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Sunday, May 1, 2016

Marji Laine reviews: MURDER COMES BY MAIL by A.H. Gabhart

Marji Laine reviews a great new story by A.H. Gabhart.

The Short Version:

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. (Amazon Data)

My Take: 

What fun to revisit Hidden Springs, Kentucky, again! I so enjoyed getting to know Deputy Keane and Alex Sheridan in Murder at the Courthouse. Deputy Keane reveals even more about himself and the people of his little town through this story. 

Murder Comes by Mail eases into its mystery in the same relaxed pace that the little town of Hidden Springs must have in its daily routine. What would anyone do if they encountered someone attempting suicide? It's our nature to want to help, right? How could Deputy Keane know that his heroic act might be one he regrets most?

The author did a great job of hinting at coming issues, amping up the tension, before revealing the next twist. Ms. Gabhart is masterful in weaving together eccentricities of unique characters and intricacies of a complex mystery. Well, done! 

This story stands alone, but it makes better sense with the knowledge provided from Murder at the Courthouse, especially when it comes to the implication of romance. Highly recommended for mystery lovers! 

I so appreciate Revell for this free Advanced Reader Copy in return for an honest review.  

About the Senior Reviewer:

Suspense Sister, Marji Laine, loves books and writing. Her own Grime Fighter novella series, about a crime scene cleaner, involves mystery, romance, and a touch of suspense.

Living in a Dallas suburb with her hubby of almost 30 years and her twins - the youngest of four - she spends her days homeschooling and transporting her teenagers to various functions, especially volleyball games. She also directs the children's music, helps with the youth choir, and sings in the adult choir at her church, as well as coordinates the high school credit classes along with the website of a large home school co-op.

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