentucky, after a stint as a police officer in Chicago He left the big city action because he didn t feel he made a difference in Chicago In his hometown, where he knows everyone and everyone knows him, he has carved out a comfortable niche and routine.Comfortable, that is, until the day Miss Willadean Dearmon found the body on the courthouse steps at exactly 8 [...]

    21. I downloaded this straight from KU and hadn t realised it was a Religious and Inspirational novel which I usually avoid But the religion aspect was low key for the most part and the story and characters held my attention throughout.I am not familiar with the procedures in small town America regarding dealing with a murder to be honest, some of the procedures horrified me but this is a fun book to read and I enjoyed the author s style.

    22. Michael Keane took the deputy sheriff position in small town Hidden Springs to get away from the ugliness of big city crime He wants to help people, not get hardened like his former partner.When a stranger is found dead on the courthouse steps, Michael will only solve the mystery if he can see the truth about his fellow citizens and about himself.Murder at the Courthouse is a gently paced cozy mystery with quirky characters and a heaping helping of heart I enjoyed the small town feel, and it was [...]

    23. Fans of novels by Gabhart are in for a treat as she pens something a little different with Murder at the Courthouse The author has created a whole cast of colourful, quirky characters who so intrigued me that I found myself thinking about them long after I had finished the novel As a male reader, I always enjoy books with a male lead character, and Michael is a likeable man of integrity that both female and male readers alike will appreciate getting to know over the course of the story Although [...]

    24. A.H Gabhart is Ann Gabhart I have read one book by her which was a Christmas novel about the Shakers To my knowledge, she has never written suspense, which might be the reason she used her initials for this first time suspense novel Her debut suspense mystery novel is one she can be proud of The novel is somewhat of a cozy mystery, if murders can be cozy but at least the setting and people fall into that description Hidden Springs is a small town where not much exciting ever happens, and life is [...]

    25. 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 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 to the murder than what is on the surface His suspicions com [...]

    26. RESE A COMPLETA EN ESPA OLMystery and suspenseCuriously, some people often fear mystery books because they think it s all blood and death Contrary to this, the novel doesn t inspire fear but rather encourages you to use your detective skills and follow Michael Keane in his adventure.This book is the first in a series, whose protagonist has such an interesting life as the mystery he is trying to solve It also has a love interest which creates a balance between his work and private life.While the [...]

    27. Gabhart knows the intricacies of small town life and the complexities of a good mystery a winning combination that makes for a truly riveting read I was smitten by Hidden Springs and its eccentric characters Enthralled by the mysterious plot rife with twists and turns and enamoured with hero Michael Keane He s a good guy with a deep, abiding faith who believes that quiet, one on one interventions can make a world of difference to a lost soul A police officer with an emphasis on keeping the peace [...]

    28. I ve enjoyed a number of Ann Gabhart s earlier books, so I was intrigued when she decided to write a cozy mystery series Murder at the Courthouse is an engaging tale containing an assortment of eccentric characters Gabhart creates a charming town in Hidden Springs and the unexpected crime causes no small amount of upheaval in the community Don t mistake cozy mystery for simplistic, however, as Gabhart weaves in plenty of twists and turns that kept me guessing right up to the end of the book A de [...]

    29. This book had a bit of a Jan Karon style, because it is so laid back Hidden Springs, Kentucky reminded me a lot of Jan s Mitford books Small town, laid back, everyone knows everyone s business But when the murdered man is found that is where the similarities ended I enjoyed this story, but for a mystery it was perhaps too laid back, even with multiple deaths happening I adored Michael though and I do look forward to book two, I hope it is just a bit less laid back The murderer was no surprise, a [...]

    30. This book is a little bit hard to rate The beginning was really great It grabbed me completely, then it became slow and slow, but then fast again, so I truly don t know if this 4 stars reflect my feelings.The story was great I had my theories about the murder but they all were wrong and that s a good thing so I was delighted with the twists I felt kinda lost with the gossips of the town but in the end they helped me to understand the characters and the story.I liked a lot how the author managed [...]

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