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Murder in an Irish Cottage

(Irish Village Mystery #5)

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In a remote—and superstitious—village in County Cork, Ireland, Garda Siobhán O'Sullivan must solve a murder where the prime suspects are fairies . . .

Family is everything to Siobhán: her five siblings; her dear departed mother for whom the family business, Naomi's Bistro, is named; and now her fiancé, Macdara Flannery. So precious is her engagement that Siobhán wants to
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Hardcover, 304 pages
Expected publication: February 25th 2020 by Kensington Publishing Corp.
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Barbara Rogers
Series: Irish Village Mystery #5
Publication Date: 2/25/2020
Number of Pages: 304
** 4.5 Stars Rounded Up **

I thoroughly enjoyed this excellent addition to the Irish Village Mystery series. In this series, we have watched Siobhan (shi-vawn) O’Sullivan grow from a harried caregiver for her five siblings after they were orphaned to a confident garda (police). She’s now engaged to fellow garda Macdara Flannery and the O’Sullivan Six, as they are known in their village of Kilbane, are finally settling
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Peggy R
This is the fifth book in the Irish Village Mystery series and I can say that I have enjoyed each one of them. Ms. O'Connor has done a wonderful job of creating the O'Sullivan siblings, led by Siobhan, who as readers will recall is now Garda O'Sullivan. This is a family of siblings that are well crafted, diverse and characters that readers can come to care about. Siobhan and Dara's romance is progressing, albeit slowly, but for me that is okay. I don't particularly want the romance in a cozy to ...more
Tracy Clark
Jul 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I read an advance copy of Irish Cottage. Get this. There's this remote Irish village inhabited by these weird folks who believe in fairies, and not the harmless Disney kind, but the kind that get really upset when you cross their fairy path or build your house on one. By the end, O'Connor even had me believing in them too. Maybe I was a little creeped out, checking over my shoulder, overly concerned about my own property line and whether fairies travel internationally. I won't say. Who knew ...more
Brenda
Jan 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Irish folklore and local Irish vernacular are major features of this series. When Siobhan O''Sullivan, now a police officer (garda), finds herself investigating fairies as murder suspects in a remote village you can count on an interesting reading experience.

An eclectic collection of characters, plot twists and Irish law provided aspects to this cozy mystery that I thoroughly enjoyed.

Newly engaged Siobhan and Macdara Flannery, both garda in her local village, find themselves personally involved
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Jan
It's bad enough that the victim is family and the locals appear to believe that she was murdered by faeries, but finding the victim staged was really just the last straw. Although Siobhan and Dara are Garda, it happened in another district so they can't officially be involved. All of the characters certainly are and that's a good thing! The killer is devious and the whole story is filled with misdirections. Excellent!
I requested and received a free ebook copy from Kensington Books via
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Jan Fore
Jan 10, 2020 rated it really liked it
Murder in an Irish Cottage
Carlene O’Connor
February 25, 2020


Carlene O’Connor has now written six books in the Irish Murder series. I now have read them all and enjoyed reading each of them. They each have different stories when it comes to the murder intrege. This last book, Murder in an Irish Cottage had a different spin to it. The plot was not humorous as it has been in the past. Siobhon and Dara stayed with their garda duties when it came to solving the killing of his Aunt in the cottage. The
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Rachel
Jan 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Murder in an Irish Cottage by Carlene O’Connor is the 5th book in the Irish Village Mystery Series.

I honestly think that this series gets better with each book I read. I have to confess that I have read a few out of order, but honestly the reader can actually dive right in at any spot and still enjoy the book. I will be reading the 4th book next (as I have read 1-3 already). However I love this series so much, that I have purchased the first 4 books. (As of note, there is a novella that
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Rachel
Jan 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Murder in an Irish Cottage by Carlene O’Connor is the 5th book in the Irish Village Mystery Series.

