1. Murder Comes by Mail #2
    Murder Comes by Mail #2
    A. H. Gabhart
    Revell / 2016 / Trade Paperback
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    4.5 Stars Out Of 5 44 Reviews
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  1. Salinas, CA
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    This is another wonderful small town mystery!
    May 30, 2016
    Debbie Wilder
    Salinas, CA
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    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 years 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.

    I received a free copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest opinion.
  2. Missouri
    Age: Over 65
    Gender: female
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    Main Street, U.S.A.; a town much like Hidden Springs?
    May 30, 2016
    Kathleen
    Missouri
    Age: Over 65
    Gender: female
    Quality: 4
    Value: 4
    Meets Expectations: 4
    Monday, May 30, 2016

    Murder Comes by Mail ~ a cozy mystery by A. H. Gabhart, 2016

    A Hidden Springs Mystery, Book 2

    Main Street, U.S.A.; a town much like Hidden Springs?

    Deputy Sheriff Michael Keane

    How could anything happen on the way over to Eagleton with the blue-haired ladies? Always seems to be an adventure when I volunteer to drive them.... Volunteer? Coerced is a better word. On a beautiful day at the turn of the bridge, a man is not so sure of his grip until two of the ladies flash their cameras at him. Exhilarating for the townspeople to have pictures being in the newspaper the next day. Not much happens in Hidden Springs. Could be why I am trying to settle down here away from the cluster of activity in the big city.

    Hank Leland

    I'm the press guy for the Hidden Springs Gazette, best local newspaper coming out on Wednesdays, in our area anyway. When the nearby towns get a whiff of my front page photos, all the other editors will be clamoring for a piece, at a price, of course. Dusting off my camera, I finally have some trading to do. Some guy deciding whether to jump off that Eagle River bridge, famous for previous attempts in the past. Well, one guy made it to tell about it. Those others just washed down. Morbid, I know. Alert Deputy Keane took care of his plan. A rescuing hero for my paper, I'd say!

    Betty Jean

    As if I don't have enough to do here at Sheriff Potter's office when they are out galavanting around town! Now the phone is ringing constantly and I have used up almost all of a pink pad of While You Were Out slips. Finally writing "ditto" on most of them, our handsome Deputy Keane has made a ruckus instead of just driving those chatty ladies to the play. Here's another excuse for that pesky Hank to show up here at the courthouse again. Always snooping around for "what I might know," he says.

    Just as things start to settle down, that "head" doctor calls the office to say the jumper-elect has jumped restriction and left the evaluation floor. Who knows him, anyway? Probably on his way to pick up his beat-up car at T.R.'s towing.

    ~*~

    As this quiet little Kentucky town becomes anything but, the department has a lot on its hands, especially Deputy Keane ~ The Rescuer. Why couldn't he have taken the main road that day instead of going by Eagle River?

    Silence isn't always golden. The mail delivery is getting more active. Join this cozy mystery and see if you can figure out the perpetrator. Hopefully, it is not a hometown set-up. Watch for clues along the way.

    ***Thank you to Revell Reads for inviting me to come along on this May book tour for A. H. Gabhart's Murder Comes by Mail and sending me a review copy. This review was written in my own words. No other compensation was received.***
  3. Irvine, CA
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: male
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    A Cozy Murder Mystery Thriller
    May 29, 2016
    VicsMediaRoom
    Irvine, CA
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: male
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    Ann H. Gabhart in her new book, Murder Comes By Mail Book Two in the A Hidden Springs Mystery series published by Revell gives us another adventure with Michael Keane.

    From the Back Cover: Doing A Good Deed Never Felt So Bad

    Deputy Sheriff Michael Keane doesnt 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 witnessesa few of whom caught the breathtaking moments with their cameras. But the media hype doesnt 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 lovesbecause 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.

