Murder in an Irish Village

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Carlene O\'Connor

Narrated By: Caroline Lennon

Publisher: Dreamscape Media, LLC

Date: February 2016

Duration: 10 hours 4 minutes

Summary:

In the small village of Kilbane, County Cork, Ireland, Natalie's Bistro has always been warm and welcoming. Nowadays twenty-two-year-old Siobhan O'Sullivan runs the family bistro named for her mother, along with her five siblings, after the death of their parents in a car crash almost a year ago. It's been a rough year for the O'Sullivans, but it's about to get rougher. One morning, as they're opening the bistro, they discover a man seated at a table with a pair of hot pink barber scissors protruding from his chest. With the local garda suspecting the O'Sullivans, and their business in danger of being shunned. It's up to feisty redheaded Siobhán to solve the crime and save her beloved brood.

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  • Anat D

    This was a fun, light read! I think that what I enjoyed the most about this book was not so much the murder mystery, but more the characters and the culture reflected through them. The author painted what felt like a realistic picture of life in the small village Kilbane through the unexpected cracks brought on by an unsettling murder. The particular local language and the lifelike characters and relationships are what makes this book really come to life. Somewhere towards the end of the book the mystery sort of consumes the characters, which is why this book gets only 3.5 stars from me, but otherwise I found it to be quite consistent and enjoyable. I also can't ignore the possibility that Caroline Lennon's wonderful narration of the audiobook made the story and characters come to life even better. She's a great storyteller and actor, and I thoroughly enjoyed her performance.