Maura Donovan is feeling settled
in her new home in the village of Leap, in Ireland. She inherited
a pub named Sullivan's and is still learning the ropes, making
friends, and evaluating how to make the business profitable.
Maura doesn't know her mother. Her mother abandoned her back
in Boston, and Maura was raised by her grandmother. When her
mother shows up at Sullivan's, having taken a job with a firm
who recently purchased the historical Crann More hotel, near
Skibbereen, Maura isn't sure what to make of her.
Then, her mother Helen's boss dies under mysterious circumstances
and Helen becomes a person of interest to the local police.
Maura doesn't want to believe her mother could be a cold-blooded
killer, and as she sets out to investigate, long-hidden secrets
come to light, and these secrets aren't limited to Sheila's
When you have a small village setting, you'd think that everyone
would know each other's family history, but as Sheila Connolly
cleverly proves, that there are more skeletons in closets
than open secrets.
This is such a good series! While I haven't read every book
yet, I intend to set aside a weekend and go back and read
each and every one, and in fact, re-read those I have. Many
a Twist does indeed have enough twists and turns to keep
even the most veteran of mystery readers guessing. I found
it hard to put the book down, and recommend that when you
get your copy (and you must!) you settle down with a cup of
tea, something sweet, and enough time to read as long as your
Five Shamrocks for a wonderful Irish mystery!
Other Reviews of this series:
in a Bog #1
in Skibbereen #2
Early Wake #3
A Turn for the Bad (no review) #4
a Twist #6
Reviewers Note: Sheila Connolly is the author of several
different mystery series