As word gets out, legendary musicians begin to appear at the pub, and the first impromptu jam session brings in scores of music lovers. But things hit a sour note when Maura finds a dead musician in the back room the next morning. With a slew of potential suspects, it’s going to take more than a pint and a good think to force a murderer to face the music.
“‘Tis a grand thing…The prolific Sheila Connolly…pays tribute to her Irish heritage…Connolly invests this leisurely series opener with a wealth of Irish color and background.” —Richmond Times-Dispatch
“Another winner of a series…Connolly’s latest is a captivating tale–sweet, nostalgic, and full of Irish charm, but also tightly plotted and full of twists, turns, and shocking reveals.” –The Maine Suspect
“[A] well-set and nicely paced cozy.” —Library Journal
During my long and varied career, I’ve been:
- an art historian (medieval architecture)
- an investment banker in San Francisco and Philadelphia
- a non-profit fundraiser
- a professional genealogist (I had my own business, Lost Ancestors)
- and finally, a mystery writer
Now I consider everything that came before as research that I was accumulating until the time was right. The funny thing is, I’ve used almost everything I’ve ever done in my books, which is great. I also have the opportunity to learn a lot of interesting new things, like how to grow apples or manage a pub in Ireland.
When I’m not writing, I love to travel (and that includes doing research for writing too), I can fix almost anything around an old house, and I’m passionate about genealogy (more on the genealogy later).