    Welcome back to Hidden Springs, a wonderful little town in Kentucky. Deputy Michael feels he has become a media darling and that is the reason for the rise in deaths. Now he has to find out who the murderer really is because his loved ones are going to be targets. Ms. Gabhart has written a wonderful story full of interesting characters that we come to know and love as we read through the book. I had no idea of who the murderer was until this person was revealed. Ms. Gabhart does a great job of making us feel that we are there in Hidden Springs and living the events rather than just reading about them. Ms. Gabhart has a real knack for writing mysteries. I am so looking forward to the next mystery with Deputy Michael.

    Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Revell Publishers. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255: Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.
  4. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    Delightful Little Town with Big Problems to Solve
    May 28, 2016
    Bekah
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    Last fall, I read the book Murder at the Courthouse by A.H. Gabhart. I adored the book and its cross between a Mayberry-esque setting with delightful characters, and a page-turning murder mystery. I was thrilled that the end of that story promised a book two, so when I saw that Murder Comes by Mail had been released, I had to read it!

    I happily revisited the tiny burg of Hidden Springs and quickly reacquainted myself with the characters I had come to love in book one. I discovered Deputy Michael Keane was still living alone in his log cabin by the lake, but all hope was not lost that one day, he might just have a relationship with spunky Alexandria {Alex} who filled so many pages of the first book. And as the book opened, Deputy Keane was praying that the rickety and sputtering church bus full of nib-nose ladies on their way to a play in the city would keep sputtering until he safely arrived with the lot of them.

    The trip is interrupted when Deputy Keane spots a jumper on the bridge and stops to intervene. He succeeds in saving the man's life, but the man quickly tells Michael that he should have just let him jump. Michael shrugs it off and tries to push away all the "local hero" attention that follows, {newspaper headlines, TV reporters hunting him down, stacks of phone messages congratulating him} but no one expects the string of brutal murders that follow and all somehow seem tied to this mysterious jumper - and Michael. Mysterious letters begin arriving in Hidden Springs, declaring Michael is the reason these women are dead, and each new day brings dread that more bodies and letters will be discovered.

    When big city shrinks and cops start showing up in Hidden Springs, poking around and poking fun, Michael's frustration escalates. He realizes he is the common bond in these murders, and he has no way of knowing who from his life will be the next target.

    As in the first book, the small town element is absolutely delightful. Predictable habits, quirky neighbors, nosy know-it-alls, and all you would imagine from a tiny bumpkin burg. But also as in the first book, the crime element is not hokey. It's {again} not make-you-jump-while-you-read scary, but it does keep you captivated and makes you try to solve the puzzle in your head.

    I just love this little series and my biggest letdown in book two is that nosey Willadean Dearmon from book one did not make an appearance. She was one of my favorites! But despite her absence, I loved this book and am excited to know there is a book three on the way!

    Thanks, Revell, for sending this book my way in exchange for an honest review!
  5. Western Ky
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Cozy Mystery
    May 27, 2016
    Katrina
    Western Ky
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    This is a wonderful mystery with breathtaking suspense interlaced with a steady dose of faith.

    Have you ever heard the saying "no good dead goes unpunished"? Well, I'm sure Michael Keane feels this exact way. After agreeing to drive the ladies from church to watch a play in a neighboring town they happen upon a gentleman standing precariously close to the edge of Eagle River Bridge. Being the sheriff and also an all around great guy he steps up and pulls the guy to safety before he can jump. Just as they land to safety the gentleman makes an ominous statement that has Michael curious about what he meant. If that wasn't enough suddenly pictures of a murdered girl arrive in the mail. Michael knows there's a connection between the gentleman on the bridge and the murdered girl. Clues lead him to believe things are more complicated than he first imagined.

    This is a story that pulled me in from the first page. The characters are intriguing and somewhat quirky, but well integrated in the story. The pace flows effortlessly with twists and turns that kept me entertained. This is a story I would recommend to anyone who loves suspense.

    **I received this book from the publisher as part of their book bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
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