Written in the Irish tradition of wit and verbal agility. This is a must read if you like Irish color and lore. It doesn't hurt that there's a bit of romance tossed in with the mystery of who murdered Father O'Malley.
Judy M. (Frankiecay) - reviewed The Second Sorrowful Mystery (Danny O'Flaherty, Bk 2) on
From back cover: Having traded his native New York for his Irish roots, Danny O'Flaherty is teaching school in Dublin, making frequent visits to the small close-knit town of Ballycara, where fishing and a lovely redhead capture his attention. But here in this picturesque seaside town,a shocking murder draws him into the secrets, sins, and sorrows of its most colorful inhabitants.
The victim is the local priest, Father O'Malley, found dead in a locked basement. The priest's odd behavior in the days preceding his murder--including an urgent letter to Danny--has the locals speculating on everything from Protestant extremists to disgruntled parishioners. But Danny, suspecting the key to the murder lies in the Second Sorrowful Mystery of the holy rosary-The Scourging-never anticipates the tragic web of deceit and vengeance behind Ballycara's darkest secret...
Danny o'Flaherty, a native New Yorker, is teaching school in Dublin. He spends a lot of time in the little fishing village of Ballycara. When the local priest is found dead in a locked basement, the web of deceit and vengeance hides Ballycara's darkest secret. Good read.