Murder on an Irish Farm Book Review

Murder on an Irish Farm Book Review

Title: Murder on an Irish Farm
Author: Carlene O’Connor
Published: February 22, 2022, Kensington Cozies
No. of Pages: 322
Cover Price: $26.00 Hardcover, $12.99 Kindle

Siobhán O’Sullivan and Macdara Flannery are finally getting married, and friends and family are there to support them in Murder on an Irish Farm, the eighth installment of the Irish Village Mystery series by bestselling author Carlene O’Connor. However, James, the best man hasn’t shown up yet. Macdara has bought an old farm as a wedding gift for Shioban and a skeleton has been found in the barn. The wedding is postponed, and Macdara and Siobhán are put on the case. While investigating, a fresh body is discovered in the same place as the skeleton, so the garde has two murders to solve.

O’Connor is an expert storyteller, and her characters are likeable and believable. They are down-to-earth and family oriented. The Irish culture is captured in these novels, and readers will definitely want to travel to Ireland to enjoy what Siobhán and Macdara represent, as well as the O’Sullivan brood who look to Siobhán as the leader since their parents were killed. They run their family restaurant together, and there are family squabbles that are typical of families. Actually, the family is endearing, and the series is fun and light, although there is always building suspense, and twists and turns. As in any good cozy series, there is no blatant sex, profanity, or violence, so this series and this novel is definitely suitable for all ages. The storyline is fun, and the ending is a surprise that opens up the series to a few changes that will leave readers anticipating changes.

Those readers who have been reading this series will welcome Murder on an Irish Farm, but the novel can also be read as a standalone novel.

Special thanks to NetGalley for supplying a review copy of this book.

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