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Publisher's Summary

Boston expat Maura Donovan came to Ireland to honor her grandmother's last wish, but she never expected to stay in provincial County Cork - much less to inherit a house and a pub, Sullivan's, in the small village of Leap. After a yearlong struggle to stay in the black, Sullivan's is finally thriving, and Maura has even brought back traditional Irish music to the pub. With a crop of new friends and a budding relationship with handsome Mick Nolan, Maura's life seems rosier than ever - but even in Ireland, you can't always trust your luck.   

It begins with Maura's discovery of a body in the ravine behind the pub. And then the Irish gardai reveal that the victim's face has been battered beyond recognition. Who is the faceless victim? Who wanted him dead? And why was his body dumped in the backyard of Sullivan's Pub? 

Even after the dead man is finally given a name, nobody admits to knowing him. In the tight-knit world of Leap, no one is talking - and now, it's up to Maura to uncover the dark secrets that lurk beneath the seemingly quiet town.   

Laced with warm Irish charm, a delightful small-town setting, and a colorful cast of characters, New York Times best-selling author Sheila Connolly's seventh County Cork mystery, The Lost Traveller, conspires to delight.

©2019 Sheila Connolly (P)2019 Tantor

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I like this series but Maura gets on my nerves. business and house drops into her hands and she complains about learning how to run everything.

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Maura’s attitude...

Maura is becoming a tough character to root for lately. She has been given a pub, car and cottage. Her “staff/friends” are constantly trying to help her yet she is rude and short with pretty much all of them. Her attitude of poor me is getting a bit too much to handle. I get it’s a cozy but I’d at least like to be able to root for the main character.

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THE LOST TRAVELLER wins you over!

Sheila Connolly has another winner in THE LOST TRAVELLER. Continuing the County Cork saga with old friends and new, she weaves a tale of mystery and intrigue with a dash of Irish flair. I hope the wait for the next book is a very short one!!

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great next addition

sheila's characters are funny and relatable. this book is no exception. I come from a small town so her characters where nothing is a secret is so relatable for me.

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Great Book

I love this entire collection, it’s worth it to start from the first book and keep going! It’s a feel good mystery and well written and narrated.

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Very drawn out and nothing exciting

I am completely confused about the 4.4 rating this book has showing. This book was very drawn out. The author kept repeating supposed problems over and over and over (example: who to hire to work at the pub). The main character ranged from being really smart when discussing clues about the murder, to asking the most paranoid off the wall questions about everything else. She could not make up her mind about anything. There was NO excitement in this text, just drawn out discussion about who to hire to work at the pub, should the kitchen be fixed and who killed the man in the ravine.
Not worth the money unless you are looking for something to put you to sleep.

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Struggled with characters and plot, I have been happy with prior books in the series . Narration seemed off in this one and normally enjoy this narrator.

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A Limerick is not always funny

Good as usual, but it doesn't grab and hold your interest as do her other books. The story appears to be put together like a pie. In that the idea is good and the filling starts out fairly well, but it starts falling apart when the top of the pie is being put on. It begins to tear. It's patched. It tears some more. It's finally 'fixed' with a 'lick n' a promise' then the leftover 'scraps of dough' are tossed inside and as part of the crust with the remaining as 'pub' decorations!

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So enjoyable!

I really enjoyed this mystery. It didn’t follow the standard format of waiting until the last chapter or two to pull off the big reveal. It was more complicated, and I don’t want to give out spoilers, but it has a very satisfying ending. I’m looking forward to the next book in this series. And Amy Rubinstein is a fantastic reader and really brings the characters to life.

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Loved this series

Would love to have more of the County Cork Mysteries. The characters are wonderfully portrayed.