"Danger lurks in Galway..."
Reviewed by Debbie Wiley
Posted April 23, 2019
Tara Meehan is just fulfilling her mother's last request. Visiting Galway,
Ireland for the first time with her mother's ashes, she looks for her
uncle, Johnny Meehan to pass along her mother's message.
Unfortunately, none of the locals seem very friendly and things get
worse after she discovers a dead body at her uncle's home. Is Tara's
visit to Ireland about to turn deadly for her?
MURDER IN GALWAY is the first
book in the Galway Ireland series as Carlene O'Connor once again takes
readers to Ireland through the cozy mystery genre. I love the vivid
descriptions as Carlene O'Connor paints a gorgeous portrait of Galway.
I wasn't fortunate enough to visit Galway when I went to Ireland, but the
descriptions in MURDER IN
GALWAY makes me long to do so!
Tara is an interesting heroine, determined to solve the murder and
hopefully prove her uncle's innocence. I like that we get to see flashes
of her skills as an interior decorator and look forward to more mysteries
where she establishes her visual board methodology. Her ideas for Irish
Revivals have me excited for the future treasures she'll uncover for the
MURDER IN GALWAY is a great
start to what looks to be an entertaining Irish cozy mystery series.
Carlene O'Connor has created engaging characters, a vibrant
atmosphere, and a darned good mystery to unravel. I can't wait for the
Available only at Barnes & Noble until April 30,
First in a new series!
New Yorker Tara Meehan's first trip to Galway may be her
last . . .
Tara never imagined her introduction to Ireland like
this—carrying her mam’s ashes to honor her final request:
“Tell Johnny I’m sorry . . . Take me home.” She’s never met
her mam's estranged brother, Johnny Meehan, who owns an
architectural salvage business in Galway. Although Tara is
immediately charmed by the medieval city, the locals seem
wary of strangers and a gypsy warns her that death is all
When Tara arrives at her uncle’s stone cottage, the prophesy
seems true. A dead man lies sprawled over the threshold in a
pool of blood. The victim turns out to be Johnny’s
wealthiest client, and her missing uncle is the garda’s
number-one suspect. In trying to find Johnny and solve the
crime, Tara uncovers her mam and uncle’s troubled past. But
with a desperate killer about, she had better mind herself,
or they’ll be tossing her ashes in Galway Bay . . .
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