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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 40
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 37

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Meh

    • By Beatrice on 06-27-18

    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 388
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 358
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 359

    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

    • Many a Twist

    • A County Cork Mystery
    • By: Sheila Connolly
    • Narrated by: Amy Rubinate
    • Length: 8 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 99
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 92
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 92

    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

    • 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 133
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 121
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 122

    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

    • 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 182
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 171
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 171

    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

    • 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 230
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 212
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 212

    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

    • 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 111
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 105
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 102

    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

    • 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 181
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 167
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 168

    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

    • 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 105
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 101
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 100

    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

    • 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 153
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 138
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 138

    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
    • No more

    • By Margaret on 01-12-17

    Regular price: $26.59

    • 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 123
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 113
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 113

    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 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 76
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 70
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 72

    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

    • 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 106
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 92
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 95

    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 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 101
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 93
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 93

    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

    • A Late Frost

    • An Orchard Mystery
    • By: Sheila Connolly
    • Narrated by: Marguerite Gavin
    • Length: 7 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34

    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

    • A Gala Event

    • Orchard, Book 9
    • By: Sheila Connolly
    • Narrated by: Marguerite Gavin
    • Length: 8 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 82
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 75
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 77

    The fall harvest may be just about over, but orchard owner Meg Corey is busier than ever planning her wedding to Seth Chapin. Who knew picking apples would be less work than picking out rings and a dress? And even though the happy couple has invited most of Granford, Massachusetts, to the ceremony, they might have to make room for one more guest....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great new narrator!

    • By PennyRose on 10-03-16

    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 124
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 116
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 116

    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

    • 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 45
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40

    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

    • 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 65
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 60
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 61

    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

    • 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 22
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19

    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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