Sheila Connolly
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Sheila Connolly

After collecting too many degrees and exploring careers ranging from art historian to investment banker to professional genealogist, Sheila Connolly began writing in 2001, and has now published over thirty traditional mysteries, including several New York Times bestsellers.

Her series include the Orchard Mysteries (Berkley Prime Crime), the Museum Mysteries (Berkley Prime Crime), The County Cork Mysteries (Crooked Lane Books), the Relatively Dead Mysteries (Beyond the Page Press), and beginning in 2018, The Victorian Village Mysteries from St. Martin's Press.

Her first full-length, standalone ebook, Once She Knew, was published in October 2012.

Connolly has also published a variety of short stories: "Size Matters" appeared in the 2010 Level Best Anthology, Thin Ice; "Called Home," a short prequel to the Orchard series, was published by Beyond the Page in 2011; and "Dead Letters," an e-story featuring the main characters from the Museum series, will be published by Berkley Prime Crime in February 2012. Beyond the Page also published "The Rising of the Moon," and another Level Best anthology includes "Kept in the Dark," which was nominated for both an Agatha award and an Anthony award for 2013.

She is passionate about genealogy, both American and Irish, and is a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Society of Mayflower Descendants. She is also an Irish citizen and owns a cottage in West Cork.

She lives in a too-big Victorian in southeastern Massachusetts with her husband and three cats. Find out more about her at her website, www.sheilaconnolly.com

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Best Sellers

    • Murder at the Mansion

    • Victorian Village Mystery Series, Book 1
    • By: Sheila Connolly
    • Narrated by: Emily Durante
    • Length: 9 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 64
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 56
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 57

    Katherine Hamilton's goal in high school was to escape from her dead-end hometown of Asheboro, Maryland. Fifteen years later she's got a degree in hospitality management and a great job at a high-end boutique hotel in Baltimore. Until the hotel is acquired by a chain, and she's laid off....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Meh

    • By Beatrice on 06-27-18

    Regular price: $17.49

    • An Early Wake

    • County Cork Mystery, Book 3
    • By: Sheila Connolly
    • Narrated by: Amy Rubinate
    • Length: 7 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 190
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 178
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 177

    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....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Repetitious elements and annoyingly fretful

    • By Wild Horses Flying on 06-01-17

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Buried in a Bog

    • County Cork Mystery Series, Book 1
    • By: Sheila Connolly
    • Narrated by: Amy Rubinate
    • Length: 7 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 395
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 364
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 365

    Honoring the wish of her late grandmother, Maura Donovan visits the small Irish village where her Gran was born - though she never expected to get bogged down in a murder mystery....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Atmospheric Irish Mystery

    • By Sara on 03-15-14

    Regular price: $30.09

    • Many a Twist

    • A County Cork Mystery
    • By: Sheila Connolly
    • Narrated by: Amy Rubinate
    • Length: 8 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 110
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 101
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 101

    Pub owner Maura Donovan hasn't seen her mother for over 20 years, so when she suddenly shows up in Maura's pub, Maura's not sure what to expect....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • 5 Stars

    • By Beatrice on 01-14-18

    Regular price: $24.47

    • A Late Frost

    • An Orchard Mystery
    • By: Sheila Connolly
    • Narrated by: Marguerite Gavin
    • Length: 7 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36

    The usually quiet town of Granford, Massachusetts is even drowsier during the colder months. But this year it's in for a jolt when Monica Whitman moves into town....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Favorite Author Does It Again!

    • By BarbC on 11-13-17

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Seeing the Dead

    • Relatively Dead Mysteries Series, Book 2
    • By: Sheila Connolly
    • Narrated by: Emily Durante
    • Length: 7 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 80
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 75
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 75

    Ever since her first ghostly sighting, Abby Kimball has been trying to unravel the mystery of her newly discovered ability....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • entertaining

    • By Beatrice on 12-28-16

    Regular price: $26.59

    • Relatively Dead

    • Relatively Dead Mysteries, Book 1
    • By: Sheila Connolly
    • Narrated by: Emily Durante
    • Length: 7 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 157
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 142
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 142

    Abby Kimball has just moved to New England with her boyfriend and is trying to settle in, but the experience is proving to be quite unsettling, to say the least....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • No more

    • By Margaret on 01-12-17

    Regular price: $26.59

    • A Turn for the Bad

    • County Cork Mystery Series #4
    • By: Sheila Connolly
    • Narrated by: Amy Rubinate
    • Length: 7 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 135
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 123
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 124

    After calling Ireland home for six months, Boston expat Maura Donovan still has a lot to learn about Irish ways - and Sullivan's Pub is her classroom....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A Little Disappointing

    • By Chalis on 05-24-16

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Cruel Winter

    • A County Cork Mystery
    • By: Sheila Connolly
    • Narrated by: Amy Rubinate
    • Length: 7 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 118
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 111
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 108

    Snow is a rarity in Maura Donovan's small village in County Cork, Ireland, so she wasn't sure what to expect when a major snowstorm rolled in around Sullivan's pub....

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • All talk, no action

    • By AnnieB on 05-12-17

    Regular price: $24.47

    • One Bad Apple

    • An Orchard Mystery
    • By: Sheila Connolly
    • Narrated by: Robin Miles
    • Length: 10 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 184
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 170
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 171

    Meg Corey has come to the quaint New England town of Granford, Massachusetts, to sell her mother's old colonial home and apple orchard....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Very slow mystery-wise, narrator okay

    • By Debbie on 03-27-17

    Regular price: $19.95

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