“Elizabeth Darr died at Molly Malone’s feet.” The statue of Molly in Dublin looked on impassively as the restaurant critic’s husband Simon tried to administer CPR. Megan, the driver of the paid limo that drove them to Canan’s, a popular Irish cuisine restaurant, looked on with horror. Well, talk about a very touristy way to be Dead in Dublin.
Megan is a fish-out-of-her-American-pond working as a limo driver in Dublin. Her boss, Orla, never met a quid she couldn’t squeeze. She asks, really demands, Megan investigate Liz’s death to prevent bad luck and bad poublicity from sticking to Leprechaun Limos.
There are plenty of suspects and even more red herrings in this superbly fun tale. It is an atmospheric journey to Ireland for the day with a complex mystery to unravel. 4 stars!
Thanks to Kensington Books, Great Escapes Book Tours, and NetGalley for a copy in exchange for my honest review.
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About the Book
Dead in Dublin (The Dublin Driver Mysteries)
1st in Series
Publisher: Kensington (December 31, 2019)
Mass Market Paperback: 304 pages
Digital ASIN: B07Q3NPNFB
In Dublin’s fair city, where the girls are so pretty, murder occurs at the feet of sweet Molly Malone . . .
Ferrying tourists around Dublin for the Leprechaun Limo Service makes quite a change after years in the military. Still, Megan Malone is enjoying her life in Ireland. She likes the scenery, the easy pace, the quirky, quick-witted locals. Everything—except having one of her clients drop dead at the statue of fabled fishmonger, Molly Malone.
Most restaurant critics notch up their share of enemies. Elizabeth Darr, however, was a well-loved international star. She and her husband, Simon, had just had dinner when Elizabeth collapsed, and spoiled seafood is the first suspect. The restaurant’s owner, worried her business is doomed, begs Megan to look into it. Between her irate boss and a handsome Garda who’s both amused and annoyed by her persistence, Megan has her hands full even before she’s cajoled into taking care of two adorable Jack Russell puppies (which she is almost definitely not keeping). But if cockles and mussels aren’t to blame, can Megan find the real culprit . . .before another fishy death occurs?
About Catie Murphy
Catie Murphy, who has written numerous award-winning fantasy and Sci-fi books under the pseudonym C. E. Murphy, began writing around age six, when she submitted three poems to a school publication. The teacher producing the magazine selected (inevitably) the one she thought was by far the worst, but also told her—a six-year-old kid—to keep writing, which she has. She has also held the usual grab-bag of jobs often seen in an authorial biography, including public library volunteer (at ages 9 and 10; it’s clear she was doomed to a career involving books), archival assistant, cannery worker, and web designer. Writing books is better. She was born and raised in Alaska, and now lives with her family in her ancestral homeland of Ireland.
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Thank you for your review on “Dead in Dublin” by Catie Murphy and for being part of the book tour.
Sounds like a fabulous book and definitely one that I would enjoy having the opportunity to read and on my TBR list.