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Murder in Galway

Murder in Galway, May 2019
Galway Ireland Mystery #1
by Carlene O'Connor

Kensington
ISBN: 1496719840
EAN: 9781496719843
Mass Market Paperback
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"Danger lurks in Galway..."

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Murder in Galway
Carlene O'Connor

Reviewed by Debbie Wiley
Posted April 23, 2019

Mystery Cozy

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 shop!

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 next installment!

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SUMMARY

Available only at Barnes & Noble until April 30, 2020!

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 around.

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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