With these fun and lively murder mysteries set in the Irish countryside, readers join local garda Siobhán O’Sullivan as she investigates crimes, wrangles her five kooky siblings, and helps run her family’s local bistro, where she charms customers with brown bread and tea.
With Murder in an Irish Bookshop marking its 7th installment, the popularity of the Irish Village Mystery series grows in leaps and bounds with each new release.
Carlene O’Connor’s USA Today bestselling Irish Village Mystery series appeals to fans of cozy mysteries, especially fans of British village cozies by authors such as M.C. Beaton and Ann Purser. The close-knit, small town setting and the large family dynamic make this series especially endearing.
Set in Ireland’s lush countryside, the Irish Village Mysteries offer strong appeal to armchair travelers and Hibernophiles alike!
Carlene O’Connor comes from a long line of Irish storytellers and lives part-time in Ireland. The fictional village of Kilbane, County Cork where this series is set was inspired by a real bucolic walled town in County Limerick.
Praise for Murder in an Irish Bookshop
“A mélange of clues from classic mysteries plus plenty of Irish charm produce an enjoyable read.”
Praise for the Irish Village Mystery Series
“Exceptional…Cozy readers will have a hard time putting this one down.”
—Publishers Weekly, STARRED REVIEW on Murder in an Irish Cottage
“Fans of this series and other Irish cozy mysteries, such as Sheila Connolly’s “County Cork” books, will appreciate this atmospheric story filled with Irish superstitions, legends, and colorful characters. Vivid descriptions of the countryside will appeal to lovers of Ireland.”
—Library Journal on Murder in an Irish Cottage
“A good old-fashioned finale in which the killer is exposed at a gathering of all the suspects closes this eerie tale with a bang.”
—BookPage on Murder in an Irish Cottage
“Carlene O’Connor has continued to evolve the storylines of each of her characters into people that are likeable and engaging. She has done an outstanding job of crafting distraction and misdirection that is essential to any successful murder mystery. As the plot unfolds in this current tale, there are loads of twists and turns that keeps the reader riveted to their seats, guessing whodunit until the very end.”
—The New York Journal of Books on Murder in an Irish Cottage
“The intricate puzzle and continuing Irish atmosphere make this the series’ best to date.”
—Kirkus Reviews on Murder in an Irish Pub
“A delightful combination of Irish village life, family dynamics, and romance.”
—Booklist on Murder in an Irish Pub
“Readers are treated to a puzzling mystery and a pub full of suspects to pick from. Set in a village in County Cork, Ireland, readers will enjoy the typical small-town gossip and antics, as well as amusing cultural anecdotes, puns, and tons of memorable Irishisms in this fast-paced, interesting tale.”
—Mystery Scene on Murder in an Irish Pub
“It’s been a long time since I’ve read anything with so many dizzying, devilish, delightful plot twists. A terrific read!”
—Suspense Magazine on Murder in an Irish Pub
“This entertaining combination of Maeve Binchy’s old-world Irish charm and Janet Evanovich’s roguish humor is a smart, fast-paced read. Devotees of the Hibernian mysteries of Dicey Deere and M.C. Beaton will toast this debut with a pint of Guinness. Sláinte!”
—Library Journal on Murder in an Irish Village
“A fascinating setting, interesting characters and a well-thought-out plot make Murder in an Irish Churchyard a very good mystery novel.”
—The Burlington Post