Staff Pick & Review by Morgan E.

If you are a fan of cozy mysteries – then you need to be reading this great new series from Carlene O’Connor! This series started with book 1 MURDER IN AN IRISH VILLAGE, and this is book two, MURDER AT AN IRISH WEDDING. You could start with the second book if you really wanted to though, because Carlene will quickly pull you into the loveable world of the O'Sullivan clan in County Cork, Ireland.

This is the perfect series for St. Patrick’s Day, and a fantastic way to read about some fun Irish culture (and maybe also solve a mystery along the way…)

The series follows Siobhán O’Sullivan, and in this book she and her family are catering for the wedding of a famous fashion model! Everything is looking up for Siobhán and her beau Macdara Flannery, until the best man is found murdered, and Macdara ends up the number one suspect. It’s up to Siobhán to help uncover the clues, because at this wedding the suspect list is as long as the guest list.

ABOUT THE BOOK

The O’Sullivan clan of County Cork, Ireland, are thrilled to be catering the matrimonial affairs of a celebrity couple—until a cunning killer turns an Irish wedding into an Irish wake . . .

Any wedding is a big deal in the small village of Kilbane—even more so when the bride is a famous fashion model. It’s also good for business. Not only has customer traffic picked up at Naomi’s Bistro, Siobhán O’Sullivan and her five siblings have a full plate catering for the three-day affair. And Siobhán’s own beau, local garda Macdara Flannery, gladly steps in as best man after the groom’s first choice makes a drunken arse out of himself.

Even if he hadn’t been disinvited to the wedding, the original best man wouldn’t have been able to show. He’s been found murdered in the woods, casting a pall over the nuptials. And when a second member of the wedding party is poisoned by a champagne flute engraved with Macdara’s name, the garda goes from being best man to prime suspect.

With a killer at large and a string of robberies plaguing Kilbane, Siobhán feels more than a little protective of her village. She vows to clear Macdara’s name, but the suspect list is as long as the guest list. Like the bride walking down the aisle, Siobhán needs to watch her step. For as she gets closer to unveiling the truth, the murderer is planning a very chilly reception for her . . .

Praise For Murder In An Irish Village

“If Janet Evanovich and Maeve Binchy wrote a book together, Murder in an Irish Village would be the result. This one is delicious fun.” —Laurien Berenson, author of Live and Let Growl

“A lively debut . . . The cheeky and close-knit O’Sullivans are sure to appeal to cozy fans, who will also appreciate the warmth and spirit of the people of Kilbane.” —Publishers Weekly

“A smart whodunnit in an idyllic locale. I dare you not to be charmed by sleuth Siobhan and her siblings, the O’Sullivan Six.” —Barbara Ross, author of Fogged Inn

“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

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