New York Times bestselling author Sheila Connolly introduces the first novel in the County Cork mystery series—set in a small village in Ireland where buried secrets are about to rise to the surface...
Honoring the wish of her late grandmother, Maura Donovan visits the small Irish village where her Gran was born—though she never expected to get bogged down in a murder mystery. Nor had she planned to take a job in one of the local pubs, but she finds herself excited to get to know the people who knew her Gran.
In the pub, she’s swamped with drink orders as everyone in town gathers to talk about the recent discovery of a nearly one-hundred-year-old body in a nearby bog. When Maura realizes she may know something about the dead man—and that the body’s connected to another, more recent, death—she fears she’s about to become mired in a homicide investigation. After she discovers the death is connected to another from almost a century earlier, Maura has a sinking feeling she may really be getting in over her head...
About the Author
Sheila Connolly is an Agatha Award–nominated author, and has taught art history, structured and marketed municipal bonds for major cities, worked as a staff member on two statewide political campaigns, and served as a fundraiser for several nonprofit organizations. She also managed her own consulting company, providing genealogical research services. In addition to genealogy, Sheila loves restoring old houses, visiting cemeteries, and traveling. Now a full-time writer, she thinks writing mysteries is a lot more fun than any of her previous occupations. She is married and has one daughter and three cats.
What People are Saying About This
Praise for the Orchard Mysteries
“[A] fascinating whodunit.”—The Mystery Gazette
“A winner for cozy mystery fans.”—Lesa’s Book Critiques
“An enjoyable and well-written book with some excellent apple recipes at the end.” —Cozy Library
“The mystery is intelligent and has an interesting twist . . . [A] fun, quick read with an enjoyable heroine.” —The Mystery Reader (four stars)
“[A] delightful new series.” —Gumshoe Review