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SHEILACONNOLLY – 4 SERIES


Sheila Connolly is a mystery writer and author of threemystery series published by Berkley Prime Crime. Sheila Connolly has taught art history, structured andmarketed municipal bonds for major cities, worked as a staff member on twostatewide political campaigns, and served as a fundraiser for severalnon-profit organizations. She also managed her own consulting company providinggenealogical research services. Now a full-time writer, she thinks writingmysteries is a lot more fun than any of her previous occupations.Sheila is Regent of her local DAR chapter, anda member of the Society of Mayflower Descendants. She's also the grandchild ofIrish immigrants. She is married, and has one daughter.


Orchard Series
Called Home (Series Prequel)
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Out of a job and living alone in a draftyColonial house, Meg Corey is supposed
to be fixing the house up to sell, but now she's got the fluand she's freezing and she feels very sorry for herself. Then Deborah Warrenshows up to distract her—but is Deborah a ghost, or just the product of Meg'sfeverish imagination?

Choosing to believe that Deborah really is a ghost, Meg setsout to discover the truth of why she's been around for 200 years when all shewants is to go home.
One Bad Apple
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Meg Corey has come to the quaint New Englandtown of Granford, Massachusetts, to sell her mother's old colonial home andapple orchard. Instead, she becomes embroiled in development plans that includeher land, and her former flame from Boston. When he's found dead in the newseptic tank on her property, the police immediately suspect Meg, whose onlyally in town is the plumber Seth Chapin. Together, they'll have to peel backthe layers of secrecy that surround the deal in order to find the realmurderer, and save the orchard.
Rotten To The Core
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Orchard owner Meg Corey must clear her name ofmurder after the discovery of a pesticide-poisoned body in herspringhouse.
Red Delicious death

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Some baby-faced chefs, fresh out ofcooking school, are looking to open a restaurant in Granford. They plan onusing local foods-great news for city girl banker-turned orchard owner MegCorey. Yet when one of the chefs is found dead, face-down in a farmer's pigwallow, plans come to a screeching halt. And Meg soon discovers they may have alocally grown killer on their hands. —Includes recipes.
A Killer Crop

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After an English professor-and old friendof her mother-is found dead in a cider house, orchard owner Meg Corey starts towonder: Could her own mother have committed murder? —Includes recipes.
Bitter Harvest

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Now that Meg Corey's apples have beenharvested and sold, she's enjoying some free time. But when the small butannoying mishaps plaguing her start turning sinister, Meg begins to worry thather first harvest may be her last.
Sour Apples

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Apple orchard owner Meg Corey is finallyfeeling settled into her new life in Granford--she's made friends, and her relationshipwith Seth Chapin is heating up--when her old Boston coworker Lauren Conversecomes barreling into town, running the Congressional campaign for a formerhometown football hero. But Meg doesn't have time to worry about why Seth seemsreluctant to back Lauren's campaign when her neighbor, local dairy farmer JoyceTruesdell, is found dead from an apparent kick to the head from one of hercows. When an autopsy shows that the fatal blow actually came from a weapon,Meg is even more troubled. Popular opinion points to Joyce's husband as theculprit, but Meg can't help wondering if someone wanted the outspoken dairyfarmer out of the way--but why? She'll have to find out who had a beef with thevictim, before she's the next one to get creamed...
















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Golden Malicious

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While orchard owner Meg Corey dreads thelabor of manual irrigation to stave off a drought, her boyfriend, Seth,couldn't be more excited about doing historic renovation on one of Granford'soldest houses. Tagging along as he picks up supplies is supposed to give Meg amuch-needed break, but the trip turns rotten when she almost trips over a deadbody at an old saw mill's forest reserve. But the body isn't the onlyfrightening discovery she makes. A mysterious insect infestation seems to havemigrated to the area—one that could bring serious harm to local woodlands. Andit's up to Meg to find out what's behind this sudden swarm of trouble.
Picked To Die

