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Death by Leprechaun: A Saint Patrick’s Day Murder in Dublin
by Jennifer S. Alderson
4.3 out of 5 stars 449 ratings, 4.2 on Goodreads 341 ratings
Book 6 of 9: Travel Can Be Murder Cozy Mystery Series

When an old friend is arrested in Dublin, tour guide Lana Hansen will need the luck of the Irish to clear him of the crime.

Lana is thrilled her friend Jeremy and his wife are on her tour to Ireland. The couple are having the time of their lives exploring the country’s rich literary and cultural history, until they run into Guy Smith, a reporter Jeremy recently exposed as a fraud.

A tussle turns into a fight and leaves each man vowing to destroy the other. Yet cross words and dirty looks tell Lana that Jeremy is not the only client on her tour who has a grudge against the reporter.

Four Leaf Cleaver
by Maddie Day
4.6 out of 5 stars 592 ratings, 4.2 on Goodreads 996 ratings
Book 11 of 12: Country Store Mysteries

The eleventh installment in Maddie Day’s deliciously popular Country Store cozy mysteries . . .It’s Saint Patrick’s Day in  South Lick, Indiana, but a holiday cooking competition at Robbie Jordan’s country store and restaurant Pans ’N Pancakes is put on the back-burner when a killer strikes.

There’s no mistaking Saint Patrick’s Day at Pans ’N Pancakes. Robbie may only be Irish by marriage to Abe O’Neill, but the shelves of vintage cookware in her southern Indiana store are draped with glittery shamrocks and Kelly-green garlands and her restaurant is serving shepherd’s pie and Guinness Beer brownies. The big event, however, is a televised cooking competition to be filmed on site.

Unfortunately, someone’s luck has run out. Before the cameras start rolling, tough-as-nails producer Tara O’Hara Moore is found upstairs in her B&B room, bludgeoned apparently by the heavy hilt of a cleaver left by her side. Now, not only does Robbie have a store full of festive decorations, she’s got a store full of suspects . . .

The Saint Paddy’s Promise
by Kathi Daley
4.6 out of 5 stars 1,976 ratings, 4.5 on Goodreads 1,270 ratings
Book 6 of 17: A Tess and Tilly Cozy Mystery

If you love small towns, endearing relationships, food, animals, and a touch of murder, you will love this cozy mystery series.

Sixty years ago a man made a promise to the woman he loved to meet her on Saint Patrick’s Day. They were to meet in the park on the bench where they liked to sit and watch the world go by. The couple were deeply in love and planned to marry but he never showed up at the rendezvous point.

Every Saint Patrick’s Day since then the woman has made a pilgrimage to the bench to wait for her one true love. Tess and Tilly see the woman sitting with her granddaughter on the bench and decide to stop and chat. During their conversation the granddaughter tells Tess the story of her grandmother and the man who professed his love and promised to return but never did. Tess is drawn in by her story and agrees to try to find the answers, the elderly woman has sought all her life. She enlists the help of Tony as well as the woman’s granddaughter.

St. Patrick’s Day Murder
by Leslie Meier
4.5 out of 5 stars 522 ratings, 3.9 on Goodreads 2,576 ratings
Book 14 of 30: Lucy Stone Mysteries

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. But when his body is found bobbing in the town’s icy harbor, Lucy Stone makes getting to know more about Old Dan a priority.

A local musician insists Old Dan conned a winning lottery ticket worth five grand from him. A handyman claims that Old Dan stiffed him for repair work he’d done at the bar. The confusion surrounding the death is only compounded by the arrival of Dylan Malone, Old Dan’s brother and a prominent, if fading, star of the Dublin stage. Dylan has come to direct the production of Finian’s Rainbow, the featured event at Our Lady of Hope’s St. Patrick’s Day extravaganza.

Was Old Dan killed by someone he’d cheated or someone he’d loved? Lucy can’t be sure, but one thing is abundantly clear: The stage is set for a murder mystery with a killer ending…

The Sham: A Small Town Saint Patrick’s Day Mystery
by Melanie Jackson
3.9 out of 5 stars 44 ratings, 3.8 on Goodreads 92 ratings
Book 14 of 30: Chloe Boston Meter Maid Cozy Mysteries

It’s Saint Patrick’s Day in Hope Falls and the citizens are celebrating by having the mayor of their sister city in Ireland over to join in the festivities. Unfortunately, things go from bad to worse as rivers run red, drinking of Guinness takes its toll, and a criminal pursuit by Officer Bill is required. This is a fast paced short story with plenty of laughs as Saint Patty’s becomes a day to remember not for the things that go right, but rather for the sheer number of things that go wrong. If you are a fan of Nancy Pickard or Susan Conant you are going to love the cozy hometown feel of Moving Violation.

