BURIED IN A BOG

BURIED IN A BOG is the first in a new series (County Cork Mysteries) by Sheila Connolly who also writes the Orchard Mysteries and the Museum Mysteries. I’ll be honest, I didn’t expect to like it. Americans writing about Ireland don’t usually get it right. But I bought the book because I’ve met Sheila a couple of times, liked her, and like her other series. I was pleasantly surprised. Maura Donovan grew up in the rougher part of Boston, raised by her grandmother. Just before she dies, Maura’s grandmother asks her to go to visit the small village in Cork where she came from. Maura has no real interest in Ireland but to honor her grandmother she goes. With nothing to go back to, she accepts a job in the local pub and before you know it, things start happening in the sleepy village. A body is found in the bog, someone is murdered, Maura is forced off the road then threatened then attacked in the B&B where she is staying. There is a lot happening in this book. But it happens in a slow meandering, soft Irish rain kind of way. As we Irish say, when god made time, he made plenty of it. So I wouldn’t call it a page turner, more of a rich, comfortable read you want to be in a comfy overstuffed chair with a cup of tea to read slowly, and really take it in. I do have to say, I saw the end coming by the time I was maybe three chapters in. Not the whodunit, something else. But definitely a good read. ♥♥♥♥ http://www.amazon.com/Buried-Bog-County-Cork-Mystery/dp/0425251896/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top

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