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 has moved back home and has taken a position working with the new owners of the Crann Mor hotel just outside Skibbereen. Creating a new lift for herself was working out fine—until her new boss is found dead in the gardens, dumped down the hillside behind the hotel.
Now, Maura must leave no stone unturned to clear her mother’s name and rebuild their fragmented relationship. However, in County Cork, things are rarely as they seem. Longtime residents, including the employees of Maura’s pub and the deceased hotel owner, have dark, bottled-up family secrets that must never be uncorked. Worse, someone is willing to kill to keep them that way.
Maura Donovan tests the bonds of love and family in Many a Twist, the charming and atmospheric sixth County Cork mystery from New York Times bestselling author Sheila Connolly.
About the Author
Sheila Connolly is the Anthony and Agatha Award-nominated author of over thirty titles, including the Museum mysteries, the Orchard mysteries, and the County Cork mysteries, in addition to the Relatively Dead paranormal romance e-series, the standalone books Once She Knew, a romantic suspense, and Reunion with Death, a traditional mystery set in Tuscany, as well as a number of short stories in various anthologies. She lives in Massachusetts with her husband and three cats, and visits Ireland as often as she can. This is her sixth County Cork mystery.
Praise for Many a Twist: “Plenty of puzzles with a strong feeling for life in small-town Ireland.” —Kirkus Reviews
“Connolly vividly evokes rural Ireland, and her characters seem like real human beings trying their best to navigate their lives.” —Publishers Weekly
“For fans who have gotten absolutely hooked on these County Cork mysteries, you’ll not be disappointed with this new tale...Connolly sticks to what she knows best: How to write a drop dead awesome book that keeps readers entertained from beginning to end!” —Suspense Magazine
“Grab a cup of tea, sit back, and enjoy this cozy mystery. Shelia Connolly is a good storyteller with the ability to create an authentic atmosphere, providing hours of entertainment.” —Seattle Book Review
Praise for Cruel Winter: "Move over, Agatha Christie: a pub owner in County Cork fancies herself a young Miss Marple...A fine read in the classic style."—Kirkus Reviews
"A crafty and marvelous twist to the classic whodunit...A totally captivating page-turner of a book, perfect for winter nights with a storm beating against the windows." —NY Journal of Books
“A clever plot with the reader turning the pages faster and faster to reach the surprising finale.” —Fresh Fiction
“A page turning experience. If you like a good mystery and enjoy Irish settings, then you will enjoy this novel!” —Portland Book Review
Praise for the New York Times Bestselling County Cork mysteries: “A Turn for the Bad is...deftly plotted, the characters are engaging, and the visual descriptions of Ireland made me want to grab my passport and visit as soon as possible. A real winner!” —Suspense Magazine on A Turn for the Bad
"A truly fabulous read that brings you right to the small county of Cork. With descriptive writing, well developed characters and wonderful storyline, An Early Wake is a true hit that brings the magic of Ireland to any reader." —Open Book Society on An Early Wake
"[A] well-set and nicely paced cozy." —Library Journal on Scandal in Skibbereen
“Ireland itself becomes a character as Connolly adds description of the countryside and bits of history throughout the book...County Cork is surely a place you’d love to visit, and Sullivan’s a great spot for a pint of Guinness and a bit of gossip.” —Kings River Life Magazine on Scandal in Skibbereen
"A traditional cozy set in the Emerald Isle and starring an amateur sleuth seems quite fresh. A very promising start to a new series." —Booklist on Buried in a Bog
"Full of charm and mystery...The locals are warm and welcoming and the central hub of the village, Sullivan’s Pub, is a slice of comfort." —RT Book Review on Buried in a Bog
"Connolly’s latest is a captivating tale—sweet, nostalgic, and full of Irish charm, but also tightly plotted and full of twists, turns, and shocking reveals...Connolly’s County Cork mysteries have a ton of promise.” —The Maine Suspect on Buried in a Bog