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Mystery Week: St. Patrick’s Day Themed Mysteries for All Ages

Submitted by on March 17, 2011 – 1:30 amNo Comment

Top of the mornin’ to ye! Although we are focusing on mysteries this week, we wanted to do something special for St. Patrick’s Day too, so BEHOLD! A list of St. Patrick’s Day themed mysteries, with something for all ages to enjoy!

First a mysterious shamrock appears on Miss Wink’s front door. Then Kate and Mickey find the sign on their new clubhouse: “The Green Shamrock Gang Was Here.” Something very strange is going on in Springvale – a real challenge for the Dixon twins’ talents. Mickey Dixon wants to be a sleuth like Sherlock Holmes when she grows up. Kate hopes to be a famous scientist. Together, they make a great detective team. But this case is different from any of their other adventures and it takes both twins’ skills to solve the mystery. Before the busy St. Patrick’s Day ends, the twins make some surprising discoveries and, best of all, have a new friend. (middle grade)

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, a derelict main street dive called, appropriately, the Bilge. But when his body is found bobbing in the town’s icy harbor, Lucy Stone, ace reporter for the Pennysaver newspaper, makes getting to know more about Old Dan a priority. And apparently, there’s lots to learn.

Like the fact that local musician Dave Reilly insists Old Dan conned a winning lottery ticket worth five grand from him. And that handyman Brian Donohue claims that Old Dan stiffed him for repair work he’d done at the bar. There are even whispers about some connection to the Irish Republican Army. 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. He’s also come to help his brother renovate the Bilge, turning the dingy tavern into an authentic–if decidedly upscale–Irish pub.

Was Old Dan killed by someone he’d cheated, someone he’d loved, or someone who just couldn’t stand the idea of losing their favorite watering hole? While Lucy can’t be sure, one thing is abundantly clear–the stage is set for a murder mystery with a killer ending!

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.
Inspector Helmes and his trusty sidekick, Watkins, know they have their work cut out for them in solving the murder of Paddy O’Toole, the Grand Leprechaun. However, nothing can prepare them for the strange lineup of suspects they encounter at the annual Holiday Icon Convention. Another holiday short from the author of DEATH BY JELLO and CHRISTMAS IN KILLARNEY.
It’s up to a Brooklyn teenager to save her family’s land in Ireland, expose a murderer, stop terrorist activity, and begin training to save the entire faeire race from the evil influence of Morrigan, the Goddess of War-with a little help from a handsome wizard and a British secret agent-all while on a two-week vacation!Bridget is a street-smart Brooklyn girl who is surprised to find that she has inherited land overseas. She sets off to explore her new Irish holdings, but with relatives like the former queen of all faeire, the king of the leprechauns, and an eccentric aunt, Bridget finds her Irish vacation more than she can handle. That is, until a Brittany spaniel teaches her to focus, trust, and, most of all, let go of her fear. Adding to Bridget’s worry is the damage that cow patties, office break-ins, and ancient fairy catacombs can do to a nice pair of Jimmy Choos…With adventure, mystery, and wry humor, The Brooklyn Leprechaun is a mad romp from the streets of Brooklyn to the myths and legends of the Irish countryside
Day is a dreamer who has never met a stranger. She is fearless and will talk to anyone and read anything! She taught music and dance and was a singer/actress for years, performing on stages both nationally and overseas. Now married with children, she spends less time singing on stage and more time writing songs at home. But, family life has not completely slowed this chick down. She still loves an adventure and learning new things. She resides in Texas with her family, Great Dane (Sophie), Labradoodles (George & Cosmo) and Chihuahua (Juan Carlos).
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