The Coven Murders

The Coven Murders

by Brian O'Hare


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The Coven Murders opens with a horrifying account of a ritual Black Mass with a human sacrifice in an abandoned church. Twenty-one years later, near an old ruined church in an area of outstanding natural beauty, Chief Inspector Sheehan and his team discover the skeleton of a young woman. But what seems initially to be a straightforward case, brings the team into conflict with a powerful Satanist who has plans to offer up to Satan another human sacrifice on the evening of the great Illuminati feast of Lughnasa. Several murders occur, baffling the Inspector until he makes a connection between the modern murders and the twenty-one year old skeleton. The team’s pursuit of the murderer, and their determination to protect a young woman who is targeted by the coven, lead to a horrific climax in a hellish underground crypt where Sheehan and his team, supported by an exorcist and a bishop, attempt to do battle with the coven and a powerful demon of Baphomet, jeopardising not only their lives, but risking the wrath of Satan upon their immortal souls.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781681605296
Publisher: Crimson Cloak Publishing
Publication date: 05/31/2018
Series: Inspector Sheehan Mysteries , #3
Pages: 318
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.67(d)

About the Author

Because of a childhood disease that required a liver transplant late in life, Brian O'Hare, MA, Ph.D., took early retirement in 1998 from his post as Assistant Director of a large regional college. He now enjoys full health, plays golf, and travels. He is the author of several academic works, two memoirs, and three award winning fiction novels. The Coven Murders is the third of Crimson Cloak's award-winning Inspector Sheehan Mysteries Series. Look for the first two, The Doom Murders and The 11.05 Murders [Crimson Cloak]

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The Coven Murders 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Amys_Bookshelf_Reviews More than 1 year ago
Another great mystery O'Hare brings another great mystery to the series of Inspector Sheehan. O'Hare's The Coven Murders brings Sheehan on the hunt for a new killer, one that follows human sacrifice, with a religious or devilish twist to it. Sheehan has grown as a character, and continues to follow his instincts and evidence to solve the murders. He pens another great whodunnit mystery, giving the reader the details and sense of his location and culture. I look forward to reading more by this new author.
DiiFL More than 1 year ago
Chief Inspector Sheehan has seen the evil in mankind, but is he ready to take on the demons of Hell when he uncovers a Satanic coven while investigating several gruesome murders? Could a two decade old skeleton tossed off in the woods be a key connection in stopping another ritual killing? A young woman has been targeted for death and Sheehan’s team will do anything to prevent her murder, but is he willing to risk his eternal soul? Prepare to be held captive from start to finish in Brian O’Hare’s THE COVEN MURDERS a stand-alone novel in the Inspector Sheehan Mysteries series as murder takes on an even darker countenance in the name of the devil and his demonic minions. Feel the camaraderie between a team working together, hear the natural dialogue, and become part of the team assigned to solve these horrendous murders while piecing together the past with the present in order to prevent another twisted death. But, can they fight demons without the help of the Church? Will their cohesive nature be undermined by something they cannot see? Brian O’Hare has crossed suspense, the occult and ritualistic sacrifices to create a mind-bending thriller that is taut, believable and magnetic. Filled with stark and raw details, these scenes come alive, the tension is at fever pitch as we watch a group of dedicated investigators go above and beyond to fight evil. I was impressed with how well each character was developed, how human they felt and how Mr. O’Hare brought this tale to life with bold writing and true mastery of his craft! If you think you can figure out who the killer is, think again… I received a complimentary copy from Brian O'Hare!