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Unnecessary Verbiage in Irish Bookshop
Reviewed in the United States on June 6, 2021
Read this series from the first title. The setting and the O’Sullivan Six capture attention immediately. The inclusion of the family dynamics and the main character’s romance added to the reading experience. However, as the series has continued, the mysteries and villains have become increasingly bizarre and convoluted. Too many suspects, too many “red herrings,” and too much punning and extraneous conversational by-play. It seems to be more an effort to justify a hardcover edition than to advance the plot. The editing in this one is often sloppy, ie. killer’s name plus (hopefully) unintended repetitions of previous information. The book throwing climax is contrived and ridiculous. Murder in an Irish Bookshop gets a one star review.