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Happy Book Birthday — An Early Wake by Sheila Connolly

Happy Book Birthday to Sheila Connolly. An Early Wake is the third in Sheila’s wonderful  County Cork Mystery series.

Here’s a quick preview:

Pub owner Maura Donovan may have Irish kin, but she doesn’t seem to have the luck of the Irish. Who could have foreseen that bringing live music back to Sullivan’s Pub would lead to a dead musician?

Summer is ending in County Cork, Ireland, and with it the tourist season. Expat Maura Donovan is determined to keep Sullivan’s Pub in the black as the days grow shorter—but how? When she hears that the place was once a hot spot for Irish musicians who’d come play in the back room, she wonders if bringing back live music might be Sullivan’s salvation.

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.

Liz: Happy book birthday, Sheila! I love this series – both the story and the setting. Since I don’t get out much, it’s the perfect way to take an annual trip to Ireland 🙂 Can’t wait to read!

Barb: Authors can’t have favorite children, but fans can. This is my absolute favorite of Sheila’s three series. Preordered. Can’t wait.

Edith: Yay, Sheila! My copy already arrived and is right there on the very top of my TBR pile. I’m determined to get to Ireland sometime in the next few years, too, and will absolutely visit County Cork and your pub.

Jessie: Congratulations, Sheila, on another release and another gorgeous cover! Wishing you many more of each!

Sherry: I get to make another trip to Ireland through this series! I hope to make a real one someday soon but until then…

Julie: I love this series! It is both familiar and foreign, and a wonderful place to visit on these bleak winter days. Congratulations Sheila!

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