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Marian McMahon Stanley

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Like her protagonist Rosaria O’Reilly in The Immaculate (Barking Rain Press May 2016), Marian McMahon Stanley enjoyed a long international corporate career with a Fortune 500 company and, more recently, a senior position at a large, urban university in Boston. She is the mother of four adult children and a growing number of grandchildren. Marian writes in a small, bookish town outside Boston where she lives with her husband Bill and — just as in the story — a Westie named Archie.

In addition to a number of short stories, Marian is hard at work on the next Rosaria O’Reilly mystery novel, set in Boston and Ireland. In Buried Troubles the long shadow of old grievances and secrets ends the life of a young Irish journalism student in Boston and
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Great read! The intrepid South Boston-bred Maura Donovan is still surprised to find herself the proprietor of Sullivan's Pub in a small West Cork town. In this sixth County Cork mystery, Maura not only has to deal with a mysterious murder at a local ...more
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Another Hallie Ephron story to keep you up at night wondering how the story will end! The haunting tale of a little girl who disappears from her yard one day and her doll which mysteriously appears decades later. Fascinating plot and setting (doll-ma ...more
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Nanci Rathbun Hi, Marian. I'm glad we connected. I, too, am an introvert - as are many of my fellow writers. I hope you enjoy a good mystery!Nanci Rathbun


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