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Dead in Dublin

(The Dublin Driver Mysteries #1)

3.86  ·  Rating details ·  544 ratings  ·  157 reviews
In Dublin's fair city, where the girls are so pretty, murder occurs at the feet of sweet Molly Malone . . .

Ferrying tourists around Dublin for the Leprechaun Limo Service makes quite a change after years in the military. Still, Megan Malone is enjoying her life in Ireland. She likes the scenery, the easy pace, the quirky, quick-witted locals. Everything--except having
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Mass Market Paperback, 292 pages
Published December 31st 2019 by Kensington Publishing Corporation
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Carrie
Dec 28, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
Dead in Dublin by Catie Murphy is the first book in the new cozy The Dublin Driver Mysteries series. As with most cozy series this first book contains it’s own mystery that is solved within so readers could only read the one and not worry about cliffhangers.

Megan Malone is originally from the US but after her years in the military as an Army combat medic she decided she would move to Dublin. Making her new life in a new country Megan took on a job at the Leprechaun Limo Service where she drove o
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Natalia  R
Dec 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
After retiring from the US military, Megan Malone moved to Dublin, Ireland for a fresh start. She loves her new home and is enjoying her job as a driver for the Leprechaun Limo Service. When one of her regular clients, popular food blogger, Elizabeth Darr, dies after eating at her friend's restaurant, Megan does everything she can to help Elizabeth's grieving husband Simon and her chef friend. As she digs deeper into Elizabeth's life, she uncovers some shocking secrets about Simon and her friend ...more
Gail C.
Dec 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The first in a new series that will be going on my list to follow. This was a thoroughly engaging mystery novel taking place in Dublin. The characters in the book are well crafted with lots of quirks and personalities that help create three dimensional people. Megan Malone is an American who moved to Ireland after retiring as an Army Medic. Now she drives a limo in Dublin which positions her perfectly to meet new people and become intrigued in their situations.
In this inaugural book in the serie
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Juli
Nov 20, 2019 rated it really liked it
When she finished up her military career, Megan Malone relocated to Dublin, Ireland. She works for Leprechaun Limos, driving tourists all over the city. It's about as far from her former military skills as she can get...but she loves it. Most days it's pretty routine....driving people here and there, giving a bit of touristy color and history to her clients. Until the day one of her passengers drops dead. A well-known restaurant and food critic, Elizabeth Darr, dies....after eating at a local re ...more
Linden
Dec 23, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Megan Malone former US Army combat medic, is now a limo driver in Dublin for Lucky Leprechaun Limousines. One of her customers, Liz, dies suddenly after dining at her friend Fionn's restaurant, but the autopsy reveals something much worse than a bad meal. Is Liz's husband really as devastated as he seems? And then there's a second murder, and Megan wonders if they are connected. I liked the Dublin setting for this cozy mystery, and Megan is an appealing protagonist. Thanks to the publisher and N ...more
Stephanie
Oct 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: mysteries
This is such a fun, charming, cozy and immersive mystery set in Dublin, with a heroine I loved (a 40-year-old American immigrant, ex-military, infinitely generous, practical, and a hopeless sucker for any human or animal in need), an expansive friends-group for the heroine that I ADORED, and a setting so vividly described and so enticing that I wished I could hop on a plane and visit straightaway! The author is an American immigrant to Ireland herself, so unsurprisingly, not only did the (realis ...more
Annette
Jan 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Good first book in a new series. I liked the main character. I loved the Dublin setting. I look forward to reading more books in this series.
JoAn
Oct 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc, cozy-mystery
Dead in Dublin by Catie Murphy was an excellent beginning to a new cozy mystery series. Ms. Murphy is a "new to me" author who did not disappoint.