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A tree is known by its fruit...
It's harvest time in Granford, Massachusetts,and orchard owner Meg Corey and her fiancé Seth are both racing to beat the NewEngland winter. Meg is bringing in her apple crop with a team of workers, whileSeth is working to restore an old building in the center of town. But when hisproject is set back due to the unexpected discovery of a skeleton under thebuilding—and even worse, a relative of one of Meg's apple pickers is foundstabbed to death behind the local feed store—the couple's carefully laid plansare quickly spoiled....
Meg can't help but wonder: are they justunlucky, or is there something rotten in Granford? If so, she knows she's gotto seek out the bad apple before it ruins the whole bunch...
A Gala Event

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The fall harvest may be just about over, butorchard owner Meg Corey is busier than ever planning her wedding to SethChapin. Who knew picking apples would be less work than picking out rings and adress? And even though the happy couple has invited most of Granford,Massachusetts, to the ceremony, they might have to make room for one moreguest…

Ex-con Aaron Eastman has unexpectedly reappearedin his hometown, searching for answers to the tragic fire in his family’s pastthat put him behind bars twenty-five years ago. Moved by his sincerity, Megvows to do everything she can to help him solve the cold case. As she cobblestogether the clues, it becomes increasingly clear that Aaron may have beenconsidered the bad seed of the family, but someone else was one bad apple

Seeds ofDeception
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The New York Times bestsellingauthor of A Gala Event returns with newlyweds Meg and SethChapin who should be worried about writing thank you notes, not taking a juicybite out of crime...

With the bushels of time they spent organizing their wedding,Meg and Seth didn’t have a chance to plan a honeymoon. But now that winter hasarrived, there’s not much to do at the orchard. So with their shared love ofhistory and all things apple, they pick Thomas Jefferson’s orchards atMonticello as the perfect getaway.

While they enjoy the beautiful sights, there’s a rottenaddition to the agenda when Meg’s parents discover their handyman dead in thebackyard. With a bitter police chief eyeing Meg’s father as a suspect, Meg andSeth have to cut their honeymoon short to find the root of the problem.

A Late Frost

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The usually quiettown of Granford, Massachusetts, is even drowsier during the colder months. Butthis year it’s in for a jolt when Monica Whitman moves into town. She’s adynamo who wants to make friends fast in her new home, and she throws herselfinto community activities. Meg Corey, now Chapin after her marriage to SethChapin, is intrigued by the new arrival, who has already sold the town board ona new, fun way to bring in visitors during the off-season: WinterFare, whichwill feature local foods (such as Meg’s apples) and crafts, as well asentertainment.
Tragically, Monica falls ill and dies afterthe event in what looks like a case of food poisoning. When all the food servedat WinterFare has been tested, including Meg’s apples, it becomes clear thatthere’s a more sinister explanation to the older woman’s sudden demise.
Meg’s investigation uncovers a bushel ofpotential suspects, one of whom is rotten to the core













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Museum Series
Monumentto the Dead (Museum Mysteries, Book 4)

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As president of thePennsylvania Antiquarian Society in Philadelphia, Nell Pratt relies on thegenerosity of philanthropists. But when someone starts killing benefactors,it's Nell's turn to come to their aid...

When Nell reads the obituary of a formerboard member, Adeline Harrison, she makes a mental note to send flowers anddoesn't think twice about it - until FBI agent James Morrison shares hissuspicions about the nature of Adeline's death. It turns out that a number ofother members of the local cultural community have died in the last few months,under similar circumstances.

Soon Nell uncovers what seems to be a plotto rid Philadelphia of harmless, elderly philanthropists - but why? If she canfigure out the killer's motive, she has a chance of stopping the misanthropicmurderer before another do-gooder is done in...

Razingthe Dead (Museum, #5)

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Once again Nell Pratthas to dig into the past to solve a murder in the present...

Between the challenges of her position aspresident of the Pennsylvania Antiquarian Society in Philadelphia and of takingher relationship with FBI agent James Morrison to the next level, Nell Pratthas got her hands full. Nevertheless, when a powerful developer approaches theSociety to make sure the old dairy farm he wants to level is not hiding anyarcheological or historical surprises that could derail the project he'splanning, Nell decides to make time to personally accompany him to the proposedsite.

