Friday, February 21, 2014

LET'S GET COZY! SCANDAL IN SKIBBEREEN: A PREVIEW AND GIVEAWAY

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SCANDAL IN SKIBBEREEN
A County Cork Mystery

BY SHEILA CONNOLLY

ABOUT THE BOOK:
As the new owner of Sullivan’s Pub in County Cork, Ireland, Maura Donovan gets an earful of all the village gossip. But uncovering the truth about some local rumors may close her down for good...

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 Hathaway 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. Now, to solve the secret of the lost portrait and catch a killer, Maura will have to practice her Irish gift of gab and hunt down some local history—before someone else is out of the picture... 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Pseudonym for Sarah Atwell.
Sheila Connolly is two people these days: herself and Sarah Atwell.
Sarah is writing a new mystery series for Berkley Prime Crime. The first book of the Glassblowing Mystery series, Through a Glass, Deadly, was published March 4, 2008.

Sheila is writing a second new mystery series for Berkley Prime Crime. The first book of the Orchard Mystery series, One Bad Apple, appeared in August 2008.

Sheila's vital statistics: Married (to my first and only husband), one daughter, three cats. I live in a Victorian home in Massachusetts, not far from Cape Cod. I have more degrees than I know what to do with. Over the course of my life, I've lived in seven states, nineteen towns, and two foreign countries.

During my long and varied career, I've been:

  • an art historian (medieval architecture)
  • an investment banker in San Francisco and Philadelphia
  • a non-profit fundraiser
  • a professional genealogist (I had my own business, Lost Ancestors)
  • and finally, a mystery writer.
    I really hope the writer label sticks, because I'm having a great time.
    I love to travel, I can fix almost anything around an old house, and I'm passionate about genealogy. 

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    I can't wait--was so excited when Maura decided to stay in Ireland! Thanks!
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    Linda Kish said...

    An Irish pub is a perfect backdrop for a book about a murder. Maura can find out a lot from the locals when they visit the pub without being too obvious. Sounds good to me.

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    I like the idea that the murder mystery takes place in a quaint village in Ireland. Also that a pub is included in the atmosphere. Why would someone kill the manor's gardener?
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