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Murder at the Courthouse (Grace Pointe Cozy Mysteries #1)

really liked it 4.00  ·  Rating details ·  15 ratings  ·  14 reviews
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
Kindle Edition, 214 pages
Published October 28th 2019
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Oct 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2019, cozy-mysteries
Murder at the Courthouse by Meghan Carver is the first novel in A Grace Pointe Cozy Mystery series. It is a Christian cozy mystery which I appreciate. The Christian theme is prevalent with focus on prayer, having faith, and following the path He has for our lives. MacKenzie Baker is forty years old with a degree in library science, lives in the apartment over the parsonage’s garage, has a thing about germs, tends to wear her hair in a ponytail, and has a kitten named Mr. Darcy. I would have ...more
Carole Jarvis
Reviewed at The Power of Words:

I love a good cozy mystery, and after complaining about so many in the general market that contain some profanity, it’s refreshing to find an entertaining cozy in Christian fiction. Murder at the Courthouse by Meghan Carver introduces us to the lovely small-town community of Grace Point, Indiana, where murder is not the norm. I enjoyed this first book of a new series and look forward to future releases.

MacKenzie Baker is an appealing lead
Suzie Waltner
Jan 09, 2020 rated it really liked it
While I don’t read a ton of cozy mysteries, when one does come to my attention, I enjoy it. There’s just something about an amateur sleuth bumbling their way along. And it’s even better when I get to read the first in a series.

In Murder at the Courthouse, Meghan Carver introduces readers to Mackenzie Baker, a single forty-year-old germophobe who lives in the apartment over her brother’s garage. She’s a fun character because she’s a bit clueless when it comes to real-life matters of the heart
Oct 29, 2019 rated it really liked it
My Comments~A Light on the HillbyConnilyn Cossetteisno light read but well worth the time. Biblically and historically accurate and grounded in extensive research, this novel brings the troubles and trials of a mixed race woman to life.Moriyah'sEgyptian and Hebrew ancestry makes her an outcast to some, but her character makes her a heroine to others. Her horrifically scarred facesignificantly complicates her life causing her to hide her disfigurement behind a veil. A horrible cooking accident ...more
Jan 10, 2020 rated it really liked it
Thank you in advance to JustRead Publicity Tours and the publisher for providing a review copy. A positive review was not required, and all words are my own.

This book gave me the “Murder: She Wrote”/Cabot Cove vibes. But, I say that in a good way. My grandma didn’t watch much TV, SHE ABSOLUTELY LOVED “MURDER: SHE WROTE”.

If you’re not at all familiar with the series, check it out. Here’s a quick synopsis:

“Mystery writer and amateur detective Jessica Fletcher - a down-to-earth, middle-aged
Randi Sampson
Jan 08, 2020 rated it really liked it
If you are looking for your next cozy mystery to cozy up to, look no further than Meghan Carver's first book in the new Grace Pointe Cozy Mystery Series- Murder at the Courthouse. In this book, we are introduced to MacKenzie Baker, a restless librarian and pastor's sister with a knack for eavesdropping. That description alone seems like the makings of a good cozy mystery sleuth now, doesn't it? This book was a good introduction to both this fun character and the small Indiana town of Grace ...more
BreeAnn (She Just Loves Books)
What I Loved:
I loved our main character, MacKenzie’s curious habits. She has obviously been a bit nosy her whole life, her brother, the Pastor even comments on it. I thought it was an endearing trait and made her relatable.

How I Felt:
This is officially my FIRST cozy mystery! One of my 2020 goals was to read one and I’m so glad I got the chance to read this one! If you haven’t read a cozy mystery before, they are a sub-genre of crime fiction taking place in a small town. Violence and sexually are
Jan 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: celebrate-lit
My Thoughts on Murder at the Courthouse:
I loved this cute and quirky cozy mystery. It’s a perfect mix of who-dun-it and a tiny mix of romance. Definitely kept me reading and now I can’t wait for the next book!

This is a new author to me but I love how she made her characters stand out and made me feel like I was in the book with them. I felt like I was right there watching MacKenzie get caught eavesdropping. And then when the hammer falls. . . bad pun? Anyway. When the judge is found murdered and
Ibjoy1953 Hannabass
Jan 18, 2020 rated it really liked it

Sometimes you just have to cozy up to a fun and interesting cozy book. And Meghan Carver’s Murder at the Courthouse is just the book you need. Small town librarian MacKenzie Baker loves in an appartment above the parsonage, which happens to be her brother’s place. Mackenzie is one of those people that knows everyone and their business. Her life is about to change when a murder happens in Grace Point and MacKenzie decides to do a little sleuthing to help solve the mystery.
Becca (Reflections From My Bookshelves)
This is a cute story and I enjoyed reading the mystery. I liked that it was more about solving the crime then the crime itself. It wasn’t clear who the murderer was until the end. Mackenzie is a librarian who got caught up trying to solve the mystery. I liked her determination. She also was figuring out what to do with her life. I liked how she had to work through it. It’s set in a small town so everyone knows everyone especially within the church. I liked most of them. The story flowed pretty ...more
Connie Carpenter
Jan 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I am a huge fan of Meghan Carver. She always writes amazing stories. I was excited to read this book. I am a huge fan of suspense and cozy mysteries. This is a good clean cozy mystery that you will enjoy. The author has done a great job in creating her characters. I look forward to the next book in the series so that I can see them be developed further. The main character, MacKenzie is a great sleuth. She has always had nosy tendencies (Maybe that is why I love mysteries so much...) MacKenzie's ...more
Oct 29, 2019 rated it liked it
A different type of read

A good read. Maybe a bit too pious for those of us who don't wear our religion on our sleeves and possibly need to change the tone and pace a bit to give it a bit more life. The plot is the murder of a judge in his chambers and the only clues are a law book and a petal. Terrific body is found by the pastor and his sister. She is going through a life crisis. Should she remain a librarian and watch life or take a different route - but which one? As she looks into the murder
Amanda  H
Jan 16, 2020 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed getting to know MacKenzie and the characters in this story and look forward to seeing where the series goes! I hope her best friend will get her own book soon.
The mystery is a cozy style one. I enjoyed it, but would of liked for more of it be fleshed out, since I felt like it wrapped up quickly. I also would of liked to see more character development with MacKenzie's relationships. I did think that her character was well developed, as she faces some tough questions and turns to God
Oct 28, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: first-reads
Well, cozy right on up to the latest Cozy Mystery. What would a mystery without a dark stormy night and this is exactly how we find Mackenzie in the narthex of the church where her brother is the Pastor. Will overhearing a private conversation between her brother and someone else be nothing or will end up being more to it.
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By sixth grade, Meghan Carver knew she wanted to write. After earning a degree in English from Millikin University, she detoured to law school, earning a Juris Doctorate from Indiana University. She then worked in immigration law and taught Comp 101 at the local college. Now, she homeschools her six children with her college professor husband. When she isn’t writing, homeschooling, or planning the ...more