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A fine read in the classic style.
Kirkus Reviews on Cruel Winter
A totally captivating page-turner of a book...
NY Journal of Books on Cruel Winter
Full of charm and mystery...
RT Reviews on the County Cork Mystery series
Delightful... [A] fascinating whodunit filled with surprises.
The Mystery Gazette on The Orchard Mystery series
...some of the most satisfying cozy mysteries I've ever read...
—Lesa Holstine on The Orchard Mystery series
...clever, charming, and sophisticated caper.
—Hank Phillippi Ryan on The Museum Mystery series

News: Cruel Winter now available in trade paper!

Many a Twist

Available January 9th:

Many a Twist

6th book in the County Cork Mysteries Series

Pub owner Maura Donovan hasn't seen her mother for over twenty years, so when she suddenly shows up in Maura's pub, Maura's not sure what to expect. Her mother is trying to find a life for herself back home and has taken up a position working with the new owners of the Crann Mor hotel just outside Skibbereen. Until her new boss is found dead in the gardens, dumped down the hillside behind the hotel.

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A Late Frost

Now Available:

A Late Frost

11th book in the Orchard Mysteries Series

The usually quiet town of Granford, Massachusetts, is even drowsier during the colder months. But this year it's in for a jolt when Monica Whitman moves into town. She has already sold the town board on a new, fun way to bring in visitors during the off-season: WinterFare, which will feature local foods (such as Meg's apples) and crafts, as well as entertainment. Tragically, Monica falls ill and dies after the event. When all the food served at WinterFare has been tested, it becomes clear there's a more sinister explanation to the woman's sudden demise.

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Sheila Connolly

I always wanted to write, but it took me until 2001 to even try to write a book, until 2006 to find an agent, and until 2008 before I could hold a published book of my own in my hands. Now I write multiple mystery series: the Orchard Mysteries for Berkley, the County Cork Mysteries, set in Ireland, for Crooked Lane Books, and the Relatively Dead Mysteries for Beyond the Page Publishing. In 2018 I’ll be adding a new Victorian Village series, from St. Martin’s Press.

I also write short stories, which have appeared in multiple anthologies.

If that's not enough, I write for three different blogs:

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