Monday, September 5, 2016

Murder Comes by Mail

GIVEAWAY

GABHART, A.H.
MURDER COMES BY MAIL

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.

My Review:

I'm ecstatic to be able to return to Hidden Springs, the quirky small town with an abundance of eccentric citizens. Makes me smile just thinking about it. Gabhart gets the dynamics of small-town living and I think I love that aspect of this series as much as I love the mystery solving. No worries if you haven't read the first book though.  Murder Comes by Mail reads well as a standalone.

Deputy Sheriff Michael Keane is back enjoying the peace and quiet of country policing until he intercedes in a suicide attempt. That opening scene starts out funny and morphs into a tense drama that kick-starts a sinister plot of  murder and mayhem. I'm quite attracted to Michael with his solid faith and deep desire to serve his community.

The enthralling mystery -- with a bit of a creep factor -- has plenty of twists and turns and a sinister foreshadowing of desperate things to come as the killer places Michael in his sightline. Add in a hint of romance and you end up with compulsive page-turner of a read.

 GIVEAWAY OPPORTUNITY:

 If you would like an opportunity to win a copy of  Murder Comes by Mail please leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca. If you post a comment and add your email address, please use AT and DOT instead of @ and . in the address to protect yourself from spammers. If you enter the draw via email please remember to put the title in the subject line so that it's easy for me to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday September 11  2016. Offer open to international readers. Good luck!

34 comments:

  1. Always greatly enjoy books by Ann as I have read nearly everything she has written! Angel Sister was one of my favorites, although it is difficult to choose just one. Thank you for the opportunity to participate. Cathy. dixiedobie at yahoo dot com

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    1. I love her storytelling too -- and this murder mystery series is different but still has that small town flair. Good luck, Cathy.

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  2. My kids and I have been watching 'Murder She Wrote' on NetFlix. So I definitely up to reading a good murder mystery :)

    Have a Wonderful Day!

    dandtdearing {at} earthlink {dot} net

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    1. I watched that show all last summer when it was on tv every day. Love Jessica Fletcher and yes, this book kind of matches the Cabot Cove vibe. Good luck, Tammi.

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  3. Sounds like a great read!

    Dblaser(at)windstream(dot)net

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    1. It definitely is. Good luck, Diane.

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  4. I have never read a book by this author, the storyline is really good. I think I have found a new author. Thanks for the review.

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    1. You have lots of good reading to look forward to. Good luck, Marjorie.

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  5. Love these mysteries!!
    pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

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    1. Me too - I've been on a real mystery kick lately. Good luck, rubynreba.

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  6. Sounds like one I'd like. Count me in, Kav! :)

    ckbarker at gmail dot com

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    1. You're counted, Cheryl. Good luck.

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  7. The story line is really intriguing. I don't know this author, but I'll be sure to check her work out.
    Thank you for the giveaway!

    melodybissonnette AT gmail DOT com

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    1. You're welcome, Melody. And yes, do check her out -- not all of her books are mysteries though I think all are set in small towns and I just love the way she makes them come to life. Good luck!

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  8. I love Ann's books. TY for the chance.

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  9. I've read several of Ann's books but not this cozy mystery series, though it is on my "want to read" list. Thanks for the chance to win Murder Comes By Mail.
    pmkellogg56[at]gmail[dot]com

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    1. I'm really enjoying her mystery series -- but I don't think there's anything she couldn't write. Good luck, Pam.

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  10. Ann is a great author! I loved her previous book in this series. I'm looking forward to reading this one as well! Thanks for this review and giveaway. d[dot]brookmyer[at]yahoo[dot]com

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    1. It's fun to be back in Hidden Springs -- you'll love it. Good luck, Donna.

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  11. I've read several of Ann's earlier books, but not this series.

    pattymh2000(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  12. I really like Ann's books and would love to have this one. Thank you for the chance to win a copy.

    wfnren at aol dot com

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    1. Yay -- another Ann fan. Good luck, Wendy.

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  13. Sounds like a great read. teshaw(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

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  14. Love her books. cheetahthecat1986(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. What's not to love, right? Good luck, Kim.

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  15. I'm new to this author - sounds like a great read! Thanks for a chance to win!
    swanphillips4(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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    1. You have a lot of exciting catching up to do. Good luck, Wenona.

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  16. Not entering the giveaway because I read this one already - but I loved it. I didn't read the first book, so might need to catch up on that one.
    Dianna

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    1. Thanks for chiming in, Dianna. Great to know that this read works for someone who hasn't read the first book. And yes, I'm sure you'd love that one as well.

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  17. Love what I've read of Gabhart, would love to read more - and I do enjoy a good mystery.

    littlemisslydiaATgmailDOTcom

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    1. Then this is definitely the book for you! Good luck!

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