Murder in an Irish Churchyard Audible Audiobook – Unabridged
It's official! Siobhan is now Garda O'Sullivan, and her five siblings couldn't be prouder. While her brother James runs Naomi's Bistro, Siobhan is doing her part to keep the village safe. Of course, Kilbane is pretty quiet compared to a place like Dublin, where Macdara Flannery has gone to be a detective sergeant.
Then one night the local priest summons Siobhan to the church cemetery. There's a dead man in the graveyard - above ground. He's a stranger, but the priest has heard talk of an American tourist in town searching for an Irish ancestor. A detective sergeant is dispatched from Dublin to assist with the case, and, as fate would have it, it's Macdara.
Things have been awkward between him and Siobhan since he left, but their partnership soon unearths that the victim was from Dublin, Ohio. As they dig for a motive among the gnarled roots of his family tree, long-buried secrets are unearthed.
Now, they'll have to stay two steps ahead of the killer...or they'll end up with more than one foot in the grave.
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|Listening Length||9 hours and 57 minutes|
|Whispersync for Voice||Ready|
|Audible.com Release Date||February 27, 2018|
|Publisher||Dreamscape Media, LLC|
|Best Sellers Rank|| #32,317 in Audible Books & Originals (See Top 100 in Audible Books & Originals) |
#240 in Amateur Sleuth Mysteries (Audible Books & Originals)
#286 in International Mystery & Crime (Audible Books & Originals)
#464 in Cozy Mysteries (Audible Books & Originals)
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I have enjoyed the series but the constant digs at Irish American tourists is painful. Think about it—we Irish Americans left due to starvation. We thought you would love us when we came back to visit, and yes some jerks made fun of the leprechauns and acted like you were unsophisticated —- but those are not the people interested enough in Irish culture to read your books. Worse the author is also Irish American. It is one thing to have an occasional obnoxious American character but this is a constant theme. Please think about how hurtful this is. If this is what the Irish think of us when we spend life savings to visit the land of our ancestors and they are two faced in their welcoming as in this book then it is quite hurtful and makes me think twice about saving $& to visit there. I have decided to hope that this attitude of the author and her characters is not common but it is very disappointing to people who have always admired you and been sad we had to escape the land of our ancestors. We don’t have a real home —before we got to America the same brits who tried to steal Erin stole America from the native people— and now I feel it even more. Be a leader not a follower and treat us with respect not snark. Again the ones you are trying to get back at with this are surely not the ones interested enough in the culture and language to be reading your books
When the main character made a snide remark about Americans, stereotyping them, I let it go. I even let the second and third one go, but after that I became annoyed. "Who better to put up with Americans than one of their own?" Actually, her love interest also had an attitude toward Americans. My husband and I are Americans and own a home in Ireland. I am very happy to say I've never met anyone as rude as the main character there. If the character had motivation for being so anti-American, something that had happened in her past, that would have made it more acceptable knowing that she would hopefully experience growth throughout the series to overcome her hostility. But that wasn't the case.
I liked the plot despite being slow paced in spots. However, there are plenty of Irish mysteries that don't rip on Americans that I would prefer to read.
Murder in an Irish Churchyard is the 3rd book in Carlene O’Connor’s Irish Village series. Carlene is an American author whose great-grandmother emigrated from Ireland with many stories about Ireland. O’Connor also writes under her real name, Mary Carter. I’ve read the previous two books in the Irish Village series and was fortunate enough to receive this book courtesy of NetGalley and Kensington in exchange for an honest review.
I have enjoyed this cozy mystery series. While it is possible for this book to be read as a standalone, I think it makes the book more enjoyable to know the background from the previous two books. The mystery here is unique, well-plotted and holds together logically. The recurring characters, mainly Siobhán’s five brothers and sisters and a few townspeople, are fun and engaging characters, although there is less emphasis on the family in this book than in the prior books. I also appreciate that although the series started out centered around the family’s business, Naomi’s Bistro, O’Connor has progressed the main character, Siobhán. She has gone from primarily running the family business to becoming a Garda, so there is a logical reason for her to become involved in a criminal investigation.
I was also excited that Dublin, Ohio, my home, was mentioned in the book. Carlene graciously responded to my email, and I found that she has visited here for the annual Irish Fest. She also told me that she had signed another three-book deal for the series.
I recommend this book, and series, to anyone who enjoys a fun and well-written cozy mystery. I’m looking forward to the next three books in the series.
Woken up in the middle of the night by Father Kearney, she finds a stranger who was killed in the cemetery pointing to a headstone. The deceased turns out to be the head of an American family, filming a documentary about their illustrious Irish past.
However, one of her first cases concerns the missing socks of a curmudgeon; little did she know that these socks were important to discovery of the recently deceased murder.
Of course, as all this plays out, Siobhán and Macdara, who was assigned to Dublin, figure out what to do about their personal relationship.
As with the first two books in the series, I greatly enjoyed this one and I think you will too, especially if you enjoy cozy mysteries that are set in Ireland.
I give this book a <b>5 stars</b> -- fun stuff and so is the next book (which I duly reviewed as well).
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his/her characters' names. I found the constant winking of various characters very annoying. Do the Irish only eat curried chips and brown bread? These two were mentioned ad nauseam. George's mother was Tara Mallon who was John's (Michael's) daughter, as stated in the text, making John (Michael) George's Grand-father, not Great-grand-father. Hopefully the fourth book will be written with more care.