Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Scandal in Skibbereen by Sheila Connolly

County Cork Mystery #2  Maura meets another American woman, Althea Melville, in her pub.  The brash woman is looking for a possibly important painting. Even though the woman is rude, Maura helps her and introduces her to Billy, the old man that spends his days in the pub. Maura learns of Mycroft House.  It's possible that the painting is there. The next day Leap is gossiping about the murder of the groundskeeper at Mycroft House. Is Althea responsible? Maura and a gang including Althea need to figure out who did the crime and find the painting.

I like this story. I like Maura. My family also comes from County Cork in Ireland. SO I love to read stories from there. I hope another mystery is being written.

A New York Times Bestseller
As the new owner of Sullivan's Pub in County Cork, Ireland, Maura Donovan gets an earful of all the village gossip. But uncovering the truth about some local rumors may close her down for good...
Bostonian Maura is beginning to feel settled in her new Irish home, just in time for summer tourist season to bring fresh business to her pub. But the first traveler to arrive is thirsty for more than just a pint of Guinness. Althea Melville is hot on the trail of a long-lost Van Dyck painting.
Maura agrees to help Althea meet with the residents at the local manor house, the most likely location of the missing art. But when the manor's gardener is found murdered, Maura wonders what Althea's real motives are. Now, to solve the secret of the lost portrait and catch a killer, Maura will have to practice her Irish gift of gab and hunt down some local history—before someone else is out of the picture...

Pages: 294
Published: 2014



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