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Murder at an Irish Christmas (An Irish Village Mystery #6) (Hardcover)

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The O'Sullivan clan of County Cork, Ireland, are back to investigate another case of murder--this time at Christmas!

Garda Siobhán O'Sullivan's holiday plans hit a sour note when murder rearranges the Yuletide carols into unexpected eulogies...

This December in Kilbane, if you're planning to warm up with a cuppa tea at Naomi's Bistro, you may have a bit of a wait--the entire O'Sullivan brood has gone off to West Cork to spend the holidays with brother James' fiancée Elise's family, including her grandfather, the famous orchestral conductor Enda Elliot. Siobhán is so happy for James and Elise but also quietly disappointed that she must put her own wedding to fellow garda Macdara Flannery on hold. Mac will have to join them later, so he can spend part of the holidays with his mam.

When the O'Sullivans learn everyone will choose a name from a hat to buy a music-related Christmas gift for someone else at the gathering, it seems like their greatest concern--until the cantankerous conductor is discovered crushed under a ninety-pound harp in a local concert hall.

With the extended family--including Enda's much-younger new wife Leah, a virtuoso violinist--suspected in his murder, it's up to Siobhán to ensure the guilty party faces the music. But as a snowstorm strands both families in a lavish farmhouse on a cliff, Siobhán had better pick up the tempo--before the killer orchestrates another untimely demise...

About the Author

Carlene O'Connor is the USA Today bestselling author of the acclaimed Irish Village Mysteries and the Galway Ireland Mysteries. She comes from a long line of Irish storytellers. Her great-grandmother emigrated from Ireland filled with tales in 1897 and the stories have been flowing ever since. Of all the places across the pond she's wandered, she fell most in love with a walled town in County Limerick and was inspired to create the town of Kilbane, County Cork. Carlene currently divides her time between Chicago and the Emerald Isle. Please visit her online at

Praise For…

Praise for Carlene O’Connor and her Irish Village Mysteries!
“The intricate puzzle and continuing Irish atmosphere make this the series’ best to date.”
Kirkus Reviews
“A clever twist on the locked-room mystery and the convivial village community will leave cozy readers well satisfied.”
Publishers Weekly
“Fourth in the series, this is a delightful combination of Irish village life, family dynamics, and romance.”

“Readers are treated to a puzzling mystery and a pub full of suspects to pick from. Set in a real-life 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

‘It’s been a long time since I’ve read anything with so many dizzying, devilish, delightful plot twists. A terrific read!”
Suspense Magazine

“Captivating . . . Fans of light mysteries with an Irish flavor will look forward to Siobhán and Macdara’s further adventures.”
Publishers Weekly

“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


“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
“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


“Exceptional…Cozy readers will have a hard time putting this one down.”
Publishers Weekly,

“Plenty of surprising twists and oodles of Irish charm make this an entertaining read.”
Kirkus Reviews
Product Details
ISBN: 9781496719065
ISBN-10: 1496719069
Publisher: Kensington
Publication Date: October 27th, 2020
Pages: 304
Language: English
Series: An Irish Village Mystery