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Series: An Irish Village Mystery (Book 4)
Hardcover: 304 pages
Publisher: Kensington (February 26, 2019)
Book descriptionWhen competing card sharps stir up Siobhán O'Sullivan’s quiet Irish village, a poker tournament turns into a game of Hangman . . .
In the small village of Kilbane in County Cork, for a cuppa tea or a slice of brown bread, you go to Naomi’s Bistro, managed by the many siblings of the lively O'Sullivan brood. For a pint or a game of darts—or for the poker tournament that's just come to town—it’s the pub you want.
One player’s reputation precedes him: Eamon Foley, a tinker out of Dublin, called the Octopus for playing like he has eight hands under the table. But when Foley is found at the end of a rope, swinging from the rafters of Rory Mack’s pub, it’s time for the garda to take matters into their own hands. Macdara Flannery would lay odds it’s a simple suicide—after all, there’s a note and the room was locked. But Siobhán suspects foul play, as does Foley’s very pregnant widow. Perhaps one of Foley’s fellow finalists just raised the stakes to life and death.
With conflicting theories on the crime—not to mention the possibility of a proposal—tensions are running high between Siobhán and Macdara. Soon it’s up to Siobhán to call a killer’s bluff, but if she doesn’t play her cards right, she may be the next one taken out of the game . .
Meet the author - Carlene O'ConnorUSA Today bestselling author Carlene O’Connor comes from a long line of Irish storytellers. Her great-grandmother emigrated from Ireland filled with tales and the stories have been flowing ever since. Of all the places across the pond she’s wandered, she fell most in love with a walled town in County Limerick and was inspired to create the town of Kilbane, County Cork. Carlene currently divides her time between New York and the Emerald Isle. She is currently at work on the next book in the Irish Village Mystery series.
This is one of my favorite series and part of it is due to the setting. Who can't love a book set in Ireland. Kilbane is a nice little town that would be a great place to visit. Unless of course you witness a murder while there. The other is I enjoy the author's writing style. For me the story just flows well. It was nice to get to visit Siobhan and the other characters again and meeting a few new ones as well. I liked how just when I thought I had it all figured out in my mind the author would give me another clue that would make me rethink my guess. I am looking forward to the next book in this series. With each new book in the series, I am liking it more and more.