SHEILA CONNOLLY has published over thirty mysteries, including several New York Times bestsellers. Her series include the Orchard Mysteries, the Museum Mysteries, The County Cork Mysteries, and the Victorian Village Mysteries. She is a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Society of Mayflower Descendants, and owns a cottage in West Cork. She lives in a too-big Victorian in southeastern Massachusetts with her husband and three cats.
Fascinating read...The prolific Connelly kicks off a new series that skillfully combines history, romance, and mystery. --Kirkus Amiable...cozy fans will enjoy Connolly's characteristically warm treatment of small-town life. --Publishers Weekly Connolly's 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. --Library Journal Readers who like inheritance drama will enjoy this diverting story. --BookPage Exceeded my expectations. It blew me away. I will definitely be picking up the next one. --Night Owl Reviews I fell into this novel head over heels. The author's description of the mansion is sheer bliss to read of, and a murder to go with it is always appreciated by a mystery fan. Don't miss this one. --BookLoons A good, fast-paced read that's perfect for a plane ride. Warning: once you start reading Connolly's books, you can't put them down. --IrishAmerica Magazine