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    • 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 119
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 105
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 106

    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

    • Revealing the Dead

    • Relatively Dead Mysteries Series, Book 6
    • By: Sheila Connolly
    • Narrated by: Emily Durante
    • Length: 7 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    Still undecided about a return to her teaching career, Abby Kimball has thrown herself into restoring the grand Victorian she shares with her boyfriend, Ned. She's happy to put thoughts of her strange ability to see the dead on the back burner for a while, but she realizes that won't be so easy when she's faced with two new compelling encounters. First, a plumber she's hired has a shocking experience with an old tool they find buried in the house's walls, and then the interior life of an autistic boy streams through her mind as if he were speaking.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Well researched

    • By michele l. yost on 10-27-18

    Regular price: $17.49

    • 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 259
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 239
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 239

    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

    • 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 424
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 390
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 391

    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

    • 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 193
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 178
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 179

    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

    • Seeing the Dead

    • Relatively Dead Mysteries Series, Book 2
    • By: Sheila Connolly
    • Narrated by: Emily Durante
    • Length: 7 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 87
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 82
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 82

    Ever since her first ghostly sighting, Abby Kimball has been trying to unravel the mystery of her newly discovered ability. So when she sees the apparition of a Revolutionary War soldier in the middle of the town green - just days before the annual Patriot's Day celebration, no less - she's determined to figure out her connection to the man. The ethereal soldier is not the only mystery in Abby's life.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • entertaining

    • By Beatrice on 12-28-16

    Regular price: $26.59

    • 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 129
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 117
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 117

    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

    • 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 174
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 159
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 159

    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

    • 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 203
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 190
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 189

    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.

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

    • By Wild Horses Flying on 06-01-17

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Fire Engine Dead

    • A Museum Mystery
    • By: Sheila Connolly
    • Narrated by: Robin Miles
    • Length: 8 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 70
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 66
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 65

    When the entire collection of the Fireman's Museum ironically goes up in flames, Nell Pratt discovers one of the charred pictures isn't the one that was originally exhibited. But getting to the bottom of the mystery is bound to get Nell burned....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • I Like Nell

    • By Chalis on 04-22-15

    Regular price: $24.95

    • 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 133
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 125
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 121

    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.

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

    • By AnnieB on 05-12-17

    Regular price: $24.47

    • 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 147
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 134
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 135

    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

    • 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 49
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46

    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

    • Fundraising the Dead

    • A Museum Mystery
    • By: Sheila Connolly
    • Narrated by: Robin Miles
    • Length: 10 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 131
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 123
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 123

    At The Society for the Preservation of Pennsylvania Antiques, fundraiser Eleanor "Nell" Pratt solicits donations - and sometimes solves crimes. When a collection of George Washington's letters is lost on the same day that an archivist is found dead, it seems strange that the Society president isn't pushing for an investigation. Nell goes digging herself, and soon uncovers a long, rich history of crime.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Not Sure About This Series

    • By Chalis on 11-21-14

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Seeds of Deception

    • Orchard Series, Book 10
    • By: Sheila Connolly
    • Narrated by: Marguerite Gavin
    • Length: 7 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 73
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 67
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 68

    With the bushels of time they spent organizing their wedding, Meg and Seth didn't have a chance to plan a honeymoon. But now that winter has arrived, there's not much to do at the orchard. So with their shared love of history and all things apple, they pick Thomas Jefferson's orchards at Monticello as the perfect getaway. While they enjoy the beautiful sights, there's a rotten addition to the agenda when Meg's parents discover their handyman dead in the backyard.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Better than the last

    • By Beatrice on 11-19-16

    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 132
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 122
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 122

    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

    • Razing the Dead

    • A Museum Mystery
    • By: Sheila Connolly
    • Narrated by: Robin Miles
    • Length: 8 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 50
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44

    Between the challenges of her position as president of the Pennsylvania Antiquarian Society in Philadelphia and of taking her relationship with FBI agent James Morrison to the next level, Nell Pratt has got her hands full. Nevertheless, when a powerful developer approaches the Society to make sure the old dairy farm he wants to level is not hiding any archeological or historical surprises that could derail the project he's planning, Nell decides to make time to personally accompany him to the proposed site.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Enjoyable

    • By Delia on 07-07-16

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Privy to the Dead

    • Museum Mystery Series, Book 6
    • By: Sheila Connolly
    • Narrated by: Marguerite Gavin
    • Length: 7 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29

    Nell Pratt, president of the Pennsylvania Antiquarian Society, has something to smile about thanks to a generous donation from a major Philadelphia developer who's willing to help update their museum. But renovations have barely begun when a man is struck by a car in front of the building and killed. The victim is a construction worker who found a curious metal object while excavating an old privy in the museum's basement. Nell thinks the death is somehow connected to the Society, and her suspicions are confirmed.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • No more

    • By Beatrice on 01-03-18

    Regular price: $26.59

    • 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 64
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 59
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 59

    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

    • Dead End Street

    • Museum Mystery Series, Book 7
    • By: Sheila Connolly
    • Narrated by: Marguerite Gavin
    • Length: 6 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31

    Pennsylvania Antiquarian Society president Nell Pratt gets some unexpected news that rocks her foundation. Two members of a local neighborhood rescue program, Tyrone Blakeney and Cherisse Chapman, inform Nell that her society owns an abandoned row house in a rundown area of Philadelphia and they insist on taking her to see the property before its date with the wrecking ball. But soon after they arrive at the house, Cherisse is fatally shot and Tyrone is badly injured. The police believe it's just random violence in a bad neighborhood, but Nell thinks there's more to it.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • 5 Stars

    • By Beatrice on 03-17-18

    Regular price: $27.99

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