by Sandra Murphy
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Siobhan, a garda (police officer), is looking forward to a Christmas holiday with her brothers and sisters. James, the oldest, and Elise are engaged, and she has invited them to meet and stay with her family. An added bonus is Elise is the granddaughter of Enda Elliot, a world-famous conductor. The orchestra will perform, giving Siobhan the opportunity to hear the talented Leah Elliot play the violin.
Siobhan’s own fiancé, Macdara, also a garda, is scheduled to join her in a few days. That plan changes when the group meets at an old whiskey distillery where the performance will be held and find Enda’s body. It looks like he fell from the second floor.
First looks can be deceiving, though, and it’s soon discovered Enda was murdered. Rumors fly about his increasing memory loss, outbursts of anger, and nighttime wanderings. Family members tried to get him to a doctor but he refused.
When Siobhan’s life is in danger, Macdara cuts short his holiday and arrives to take part in the investigation with Siobhan’s help.
It’s hard to get a straight answer from any of the family members. Siobhan finds they are all lying, but to what purpose? Video recorded from a hidden camera, a slashed tire, an odd costume, and a harp, all play a role in solving the case, if only they can put the clues together.
This is book six in the series. Siobhan has her dream job and her dream man. She truly enjoys the company of her brothers and sisters as much as she loves her job. The relationship between Siobhan and Macdara is a caring one with a lot of humor. This is a series I always look forward to reading.
O’Connor also writes the Home to Ireland mysteries, two so far, both reviewed here. At the back of the book, find the recipe for Siobhan’s Irish brown bread, a tasty treat smeared with butter and jam. She swears it’s simple to make.
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