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In this classic whodunit, amateur detective Laurie Kilcannon and Police Chief Tim Riordan plan to enjoy every moment of their dream honeymoon in an Irish castle hotel. They think their biggest challenges will be Laurie's bad back and Tim's distaste for driving on the left. What they don't plan on is discovering a dead body-one with a bashed-in skull that rules out "natural causes."

As they unravel the mystery of the victim's death, they uncover the secrets that hide in their idyllic location. Infidelity, long-held grudges, a depressed economy, alcoholism, deceit...

Laurie and Tim also join the regulars at McGroary's, the local pub, and adopt it as their home-away-from-home. Among the characters (and possible suspects) they meet are Cormac, the bar manager who doesn't drink, Tommy, the charming server, genial Niall and irascible Paddy, town busybody (and Tim's aunt) Nuala, and novice police officer Sean.

Bad back notwithstanding, animal lover Laurie haunts the castle's stable, and befriends not only grooms Saoirse, Dónal, Áine, and Mary, but also stable residents Byron, Mercutio, and Treacle. Using her natural friendliness and a seemingly endless supply of carrots, she manages to learn information that will prove crucial to the case's solution.

So come along on Laurie and Tim's honeymoon. Spend some time nursing a pint at McGroary's, try to dodge braying tourist Renée if you can, learn how to say "hello" in Gaelic, watch Tim face off against the local sheep population-and see if you can solve the crime.

Laurie and Tim HAVE to solve it.

If they don't, Laurie may wind up a widow while she's still adjusting to being a wife.

NOTE: This book is part of a series, but the 4 titles can read in any order.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781492917229
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 11/01/2013
Pages: 294
Sales rank: 983,538
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.62(d)

About the Author

Katy McDermott is a novelist, freelance copywriter, and writing tutor from the Philadelphia suburbs, where she shares a townhouse with her human and animal family. Except for college, she's always lived and worked in this area, and doesn't think she'd ever want to live anywhere else (although during ice storms in February, she could be tempted!) She often works from home, so her "writing day" never quite ends. She writes at night and on the weekends... and sometimes (thanks to her patient and self-reliant better half) on vacations.

Meeting Mayhem is the fourth book in her "Meeting Mysteries" series (featuring Philadelphia native Laurie Kilcannon and her paramour, Tim Riordan.) It's set in Ireland, on a trip that was a dream come true for the author doing research as well as the main characters!

Before that comes Meeting Scandal, set "down the shore" in Cape May, NJ on a quite - eventful - summer vacation. Earlier, there's Meeting Darkness, set in the fictional town of Barcliff on Cape Cod, which introduces the reader to a host of terrific characters - from beer-swilling fishermen to tony upper-crust estate-dwellers to the hard-working locals who form the backbone of the town.

Her first book is Meeting Murder, set at a pharmaceutical product launch meeting in Miami Beach, FL. The books in the series can be read in any order.

Meeting Mayhem is the last of the "Meeting Mysteries" series. Katy plans to tackle a young adult novella or 'tween series next. She also pens essays every now again to stay in practice.

With all this writing, it's a wonder she has time for a day job! As a writer.

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