Murder in an Irish Churchyard

Narrated by: Caroline Lennon
Series: Irish Village Mysteries, Book 3
Length: 9 hrs and 57 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (1,056 ratings)

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It's official! Siobhan is now Garda O'Sullivan, and her five siblings couldn't be prouder. While her brother James runs Naomi's Bistro, Siobhan is doing her part to keep the village safe. Of course, Kilbane is pretty quiet compared to a place like Dublin, where Macdara Flannery has gone to be a detective sergeant.

Then one night the local priest summons Siobhan to the church cemetery. There's a dead man in the graveyard - above ground. He's a stranger, but the priest has heard talk of an American tourist in town searching for an Irish ancestor. A detective sergeant is dispatched from Dublin to assist with the case, and, as fate would have it, it's Macdara.

Things have been awkward between him and Siobhan since he left, but their partnership soon unearths that the victim was from Dublin, Ohio. As they dig for a motive among the gnarled roots of his family tree, long-buried secrets are unearthed.

Now, they'll have to stay two steps ahead of the killer...or they'll end up with more than one foot in the grave.

©2018 Carlene O'Connor (P)2018 Dreamscape Media, LLC

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Great Listen!

Love the mystery, humor and insight into some of Irish culture. The storyline is interesting and flows easily with good twists. The reader captures the character’s voices wonderfully. I just wonder if the author means to only portray Americans as typically obnoxious, egotistical and/or snobs? Hopefully, there is room for diversity in character, even among Americans!

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too many twists and turns to count!

fantastic murder mystery that keeps you guessing to the very end. I've listened to all three books and it's left me waiting for the next book. Miss O'Connor is a fine, well versed author.

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Big improvement

Was a good improvement on the 2nd book, can not wait for the next one!

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Good story but narration needs work

I love the O'Sullivan Six and their shenanigans! Unfortunately, the narrator's attempt at American accents is painful and distracting to listen to.

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Series getting better.

Although a couple years passed in the storyline since the second book with major changes in the main characters lives, the author handles that adroitly. And you would think that a couple actual years worth of honing her writing skills had passed as well. The first two books were good but seemed as though the series could either get better or sizzle out. Happily, this entry is the best yet and leaves me definitely wanting the series to continue. The mystery was satisfyingly complex. And the personal relationship between the main characters was interesting but not so intrusive that it turned a well done mystery into borderline romance novel.

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Love it!

Love that you added Dublin, Ohio to the story! 💕 Can't wait to listen to the next book.

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excellent escape mystery excellent narration

Excellent fun mystery with a perfect narration keeping interest to the very end
This is saying a lot as fiction almost never keeps my attention.

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Not as good as the rest, but still enjoyable

Not my favorite of the Irish Village Mystery, but I enjoyed it nonetheless. I picked this read out as a comfort read, needing some escape from the darkness spreading across the world. I really enjoy this series, especially because I read it as an audiobook, and the narrator has an Irish accent. It's so lovely to listen to. Ireland is certainly a place of comfort to me.

I guess I didn't love this one as I did the others because there wasn't enough of the family in it. I'm used to seeing them a lot more. It also felt short. Maybe the Americans didn't help it either, I'm trying to escape America, not hear more of it!

However, the story was interesting and one that many Irish Americans can relate to. The murder victim (an Irish American), visited Ireland with his family to "right a great wrong." Now, I won't give the spoilers away, but it was very interesting. Lots of family drama.

I will certainly read the next, I just hope it's more settled in Ireland and has Siobhan's family and the townspeople involved.

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I love this series.

I really love this series. The stories are fun and I absolutely love the narrator!

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Another wonderful mystery

I can’t seem to get enough of these lighthearted plot twisting stories. Love love love them. Carry on Ms O’Connor

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  • Derek
  • 03-27-18

Great series!

I love the author and the narratrix. They are two very talented ladies who have captured my heart.

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  • san2har
  • 03-01-18

Better and better

This series gets better with each book. Characters and family are still the same as well as ongoing ‘romance’. Caroline Lennon is a superb Irish narrator with the appropriate humorous nuances. Hopefully there will be. Ore

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  • elizabeth b.
  • 01-13-20

Don’t you just love the Irish

I adore the Irish. This is a lighthearted story even if it is still a murder.
Great Irish narrator like her.
It’s alright. A bit long really.

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  • Banjo
  • 02-19-19

Delightful

This is a great story & I love Irish accents & their ways of expression. Everything was here from murder to love. Excellent conversations too. It was just like being there!
Recommend for a relaxing long day with lots of tea & hot chips with, or without curry sauce!