St. Patrick’s Day Books

Here is a list of some St. Patrick’s Day books.  Hope you find something that catches your eye.  Happy reading.

 

Love, Luck, and Little Green Men by [Kelly, Diane]A life-affirming tale of fantasy, fate, and love.

Single mom Erin Flaherty is down on her luck. Not only is she fighting romantic feelings for Father Brendan O’Donnell, St. Anthony’s brown-eyed and broad-shouldered priest, but she also faces a heartbreaking choice. After the vet diagnoses her son’s Irish Setter with a life-threatening illness, Erin must find a way to raise the funds for the surgery that could save him. Unfortunately, the income from her shoe repair business and Irish step-dancing lessons barely put food on the table.

What’s a woman to do?

When an odd little man appears in Erin’s life, her entire belief system is challenged. Can she keep her faith in the luck ‘o the Irish and the power of love? (Amazon)

 

 

St. Patrick's Day Murder (A Lucy Stone Mystery Series Book 14) by [Meier, Leslie]Not many people in Tinker’s Cove, Maine, knew Old Dan Malone. The grizzled barkeep’s social circle was limited to the rough-hewn lobstermen and other assorted toughs that frequented his bar. But when his body is found bobbing in the town’s icy harbor, Lucy Stone makes getting to know more about Old Dan a priority.

Local musician Dave Reilly insists Old Dan conned a winning lottery ticket worth five grand from him. Handyman Brian Donohue claims that Old Dan stiffed him for repair work he’d done at the bar. The confusion surrounding the death is only compounded by the arrival of actor Dylan Malone, Old Dan’s brother and a prominent, if fading, attraction of the Dublin stage. Dylan has come to direct the production of “Finian’s Rainbow,” the featured event at Our Lady of Hope’s annual St. Patrick’s Day extravaganza.

Was Old Dan killed by someone he’d cheated or someone he’d loved? While Lucy can’t be sure, one thing is abundantly clear–the stage is set for a murder mystery with a killer ending!

“Warm and homespun characters, plenty of seaside ambience and a fast-moving plot make this perfect winter cozy.” —Publishers Weekly  (Amazon)

 

 

St. Patrick's Day Murder (Christine Bennett Mysteries Book 4) by [Harris, Lee]

 

An off-duty police officer is shot and ex-nun Chris Bennett and her police-detective boyfriend find this motiveless murder puzzling. Praying for a break, Chris pursues a killer along strange paths: a pilgrimage that takes her from a suburban convent to a Brooklyn fruit market, and deep into the sacrosanct world of the NYPD–and ultimately back to the deadly place where it all began.  (Amazon)

From the Paperback edition.

 

 

 

 

Although she’s taken an interest in Irish embroidery, Marcy Singer can’t help but abandon her needlecraft when handsome local brewer Todd finds himself accused of murder. Both Todd and his friend Blake’s fingerprints are on the murder weapon, and neither is talking about what happened. Marcy is determined to stitch together some luck from more than a few four-leaf clovers and prove that the culprit was someone else…  (Amazon)

 

 

 

 

 

The Sham (Chloe Boston Cozy Mysteries Book 14) by [Jackson, Melanie]The fourteenth installment in Melanie Jackson’s bestselling Chloe Boston Cozy Mystery Series is a 9k word short story.

“Melanie Jackson is a talent to watch.”
–WritersWrite.com

It’s Saint Patrick’s Day in Hope Falls and the citizens are celebrating by having the mayor of their sister city in Ireland over to join in the festivities. Unfortunately, things go from bad to worse as rivers run red, drinking of Guinness takes its toll, and a criminal pursuit by Officer Bill is required. This is a fast paced short story with plenty of laughs as Saint Patty’s becomes a day to remember not for the things that go right, but rather for the sheer number of things that go wrong.

