Murder in an Irish pub / Carlene O'Connor.

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      First Kensington hardcover edition.
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      Summary: In the small village of Kilbane in County Cork, for a cuppa tea or a slice of brown bread, you go to Naomi's Bistro, managed by the many siblings of the lively O'Sullivan brood. For a pint or a game of darts--or for the poker tournament that's just come to town--it's the pub you want. One player's reputation precedes him--Eamon Foley, a tinker out of Dublin, called the Octopus for playing like he has eight hands under the table. But when Foley is found at the end of a rope, swinging from the rafters of Rory Mack's pub, it's time for the garda to take matters into their own hands. Macdara Flannery would lay odds it's a simple suicide--after all, there's a note and the room was locked. But Siobhan suspects foul play, as does Foley's very pregnant widow. Perhaps one of Foley's fellow finalists just raised the stakes to life and death. With conflicting theories on the crime--not to mention the possibility of a proposal--tensions are running high between Siobhan and Macdara. Soon it's up to Siobhan to call a killer's bluff, but if she doesn't play her cards right, she may be the next one taken out of the game...
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      O’CONNOR, C. Murder in an Irish pub. First Kensington hardcover edition. [s. l.]: Kensington Books, 2019. ISBN 9781496719041. Disponível em: Acesso em: 1 jun. 2020.
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      O’Connor C. Murder in an Irish Pub. First Kensington hardcover edition. Kensington Books; 2019. Accessed June 1, 2020.
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      O’Connor, C. (2019). Murder in an Irish pub (First Kensington hardcover edition.). Kensington Books.
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      O’Connor, Carlene. 2019. Murder in an Irish Pub. First Kensington hardcover edition. Irish Village Mystery. Kensington Books.
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      O’Connor, C. (2019) Murder in an Irish pub. First Kensington hardcover edition. Kensington Books (Irish Village mystery). Available at: (Accessed: 1 June 2020).
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      O’Connor, C 2019, Murder in an Irish pub, First Kensington hardcover edition., Irish Village mystery, Kensington Books, viewed 1 June 2020, .
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      O’Connor, Carlene. Murder in an Irish Pub. First Kensington hardcover edition., Kensington Books, 2019. EBSCOhost,
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      O’Connor, Carlene. Murder in an Irish Pub. First Kensington hardcover edition. Irish Village Mystery. Kensington Books, 2019.
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      O’Connor C. Murder in an Irish pub [Internet]. First Kensington hardcover edition. Kensington Books; 2019 [cited 2020 Jun 1]. (Irish Village mystery). Available from:


Booklist Reviews 2019 February #2

Siobhán O'Sullivan, a garda officer for just three months, is working crowd control at the International Poker Tournament, a big event in her walled town of Kilbane in County Cork, Ireland. The crowd is getting rowdy by the time the three favorites sit down to the final game. Then favorite Eamon Foley is accused of having a deck of cards slipped to him. The judge calls it a night, promising to announce his decision in the morning. But that's too late for Foley, whom Siobhán finds hanged in a locked storage room at her Siobhán's family's pub the next morning. Foley's about-to-deliver pregnant widow assumes it's suicide, and the medical examiner almost agrees—until Siobhán points out inconsistencies and convinces Macdara Flannery, her supervisor and sometime lover, to investigate. But it's the clues extracted during a family meeting with her siblings, and her own knowledge of her neighbors, that help Siobhán find the killer. Fourth in the series, this is a delightful combination of Irish village life, family dynamics, and romance. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

PW Reviews 2019 January #2

O'Connor's pleasing fourth Irish Village mystery (after 2018's Murder in an Irish Churchyard) finds officer Siobhán O'Sullivan and her significant other, Det. Sgt. Macdara Flannery, coping with crowds, gambling, and excessive drinking during a high-stakes poker tournament in Kilbane, County Cork. When cheating occurs, followed by the death of the renowned player dubbed the Octopus in a pub's locked storeroom, Siobhán is skeptical about the verdict of suicide, though a note was found with the body. Suspects include the Octopus's two rivals, a mysterious blond waitress who may have been in cahoots with the Octopus, and townspeople who bet far more than they could afford to lose. Siobhán also worries about the potential involvement of her many siblings, a reputed jewel thief in town, the state of her relationship with Macdara, and the well-being of the waitress and the Octopus's pregnant wife. A clever twist on the locked-room mystery and the convivial village community will leave cozy readers well satisfied. Agent: Evan Marshall, Evan Marshall Agency. (Mar.)

Copyright 2019 Publishers Weekly.