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    • The Lost Traveller

    • A County Cork Mystery, Book 7
    • By: Sheila Connolly
    • Narrated by: Amy Rubinate
    • Length: 7 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 59
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 48
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 48

    Maura Donovan discovers a body in the ravine behind her 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.   

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • 3 stars

    • By Beatrice on 02-09-19

    Regular price: $17.49

    • 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 454
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 413
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 414

    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. Nor had she planned to take a job in one of the local pubs, but she finds herself excited to get to know the people who knew her Gran. In the pub, she's swamped with drink orders as everyone in town gathers to talk about the recent discovery of a nearly 100-year-old body in a nearby bog.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Atmospheric Irish Mystery

    • By Sara on 03-15-14

    Regular price: $30.09

    • Scandal in Skibbereen

    • County Cork Mystery Series, Book 2
    • By: Sheila Connolly
    • Narrated by: Amy Rubinate
    • Length: 8 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 292
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 268
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 268

    Bostonian Maura is beginning to feel settled in her new Irish home, just in time for summer tourist season to bring fresh business to her pub. But the first traveler to arrive is thirsty for more than just a pint of Guinness. Althea Melville is hot on the trail of a long-lost Van Dyck painting. Maura agrees to help Althea meet with the residents at the local manor house, the most likely location of the missing art. But when the manor's gardener is found murdered, Maura wonders what Althea's real motives are.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Gentler World

    • By Chalis on 10-04-15

    Regular price: $30.09

    • Many a Twist

    • A County Cork Mystery
    • By: Sheila Connolly
    • Narrated by: Amy Rubinate
    • Length: 8 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 150
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 134
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 134

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • 5 Stars

    • By Beatrice on 01-14-18

    Regular price: $24.47

    • 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 222
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 207
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 206

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great series!

    • By Smile on 07-19-15

    Regular price: $27.99

    • 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 169
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 154
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 155

    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. Maura didn't only inherit a business, she inherited a tight-knit community. And when a tragedy strikes, it's the talk of the pub. A local farmer, out for a stroll on the beach with his young son, has mysteriously disappeared. Did he drown? Kill himself? The child can say only that he saw a boat.

    • 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 159
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 147
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 143

    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. But now she's stranded in a bar full of patrons - and a suspected killer in a long-ago murder. Maura's been in Ireland less than a year and hasn't heard about the decades-old unsolved crime that took place nearby, let alone the infamous suspect, Diane Caldwell.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Not up to Sheila Connolly's usual standard

    • By S on 07-01-17

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Nipped in the Bud

    • Orchard Series, Book 12
    • By: Sheila Connolly
    • Narrated by: Marguerite Gavin
    • Length: 6 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 31

    Winter still has a firm stranglehold on the small town of Granford, and newly married orchard owner Meg Chapin is restless to begin her spring pruning and planting, while Seth busies himself with a new project of his own. But their relative peace is shattered when a gunshot breaks the winter silence, and they discover the body of a dead woman on their land. What's just as troubling is that the state police have hushed up the murder and are warning Meg not to investigate.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Background

    • By Michele Abington-Cooper on 02-17-19

    Regular price: $17.49

    • 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 153
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 139
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 139

    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, that is, the hotel is acquired by a chain, and she's laid off. When Kate's high school best friend calls with a mysterious invitation to come talk with the town leaders of Asheboro, she agrees to make the trip, curious about where this new opportunity might lead.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A good read.

    • By Amazon Customer on 07-27-18

    Regular price: $17.49

    • 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 206
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 189
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 190

    Meg Corey has come to the quaint New England town of Granford, Massachusetts, to sell her mother's old colonial home and apple orchard. Instead, she becomes embroiled in development plans that include her land - and her former flame from Boston. When he's found dead in the new septic tank on her property, the police immediately suspect Meg, whose only ally in town is the plumber Seth Chapin. Together, they'll have to peel back the layers of secrecy that surround the deal in order to find the real murderer.

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

    • By Debbie on 03-27-17

    Regular price: $19.95

    • A Killer Crop

    • An Orchard Mystery
    • By: Sheila Connolly
    • Narrated by: Robin Miles
    • Length: 10 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 117
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 107
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 107

    After an English professor - and old friend of her mother - is found dead in a cider house, orchard owner Meg Corey starts to wonder: Could her own mother have committed murder?