But when they get to the property, theystumble upon a startling discovery - a body floating facedown in a pond. Thedead man turns out to be an amateur history enthusiast, who may have uncoveredsecrets about the farm that got him killed. Now it's up to Nell and James toget to the bottom of things before there are more deadly development

Dead EndStreet (Museum #7)

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The New York Timesbestselling author of Privy to the Dead returns to Philadelphia for morehistory—and a chilling mystery . . .
When the Pennsylvania Antiquarian Societydiscovers it owns some unique real estate, a deadly plot unfolds . . .
Society president Nell Pratt believes lifeis finally going her way. Everything’s running smoothly at work, and her lovelife is thriving. Then some unexpected news rocks her foundation. Two membersof a local neighborhood rescue program, Tyrone Blakeney and Cherisse Chapman,inform Nell that her society owns an abandoned row house in a rundown area ofPhiladelphia and they insist on taking her to see the property before its datewith the wrecking ball.
But soon after they arrive at the house,Cherisse is fatally shot and Tyrone is badly injured. The police believe it’sjust random violence in a bad neighborhood, but Nell thinks there’s more to itand is determined to find answers before someone else becomes history . . .








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County Cork Series

BuriedOn A Bog

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Honoring the wish of her lategrandmother, Maura Donovan visits the small Irish village where her Gran wasborn—though she never expected to get bogged down in a murder mystery. Nor hadshe planned to take a job in one of the local pubs, but she finds herselfexcited to get to know the people who knew her Gran.  

In the pub, she’s swamped with drinkorders as everyone in town gathers to talk about the recent discovery of anearly one-hundred-year-old body in a nearby bog. When Maura realizes she mayknow something about the dead man—and that the body’s connected to another,more recent, death—she fears she’s about to become mired in a homicideinvestigation. After she discovers the death is connected to another fromalmost a century earlier, Maura has a sinking feeling she may really be gettingin over her head...



ScandalIn Skibberean

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Bostonian Maura is beginning to feelsettled in her new Irish home, just in time for summer tourist season to bringfresh business to her pub. But the first traveler to arrive is thirsty for morethan just a pint of Guinness. Althea Melville is hot on the trail of along-lost Van Dyck painting.

Maura agrees to help Althea meet withthe residents at the local manor house, the most likely location of the missingart. But when the manor’s gardener is found murdered, Maura wonders whatAlthea’s real motives are. Now, to solve the secret of the lost portrait andcatch a killer, Maura will have to practice her Irish gift of gab and hunt downsome local history—before someone else is out of the picture…



AnEarly Wake

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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.


A Turn For The Bad

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Aftercalling Ireland home for six months, Boston expat Maura Donovan still has a lotto learn about Irish ways—and Sullivan’s Pub is her classroom. Maura didn’tonly inherit a business, she inherited a tight-knit community. And when atragedy strikes, it’s the talk of the pub. A local farmer, out for a stroll onthe beach with his young son, has mysteriously disappeared. Did he drown? Killhimself? The child can say only that he saw a boat.

Everyone from thelocal gardai to the Coast Guard is scouring the Cork coast, but when a body isfinally brought ashore, it’s the wrong man. An accidental drowning or somethingmore sinister? Trusting the words of the boy and listening to the suspicions ofher employee Mick that the missing farmer might have run afoul of smugglers,Maura decides to investigate the deserted coves and isolated inlets forherself. But this time she may be getting in over her head...



Cruel Winter

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Snow is a rarity in MauraDonovan's small village in County Cork, Ireland, so she wasn't sure what toexpect when a major snowstorm rolled in around Sullivan's pub. But now she'sstranded in a bar full of patrons--and a suspected killer in a long-ago murder.

Maura’s been in Ireland less than a year andhasn't heard about the decades-old unsolved crime that took place nearby, letalone the infamous suspect, Diane Caldwell. But the locals have, and they'renot happy to be trapped with her. Diane, meanwhile, seeks to set the recordstraight, asserting her innocence after all this time. And since no one isgoing anywhere in the storm, Maura encourages Diane to share her side of thestory, which she’d never had a chance to do in court.

Over the next few hours, the informal court inSullivan’s reviews the facts and theories about the case--and comes to somesurprising conclusions. But is it enough to convince the police to take a newlook at an old case





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Relatively Dead Series

Relatively Dead

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Abby Kimball hasjust moved to New England with her boyfriend and is trying to settle in, butthe experience is proving to be quite unsettling, to say the least. While on atour of local historic homes, Abby witnesses a family scene that leaves hergasping for breath—because the family has been dead for nearly a century.Another haunting episode follows, and another, until it seems to Abby thateverything she touches is drawing her in, calling to her from the past.