Irish Milkshake Murder
by Carlene O’Connor, Peggy Ehrhart, Liz Ireland
4.0 out of 5 stars 88 ratings, 3.6 on Goodreads 277 ratings

In advance of their St. Patrick’s Day wedding, Tara Meehan and Danny O’Donnell are off to the Aran Islands with their bridesmaids and groomsmen for a joint hen and stag party. The weekend kicks off with the ferry trip to Inis Mór, as the passengers enjoy boozy milkshakes on board and entertainment from a pair of famous Irish-dancing twin brothers. But faster than Tara can say “Oh, Danny Boy,” a murder shamrocks the boat as someone’s spiked shake turns out to be their final round. Stuck in a rural island cottage, while a storm rages outside, Tara must find the Celtic killer before her luck runs out . . .

St. Patrick’s Day is drawing near in Arborville, New Jersey and the folks at Hyler’s Luncheonette are getting into the holiday spirit with a new, limited-time, Irish-themed menu item–a festive green milkshake appropriately named, “The Leprechaun.” It’s a hit, until a patron is felled by one of the frothy concoctions during a sheep parade through the town. Now, it’s up to Pamela Paterson and her Knit & Nibble knitting club pal, Bettina Fraser, to catch a murderer and put a stop to the shear madness . . .

Spring in Santaland means two things: the elves have more leisure time and iceball season is in full swing! To celebrate, April Claus’s friend, Claire, whips up some minty milkshakes for her bustling ice cream shop, Santaland Scoop. But when the St. Paddy’s promotion makes one elf the target of a decidedly unlucky strike, Mrs. Claus and her friends must figure out if the attack was a failed hit job, a crime of passion, or an extremely unfortunate accident . . .

Duffel Bags and Drownings
by Dorothy Howell
4.4 out of 5 stars 105 ratings, 3.9 on Goodreads 153 ratings
Part of: Haley Randolph Mystery (14 books)

Fashionista and event planner to the stars Haley Randolph is staging a St. Patrick’s Day bash for one of Hollywood’s biggest couples. When she visits the catering company to check on preparations, it looks like the green ice sculptures will be the hit of the party — until Haley finds a server floating face down in the water tank.

Haley becomes the prime suspect in the murder. With a killer — and a giant leprechaun — on the loose, she must do some fast sleuthing to find the pot of gold at the end of this rainbow. Will she kiss the Blarney Stone — or the hot new detective on the case?

Haley will need the luck of the Irish to find the killer — and the hottest handbag of the season!

Murder on Saint Patrick’s Day
by P. Creeden
4.2 out of 5 stars 161 ratings, 3.9 on Goodreads 118 ratings
Book 3 of 10: A Ridgeway Rescue Mystery

Ridgeway Rescue Mysteries can be read in 1-2 hours. Perfect for when you’re waiting for an appointment or just want a fast read. Don’t miss out on this quick, clean, cozy mystery that will keep you guessing until the end!

It’s St. Patrick’s Day and 20-year-old Emma Wright is working hard at training five-month-old Molly, her foster puppy, to become a therapy dog. But her training coach and neighbor gets an emergency call, cutting the lesson short, and Emma volunteers to pick up her daughter at a St. Patrick’s Day concert in town.

When Emma arrives, the concert has just finished up, and the teenage girls are visiting with the band. Then the lead singer stumbles and falls to the ground, dead. Emma becomes the only level head in the crowd and calls for help. When the Sheriff and Colby arrive, they investigate it as a potential accident. But Emma finds subtle clues that something more sinister is going on. Did the leader of the band die in an accident, or was it murder?

A Catered St. Patrick’s Day
by Isis Crawford
4.3 out of 5 stars 108 ratings, 3.5 on Goodreads 703 ratings
Book 8 of 18: A Mystery With Recipes

To most of the people of Longely, New York, St. Paddy’s Day means good food, great music, and plenty of Guinness. But when the lifeless body of Mike Sweeney floats to the top of a vat of green beer, it looks like the luck o’ the Irish has just run out. Unfortunately for the Simmons sisters, Bernie and Libby, the number one suspect is related to one of their very best catering customers, the pampered and powerful Bree Nottingham. When Bree visits A Little Taste of Heaven to beseech them to clear her nephew’s name, they just can’t say no.

