Connolly, Sheila

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Fatal Roots

The story is repetitive and drawn out, and not much happens to move it along. Only fans of Connolly’s previous books, such as The Lost Traveller, will be interested enough to finish it.

Killer in the Carriage House

The mystery might appeal to those interested in historical renovations of towns, but is mostly suggested only for fans of the author or the previous book

Murder at the Mansion

Connolly's (Cruel Winter) accomplished series launch avoids the tired tropes found in many cozy debuts, incorporating humor, a realistic setting, and well-developed, appealing characters. Fans of the author's "Museum Mysteries" will welcome the guest appearance of series protagonist Nell Pratt.

An Early Wake: A County Cork Mystery

Connolly's in-depth knowledge of the Irish countryside sets the stage for the third book (after Scandal in Skibbereen) in her Gaelic-themed series. With a lush, colorful setting and sharply drawn characters, this mystery is sure to please cozy enthusiasts.

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