lunedì 14 marzo 2016

Review & Giveaway: Murder in an Irish Village by Carlene O’Connor

Murder in an Irish Village
by Carlene O’Connor

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.

My Review

This is the perfect book to read during this period that we are preparing to celebrate St. Patrick's Day. It was a pleasant trip to Ireland, a wonderful country that I love so much but I have not had the luck to visit. The setting of this story is truly amazing, a little, quiet and friendly town in County Cork. The author was very good at recreating the atmosphere of those magical places, even more realistic thanks to the use of Irish slang (there is a glossary that explains their meaning)
Siobhan has had a terrible year. She has left her dream to study at the University of Dublin to take care of the family bistro, after losing her parents in a car accident. She must also take care of her many younger siblings. Things get complicated when a man is found dead in her local and one of her brothers is accused of murder. Siobhan will have to investigate to save both her brother that her activity.
The story is really well written, unpredictable, with several twists. It was hard to put it down because from the first chapters I really wanted to know the ending. All the characters are well developed, even the secondary. I like O 'Sullivan family , despite occasionally quarrel they are very united and very willing to help each other. This was a truly engaging and delightful read that I enjoyed from beginning to end.
This is a must-read for lovers of cozy mystery and Ireland.

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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3 commenti:

  1. Where is your favorite spot to read?

  2. This story sounds interesting! Thank you!

  3. This would be a great book to add to my cozy challenge list. Thanks for a chance to win a copy.


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