Murder in an Irish Pub

An absolutely gripping Irish cosy mystery

Author: Carlene O'Connor

Publisher: Canelo

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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The luck of the Irish is about to run out for someone in Kilbane... The small village of Kilbane is hosting a poker tournament at the local pub, and card sharp Eamon Foley, a tinker out of Dublin, is set to win the tournament. But when Foley is found at the end of a rope, it’s time for the garda to take matters into their own hands. Macdara Flannery would lay odds it’s a simple suicide, but Siobhán suspects foul play, as does Foley’s pregnant widow. Perhaps one of Foley’s fellow finalists just raised the stakes to life and death. With conflicting theories on the crime, tensions are running high. Soon it’s up to Siobhán to call a killer’s bluff, but if she doesn’t play her cards right, she may be the next one taken out of the game. A gripping Irish cosy mystery, perfect for fans of Clare Chase and Dee Macdonald.

Murder in an Irish Pub

Author: Carlene O'Connor

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Detective and mystery stories

Page: 461

View: 1000

In the small village of Kilbane in County Cork, for a cuppa tea or a slice of brown bread, you go to Naomi's Bistro, managed by the many siblings of the lively O'Sullivan brood. For a pint or a game of darts - or for the poker tournament that's just come to town - it's the pub you want. One player's reputation precedes him: Eamon Foley, a tinker out of Dublin, called the Octopus for playing like he has eight hands under the table. But when Foley is found at the end of a rope, swinging from the rafters of Rory Mack's pub, it's time for the garda to take matters into their own hands. Macdara Flannery would lay odds it's a simple suicide - after all, there's a note and the room was locked. But Siobhan suspects foul play, as does Foley's very pregnant widow. Perhaps one of Foley's fellow finalists just raised the stakes to life and death. With conflicting theories on the crime - not to mention the possibility of a proposal - tensions are running high between Siobhan and Macdara. Soon it's up to Siobhan to call a killer's bluff, but if she doesn't play her cards right, she may be the next one taken out of the game ...

Murder in an Irish Churchyard

Author: Carlene O'Connor

Publisher: Kensington Cozies

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 399

After joining the police force of her small Irish village, a local woman must investigate the murder of a stranger in this cozy mystery novel. After solving two murders in the County Cork village of Kilbane, Siobhán O’Sullivan has accepted her calling and decided to join the Garda Síochána. The O’Sullivan clan couldn’t be prouder, but there’s no time to celebrate as she’s already on another case, summoned by the local priest who just found a dead man in the St. Mary’s graveyard—aboveground. He’s a stranger, but the priest has heard talk of an American tourist in town, searching for his Irish ancestor. As Siobhán begins to dig for a motive among the gnarled roots of the victim’s family tree, she will need to stay two steps ahead of the killer or end up with more than one foot in the grave. “Captivating . . . Fans of mysteries with an Irish flavor will look forward to Siobhán and Macdara’s further adventures.”—Publishers Weekly

Murder in an Irish Churchyard

An addictive cosy village mystery

Author: Carlene O'Connor

Publisher: Canelo

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 934

Kilbane has a new garda, and her first case is a grave matter indeed... After solving two murders in the County Cork village of Kilbane, Siobhán O’Sullivan has accepted her calling and decided to join the Garda Síochána. The O’Sullivan clan couldn’t be prouder, but there’s no time to celebrate as she’s already on another case, summoned by the local priest who just found a dead man in the St. Mary’s graveyard—aboveground. He’s a stranger, but the priest has heard talk of an American tourist in town, searching for his Irish ancestor. As Siobhán begins to dig for a motive among the gnarled roots of the victim’s family tree, she will need to stay two steps ahead of the killer or end up with more than one foot in the grave. A gripping cosy Irish mystery, perfect for fans of Betty Rowlands and Margaret Mayhew.

No Strangers Here

Author: Carlene O'Connor

Publisher: Kensington Books

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 395

View: 612

In the powerful tradition of Ann Cleeves and Louise Penny, USA Today bestselling author Carlene O'Connor’s new series set in Ireland brings together complex characters and a fascinating setting, focusing on a female vet who returns home to the village where she grew up and must reckon with her past while untangling mysteries in the present. On a rocky beach in the southwest of Ireland, the body of Jimmy O’Reilly, sixty-nine years old and dressed in a suit and his dancing shoes, is propped on a boulder, staring sightlessly out to sea. A cryptic message is spelled out next to the body with sixty-nine polished black stones and a discarded vial of deadly veterinarian medication lies nearby. Jimmy was a wealthy racehorse owner, known far and wide as The Dancing Man. In a town like Dingle, everyone knows a little something about everyone else. But dig a bit deeper, and there’s always much more to find. And when Detective Inspector Cormac O'Brien is dispatched out of Killarney to lead the murder inquiry, he's determined to unearth every last buried secret. Dimpna Wilde hasn’t been home in years. As picturesque as Dingle may be for tourists in search of their roots and the perfect jumper, to her it means family drama and personal complications. In fairness, Dublin hasn’t worked out quite as she hoped either. Faced with a triple bombshell—her mother rumored to be in a relationship with Jimmy, her father’s dementia is escalating, and her brother is avoiding her calls—Dimpna moves back to clear her family of suspicion. Despite plenty of other suspects, the guards are crawling over the Wildes. But the horse business can be a brutal one, and as Dimpna becomes more involved with her old acquaintances and haunts, the depth of lingering grudges becomes clear. Theft, extortion, jealousy and greed. As Dimpna takes over the family practice, she's in a race with the detective inspector to uncover the dark, twisting truth, no matter how close to home it strikes . . .

No Place Like Home

Author: Linda Lael Miller

Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp.

