Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Dead in Dublin

This is the first book in the Dublin Driver series by Catie Murphy.  It is an enjoyable cozy centered around the character of Megan Malone, an American  who relocated to Dublin.   The story is full of references to the city and its charms.  If you have visited you will enjoy reliving the various spots you have seen.  This book was perfect for me after having visited Ireland and Dublin for the first time last Fall.  I could easily visualize the locations as Murphy described them and even pulled out the google map to look up where the Molly Malone statue was located versus some of the landmarks I remembered seeing in Dublin. 

The characters in the story are presented in a manner than causes reactions to them as intended by the author.  You cannot help but root for Megan to determine who the guilty party is and to feel empathy for the parents and widower of the victim, Elizabeth Darr.   There are several side cover ups that the investigation uncovers that add to the suspense of the story.  They help mislead the reader and create a surprise ending on who the murderer is and their motive.

All in all I enjoyed this book and look forward reading more in the Dublin Driver Series.

Dead in Dublin (The Dublin Driver Mysteries #1)Dead in Dublin by Catie Murphy
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This mystery set in Ireland was an enjoyable read, especially since I just visited Dublin last September. The story took a bit to get flowing but was an enjoyable mystery with clues pointing to many suspects The actual guilty party was a bit of a shock when revealed but the story pieces were tied together well in the end. The characters are quite charming and enjoyable, and you find yourself rooting for Megan and want her to charm her petulant boss I look forward to reading more in the series.

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Challenge Prompts

The Challenge Prompts I will use this for are:
  1. Library Love  #LibraryLoveChallenge -  Book #72
  2. Cravings for a Cozy and Cloak and  Dagger #CloakDaggerChal : Book  #56
  3. Cruising through cozies -  outside US #2
  4. Medical Examiner-  1 Toe Tag 
  5. Monthly Motif   #MonthlyMotifGXO- around this world  - country different from your own
  6. Six Shooter Challenge  Target #73  Shot #1

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