Thursday, July 27, 2017

Murder is no Accident

GIVEAWAY
GABHART, A.H.
MURDER IS NO ACCIDENT

One body may be an accident. A second body means murder.

The old Chandler place should be empty. The magnificent Victorian mansion is for sale, even if its aged owner Miss Fonda doesn't realize it. But when real estate agent Geraldine Harper enters the house on a sunny October day, she's not alone. Minutes later, there is a body at the bottom of the steep steps leading to the tower room.

Deputy sheriff Michael Keane is called in. At first blush, it looks like the death was a tragic accident, but clues point to foul play. And when a second body is discovered, the race is on to find the culprit...before someone else dies.

If you like your small-town America sweet and quirky -- with a dash of sinister -- you'll love this latest whodunit from deft storyteller A. H. Gabhart.

My Review:

Quirky small-town mysteries are so much fun to read and this is one of the best. Gabhart takes us back to Hidden Springs where the idyllic community is rocked by another murder.

This town has a life of its own with enough eccentric characters to set me into a perpetual fit of giggles. And then there are the shady ones that might just be up to no good...given the rising body count and all. Love the challenge of the mystery combined with some unexpected zany and a wee bit of angsty romance.

Michael and Alexandria are back grappling over how to mesh their impossibly diverse lives. Their romance is the only continuous aspect of the series. It's a secondary thread and you don't need to have read the other books to catch up with these two and how they feel about each other.

A cozy mystery that ticks all the boxes -- nefarious criminals hidden among the everyday lives of small-town America, a faith-filled, honor bound deputy hero and enough armchair sleuthing opportunities to keep me happily plotting right to the very end.

GIVEAWAY OPPORTUNITY:

If you would like an chance to win a copy of Murder is no Accident, leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca. If you add your email to your comment, remember to use AT and DOT instead of @ and . in order to protect yourself from spammers. If you enter the draw via email, please add the title to the subject line so it's easier for me to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday July 30 2017. Offer open to International Readers. Good luck.!

31 comments:

  1. I have both "Murder at the Courthouse" on my Kindle and "Murder Comes By Mail" read and enjoyed by my husband (not yet by me) and I really would love to add this to the collection! I've not read a lot of cozies, but this looks like a fun series.

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    1. The author really does an amazing job. I love Hidden Springs. I always think Mayberry when I start reading. Good luck, Trixi.

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  2. I'm just starting to get into reading cozies and I'm loving them. I would love to win a copy of this one. Thank you for the chance.

    Blessings,
    Cindy W.
    countrybear52 AT yahoo DOT com

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    1. Sometimes nothing will do but a good cozy mystery. Good luck, Cindy.

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  3. I love cozy mysteries, sounds great; thanks for the chance to win :)
    jslbrown2009 at aol dot com

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    1. You're welcome, Lisa. Good luck.

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  4. I just started reading cozy mysteries and am loving them! LattebooksAThotmailDOTcom

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    1. They're fun, aren't they? Good luck, Susan.

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  5. Regencies and cozy mysteries are my favorite reads. Would love to read this one! Thanks for the review and a chance to win.
    pwestfall7 at hotmail dot com

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    1. Some of my favourites too. Good luck, Pam.

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  6. Well Kav, I've got you with this one! I already own it! I can't say enough about Ann and her cozies! They are a lot of fun! I love the covers, too! Ann has a couple of blogs that are fun, too. Check them out. And her Facebook page has Fun Fridays with cute and sometimes corny jokes! Everyone-- be sure and read this series for a great time!

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    1. Thanks for the tips about her blog and Facebook page. I don't follow enough authors on Facebook. I love this series as well and wonder if it's come to an end, since Revell usually only publishes 3 book series or if there will be more stories from Hidden Springs.

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  7. MURDER IS NO ACCIDENT sounds like a book right up my alley. It sounds very much like a book I'd love to read and share. Thanks for the chance!
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  8. Thank you for the chance.
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  9. I love these small town mysteries!!
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  10. I have not had the pleasure of reading her mystery series but would love to!

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    1. They are awesome! Good luck, Mindy.

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  11. I have read the first one in this series. I loved the book and the characters. Thanks for the review and giveaway. d[dot]brookmyer[at]yahoo[dot]com

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    1. Great characters -- you just want to hug 'me or purse whomp 'em, don't you? :-) Good luck, Donna.

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  12. Hers are always a must read for me. cheetahthecat1986@gmail.com

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    1. Whatever she does, she does exceptionally well. Good luck, Kim.

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  13. Would love to read this one. becci43atgmaildotcom

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  14. Sounds like a Fun Cozy. Thanks for sharing it with us and for the chance to win a copy.
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  15. A.H. Gabhart writes such great cozy mysteries!
    jennydtipton at gmail dot com

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  16. I just love Ann Gabhart's books. She is such a wonderful author! Love your review!
    Blessings
    Joy Hannabass
    ibjoy1953. At. Yahoo. Dot. Com

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  17. Good luck, Jennifer and Joy.

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