Murder at an Irish Christmas - Carlene O'Connor

Murder at an Irish Christmas

By Carlene O'Connor

  • Release Date: 2020-10-27
  • Genre: Women Sleuths
Score: 4.5
From 258 Ratings


Garda Siobhán O'Sullivan’s holiday plans hit a sour note when murder rearranges the yuletide carols into unexpected eulogies . . .
This December in Kilbane, if you’re planning to warm up with a cuppa tea at Naomi’s Bistro, you may have a bit of a wait—the entire O’Sullivan brood has gone off to West Cork to spend the holidays with brother James’s fiancée Elise’s family, including her grandfather, the famous orchestral conductor Enda Elliot. Siobhán is so happy for James and Elise but also quietly disappointed that she must put her own wedding to fellow garda Macdara Flannery on hold. Mac will have to join them later, so he can spend part of the holidays with his mam.
When the O’Sullivans learn everyone will choose a name from a hat to buy a music-related Christmas gift for someone else at the gathering, it seems like their greatest concern—until the cantankerous conductor is discovered crushed under a ninety-pound harp in a local concert hall.With the extended family—including Enda’s much-younger new wife Leah, a virtuoso violinist—suspected in his murder, it's up to Siobhán to ensure the guilty party faces the music before the killer orchestrates another untimely demise . . .
“The intricate puzzle and continuing Irish atmosphere make this the series’ best to date.”
Kirkus Reviews


  • Chocolates & Crisps

    By TheScarringScarlett
    There’s nothing like a beautifully delivered book around Christmas time! This author truly appreciates Christmas as much as I do! Ireland is officially a wonderful Christmas destination with family, except maybe for a murder... This is the Sixth book in the Ireland Village Mystery series and the first one I’ve read. I truly enjoyed the Irish culture coming alive in front of my eyes; with the scenery, Irish names and language, all the way to Siobhan’s perfect love of tea. I was completely swept up in this book. I didn’t want to put it down! The twists and turns made it thrilling. I’m excited to get ahold of the rest of the series and catch up with the O’Sullivan Clan. I’m marking this one, a must read. ‘“Never underestimate the power of chocolates and crisps,” Siobhán said.’ (Chapter 6)