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Cruel Winter

Books | Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Cozy / Culinary

Sheila Connolly
The New York Times–bestselling author returns with another “totally captivating page-turner . . . perfect for winter nights with a storm beating against the windows” (New York Journal of Books). A snowstorm leaves Irish pub owner Maura Donovan trapped inside with her patrons—and a suspected killer—in this 5th Agatha Christie-style cozy mystery in the County Cork series.   Snow is a rarity in Maura Donovan's small village in County Cork, Ireland, so she wasn't sure what to expect when a major snowstorm rolled in around Sullivan's pub. But now she's stranded in a bar full of patrons—and a suspected killer in a long-ago murder. Maura's been in Ireland less than a year and hasn't heard about the decades-old unsolved crime that took place nearby, let alone the infamous suspect, Diane Caldwell. But the locals have, and they're not happy to be trapped with her. Diane, meanwhile, seeks to set the record straight, asserting her innocence after all this time. And since no one is going anywhere in the storm, Maura encourages Diane to share her side of the story, which she'd never had a chance to do in court. Over the next few hours, the informal court in Sullivan's reviews the facts and theories about the case—and comes to some surprising conclusions. But is it enough to convince the police to take a new look at an old case?
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Sheila Connolly
Crooked Lane Books
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1683311019 9781683311010

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