But the more information Bernie and Libby stir up, the more Duncan Nottingham looks like a killer. For Bernie and Libby, the situation is in danger of boiling over. And they can’t count on good old Saint Pat to drive out the snake in their midst…they’ll have to do it themselves.

Murder at the Blarney Bash
by Darci Hannah
4.5 out of 5 stars 170 ratings, 4.2 on Goodreads 306 ratings
Book 5 of 6: A Beacon Bakeshop Mystery

Follow the aroma of shamrock sugar cookies to the Beacon Bakeshop, a lighthouse on the shores of Lake Michigan where amateur sleuth Lindsey Bakewell is busy preparing for Beacon Harbor’s St. Patrick’s Day festivities – with a little help from her adorable Newfoundland, Wellington, of course!

Lindsey is baking up a storm—shamrock sugar cookies, Guinness chocolate cupcakes, Irish soda bread—for the well-timed grand opening of the Irish import gift shop, the Blarney Stone, owned by her boyfriend’s uncle, Finnigan O’Connor, recently relocated from the Emerald Isle.

But it’s Uncle Finn himself who seems full of blarney when he gleefully reveals a pot of real gold he claims he stole from an actual leprechaun. And Finn’s fortune takes a turn for the worse when he’s arrested for the bludgeoning of a small unidentified man dressed as a leprechaun—the murder weapon alleged to be his now-missing shillelagh.

Irish Knit Murder
by Peggy Ehrhar
4.6 out of 5 stars 266 ratings, 4.0 on Goodreads 400 ratings
Book 9 of 10: A Knit & Nibble Mystery

A member of a prominent New Jersey family has been found dead on St. Patrick’s Day—and Pamela Paterson and her knitting club have a parade of suspects . . .

The Listers have been part of Arborville society for generations—though seventy-something Isobel Lister doesn’t fit the role of upper-crust heiress. She’s always been a colorful character, and her fun-loving spirit is on display at the senior center celebration as she performs some beloved Irish songs. But just minutes later, her body is found backstage.

It’s hard to imagine who’d target such a harmless eccentric, but Pamela finds herself suspecting everyone. There’s the Wiccan who thought St. Patrick wasn’t so saintly; the woman upset about cultural appropriation who feels the commercialization of shamrocks is a sham; the two men Isobel was seeing, who could have been green with jealousy—and old friends and family who may have feared Isobel would spill their secrets. But Pamela’s on the case, and that means for the killer, the jig will soon be up . . .

Mrs. Morris and the Pot of Gold
by Traci Wilton
4.7 out of 5 stars 193 ratings, 4.3 on Goodreads 260 ratings
Book 6 of 8: Salem B&B Mysteries

Salem, Massachusetts, B&B owner Charlene Morris will need the luck of the Irish—and the help of a ghost—to unveil a hooded killer . . .

Charlene has hired a van to ferry her B&B guests to an all-you-can-eat corned beef and cabbage dinner hosted by Salem’s Irish community at the Ancient Order of Hibernians club—but she should have booked a hearse. It’s never a good sign when the family black sheep drunkenly crashes a party by punching the guy dressed as a leprechaun. But things go from troublesome to fatal when Charlene stumbles upon a second brawl in an upper room—and this fight Connor Gallagher loses, his anonymous assailant rushing past Charlene, hidden by a hoodie.

Now Detective Sam Holden has another homicide on his hands, with Charlene as the only eyewitness. Even if she can’t give the police sketch artist much to go on, Charlene is determined to ID the murderer, with the help of Dr. Jack Strathmore, the charming ghost who haunts her B&B. The answer lies in the motive, and to uncover that sleuth and spook will need to shine a light on Connor’s shady past—before the killer pulls another Irish goodbye . . .

Kate Cavanaugh Mystery Vol.10 Lucky Charmed: A St. Patrick’s Day Romance
by Kerry L. Curtis
4.3 4.3 out of 5 stars 6 ratings
Book 10 of 16: Kate Cavanaugh Mystery

Kate is trying to find out who is trying to kill Rhys, while she’s looking for the stolen Cartier necklace and searching for an Irishman’s pot of gold. She gets help from Cap much to Rhys dismay.

