An Early Wake (A County Cork Mystery #3) (Mass Market)

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Pub owner Maura Donovan may have Irish kin, but she doesn’t seem to have the luck of the Irish. Who could have foreseen that bringing live music back to Sullivan’s Pub would lead to a dead musician?

Summer is ending in County Cork, Ireland, and with it the tourist season. Expat Maura Donovan is determined to keep Sullivan’s Pub in the black as the days grow shorter—but how? When she hears that the place was once a hot spot for Irish musicians who’d come play in the back room, she wonders if bringing back live music might be Sullivan’s salvation.

As word gets out, legendary musicians begin to appear at the pub, and the first impromptu jam session brings in scores of music lovers. But things hit a sour note when Maura finds a dead musician in the back room the next morning. With a slew of potential suspects, it’s going to take more than a pint and a good think to force a murderer to face the music.

About the Author

Sheila Connolly is the New York Times bestselling, Anthony and Agatha award nominated author of the Orchard Mysteries, the Museum Mysteries, and the County Cork Mysteries. She has taught art history; structured and marketed municipal bonds for major cities; worked as a staff member on two statewide political campaigns; and served as a fundraiser for several nonprofit organizations. Sheila also managed her own consulting company, providing genealogical research services. In addition to genealogy, she loves restoring old houses, visiting cemeteries, and traveling. Now a full-time author, Sheila thinks writing mysteries is a lot more fun than any of her previous occupations. She is married and has one daughter and three cats.

Praise For…

Praise for the New York Times Bestselling County Cork Mystery series:

"'Tis a grand thing...The prolific Sheila Connolly...pays tribute to her Irish heritage...Connolly invests this leisurely series opener with a wealth of Irish color and background." --Richmond Times-Dispatch

"Another winner of a series...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." --The Maine Suspect

"[A] well-set and nicely paced cozy." --Library Journal

"The Irish countryside continues to enchant...Maura is a strong lead character, near perfect."
Product Details
ISBN: 9780425252536
ISBN-10: 0425252531
Publisher: Berkley
Publication Date: February 3rd, 2015
Pages: 304
Language: English
Series: A County Cork Mystery