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A fine read in the classic style.
Kirkus Reviews on Cruel Winter
A totally captivating page-turner of a book...
NY Journal of Books on Cruel Winter
Full of charm and mystery...
RT Reviews on the County Cork Mystery series
Delightful... [A] fascinating whodunit filled with surprises.
The Mystery Gazette on The Orchard Mystery series
...some of the most satisfying cozy mysteries I've ever read...
—Lesa Holstine on The Orchard Mystery series
...clever, charming, and sophisticated caper.
—Hank Phillippi Ryan on The Museum Mystery series
Cruel Winter

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Cruel Winter

Fifth book in the County Cork Mysteries Series

Snow is a rarity in Maura Donovan's small village in County Cork, Ireland, so she wasn't sure what to expect when a major snowstorm rolled in around Sullivan's pub. But now she's stranded in a bar full of patrons—and a suspected killer in a long-ago murder.

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Sheila Connolly

I always wanted to write, but it took me until 2001 to even try to write a book, until 2006 to find an agent, and until 2008 before I could hold a published book of my own in my hands. Now I write multiple mystery series: the Orchard Mysteries for Berkley, the County Cork Mysteries, set in Ireland, for Crooked Lane Books, and the Relatively Dead Mysteries for Beyond the Page Publishing. In 2018 I’ll be adding a new Victorian Village series, from St. Martin’s Press.

I also write short stories, which have appeared in multiple anthologies.

If that's not enough, I write for three different blogs:

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