In the small village of Kilbane, County Cork, Ireland, Naomi 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. Read more...
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In the small village of Kilbane, County Cork, Ireland, Naomi 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 Siobhan 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 Siobhan to solve the crime and save her beloved brood.
ADVANCE PRAISE FOR CARLENE O CONNOR AND MURDER IN AN IRISH VILLAGE
If Janet Evanovich and Maeve Binchy wrote a book together, Murder in an Irish Village would be the result. The Irish setting rings with authenticity and Siobhan O'Sullivan is a character to savor. She's funny, feisty, and fearless. I want her to be my new best friend.I alsowant another book by Carlene O Connor to read. This one isdelicious fun. Laurien Berenson, author of Live and Let Growl
A smart whodunnit in an idyllic locale. I dare you not to be charmed by sleuth Siobhan and her siblings, the O Sullivan Six. Barbara Ross, author of Musseled Out
A delightful, funny, fast-paced romp of a book. O Connor has written a vivid evocation of life in a small Irish town, an evocation replete with sharp characterizations and dialogue real enough to make you believe you re sitting in an Irish pub.A satisfying read that will keep you entertained from the first to the last page. Isis Crawford, author of A Catered Tea Party"
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2016-01-18
- Reviewer: Staff
Siobhán O’Sullivan, the feisty 22-year-old heroine of O’Connor’s lively debut set in Kilbane, County Cork, Ireland, has been running the family bistro while taking care of her five siblings, who range in age from 10 to 24, since their parents died in a car crash. As the first anniversary of the fatal accident approaches, the family suffers another shock with the discovery of a dead man in their dining room, a pair of scissors jutting from his chest. James, the eldest brother, turns up later, battered and bloody, with no recollection of the previous night’s events. When James becomes the prime suspect, Siobhán determines to clear his name, but she must stay one step ahead of a murderer who also calls Kilbane home. The cheeky and close-knit repartee among the O’Sullivans goes on too long at times, but their antics are sure to appeal to cozy fans, who will also appreciate the warmth and spirit of the people of Kilbane. Agent: Evan Marshall, Evan Marshall Agency. (Mar.)