Review: Murder is No Accident by A.H. Gabhart


Accident or Murder?

When the real estate lady’s body is found at the bottom of the stairs in the old murder-is-no-accidentVictorianmansion, 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 then a second body is discovered, and the race is on to find the culprit . . . before someone else dies.





A. H. Gabhart is the author of Murder at the Courthouse and Murder Comes by Mail. As Ann H. Gabhart, she is the bestselling author of many novels, including Angel SisterSmall Town Girl, and Love Comes Home, and several popular Shaker novels such as The OutsiderThe Believer, and The Innocent. Ann grew up in a small rural town in Kentucky much like Hidden Springs. She and her husband still live on a farm near that same Kentucky town. Learn more at


My Review . . . 

Returning to Hidden Springs is like coming home.  At this point in the series, the recurring characters seem like old friends.  Aunt Lindy is the quintessential small-town schoolteacher, and Deputy Sheriff Mike and Lester Stucker, in my mind’s eye at least, bear a strong resemblance to Andy and Barney.

This is what I would call a “Christian Cozy”.  It’s a good mystery, with plenty of suspense, but no strong language, sexual situations, or excessive violence.  There is an underlying Christian theme, but it isn’t heavy-handed or so theological that readers could be offended by beliefs that differ from theirs.  This is a book for anyone and everyone.  Let’s hope we haven’t seen the last of Hidden Springs.

4 stars

I was given this book by the author for my honest review.