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Sheila Connolly

USA flag (1950 - 2020)

aka Sarah Atwell

Sheila Connolly was the Anthony and Agatha Award-nominated author of over thirty titles, including the Museum Mysteries, the Orchard Mysteries, and the County Cork Mysteries, in addition to the Relatively Dead paranormal romance e-series, the standalone books Once She Knew, a romantic suspense, and Reunion with Death, a traditional mystery set in Tuscany, as well as a number of short stories in various anthologies.


Genres: Cozy Mystery
Sheila Connolly recommends
Freezer I'll Shoot (2013)
(Vintage Kitchen Mystery, book 3)
Victoria Hamilton
"[A] delightful find."
Murder, She Barked (2013)
(Paws and Claws Mystery, book 1)
Krista Davis
"Davis has created a town that any pet would love—as much as their owners do. And they won’t let a little thing like murder spoil their enjoyment."
Maple Mayhem (2014)
(Sugar Grove Mystery, book 2)
Jessie Crockett
"A great cast of characters."
Rebel Without a Cake (2014)
(Piece of Cake Mystery, book 5)
Jacklyn Brady
"Brady's writting is smooth as fondant, rich as buttercream."
Off Kilter (2014)
(Scottish Highlands Mystery, book 1)
Hannah Reed
"Hannah Reed's series debut captures the appeal of the Highlands, and features a plucky, determined heroine surrounded by a cast of quirky but believable characters."
Dark Chocolate Demise (2015)
(Cupcake Bakery Mystery, book 7)
Jenn McKinlay
"McKinlay's characters are delicious."
Pane and Suffering (2015)
(Webb's Glass Shop Mystery, book 1)
Cheryl Hollon
"Cheryl Hollon clearly knows her glass craft, but better still, she also knows how to craft a good mystery."
The Big Chili (2015)
(Undercover Dish Mystery, book 1)
Julia Buckley
"Julia Buckley launches her new series with a delectable concoction of appealing characters and smart sleuthing and tasty food!"
Dead in the Water (2017)
(Welcome Back to Scumble River, book 1)
Denise Swanson
"It's a pleasure for Swanson's readers to welcome back her Scumble River characters, even though she throws them into danger from the first chapter to the last. A tornado, a corpse and a kidnapping make life in Scumble River challenging for Skye Denison-Boyd as she awaits the birth of her first child, but fans of Swanson's series know she can handle it all. Swanson's strongly drawn characters and vivid descriptions make this welcome return of her Scumble River series a pleasure to read."
Death on Tap (2017)
(Sloan Krause, book 1)
Ellie Alexander
"Ellie Alexander's prose bubbles like the craft beers her protagonist Sloan Krause brews--a sparkling start to a new series."
Below the Tree Line (2018)
(Pioneer Valley Mystery, book 1)
Susan Oleksiw
"Oleksiw crafts a classic small-town mystery . . . where a closely knit cast of characters are forced to wrestle with the unwanted intrusion of the modern world that threatens long-standing traditions."
The Bodies in the Library (2019)
(First Edition Library Mystery, book 1)
Marty Wingate
"Marty Wingate clearly knows her mysteries well and seamlessly weaves all the traditions of the genre into this clever new series. Hayley Burke's love affair with Golden Age mysteries will bring back happy memories for cozy readers."

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