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Mommy Dearest

    • By asassyvic on 04-10-15

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Bitter Harvest

    • Orchard, Book 5
    • By: Sheila Connolly
    • Narrated by: Robin Miles
    • Length: 10 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 102
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 94
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 94

    Now that Meg Corey's apples have been harvested and sold, she's enjoying some free time. But when the small but annoying mishaps plaguing her start turning sinister, Meg begins to worry that her first harvest may be her last.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Bitter Intent

    • By asassyvic on 04-10-15

    Regular price: $24.95

    • 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 185
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 167
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 167

    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. While on a tour of local historic homes, Abby witnesses a family scene that leaves her gasping for breath - because the family has been dead for nearly a century. Another haunting episode follows, and another, until it seems to Abby that everything she touches is drawing her in, calling to her from the past.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • This could be a good book--but misses the mark

    • By LOYL-00 on 01-21-17

    Regular price: $26.59

    • Sour Apples

    • An Orchard Mystery
    • By: Sheila Connolly
    • Narrated by: Robin Miles
    • Length: 8 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 131
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 113
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 116

    Apple orchard owner Meg Corey is finally feeling settled into her new life in Granford - she's made friends, and her relationship with Seth Chapin is heating up - when her old Boston coworker Lauren Converse comes barreling into town, running the Congressional campaign for a former hometown football hero. But Meg doesn't have time to worry about why Seth seems reluctant to back Lauren's campaign when her neighbor, local dairy farmer Joyce Truesdell, is found dead from an apparent kick to the head from one of her cows.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Who Killed My Cow

    • By asassyvic on 04-10-15

    Regular price: $19.95

    • A Late Frost

    • An Orchard Mystery
    • By: Sheila Connolly
    • Narrated by: Marguerite Gavin
    • Length: 7 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 57
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 51
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 51

    The usually quiet town of Granford is even drowsier during the colder months. But this year it's in for a jolt when Monica Whitman moves into town. She's a dynamo who wants to make friends fast in her new home. Meg Corey is intrigued by the new arrival, who has already sold the town board on a new, fun way to bring in visitors during the off-season: WinterFare, which will feature local foods and crafts, as well as entertainment. Tragically, Monica falls ill and dies after the event in what looks like a case of food poisoning.

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

    • By BarbC on 11-13-17

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Rotten to the Core

    • An Orchard Mystery
    • By: Sheila Connolly
    • Narrated by: Robin Miles
    • Length: 9 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 146
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 133
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 133

    Spring has come to Meg Corey's apple orchard—and it's quickly becoming a killer season. Just as she's getting the hang of managing the two-hundred-year-old orchard she's inherited, the dead body of a local organic farming activist is found in her springhouse. And the only thing that's sprung is a murder accusation - against her...

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Keeps you guessing right to the end.

    • By Doug Wilkie on 04-27-15

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Let's Play Dead

    • A Museum Mystery
    • By: Sheila Connolly
    • Narrated by: Robin Miles
    • Length: 9 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 86
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 80
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 82

    The new exhibit at the Philadelphia children's museum, Let's Play, isn't meant to be shocking - but when one of the installers is zapped with a fatal electrical charge, it's up to Nell to put her detective skills on display.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting Setting and No Cats

    • By Chalis on 03-13-15

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Watch for the Dead

    • Relatively Dead, Book 4
    • By: Sheila Connolly
    • Narrated by: Emily Durante
    • Length: 7 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 52
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 49
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 49

    Looking to take a break from busy home renovations, Abby and boyfriend Ned Newhall jump at the chance to vacation on Cape Cod. Not only do they plan to get away from the dust and grime, but since Abby has no known ancestors in the area, the trip promises to be free of the unsettling ghostly appearances that have darkened her recent days. Dreams of a relaxing vacation are soon dashed, however, when a storm blows in and brings with it a scene from the past more disturbing than any Abby has ever experienced.

    Regular price: $26.59

    • Red Delicious Death

    • An Orchard Mystery
    • By: Sheila Connolly
    • Narrated by: Robin Miles
    • Length: 9 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 126
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 119
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 118

    In this latest Orchard mystery, amateur sleuth Meg Corey takes a bite out of crime.... Some baby-faced chefs, fresh out of cooking school, are looking to open a restaurant in Granford. They plan on using local foods - great news for city girl banker-turned orchard owner Meg Corey. Yet when one of the chefs is found dead, face-down in a farmer's pig wallow, plans come to a screeching halt. And Meg soon discovers they may have a locally grown killer on their hands.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Good listen

    • By Melanie on 06-21-16

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Defending the Dead

    • Relatively Dead Mysteries, Book 3
    • By: Sheila Connolly
    • Narrated by: Emily Durante
    • Length: 7 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 71
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 65
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 65

    Abby Kimball has slowly accepted her recently discovered ability to see the dead, but none of the harmless sightings she's experienced could have prepared her for the startling apparition of a centuries-old courtroom scene - where she locks eyes with a wicked and gleeful accuser. Thrown back more than 300 years, Abby realizes she's been plunged into a mystery that has fascinated people throughout American history: the Salem witch trials.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • I'm done

    • By Beatrice on 02-08-17

    Regular price: $26.59

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