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Thursday, March 10, 2016

Murder in an Irish Village

Murder in an Irish Village
Cozy Mystery
Hardcover: 304 pages
Publisher: Kensington (February 23, 2016)
ISBN-13: 978-1617738449


A little slice of Heaven on the Emerald Isle…
In the small village of Kilbane, County Cork, Ireland, Natalie’s Bistro has always been a warm and welcoming spot to visit with neighbors, enjoy some brown bread and tea, and get the local gossip. Nowadays twenty-two-year-old Siobhán O’Sullivan runs the family bistro named for her mother, along with her five siblings, after the death of their parents in a car crash almost a year ago.
It’s been a rough year for the O’Sullivans, but it’s about to get rougher. One morning, as they’re opening the bistro, they discover a man seated at a table, dressed in a suit as if for his own funeral, a pair of hot pink barber scissors protruding from his chest.
With the local garda suspecting the O’Sullivans, and their business in danger of being shunned–murder tends to spoil the appetite–it’s up to feisty redheaded Siobhán to solve the crime and save her beloved brood.
What I Thought:

This was a very interesting book.  I really like how it was written using a lot of authentic Irish speak, it even gives translations.  I totally butchered names till I read the translations.  When the brother of the fella that killed Siobhan's parents is found dead in the family bistro, Siobhan has to figure out who the killer is, especially since her brother is the main suspect.  There are a lot of suspects from the townspeople, some who are pretty close to Siobhan.  This one kept me turning the pages.

I received a complimentary copy of this book for my honest review.

About This Author

Carlene O’Connor comes from a long line of Irish storytellers, or professional liars as she prefers to call herself. Her great grandmother emigrated from Ireland to America during The Troubles, and the stories have been flowing ever since. She has dual citizenship and divides her time between New York and the Emerald Isle. Of all the places across the pond she’s wandered, she fell most in love with a walled town in County Limerick and was inspired by the town to create Kilbane, County Cork.

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  1. Sounds like an exciting cozy!

  2. It is hard to know how to pronounce their names. When I run across that, I just make up my own pronunciation. LOL Thanks for the giveaway.

    sherry @ fundinmental

  3. An item on my bucket list is to visit Ireland. If I can't get there, I figure I can dream about through books with an Ireland setting. Thanks for providing that.

  4. What a great sounding mystery for March!

  5. This sounds very good thanks for the review