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

View: 418

There’s nothing more festive than a winter romance, and in these heartwarming stories, love is a gift that can take you by surprise . . . “The 24 Days of Christmas” by Linda Lael Miller A matchbox advent calendar first brought Frank Raynor and Addie Hutton together. But that was years ago. There’s no way the miracles of Christmas—and the magic of true love—could possibly be hidden under one of its tiny flaps. Or could they? “Christmas Angel” by Kat Martin When Angel Summers’s first love, Josh Coltrane, joined the Army, she vowed to hate him forever. But now he’s back in Savannah for the holidays—wishing for a miracle that could heal both their hearts. “The Christmas Carousel” by Mary Carter Single mom Georgia Bradley can’t afford to fight the developers who want to tear down her beloved Rhode Island auction house—especially Adam Cavalier. But when she receives a mysterious gift, Adam becomes intrigued with its origin—and with Georgia . . . “A Rose in Winter” by Laura Florand Allegra Caldrone knew the rule never to talk to strangers. But on a cold winter night in Provence, she breaks that rule—and more—with an irresistible man. Raoul Rosier seems thrillingly dangerous, yet why does Allegra feel so safe with him—even when she believes he’s a thief?

Almost Home

Author: Debbie Macomber

Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp.

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

View: 438

Old flames reignite and new passions burn when lovers follow their hearts back to the place they once called home. . . "Whale Island" by Cathy Lamb Family secrets and imposing friends are making Chalese feel like an outsider in her very own home on beautiful Whale Island. But it's only when a shocking revelation makes her feel truly lost that she opens her heart to the possibilities the past offers--including a chance at love with the last man she expected. . . "Queen Of Hearts" by Judy Duarte Her high school reunion is coming up, and advice columnist Jenn Kramer couldn't be dreading it more--until she lays eyes on Marcos. Jenn hardly noticed him when they were kids, but now he's all grown up. . . and how deliciously he's changed. . . "The Honeymoon House" by Mary Carter It doesn't get more romantic than Andy Beck's cottage on Martha's Vineyard. But love is the last thing on his mind--he just wants to get the cottage ready for his best friend's honeymoon. At least that's the plan, until he finds the gorgeous Maid of Honor ransacking his house--in the most irresistible way. . . "The Marrying Kind" by #1 New York Times bestselling author Debbie Macomber High school sweethearts Katie and Jason haven't seen each other in ten years--and now she's walked back into his life. With one look, the love they shared comes flooding back--only now the odds seem stacked against them. But when something's meant to be, all bets are off. . .

Bake Sale Murder

Author: Leslie Meier

Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp.

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 648

Suburban squabbles reveal darker secrets in this mystery from the New York Times-bestselling author who “writes with sparkle and warmth” (Chicago Sun Times). Ever since local developer Fred Stanton and his wife, Mimi, built five modular homes next door to Lucy Stone’s farmhouse, life hasn’t been the same. With Mimi complaining about everything from the state of Lucy’s lawn to another neighbor’s lovable dog, quaint Tinker's Cove, Maine, is now entangled in cul-de-sac politics and backstabbing. And when Mimi doesn't show up for her shift at The Hat and Mitten Fund bake sale, the scent of burnt sugar leads Lucy to a shocking discovery: Mimi, face down on her kitchen floor—with a knife in her back. While the police start their investigation, reporter Lucy gets busy writing up the murder for the Pennysaver—and following a few leads of her own. Lucy knows the women in her neighborhood didn’t like Mimi, but they certainly didn't want her dead…did they? “I like Lucy Stone a lot, and so will readers.”—Carolyn Hart “Mothers everywhere will identify with Lucy Stone and the domestic problems she encounters.”—Publishers Weekly Includes recipes!

The Morning Show Murders

A Billy Blessing Novel

Author: Al Roker

Publisher: Delacorte Press

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 322

View: 346

BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Al Roker and Dick Lochte's The Midnight Show Murders. As famous for his popular cooking segment on Wake Up America! as for his swank Manhattan bistro, Billy Blessing can add prime murder suspect to his impressive list of accomplishments. Because when one of the network’s top honchos ends up dead, it’s a poisoned serving of Blessing’s coq au vin that’s to blame. Billy knows he’s being framed, but proving it won’t be easy—not with his perky cohost involved in a brass-knuckles contract negotiation, a Mossad agent about to tell all on the air, and a ruthless international assassin arriving in the Big Apple. Now Billy isn’t so much concerned about staying alive in the ratings . . . as just staying alive. For the closer Billy comes to uncovering an international conspiracy, the closer he comes to being canceled—permanently.

Murder in Retribution

Author: Anne Cleeland

Publisher: Kensington Books

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 639

Two of Scotland Yard’s finest—who happen to be married—navigate darkest London to solve a series of murders that blur every line between right and wrong. Chief Inspector Michael Sinclair, also known as Lord Acton, and rookie detective Kathleen Doyle ruffle more than a few feathers at CID Headquarters when their relationship comes to light. But office politics quickly become trivial amid a rash of underworld murders. As the body count climbs, Doyle uncovers a vicious war over lucrative turf between the Russian mafia and an Irish terrorist group. But their acts of revenge are almost too much for Scotland Yard to keep up with—and when Acton seems unusually troubled by the crimes, Doyle wonders what sparked the conflict in the first place. Perhaps there’s nothing more to it than under-the-table business dealings gone awry. Or perhaps a single act of vigilante justice ignited a brutal battle. As Doyle and Acton fight not to become the next victims, they’ll find that the truth may be best left unspoken, and retribution may be best left to fate… “Romantic suspense fans will welcome Cleeland’s second New Scotland Yard mystery…Distinctive characters, including Aiki, a friendly Rwandan cab driver who acts as Doyle’s self-appointed protector, compliment the finely wrought, highly charged plot.”—Publishers Weekly