Ireland

Murder in an Irish Churchyard By Carlene O’Connor: Review/Giveaway/St. Patrick’s Day Guest Post

by Sandra Murphy
& Carlene O’Connor


Siobhan O’Sullivan has helped a bit with past murders in the village of Kilbane, in County Cork and that gave her the idea of becoming a Garda (police officer) herself. Now she’s graduated after two years of study. Her friend, and almost more, Macdara Flannery has moved to Dublin although he still has jurisdiction over Kilbane when needed.

Dissent and Murder in the Cloister: Peter Tremayne’s Sister Fidelma

by Sharon Tucker


St. Patrick’s Day approaches on March 17 and those of us of Irish descent can justifiably dance a little, drink Guinness, Jameson, or Bushmills, and dance some more. Happily too, this year I discovered the Sister Fidelma novels of Peter Tremayne (a.k.a. Peter Bradford Ellis) so will enjoy reading all the series and probably Tremayne’s Irish history works as well.

House of Eire By June Gillam: Review/Giveaway

by Kathleen Costa


Hillary Broome exhausted from meeting her last ‘ghost writing’ deadline frets about ‘murky’ dreams of her mother long since having abandoned her and her father. But the upcoming vacation/long-over-due honeymoon in the Emerald Isle with her husband Ed, daughter Claire, and surrogate-mother Sarah will be a needed refreshment. Hillary will be meeting a few people, including friend Bridget Murphy, and exploring her paternal family who had emigrated to America after the famine and tuberculosis epidemic. Bridget says she’s found some interesting details, and can’t wait to share.

Murder in an Irish Village By Carlene O’Connor: Review/Giveaway

by Sandra Murphy


Siobhan O’Sullivan (pronounced Shi-vawn), is doing her best to run the café and her family after the death of their parents in a car accident. It’s not easy with a brother who likes ‘a wee bit’ of the bottle ‘a wee bit’ too much, curious youngsters, and a teenage rebel sister. Still, the village has been very supportive, and things are improving.

Read Irish For St. Patrick’s Day: Two Mysteries and a Thriller

by Sharon Tucker




As March begins you should be stocking the pantry to prepare tasty Irish dishes on and around St. Patrick’s Day, the 17th. Taking it a step farther, may I suggest a trio of Irish authors for your reading delectation as well? Read any or all of these authors in addition to cooking up and enjoying your colcannon, skirts and kidneys, crubeens, coddles, or just tucking into a simple Ulster fry with or without black pudding.

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