An Early Wake – A Book Review

This is the third book in the County Cork series by Sheila Connolly and I have to say I learned quite a bit about the history of music in Irish pubs.  This book really leaves me wanting to visit Ireland and experience some of these pubs in the small towns that dot the landscape. In this book, expat Maura is trying to find ways to keep the pub she has inherited afloat. A visitor brings in the idea of opening her back room up for musicians as the former owner had done many years ago. By word of mouth the news travels and musicians, and music-goers, show up leaving her to think this may be a way to keep her business going. But, this is a mystery and one of the musicians who shows up is murdered and the mystery of why and by whom begins.  I really do love this series and is a good one for a quick, fun read.  I have read a couple of Ms. Connolly’s Museum Mysteries and did enjoy them, but I haven’t read any of her others.  For some reason this series just spoke to me more.