|Main Street, U.S.A.; a town much like Hidden Springs?|
Ann H. Gabhart is the bestselling author of many novels, including Angel Sister, Small Town Girl, and Love Comes Home, the 2015 Selah Book of Year winner. She’s also known for her Shaker novels and Heart of Hollyhill books. Now, as A.H. Gabhart, she is writing the Hidden Springs Mysteries set in a small town much like the Kentucky town where she grew up. Ann and her husband have three children and nine grandchildren and still enjoy country life on a farm near that small town. To find out more about Ann’s books or to follow her blog, visit www.annhgabhart.com. You can also join the conversation on her Facebook page, www.facebook.com/anngabhart.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Ann H. Gabhart is the bestselling author of many novels, including Angel Sister, Small Town Girl, and Love Comes Home, the 2015 Selah Book of Year winner. She’s also known for her Shaker novels and Heart of Hollyhill books.
Look for her cozy mysteries as A. H. Gabhart. Her new Hidden Springs mystery series is set in a small town much like the Kentucky town where she grew up. She and her husband have three children and nine grandchildren and still enjoy country life on a farm near that small town.
Book 1 is entitled, Murder at the Courthouse.
***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.***