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Murder in an Irish Cottage : A Charming Irish Cozy Mystery
by Carlene O'Connor




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The O'Sullivan clan is back in the fifth installment of Carlene O'Connor's USA Today bestselling Irish Village Mystery Series In a remote--and superstitious--village in County Cork, Ireland, Garda Siobh n O'Sullivan must solve a murder where the prime suspects are fairies . . .

Family is everything to Siobh n: her five siblings; her dear departed mother for whom the family business, Naomi's Bistro, is named; and now her fianc , Macdara Flannery. So precious is her engagement that Siobh n wants to keep it just between the two of them for a little longer.

But Macdara is her family, which is why when his cousin Jane frantically calls for his help, Siobh n is at his side as the two garda rush from Kilbane to the rural village where Jane and her mother have recently moved. Unfortunately, tragedy awaits them. They find Jane, who is blind, outside the cottage, in a state. Inside, Aunt Ellen lies on her bed in a fancy red dress, no longer breathing. A pillow on the floor and a nearby teacup suggest the mode of death to their trained eyes: the woman has been poisoned and smothered. Someone wanted to make sure she was dead. But who?

Devout believers in Irish folklore, the villagers insist the cottage is cursed--built on a fairy path. It turns out Ellen Delaney was not the first to die mysteriously in this cottage. Although the townsfolk blame malevolent fairies, Siobh n and Macdara must follow the path of a murderer all too human--but just as evil . . .

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Overview

The O'Sullivan clan is back in the fifth installment of Carlene O'Connor's USA Today bestselling Irish Village Mystery Series In a remote--and superstitious--village in County Cork, Ireland, Garda Siobh n O'Sullivan must solve a murder where the prime suspects are fairies . . .

Family is everything to Siobh n: her five siblings; her dear departed mother for whom the family business, Naomi's Bistro, is named; and now her fianc , Macdara Flannery. So precious is her engagement that Siobh n wants to keep it just between the two of them for a little longer.

But Macdara is her family, which is why when his cousin Jane frantically calls for his help, Siobh n is at his side as the two garda rush from Kilbane to the rural village where Jane and her mother have recently moved. Unfortunately, tragedy awaits them. They find Jane, who is blind, outside the cottage, in a state. Inside, Aunt Ellen lies on her bed in a fancy red dress, no longer breathing. A pillow on the floor and a nearby teacup suggest the mode of death to their trained eyes: the woman has been poisoned and smothered. Someone wanted to make sure she was dead. But who?

Devout believers in Irish folklore, the villagers insist the cottage is cursed--built on a fairy path. It turns out Ellen Delaney was not the first to die mysteriously in this cottage. Although the townsfolk blame malevolent fairies, Siobh n and Macdara must follow the path of a murderer all too human--but just as evil . . .

 

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  • ISBN-13: 9781496719058
  • ISBN-10: 1496719050
  • Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corporation
  • Publish Date: February 2020
  • Page Count: 304
  • Dimensions: 8.2 x 5.8 x 1.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.8 pounds

Series: Irish Village Mystery #5

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Cozies: April 2020

International settings unite these three superlative cozy mysteries.

★ The Body in the Garden

Lily Adler is a widow in mourning. Fortunately, dipping a toe back into the social whirl at Lady Walter’s ball should be a doddle; they are old friends, after all. But Lily overhears an argument and then a gunshot, which all leads just where you might expect considering the title: The Body in the Garden. First-time author Katharine Schellman tosses Lily into a moral conundrum, as after the body is found, Lily sees Lord Walter paying someone off to drop the investigation. Finding the truth is the right thing to do, but it might compromise her friends. Sensitive handling of class and race issues common to London in the early 1800s give the story depth, and there are some truly nail-biting moments as Lily finds her way as a sleuth. Readers will love her and be eager for more after finishing this smashing debut.

Murder in an Irish Cottage

Carlene O’Connor’s Irish Village series tangles with ancient superstitions in its fifth installment, Murder in an Irish Cottage. Garda Siobhán O’Sullivan fears that her fiancé, Detective Sergeant Macdara Flannery, may be too close to the crime to check his emotions, as the murder victim in question is his Aunt Ellen. Ellen’s daughter, Jane, appears to know more than she lets on, and their wee village doesn’t disguise its collective relief at being able to knock down the small home Jane shared with Ellen, which they believe to be cursed due to its location on a fairy path. A good old-fashioned finale in which the killer is exposed at a gathering of all the suspects closes this eerie tale with a bang.

Mrs. Mohr Goes Missing

In 1893 Krakow, Poland, class is everything, appearances must be kept up, and women should know their place. Zofia Turbotýnska does her best, volunteering for a charity auction while her professor husband rustles behind the daily papers. When one of the auction’s donors dies mysteriously, Zofia feels called to learn the truth. Mrs. Mohr Goes Missing is an unexpectedly hilarious whodunit from Maryla Szymiczkowa, a pseudonym for authors Jacek Dehnel and Piotr Tarczýnski. Szymiczkowa shows us Zofia’s world through her eyes. She isn’t afraid to critique a funeral for lacking in pomp, and she outdoes the police thanks to long hours in the library with Edgar Allan Poe and a desire to do more with her life than simply micromanage her household. Let’s hope this adventure is the first of many.

 

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