Abby would doubt her sanity if itweren’t for Ned Newhall, the kind and knowledgeable guide on that disturbinghouse tour. Rather than telling her she’s hallucinating, Ned takes an interestin Abby’s strange encounters and encourages her to figure out what’s going on,starting with investigating the story of the family she saw . . . and exploringher own past.
Seeing The Dead

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Ever since herfirst ghostly sighting, Abby Kimball has been trying to unravel the mystery ofher newly discovered ability. So when she sees the apparition of aRevolutionary War soldier in the middle of the town green—just days before theannual Patriot’s Day celebration, no less—she’s determined to figure out herconnection to the man.

The ethereal soldier is not the onlymystery in Abby’s life. She’s also trying to sort out her connection to NedNewhall, the man who shares her ability and is playing a more serious romanticrole in her life every day. But with plans for the celebration ramping up andher job becoming more chaotic by the minute, Abby’s finding it hard to catchher breath, much less come to grips with all the new turns her life has taken.

And when another eerie episode isfollowed by the appearance of a very curious young girl who seems wise beyondher years, Abby discovers she and Ned may have only scratched the surface oftheir special ability, and that Ned may hold the biggest surprise yet.
Defending The Dead

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Abby Kimball has slowly accepted her recentlydiscovered ability to see the dead, but none of the harmless sightings she’sexperienced could have prepared her for the startling apparition of acenturies-old courtroom scene—where she locks eyes with a wicked and gleefulaccuser. Thrown back more than three hundred years, Abby realizes she’s beenplunged into a mystery that has fascinated people throughout American history:the Salem witch trials.

With her boyfriend Ned at her side, Abby digsinto the history of the events, researching the people and possible causes ofthat terrible time and her own connection to them—all the while going moredeeply into her connection to Ned, both extraordinary and romantic.

As Abby witnesses more fragments from the eventsin Salem and struggles with the question of how such a nightmare could havecome about, she’s suddenly confronted with a pressing personal question: Wereone or more of her ancestors among the accused? Unraveling the puzzling cluesbehind that question just might give Abby and Ned the answer to a very modernmystery of their own.
Watch For The Dead

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Looking to take a break from busy homerenovations, Abby and boyfriend Ned Newhall jump at the chance to vacation onCape Cod. Not only do they plan to get away from the dust and grime, but sinceAbby has no known ancestors in the area, the trip promises to be free of theunsettling ghostly appearances that have darkened her recent days.

Dreams of a relaxing vacation are soon dashed,however, when a storm blows in and brings with it a scene from the past moredisturbing than any Abby has ever experienced. The long-dead woman who appearsto Abby is someone she’s met before, but this time her presence defies anyexplanation at all.

Determined to unravel the mystery of the woman’srecurring appearances, Abby follows a trail of family history and upheaval thatspans generations and may yield the biggest revelation of all, not just aboutAbby’s ancestors but about her living relatives as well.
Search for the Dead

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Still looking foranswers to explain her uncanny ability to see her dead ancestors, Abby shiftsher focus to spiritualists, seers, and psychics of all kind. Meeting them withan open mind—and a healthy dose of skepticism—she wants to know if any of them genuinelyshare her strange experiences or if they’re simply conning gullible people.When she ventures into a series of “readings” given by area psychics, she makesa startling connection that defies even her wildest expectations.
Unsure what to make of the encounter, Abbyturns to her boyfriend, Ned, and the two enlist the help of a scientist friendwith equipment that can map the mind. Hoping to pinpoint where the source oftheir ability lies, they agree to be subjects in a one-of-a-kind experiment. Butwhen Abby is strapped into the machine, the readings—and their implications—aremore shocking than either of them could have anticipated.
Faced with the new, improbable connectionand the possibility that the experiment has changed her life irrevocably, Abbywill be forced to reevaluate everything she thought she knew about herability—and herself—and answer the daunting question of what she wantsnext.












