County Cork Mystery

8 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 1,408 ratings

Buried in a Bog Publisher's Summary

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. When Maura realizes she may know something about the dead man - and that the body's connected to another, more recent, death - she fears she's about to become mired in a homicide investigation. After she discovers the death is connected to another from almost a century earlier, Maura has a sinking feeling she may really be getting in over her head...

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  • Book 1

    • 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 440
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 401
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 402

    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

  • Book 2

    • 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 277
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 255
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 255

    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

  • Book 3

    • 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 215
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 200
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 199

    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

  • Book 4

    • 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 162
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 147
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 148

    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

  • Book 5

    • 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 147
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 136
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 132

    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

  • Book 6

    • 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 140
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 126
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 126

    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

  • Book 6.5

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  • Book 7

    • 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 27
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 22

    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.   

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • great next addition

    • By jrwitter on 01-11-19

    Regular price: $17.49