Megan Malone is an American expat living in Dublin and driving limos and town cars for Leprechaun Limo Service. She loves her job and has made several friends in Dublin since moving here. She's older than most of the current cozy mystery sleuths so I enjoyed "meeting" her. The story is well crafted with a quickly paced plot, twists, turns, red herring
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Kristina
Dead in Dublin by Catie Murphy is the beginning of A Dublin Driver Mystery series. Megan Malone retired from the military after twenty years and relocated to Dublin, Ireland where she works as a driver for Leprechaun Limo Service. Megan is shocked when Elizabeth “Liz” Darr collapses at the base of the Molly Malone statue and passes away. Liz Darr was a renowned restaurant critic and food blogger who had been traveling for the last year around Europe with her husband Simon. Megan had been ferryin ...more
Carole Jarvis
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Dead in Dublin by Catie Murphy is a refreshing addition to the cozy mystery field and I enjoyed it very much overall. Several things set it apart from other cozy mysteries … The setting, for one. What’s not to like about an Irish setting? And then there’s the lead character, Megan Malone, whose very name alludes to the legendary Molly Malone of Dublin fame. Megan is an appealing and original character, with her Army medic background and total
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Tari
Jan 21, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A well-written and plotted mystery set in Dublin, Ireland with a Texan limo driver made for a really interesting and intriguing read. I fell in love with the little Jack Russell who had two puppies. Meg was babysitting them, and as she kept telling them that she wasn't keeping them but was growing closer and closer to the little dog family, I was hoping she'd weaken. I sure didn't like her boss much. That lady needs an attitude adjustment lol. Meg's friends were fun, but she was more of a loner ...more
Kirsti
Jun 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Thank you to Netgalley and the publishers for the chance to read this book!

This was a fantastic start to a cozy series with a whole lot of promise, It has a unique setting, character and situation, and thus made it all the more enjoyable. Megan was a really good sleuth, and had some great leads and sources to untilize. Ultimately we're led in such an unexpected direction for the murderer that I was both shocked and impressed. I read so many of these that it's usually hard to get one past me, but
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The Cozy Review
Dec 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
Series: The Dublin Driver Mysteries – Book 1
Author: Catie Murphy
Genre: Cozy Mystery/Exotic Location
Publisher: Kensington Books
Page Count: 304

Publishing Date: December 31, 2019

From Kensington Books comes the new cozy series “The Dublin Driver Mysteries” by Catie Murphy and the debut book, Dead In Dublin. It is a fun, entertaining, traditional mystery with offbeat characters with a great location.

Megan is an original character, ex-military, American, and a limo driver. She cares about her passen
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Lisa Morin
Dec 31, 2019 rated it really liked it
Dead in Dublin is a good start to a new cozy mystery series.
Set in Dublin, the story is well written and fast paced.I’m looking forward to reading more.
Toni
Dec 12, 2019 rated it liked it
3.5 Stars

This is the first book in the Dublin Driver mystery series by Catie Murphy.

There was quite a lot of build-up in this story. I had a hard time grasping the entire scenario. It wasn’t until the halfway point I had my feet under me and was understanding the concept of this book. I am not certain what had me stymied.

I didn’t get the lush sense of Dublin like I thought I would and I understand that you can’t do that constantly. I probably missed all the Ireland-esque build-up when I was so b
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Lesa
Well, I found a new cozy mystery series to love. Dead in Dublin may be a debut mystery, but Catie Murphy has written science fiction/fantasy as C.E. Murphy, so it's quite polished. It doesn't hurt that it's set in Dublin with actual buildings and monuments. Murphy's debut did send me down a rabbit hole as I looked at pictures of Dublin and listened to several versions of "Molly Malone".

Megan Malone's client dies at the feet of the statue of Molly Malone. Megan is an American transplant who driv
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Fee (Ebook Addicts)
Jan 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc, read-in-2020
Megan Malone is an American expat living in Dublin and drives limos and town cars for Leprechaun Limo Service, her current charge is food blogger Elizabeth Darr and her husband Simon. When Elizabeth drops dead shortly after dining at a local restaurant, owned by Megan's friend who is not only distraught that someone has died after eating at her restaurant but also worried how it will impact her business, she begs Megan to look into Elizabeth's death. Was it food poisoning or something more sinis ...more
Hilary (A Wytch's Book Review)
PHEW! I thought this was going to be a gentle read over a couple of evenings, at 02.00 hours I turned the last page and wanted more!

Megan Malone did 20 years in the US military and she has now ended up in Dublin, renting an apartment and being a driver for the Leprechaun Limo Service and is working one day when she sees one of her clients collapse under the bronze statue of Molly Malone, the client's husband is frantically doing CPR when Megan comes to assist (she was a Medic whilst in service),
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Kav
Jan 07, 2020 rated it really liked it
So much to love about this new series (and new-to-me author.) Love the Dublin setting, the unusual occupation for a cozy mystery heroine, Megan's larger than life friends and the subtle hints at something developing between Meg and a certain garda detective. And there's puppies!!!!

