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Murder at the Mansion

Murder at the Mansion

A Victorian Village Mystery

Victorian Village Mysteries (Volume 1)

Sheila Connolly

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Welcome to Asheboro, Maryland, where the homes are to die for. . .

Katherine Hamilton never wanted to return to her dead-end hometown. But when she is called in to help save Asheboro from going bankrupt, Kate can’t refuse. The town has issued its last available funds to buy a local Victorian mansion. It’s a plan that Kate would be happy to help get off the ground. . .if only she didn’t have such bad memories associated with that mansion. Is Kate ready to do business—or is this job too personal for her own good?

Then, one day while touring the property, Kate stumbles over a dead body. Impossibly, the victim is none other than Kate’s high-school nemesis Cordelia Walker. Soon Kate is immersed in a murder investigation and with the history of the old Victorian. What secrets are hidden within its walls—and can the truth be discovered before the killer comes for Kate herself?

“Cozy fans will enjoy Connolly’s characteristically warm treatment of small-town life.”—Publishers Weekly

“A new series that skillfully combines history, romance, and mystery.”—Kirkus Reviews

Praise for Murder at the Mansion

"Fascinating read...The prolific Connelly kicks off a new series that skillfully combines history, romance, and mystery."—Kirkus

"Amiable...cozy fans will enjoy Connolly's characteristically warm treatment of small-town life."—Publishers Weekly

"Connolly's accomplished series launch avoids the tired tropes found in many cozy debuts, incorporating humor, a realistic setting, and well-developed, appealing characters. Fans of the author's "Museum Mysteries" will welcome the guest appearance of series protagonist Nell Pratt."—Library Journal

"Readers who like inheritance drama will enjoy this diverting story."—BookPage

"Exceeded my expectations. It blew me away. I will definitely be picking up the next one."—Night Owl Reviews

"I fell into this novel head over heels. The author's description of the mansion is sheer bliss to read of, and a murder to go with it is always appreciated by a mystery fan. Don't miss this one."—BookLoons

"A good, fast-paced read that's perfect for a plane ride. Warning: once you start reading Connolly's books, you can't put them down."—IrishAmerica Magazine


Reviews from Goodreads

Sheila Connolly

SHEILA CONNOLLY has published over thirty mysteries, including several New York Times bestsellers. Her series include the Orchard Mysteries, the Museum Mysteries, The County Cork Mysteries, and the Victorian Village Mysteries. She is a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Society of Mayflower Descendants, and owns a cottage in West Cork. She lives in a too-big Victorian in southeastern Massachusetts with her husband and three cats.

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