Pub owner Maura Donovan hasn’t seen her mother for over twenty years, so when she suddenly shows up in Maura’s pub, Maura’s not sure what to expect. Her mother is trying to find a life for herself back home and has taken up a position working with the new owners of the Crann Mor hotel just outside Skibbereen. Until her new boss is found dead in the gardens, dumped down the hillside behind the hotel.
Now, trying to rekindle the relationship they’ve lost, Maura must investigate in order to clear her mother’s name. It’s not so easy though, as long-time residents of County Cork, including the families of her employee Mick, and the family of the deceased hotel owner, have bottled deep dark family secrets not meant to be uncorked. And someone will kill to keep them that way.
How far would you go to protect your family? Maura tests the age-old question in Many a Twist, the charming and atmospheric sixth County Cork mystery from New York Times bestselling author Sheila Connolly.
Sheila Connolly is the Anthony and Agatha Award–nominated author of over thirty titles, including the Museum Mysteries, the Orchard Mysteries, and the County Cork Mysteries, in addition to the Relatively Dead paranormal romance e-series, the standalone books Once She Knew, a romantic suspense, and Reunion with Death, a traditional mystery set in Tuscany, as well as a number of short stories in various anthologies. She lives in Massachusetts with her husband and three cats, and visits Ireland as often as she can. This is her sixth County Cork mystery.
Praise for the New York Times Bestselling County Cork mysteries:
“Move over, Agatha Christie: a pub owner in County Cork fancies herself a young Miss Marple… A fine read in the classic style.”
―Kirkus Reviews on Cruel Winter
“A crafty and marvelous twist to the classic whodunit…A totally captivating page-turner of a book, perfect for winter nights with a storm beating against the windows.”
―NY Journal of Books on Cruel Winter
“A clever plot with the reader turning the pages faster and faster to reach the surprising finale.”
―Fresh Fiction on Cruel Winter
“A page turning experience. If you like a good mystery and enjoy Irish settings, then you will enjoy this novel!”
―Portland Book Review on Cruel Winter
“A Turn for the Bad is…deftly plotted, the characters are engaging, and the visual descriptions of Ireland made me want to grab my passport and visit as soon as possible. A real winner!”
―Suspense Magazine on A Turn for the Bad
“A truly fabulous read that brings you right to the small county of Cork. With descriptive writing, well developed characters and wonderful storyline, An Early Wake is a true hit that brings the magic of Ireland to any reader.”
—Open Book Society on An Early Wake
“[A] well-set and nicely paced cozy.”
—Library Journal on Scandal in Skibbereen
“Ireland itself becomes a character as Connolly adds description of the countryside and bits of history throughout the book…County Cork is surely a place you’d love to visit, and Sullivan’s a great spot for a pint of Guinness and a bit of gossip.”
―Kings River Life Magazine on Scandal in Skibbereen
“A traditional cozy set in the Emerald Isle and starring an amateur sleuth seems quite fresh. A very promising start to a new series.”
—Booklist on Buried in a Bog
“Full of charm and mystery… The locals are warm and welcoming and the central hub of the village, Sullivan’s Pub, is a slice of comfort.”
—RT Book Review on Buried in a Bog
“Connolly’s latest is a captivating tale–sweet, nostalgic, and full of Irish charm, but also tightly plotted and full of twists, turns, and shocking reveals…Connolly’s County Cork Mysteries have a ton of promise.”
—The Maine Suspect on Buried in a Bog