The mystery is a bit darker than the usual cozy fare but very cleverly developed with plenty of surprising twists. Love Megan's dogged determination to make sense out of the chaos. Her army medic background stands her
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Patty
Jan 05, 2020 rated it liked it
Dead in Dublin by Catie Murphy is the 1st book in the Dublin Driver Mystery series, and my first book by this author. Megan Malone recently retired from the military, and moved to Dublin. She has a duel citizenship with US and Ireland. Megan is working for Leprechaun Limo driving tourist around, and enjoys it. When one of Megan's regular customers, a restaurant critic, dies suddenly on the sidewalk after eating at her friends restaurant, Megan is determined to find the truth. I really wanted to ...more
Eden
2020 bk 37. A new author for me and a new mystery series. Set in Dublin, ex-pat Megan Malone is a hired driver for tourists, her latest charges being food critic sensation, Elizabeth Darr and her husband. When Elizabeth dies, Megan promises to help her husband and later his in-laws, despite orders to the contrary from her boss. A lovely mystery with the clues bunched up more at the end rather than spread out. The early part, however, does a terrific job at introducing the characters who will be ...more
Sandra Berryman
Oct 29, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is the first in a series of cozy mysteries, I hope, with interesting characters and a solid plot line. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and look forward to reading the next book in this series.
Nora-adrienne
Mar 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: cozies
Megan is an Irish girl who grew up in Texas... She's taking Dublin by storm. Kicking ass and taking names. Her crew of friends is interesting and from across the spectrum of the local society. I think this series is going to be around for a LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONG time.
Carolyn Munroe
Jun 18, 2020 rated it it was ok
Hmmm, a limo driver feels compelled to investigate a murder. I always like to see how authors make the argument. I have difficulty with that in stories I write as does this author. The book has multiple characters which do not remain firmly fixed in your head. Her friends are so broad in socioeconomic status as to seem improbable. And each friend just happens to have the connection she needs...and we don’t even half to go 7 degrees. Murphy does give some description of Dublin which I appreciate. ...more
Clare O'Beara
Feb 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: irish-crime
A busy few days occur for the Leprechaun Limo Service in Dublin. (Extra star for the setting.) A client dies of apparent food poisoning at a city centre restaurant. The driver, an American lady retired from a more exciting life, knows the venue owner and tries to find out what happened for everyone's sake.

The deceased was a food blogger and vlogger from the United States - the author, an American herself, is clearly trying to catch two markets, but tourism is a large component of Ireland's inco
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Katreader
Jan 21, 2020 rated it really liked it
DEAD IN DUBLIN by Catie Murphy
The First Dublin Driver Mystery

Originally from Texas. Megan Malone now calls Ireland home. Enjoying life abroad, Megan works as a driver for Leprechaun Limo Service. For months she'd been the regular driver for Liz Darr, noted American restaurant critic and blogger, and her husband when they visit Dublin. Leaving dinner one night Liz dropped to the ground and died at the foot of the famous statue of Molly Malone. Surely food poisoning couldn't have killed that quick
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Nina Silva
Jan 09, 2020 rated it really liked it
Dead in Dublin is a fun read and a great start to a new series by author, Catie Murphy. Let’s get straight to the meat of the matter.

The mystery we have to solve is who killed Liz Darr, travel blogger and food critic. At first it doesn’t seem as if there will be many suspects, with her and her husband being on vacation and all, but the tale starts spinning and motives and possible suspects start popping. Megan’s involvement in the case isn’t too unrealistic as she simply promises to help find a
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Elizabeth
Jul 05, 2020 rated it really liked it
Loved it! A new cozy mystery series to keep track of! The character of Megan (amateur detective) was extremely likable. She was surrounded by a cast of minor characters who were all interesting and kind in their own right. Of course, the handsome police officer/garda that she was working with, Paul, will definitely become her love interest. Megan is American and living in Dublin. Her "day job" is to act as a chauffeur. The author takes the time to "translate" Irish terms and conversational bante ...more
Tal S
Apr 10, 2020 rated it really liked it
Ferrying tourists around Dublin for the Leprechaun Limo Service makes quite a change after years in the military. Still, Megan Malone is enjoying her life in Ireland. She likes the scenery, the easy pace, the quirky, quick-witted locals. Everything--except having one of her clients drop dead at the statue of fabled fishmonger, Molly Malone.

Most restaurant critics notch up their share of enemies. Elizabeth Darr, however, was a well-loved international star. She and her husband, Simon, had just ha
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Dawn Michelle
Not a bad start to a new series; I will say here that this really grazes that line between cozy mystery and regular mystery - there are actually parts where I feel it goes over that line, but I know that is up for interpretation from each reader. I just felt that the marketing for this is close to pushing it when calling it a cozy.

That said, I liked it. The narrator [when she was fully relaxed] was excellent [when she wasn't, it was either NO punctuation at all, or a period. after. every. singl
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