From Amazon~The first book in the Grace Pointe Cozy Mystery Series!
“Fiction is a waste of time.”
The heated comment made by a church library ministry team member shocks MacKenzie Baker, but it quickly becomes the least of her worries.
MacKenzie Baker is an impetuous, eavesdropping small-town librarian who lives in the apartment above the parsonage garage and refuses to be defined as the pastor’s single sister. She thought she was happy for years re-shelving books and helping patrons find their next great read, but as she turns forty, she suddenly struggles to figure out what more to do with her life. Solving murders in her small town of Grace Pointe wasn’t a part of her plan...until she and her brother find a local judge who had come to Pastor Baker for counseling murdered in his chambers, hit over the head with a massive volume of the Indiana Code.
Now, to clear the name of a family friend, she begins to work with the handsome criminal justice professor Ian Canter. Even though the detective with the chocolate brown eyes tells her to stick with making casseroles for the church pitch-in, she soon discovers the Judge’s scheming wife, his rebellious teen daughter, a network of lawyers in Grace Point who were disgruntled with the Judge, and even secrets that lurk among the library ministry team. But with the help of her new kitten Mr. Darcy, her best friend Callie, and her always-pastoring brother, MacKenzie debates the pros and cons of attending law school mid-life while she searches out a killer.
Welcome to Grace Pointe… where most of the people are friendly, the church is to die for, and the sleuthing is as strong as the coffee.
This cozy mystery is a clean read and does not contain foul language, sex, gore, or graphic scenes of any kind.
My Comments~MacKenzie Baker simply doesn't have it in her to ignore the impulse to meddle. When she and her Pastor brother find a Judge murdered in his chambers, she simply can't let the experience go. Told by her brother and everyone else except her best friend Callie to let the police solve the mysterious murder, she ignores all warnings. As she and her best friend Callie investigate, things spiral out of her control and she finds her life and her friend's life threatened. Will these two friends solve the mystery before the murderer murders them? I'll never tell. You'll have to buy the book Murder at the Courthouse by Meghan Carver to find out. Four Stars!