St. Patrick’s Fray
by Amy M. Reade
4.6 out of 5 stars 58 ratings, 4.5 on Goodreads 42 ratings
Book 7 of 7: The Juniper Junction Cozy Holiday Mystery Series

Lilly could use a little luck o’ the Irish…

When a business tycoon winds up dead shortly after unleashing a scathing and humiliating criticism of Lilly and her jewelry designs, Lilly finds herself under suspicion of committing murder. And though she has an alibi, the only person who can confirm it is a two-month-old baby.

To make matters worse, Lilly’s shop is the target of a shocking St. Patrick’s Day smash-and-grab robbery by an unlikely and frightful assailant. The real horror, though, comes after the robbery, when Lilly and her husband become the targets of an extortionist who’s willing to go to frightening lengths to get what he wants.

Can Lilly turn her luck around before the killer strikes again and she loses the people most dear to her?

A Flair for Shamrocks
by Deborah Garner
4.3 out of 5 stars 76 ratings, 4.5 on Goodreads 51 ratings
Book 7 of 7: The Sadie Kramer Flair Mysteries

When flamboyant senior sleuth Sadie Kramer’s car breaks down outside a small Oregon beach town, the repair lands her in unexpected lodging above an Irish pub for St. Patrick’s Day. With pub games, green beer, and a potbellied pig named Paddy in the mix, it’s bound to be a unique holiday.

But not all is what it seems in Irishton, especially when the owner of the pub turns up dead. An assortment of local characters could be guilty, but only one is the killer. Sadie and her sidekick Yorkie will need the luck of the Irish to solve the mystery..

Death and a Peppermint Patty
by Kathleen Suzette
4.3 out of 5 stars 93 ratings, 4.2 on Goodreads 70 ratings
Book 19 of 25: A Pumpkin Hollow Mystery

St. Patrick’s Day means mint chocolate chip fudge, peppermint patties, four-leaf clover bonbons, and all things green. I’ve always loved celebrating the holiday, but this year, the leprechaun’s luck ran out when he was found dead behind the new Irish pub in town.

When the new Irish pub opens, Mia and Ethan decide to try it out, but the blood-curdling scream that interrupts their evening sends them on another murder case.

Mia and her sister Christy are determined to help Ethan out with the investigation, in spite of his protests. Can they find the killer before they strike again, or will St. Patrick’s Day be ruined?

Halloween is celebrated all year long in Pumpkin Hollow. There are no paranormal elements, just good clean fun! And a murder, of course.

Corned Beef and Casualties
by Lynn Cahoon
4.2 out of 5 stars 621 ratings 3.8 on Goodreads 1,336 ratings
Related to: A Tourist Trap Mystery

St. Patrick’s Day shenanigans turn sinister in this California cozy mystery novella by the New York Timesbestselling author.

Jill Gardner’s charming bookstore café is raking in the green as tourists flock to South Cove, California, for the big St. Patrick’s Day festival. But as the visiting revelers get increasingly rowdy, the locals aren’t exactly feeling the luck of the Irish. But the partying turns perilous when the body of a tourist if found near the shore.

Jill is shocked to hear that the woman she’d met in her shop just a few hours before is now dead. And as her police officer boyfriend Greg takes on the case, Jill starts reading between the parade lines to catch a killer.

This eBook edition includes a bonus teaser chapter!

St. Patrick’s Shenanigans
by Linda Carroll-Bradd
4.3 4.3 out of 5 stars 16 ratings
Part of: Holiday Pet Sleuth Mysteries (21 books)

The first task for new Butte Chamber of Commerce manager, Mitzi Lambrecht, is to organize the board of directors’ entry for the St. Patrick’s Day float. She’s advocating for a frontier theme honoring early settler like her ancestors. But she’s opposing by a handsome but infuriating jokester.

Declan Rourke is proud of his Irish roots and wants their contribution included in the float’s design. Softening the uptight manager presents a challenge the ladies’ man can’t resist.

But when pieces of their float disappear, Declan and Mitzi must work together to figure out who is sabotaging their efforts. Can they work together as a team, or will Mitzi fail at her first big assignment?

St. Patrick’s Secret
by Linda Kozar
4.6 4.6 out of 5 stars 3 ratings
Book 3 of 8: Sweet Petite Mysteries

When seventeen-year-old Sean visits his eccentric Irish grandfather, he discovers a secret that his Gramps is obsessed with—finding the family’s cache of gold coins, stolen, according to his grandfather, by leprechauns. Though Sean doesn’t believe in elves or leprechaun’s he decides to spend his last summer before college with his grandfather, and joins him in his quest to find a purloined pot of gold.

