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Murder at the Courthouse by A. H. Gabhart / Reviewed by Sharon Marchisello

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A. H. Gabhart
A. H. Gabhart

Nothing much happens in Hidden Springs, Kentucky, which suits Deputy Sheriff Michael Keane just fine. After years on the big city police force, he is happy to return to his hometown to play peace officer, where the most serious crime is a missing laptop or a bounced check. Until the town busybody stumbles upon a dead body on the courthouse steps.

Keane’s first problem is to identify the victim. No one in Hidden Springs claims to have ever seen him before. And what was he doing, getting shot on the courthouse steps? Everyone has a wild theory, but all agree that none of the good folks of Hidden Springs could have possibly had anything to do with a murder.

A. H. Gabhart, author of Christian fiction including Angel Sister, Small Town Girl, Love Comes Home, and several Shaker novels such as The Outsider, The Believer, The Innocent, and The Heart of Hollyhill series, has created a bevy of quirky characters who are not as simple as they appear on the surface. There is a power struggle in the law enforcement ranks, and tension between police and press, but things get more serious when the murderer strikes again—and this time, one of their own falls victim.

When in his teens, Sheriff Keane lost his parents in a horrific car accident that incapacitated him for a year and wiped out some of his memory. Recovering some of these long-lost memories becomes crucial to solving the present-day case, until past events that seemed random and unrelated collide into a startling conclusion. Murder at the Courthouse will keep you engrossed and entertained.

Sharon Marchisello is the author of Going Home, a murder mystery inspired by her mother’s battle with Alzheimer’s. She has a Masters in Professional Writing from the University of Southern California and is a member of the Atlanta Chapter of Sisters in Crime. She lives in Peachtree City, GA, with her husband and cat, and does volunteer work for the Fayette Humane Society.

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