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Publisher's Summary

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. Her mother is trying to find a life for herself back home and has taken up a position working with the new owners of the Crann Mor hotel just outside Skibbereen. That is until her new boss is found dead in the gardens, dumped down the hillside behind the hotel.

Now, trying to rekindle the relationship they've lost, Maura must investigate in order to clear her mother's name. It's not so easy, though, as longtime residents of County Cork, including the families of her employee Mick, and the family of the deceased hotel owner, have bottled deep, dark family secrets not meant to be uncorked. And someone will kill to keep them that way.

How far would you go to protect your family? Maura tests the age-old question in Many a Twist, the charming and atmospheric sixth County Cork mystery from New York Times best-selling author Sheila Connolly.

©2018 Sheila Connolly (P)2018 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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I thought the last book was a bit off, so I'm happy to say that this one was really good. The mystery was entertaining with good pacing and plot twists. There is character development for all of the characters with room for more advancement in the future. I look forward to listening to the next book in this series.

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About the Journey, Not the Destination

This low-key series is not about figuring out a mystery but enjoying Maura's journey from American visitor to valued member of a small Irish community, building friendships, accepting human flaws and deciding professional goals.

I can't say if the author's depiction of Ireland is authentic or realistic but I find this series entertaining and engrossing in a quiet, thoughtful way. Very mild language and sexual situations, with an emphasis on a relationships.

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Slow, entertaining and wonderful

I have enjoyed each and every book in this series.
Finally, Maura is coming into her own, making tough choices and sticking to them. There’s not a lot of indecision in her, and it’s wonderful to see her grow.
SPOILER ALERT! Maura finds companionship!
As long as Sheila Connolly writes them and Amy Rubinstein reads them, I will be buying and listening.

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Everything there should be in a book!

I love this narrator. She sounds smart, educated, classy and experienced in narrating books. It’s a refreshing change from what I’ve been listening to lately! Of course the author is excellent and her writing skills are as good as her ability to transport the “reader” (listener) to another life. I will continue to listen to her stories and listen to her narrator.

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Is the narrator Irish?

I love this author but this narrator puts on the worst Irish accent I have ever heard. I had to shut it off.

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Loved it!

Maura and the rest of the crew are an interesting down to earth bunch. I love this series and how realistic it is!

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Stilted narration and flat characters. Don’t waste your time. I had to stop listening and I gave it over an hour.

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Many a Twist

I am so thoroughly enjoying this series, if you love Country mysteries, this is very good. I love the characters and how their stories are unfolding. The narration is perfect, love the accent.

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Favorite in the Series 😊

The sixth in the County Cork Mysteries kept me listening almost nonstop. I had my hackles up when the arrogant, millionaire owner of the Crann Mor hotel came to visit Sullivan's pub proposing some sort of collaboration. I felt for Maura and her staff as they had to deal with him and his team from the states. As usual, there were all sorts of other things going on in the story, Maura's artist friend, Gillian is pregnant and about to give birth to a baby, and Gillian's boyfriend, may or may not be ready to be a father. not to mention that their home is no where near ready for the new addition to their family. When the snooty old John Byrne was found dead in the garden of the Crann Mor, not many mourned the loss. But the lady heading the team from America, Helen Jenkins was horrified when she was brought in by the Garda . . . yet, surprisingly the first thing she asked was to speak to Maura privately. 😮 Disclosing that she was Maura's mother, who had abandoned her following the death of Maura's father, Maura was aghast. What follows is an amazing tale of discovery, sadness, investigation and well, love. All the favorites at Sullivan's pull together to help Maura investigate the death of John Byrne, help her friend Gillian, whilst having a bit of fun in the process. 😉 Excellent story and conclusion! BRAVO!

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Might be the greatest piece of literature in the English language, I will never know. I have no objection to an American narrator but please, please, please do not try to fly the oirish accent without at least asking a native’s option first. Ms. Rubinate no personal slight intended. Failure of production oversight I’m sure.