If you are a fan of Nancy Pickard or Susan Conant you are going to love the cozy hometown feel of Moving Violation.  (Amazon)

 

 

Stephanie Plum has a way of attracting danger, lunatics, oddballs, bad luck…and mystery men. And no one is more mysterious than the unmentionable Diesel. He’s back and hot on the trail of a little man in green pants who’s lost a giant bag of money. Problem is, the money isn’t exactly lost. Stephanie’s Grandma Mazur has found it, and like any good Jersey senior citizen, she’s hightailed it in a Winnebago to Atlantic City to hit the slots. With Lula and Connie in tow, Stephanie attempts to bring Grandma home, but the luck of the Irish is rubbing off on everyone: Lula’s found a job modeling plus-size lingerie. Connie’s found a guy. Diesel’s found Stephanie. And Stephanie has found herself over her head with a caper involving thrice-stolen money, a racehorse, a car chase, and a bad case of the hives.  (Amazon)

 

 

Irish Eyes: A Callahan Garrity Mystery (Callahan Garrity Mysteries Book 8) by [Andrews, Mary Kay]Ex-cop Callahan Garrity was more than happy to leave the Atlanta P.D. behind her to start her own business — the House Mouse cleaning service — and to indulge in a bit of freelance private investigation on the side. However, she owes too much to her former partner, Bucky Deavers, to refuse his request that she accompany him to the department’s annual St. Patrick’s Day bash. But the celebrating ends abruptly — and badly — when Bucky is shot during an apparent liquor store robbery while they’re on the way home.

Callahan is devastated — and the talk that perhaps Bucky was “dirty” only intensifies her pain. Now, with the help of her feisty “Mice,” she’s determined to find the culprit and clear her friend’s name, even if it means piercing the veil of secrecy surrounding an Irish fraternal police organization that might be brewing up something far more lethally potent than green beer.  (Amazon)

 

 

Duffel Bags and Drownings (A Haley Randolph Mystery) (Haley Randolph Mystery Series Book 8) by [Howell, Dorothy]Fashionista and event planner to the stars Haley Randolph is staging a St. Patrick’s Day bash for one of Hollywood’s biggest couples. When she visits the catering company to check on preparations, it looks like the green ice sculptures will be the hit of the party — until Haley finds a server floating face down in the water tank.

Haley becomes the prime suspect in the murder. With a killer — and a giant leprechaun — on the loose, she must do some fast sleuthing to find the pot of gold at the end of this rainbow. Will she kiss the Blarney Stone — or the hot new detective on the case?

Haley will need the luck of the Irish to find the killer — and the hottest handbag of the season!  (Amazon)

 

 

 

Lucky Stuff (Jane Wheel Mysteries) by [Fiffer, Sharon]Officially divorced, antiques picker and private investigator Jane Wheel finally faces the reality that she needs to sell her house, which means clearing out her extensive—and beloved—antique collection. While it’s a daunting task, the preemptive move proves worthwhile when her house sells in one day. Finding herself suddenly homeless, Jane heads to her hometown, Kankakee, Illinois, to find that it, too, has been turned upside down.

Lucky Miller, a little-known comedian, is staging what he calls a comeback. It’s all part of his plan to break into showbiz by making it seem like he’s always been a big name. Suspicious of what Lucky’s trying to prove and why he’s chosen to prove it in Kankakee, Jane’s mother, Nellie, hires Jane to investigate. But why does Nellie care? Lucky would sure like to know, so he, too, calls on Jane to find out. Still, Nellie may be the least of his problems when a driver on his crew turns up dead hours after claiming that Lucky tried to kill him.

With the charming and dogged Jane Wheel at the center of another clever puzzle, Lucky Stuff is an outstanding addition to Sharon Fiffer’s popular series.  (Amazon)

 

 

A Great Day for the Deadly (The Gregor Demarkian Holiday Mysteries Book 5) by [Haddam, Jane]Winter is thawing, but in a small-town convent there lurks an ice-cold killer
Her childhood friends wanted careers, but Brigit Ann Reilly spent her youth looking forward to her wedding—her wedding to God. When she finally gets to don the habit, her new order sends her to Maryville, where a former sister is poised to become Rome’s first Irish-American saint. Brigit has no time to worry about Vatican politics. She’s about to become a martyr herself.
Brigit is found dead in the basement of her local library, her corpse swarming with ten poisonous water moccasins. When ex-FBI investigator Gregor Demarkian hears of her death, he is puzzled by two things: Water moccasins are not native to upstate New York, and Brigit died of hemlock poisoning, not the snakes’ venom. As Maryville whips itself into a pious frenzy in search of evidence for its hometown hero’s sainthood, Demarkian will attempt his own miracle by finding justice for the murdered young nun.

 

 

 

 

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