Dead in Dublin

Dead in Dublin

by Catie Murphy

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Overview

Escape to Ireland with this charming whodunnit… Cozy fans will be entranced by the beautiful setting, the pair of adorable Jack Russell puppies, and of course—the deadly mystery at the heart of it all!
 
In Dublin’s fair city, where the girls are so pretty, murder occurs at the feet of sweet Molly Malone . . .
 
Ferrying tourists around Dublin for the Leprechaun Limo Service makes quite a change after years in the military. Still, Megan Malone is enjoying her life in Ireland. She likes the scenery, the easy pace, the quirky, quick-witted locals. Everything—except having one of her clients drop dead at the statue of fabled fishmonger, Molly Malone.
 
Most restaurant critics notch up their share of enemies. Elizabeth Darr, however, was a well-loved international star. She and her husband, Simon, had just had dinner when Elizabeth collapsed, and spoiled seafood is the first suspect. The restaurant’s owner, worried her business is doomed, begs Megan to look into it. Between her irate boss and a handsome Garda who’s both amused and annoyed by her persistence, Megan has her hands full even before she’s cajoled into taking care of two adorable Jack Russell puppies (which she is almost definitely not keeping). But if cockles and mussels aren’t to blame, can Megan find the real culprit . . .before another fishy death occurs?

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

Murphy’s Dublin feels immersive and authentic, and even minor characters add depth and detail . . . This is an auspicious series debut, and hopefully the luck of the Irish will hold for many more stories to come.”
Bookpage STARRED REVIEW

“[Murphy’s] irrepressible debut provides a lively entry in the Dublin Driver Mysteries. A bad review can kill a restaurant—but what if a restaurant kills a reviewer?”
Kirkus Reviews 

“Dead in Dublin serves up an interesting whodunit story as it helps push the cozy mystery genre forward into the new decade. One cannot help but be curious to see how this new series unfolds.”
Criminal Element

Kirkus Reviews

2019-09-30
A limo driver snoops her way through Dublin's fair city for answers to her friend's death.

Megan Malone, a driver for Leprechaun Limos, is horrified when food critic Elizabeth Darr falls dead at the feet of the bronze statue of Molly Malone, famous fishmonger and tragic heroine of a beloved Irish song. Liz and her husband, Simon, had just come from the restaurant where Megan had delivered them. But as a former combat medic, an expatriate from Austin, Texas, and a friend of the Darrs, she's not one to stand helplessly by and wring her hands. At least she can help Fionnuala Canan, the restaurant owner, who's devastated not only that a patron died after eating there, but also that the place will have to be closed during the investigation and, incidentally, that Liz might have been a victim of food poisoning from her meal. If the restaurant closes, it could also take down Fionnuala's business partner, Martin Rafferty, and his associated nightclub, which is also off limits during the investigation. What with propping up Fionnuala, trying to comfort Simon (and Liz's parents too), and looking after a homeless dog and her newborn puppies, Megan has her hands full, especially as the mysteries start piling up. Was Liz having an affair with a younger woman? Who's sending out video blogs of Liz after her death? Is Simon quite the devoted husband he seems? What was his connection to Martin Rafferty? And who—wait a minute—has killed Martin? Although Megan tries to cooperate with Detective Paul Bourke, she has the amateur sleuth's tendency to work independently and a little outside of the law, like someone who'd look through the files of a USB drive found in Megan's limo before turning them over to Bourke and maybe perform a little breaking and entering. Although neither Megan nor the reader finds quite all the answers, her irrepressible debut provides a lively entry in the Dublin Driver Mysteries.

A bad review can kill a restaurant—but what if a restaurant kills a reviewer?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781496724182
Publisher: Kensington
Publication date: 12/31/2019
Series: The Dublin Driver Mysteries Series , #1
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 12,170
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.60(h) x 1.00(d)

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