Once She Knew

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Claire Hastings,professor at a prestigious women’s college, has retreated to an isolated cabinin Maine in midwinter to work on the book that will guarantee her tenure, butshe’s having trouble finishing it. Then disgraced journalist Jonathan Daultonstumbles into her cabin late one night, soaking wet and bleeding from whatseems to be a gunshot wound. She recognizes him from a romantic encounter at aconference years earlier, one she’s been trying desperately to forget. Much toher relief, and embarrassment, he doesn’t appear to remember her.
When Claire learns that Jonathan issuspected of killing an FBI agent, she urges him to turn himself inimmediately, but Jonathan has other ideas, all of which involve her. As hepoints out, if the FBI finds that she has been harboring a fugitive, she canforget about that peace and quiet she wanted. Then he shocks Claire by fakingher kidnapping.
Entangled in whatever Jonathan’s mysterioustroubles are, Claire finds herself on a frantic odyssey from Maine to New YorkCity, figuring that the only way to clear her name is to clear Jonathan’s. AsJonathan gradually reveals that his real goal is to stop what he believes is aterrorist plan to assassinate the First Lady at a United Nations event, Claireknows she’s in over her head.





An OpenBook: A Mystery

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National bestsellingauthor Sheila Connolly presents a stand-alone story, only available digitally...
After part-time librarian Sarabeth Dodsondiscovers elderly Edith Hathaway dead in a snowdrift in small-town Strathmere,Pennsylvania, she enlists the help of Police Chief Vanessa Hutchins to get tothe bottom of the mystery. With no footprints around the body and no purse,what was the retired school teacher doing out in the middle of nowhere in thesnow? The answer may have something to do with the library book Edith failed toreturn...
Includes a preview of the first bookin
Sheila Connolly 's brand-new County Cork Mystery series--"Buried in aBog."
Also includes excerpts from the first bookin the Orchard Mystery series--"One Bad Apple"--and the first book inthe Museum Mystery series--"Fundraising the Dead."






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Edited by penprak at 10-1-2019 08:39 AM

Here Are #6, #6.5 & #7 Of County Cork Series.




Pub owner Maura Donovan hasn’t seen her mother for over twenty years, so when she suddenly shows up in Maura’s pub, Maura’s not sure what to expect. Her mother is trying to find a life for herself back home and has taken up a position working with the new owners of the Crann Mor hotel just outside Skibbereen. Until her new boss is found dead in the gardens, dumped down the hillside behind the hotel.

Now, trying to rekindle the relationship they’ve lost, Maura must investigate in order to clear her mother’s name. It’s not so easy though, as long-time residents of County Cork, including the families of her employee Mick, and the family of the deceased hotel owner, have bottled deep dark family secrets not meant to be uncorked. And someone will kill to keep them that way.









Pub owner Maura Donovan is still learning the local customs of the Irish village she now calls home, and with the holidays approaching she’s unsure how much, or how little, to decorate. She’s also puzzled by the small construction project going on across the street, which is shrouded in secrecy and has the whole of West Cork guessing what it might be. But most troubling of all is the secretive young boy who shows up at the pub’s door, hinting that he and his mother had to leave Dublin—in a hurry.

Sensing danger, Maura becomes more alarmed when an unknown man shows up and begins lurking around the pub. With so many questions on her mind and so few answers, Maura knows she’ll have to turn to her new village friends to help her sort out all the mysterious goings-on—and maybe deliver an unexpected gift to someone in need.









Boston expat Maura Donovan came to Ireland to honor her grandmother’s last wish, but she never expected to stay in provincial County Cork—much less to inherit a house and a pub, Sullivan’s, in the small village of Leap. After a year-long struggle to stay in the black, Sullivan’s is finally thriving, and Maura has even brought back traditional Irish music to the pub. With a crop of new friends and a budding relationship with handsome Mick Nolan, Maura’s life seems rosier than ever—but even in Ireland, you can’t always trust your luck.

It begins with Maura’s discovery of a body in the ravine behind the pub. And then, the Irish gardaí reveal that the victim’s face has been battered beyond recognition. Who is the faceless victim? Who wanted him dead? And why was his body dumped in the backyard of Sullivan’s Pub? Even after the dead man is finally given a name, nobody admits to knowing him. In the tight-knit world of Leap, no one is talking—and now it’s up to Maura to uncover the dark secrets that lurk beneath the seemingly quiet town.







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