by Andrea Carter
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Pub Date 05 Dec 2023 | Archive Date 01 Feb 2024
Solicitor Benedicta “Ben” O’Keeffe and her boyfriend Police Sergeant Tom Molloy race to Dublin after hearing that some strangers had moved in with Ben’s parents. When they arrive, only Ben’s parents and their strange lodger remain, but come morning the lodger has left. Not wanting to leave them alone, Ben persuades her parents to come and stay with her in Inishowen.
In Glendara, preparations are underway for Glenfest, Glendara’s literary festival. Phyllis Kettle, the local bookshop owner, is especially pleased to have persuaded Gavin Featherstone, the local best-selling recluse writer, to take part.
The festival begins, and an eager crowd awaits Featherstone’s appearance on stage. He is unexpectedly engaging, but when he stands to read from his new book, he stumbles and keels over on the platform.
Ben discovers that she holds Featherstone’s will at the office, drafted by her predecessor. Soon, she’s drawn into a complicated legal wrangle over the man’s estate involving his family and the assistant who lived with him.
But nothing can yet be resolved, as a killer cannot inherit from their victim—and Gavin Featherstone’s death was a murder.
Perfect for fans of Louise Penny, Lisa Gardner—and, of course, Agatha Christie
While all of the novels in the Inishowen Mystery Series stand on their own and can be read in any order, the publication sequence is:
Death at Whitewater Church
The Well of Ice
Murder at Greysbridge
The Body Falls
“Death, she writes. Contemporary Agatha Christie reincarnate Andrea Carter, that is. It’s kismet that these two famed mystery authors share identical initials.” —Bookreporter
Praise for the Inishowen Mystery Series
“Carter keeps the suspense high en route to the exciting climax. Fans of Gerald Elias’s Daniel Jacobus series will want to check this out.” —Publishers Weekly
“[Death at Whitewater Church is] haunting, atmospheric, and gripping. One of the finest Irish mystery debuts of recent years. Tana French has some serious competition.” —John Connolly, New York Times best-selling author
“An entourage of fascinating people and mysterious places lace [Death at Whitewater Church] with plenty of bark and bite. A captivating gem.” —Steve Berry, New York Times best-selling author
“The weather, as an additional character in the plot, is very effective. Though part of a series, this book can be read as a stand-alone. Recommended for fans of Carlene O’Connor and the “County Cork” series by Sheila Connolly.” —Library Journal
“Combining elements of the locked-room mystery with those of a village cozy, Carter offers a tale that is both charming and surprisingly complex.” —Booklist
“A phrase written for the [Inishowen Mystery] series debut begs revisiting: What starts as a metaphoric soothing tea, served in exquisite porcelain, ends with the kick of a brandy-laced double espresso.” —Bookreporter
“Treacherous Strand is atmospheric, intelligent and utterly gripping - a real treat for fans of Irish crime fiction.” —Catherine Ryan Howard, USA Today best-selling author
“[Murder at Greysbridge] is truly a perfect choice for fans of character-driven mysteries set in thrilling surroundings . . . It has everything a reader could possibly want in a stellar piece of writing. Agatha Christie would be proud.” —Suspense Magazine
“[The Well of Ice is] another riveting suspense thriller of a mystery from an accomplished master of the genre.” —Midwest Book Review
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