Murder Is No Accident
A Hidden Springs Mystery by A. H. Gabhart
Review: Teenager Maggie Greene was really not trespassing in the majestic estate that her mother cleaned for its elderly owner, who was now living in a nursing home. Maggie had been there many times helping her mother with the chores. She knew, however, that her mother would have a fit if she knew Maggie went there without her permission up in the turret to write stories in her journal. One day while Maggie was there, she heard someone drive up and enter the home. Maggie hid to avoid being caught. Then she heard voices. Someone else was there. Sounded like a man and he was arguing with the woman. It seemed he was more worried about being caught in the house than Maggie. Then there was a crash—a vase or something broke. When all was silent, Maggie carefully and silently went down the stairs and there at the bottom discovered the woman dead, in Murder Is No Accident, the third mystery in this series by A. H. Gabhart.
Maggie tried to make the death of the woman known to the police without revealing her own presence there. So, she called 911, disguised her voice and just said, “She is dead!” Maggie did not realize it at the time, but someone knew that she was there in the house.
After examining the crime scene Deputy Sheriff Michael Keane and the coroner both came to the conclusion that woman’s death was the result of a tragic accident. Maggie wanted to tell the sheriff the truth about her being there but was afraid she would be arrested for trespassing. It wasn’t long before Maggie received a threatening phone call from a man telling her he knew who she was and what she saw and that he knew her little brother, too, so she had better keep her mouth shut or else. Maggie finally told authorities the truth about that day. Maggie just could be the next victim. It was now up to the sheriff to catch the murderer before anyone else dies. But can he?
Murder Is No Accident is yet another enthralling, gripping case for the police to investigate in this third and final novel of the series. It is fast paced novel with a more than a few suspects that had means and motive to kill the woman. The small town setting is perfectly depicted as everyone is involved with everyone else's business, whether they want it or not. A not-quite-cozy mystery that should, nonetheless, satisfy fans of the genre. Recommended.
Special thanks to guest reviewer Betty of The Betz Review for contributing her review of Murder Is No Accident.
Acknowledgment: Revell provided a copy of Murder Is No Accident for this review.
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Murder Comes by Mail
Revell (Trade Paperback), May 2016
ISBN-13: 9780800727055; ISBN-10: 0800727053
Location(s) referenced in Murder Is No Accident: Kentucky
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Murder Is No Accident by A. H. Gabhart — A Hidden Springs Mystery
Format: Trade Paperback
Publication Date: March 2017
List Price: $13.99
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