I honestly think that this series gets better with each book I read. I have to confess that I have read a few out of order, but honestly the reader can actually dive right in at any spot and still enjoy the book. I will be reading the 4th book next (as I have read 1-3 already). However I love this series so much, that I have purchased the first 4 books. (As of note, there is a novella that
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Homerun2
Feb 04, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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3.5 stars

Siobhan O'Sullivan and her five lively sibling are back for another adventure in County Cork. Siobhan is a garda now, and very determined to succeed. This time the murder hits close to home: the victim is the estranged aunt of her fiancee Macdara Flannery. Dara and Siobhan are both police but have no jurisdiction in this case, but that doesn't stop them from trying to get to the bottom of things.

And it's no easy puzzle. Dara's aunt was not particularly likable, nor is her blind daughter
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Mary
Jan 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is the 5th book in the Irish Village series. This one finds Siobhan and her Macdara heading out of town as Dara receives a frantic call from his cousin Jane to say his Aunt Ellen has been killed. The local townspeople and perhaps the local Garda (police) think is related to Fairies. This book will give you insight into Irish folklore. Apparently Dara’s Aunt Ellen is renting a cottage that is built on fairy lines and the fairies are none too happy about it. Aunt Ellen was going to prove them ...more
Karren Hodgkins
Jan 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. The opening chapter drew me in and really piqued my curiousity. There were times when I really didn't want to put it down.

The story leans into Irish folklore while the mystery is solved by asking and answering many questions. Patience and enquiring minds eventually result in the mystery being solved. As with every well-written murder mystery, the characters are complex and no-one and nothing is quite what it seems.

I particularly enjoyed the relationships amongst
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Kathleen Gray
Feb 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Siobhan and Dara, both Garda, find themselves ensnared in a complicated case involving murder and, wait for it- fairies! This is series is more one of gentle procedurals than cozies and this latest installment (fine as a standalone) is the same. Ellen moved into a cottage that was built along fairy lines (I learned something) and was not respectful to them or to anyone in the village for that matter. The local Garda doesn't want Siobhan and Dara's help (and Siobhan's big family would like her ...more
Leslie
Feb 09, 2020 rated it really liked it
I read this book courtesy of NetGalley. Garda Siobhan Sullivan is newly and secretly engaged, helping to run a bistro with her five siblings after their parents died, and jumping right in to help solve a murder mystery. Closed mouth villagers, who are filled with superstitious, beliefs are problematic for Siobhan and her fiancé Macdara as they attempt to solve the crime while not actively involved in the investigation. Red herrings and misleading information abound in this lively book, making it ...more
Wulfwyn
I love this book. I’m honestly afraid I’m going to say to much so the review is going to be short. I adore Siobhán and her family. I was kept guessing until the reveal, changing my mind constantly over who it was. I was absolutely enchanted with the story and the location descriptions. This author is a recent discovery and I love how she is able to blend in me a longing to go to Ireland with the feeling that I am there while reading her books. I get totally immersed in the story with the people ...more
Annarella
Feb 13, 2020 rated it liked it
Even if I usually like the stories in this series I couldn't connect to this one as I found the plot and the character development a bit monodimensional.
The Irish background is as vidid as usual but the story wasn't my cup of tea.
Many thanks to the Kensington Books and Netgalley for this ARC, all opinions are mine.
Janice Cloutier
Feb 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Loved this book! Received it in give away and was so excited as recognized the author! Great read with many Irish superstitions and folklore a part of story! Great characters and took off where the main characters love story was left! Want to read entire series! Love setting and beautiful description of beautiful Irish countryside!
Kerrie Hoar
Siobhan and Macdara are back to solve another mystery. This time murder has hit Macdara's family.
I recently read an ARC of the latest (and last?) Agatha Raisin mystery and am enjoying this new cozy mystery series as a replacement for those times when I need a light-hearted read.

I received a complimentary advanced reader copy of this book through NetGalley. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.
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Chip
Jan 31, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Won an advanced reader copy in the Goodreads Giveaway section.

I was already a big fan of the series, and this was another great addition.

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