A famous Irish fashion model plans to have her wedding in the quaint village of Kilbane. Siobhan O’Sullivan and her siblings are hired to do the catering. Siobhan is also an amateur sleuth who loves to help the garda (Irish police force) solve crimes. The story finds the best man, Kevin, being a fellow that everyone has a problem with. He is rude, antagonistic and always drinking too much. When he is found murdered, the wedding plans are momentarily ruined and Siobhan’s boyfriend, Macdara, is a suspect even though he is part of the garda. The story has many twists and turns that are very surprising at the end. Murder at an Irish Wedding is the second book in the Irish Village Mystery series. I have not read the first book and had a feeling that many characters were introduced previously and not really developed in the second installment. I found the introduction of so many characters to be distracting and detrimental to the flow of the story. I thought the story was good but Siobhan was a bit nosy for me. She seemed to never take the advice of the police and continued to snoop and intrude. I still enjoyed the book and think that it is a nice addition to the cozy mystery genre.
Murder at an Irish Wedding by Carlene O’Connor will be available February 28, 2017 by Kensington Publishing Corp. An egalley of this book was made available by the publisher in exchange for a honest review.