Five Stars for Buried In A Bog

9-14 Buried in a Bog coverI’m going back in my Goodreads file of five star reads. If I look at one I read two years ago and I can remem­ber the sto­ry with renewed plea­sure, I know it deserved every one of those five stars. That’s this one, Buried In A Bog, by Sheila Connolly.

My review:  This is the first of Sheila Con­nol­ly’s third mys­tery series, and my favorite. Buried in a Bog is far more than a mystery–it’s the sto­ry of a young woman from Boston deal­ing with loss and find­ing her way for­ward, as well as a sto­ry of a small vil­lage in Ire­land. It was grand­moth­er’s last wish that she vis­it. It’s a sto­ry of rela­tion­ships, gen­er­a­tions, and above all, real—actually fic­tion­al, but for sure real peo­ple. It’s a mys­tery too, deal­ing with mur­der. This book sat­is­fies on every level.

Anoth­er review­er said, “Awe­some book! The set­ting was cozy and real and made me want to head off to Ire­land for a spell. Can’t wait for the next one!”

Since then, Sheila Con­nol­ly has writ­ten the next one, and oth­ers as well. I espe­cial­ly like the first of her fourth series as well. (It’s a bit woo woo.) But why don’t you check out all of her series on her Ama­zon author page? You’ll be glad you did.


Five Stars for Buried In A Bog — 6 Comments

  1. I read this book with Google Maps on my com­put­er so I could fol­low her around the country.
    Sheila is great at real settings.
    Since I work in a muse­um out­side Philadel­phia, I par­tic­u­lar­ly like her Philadel­phia muse­um series.

  2. Thank you so much! The series is one I nursed along for years until it final­ly sold, and it’s been a joy to watch peo­ple find it and enjoy it. And all the places–including the pub–are real. I’ll be hap­py to give tours!

    • Oh, I’d love the tour! (And I’d love to vis­it Ire­land. I was born a Collins which I think is Irish. My day said his father referred to his moth­er as Black Irish-but he nev­er met her.)

      • I’ve got a Collins great-great-grand­moth­er from West Cork, but she would have been born around 1800. I keep try­ing to con­nect her to Michael Collins, who was born not far away, but no luck so far.

        • Hey, we could be relat­ed, but we’ll nev­er know. My grand­fa­ther ran away from home (from east­ern Cana­da to west­ern Wash­ing­ton state) at 13 and nev­er allowed any con­tact with his black Irish moth­er or father.

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