Struck by Shillelagh
by Amy Alessio, Julia Curtin
4.3 out of 5 stars 65 ratings, 3.8 on Goodreads 43 ratings
Book 5 of 7: Alana O’Neill Mysteries with Vintage Recipes

Struck by Shillelagh: A St. Patrick’s Day novella mystery! When her friend is arrested for attempted murder of the Mayor at the St. Patrick’s Day parade, Alana O’Neill tries to learn who really hit the unpopular politician with the black thorn shillelagh. A new booth owner with a questionable past, a secret author featuring the antiques mall and recipe failures are unable to distract Alana for long on her quest for justice. Vintage recipes include Edible Blarneystones, Refrigerator Cake, Lime Ribbon Delight and more. This story is 11,000 words.

Includes Bonus Story Thankful for Pie: In this Thanksgiving holiday novella, Star tries to learn who is sabotaging her family’s struggling bakery. She also wonders why her new karate instructor drives her so crazy.

Dressed Up 4 Murder
by J.C. Eaton
4.6 out of 5 stars 196 ratings, 4.3 on Goodreads 244 ratings
Book 6 of 12: Sophie Kimball Mystery

A Mystery Tribune’s Best Books of the Month

Last one standing is the winner . . .

The holiday season has arrived and bookkeeper/amateur sleuth, Sophie “Phee” Kimball, would love nothing more than to enjoy the comforts of her new home with her detective boyfriend near Arizona’s Sun City West. Instead, her mother Harriet wants to showcase her chiweenie-chihuahua-dachshund Streetman in the Precious Pooches Holiday Extravaganza costume events. The festivities begin in October and end on St. Patrick’s Day—with the winner starring in the St. Pat’s Day parade. But things quickly turn an awful shade of green when Streetman uncovers a dead body under a tarp-covered grill in the neighbor’s yard.

The victim is Cameron Tully, a seafood distributor working out of Phoenix, who died from ingesting a toxic sago palm leaf. Before the police can even find a motive and suspect, another Precious Pooch owner nearly dies from the same poison. With Harriet believing someone’s targeting her and Streetman because of the costume contests, Phee will need a potful of Irish luck to sniff out a killer . . .

Paddy’s Mission
by Marlene Bierworth
4.4 out of 5 stars 21 ratings
Part of: Holiday Pet Sleuth Mysteries (21 books)

Introducing Paddy, the runt of the litter, but big hearted and dedicated to his mission.

Unbeknownst to Fionn Graham, her financial troubles have come to her granddaughter Hannah’s attention. Will solutions come from the first-prize money for the bike contest, the kind neighbor, Mr. O’Malley, or will it be a lost treasure that sets her free?

The family heirloom is on the verge of being rediscovered by the least likely duo. Hannah, and her kitten, Paddy are on a mission to find the gem-studded cat collar before the troublesome leprechauns can steal it on the eve of St. Patrick’s Day.
Tales of the O’Toole Irish ancestry, St. Patrick’s legacy, and all the folklore attached to the holiday aid in the search of the gem-studded cat collar.

Luck of the Witchy
by Ani Gonzalez
4.6 out of 5 stars 139 ratings, 4.4 on Goodreads 104 ratings
Book 6 of 7: Main Street Witches

Four-leaf clovers, lucky charms, and leprechauns. That’s what St. Patrick’s Day should be all about. Unfortunately for fire witch Fiona Hart, this holiday will be all about family instead. Her estranged herbalist cousin, Flora, is coming to Banshee Creek to attend a business conference for her company, Hexalife, and she wants to reconnect. But when the family reunion hits some snags—including business fraud, embezzlement, and suspicious accidents—Fiona realizes she’ll need a lot of luck to solve this mystery, and keep her cousin safe.

Death in Dublin
by J A Whiting, Nell McCarthy
4.6 out of 5 stars 324 ratings, 4.7 on Goodreads 177 ratings
Book 17 of 18: Tipperary Carriage Company Mystery

This is book 17 in the Tipperary Carriage Company cozy mystery series by USA TODAY Bestselling Author J.A. Whiting and Nell McCarthy.

Tipperary in Ireland – Part 2

Mae and Ross have traveled to Ireland to see green fields, beautiful horses, parades, and cozy pubs. When they arrive in Dublin to sightsee, watch the St. Patrick’s Day parade, and golf, Mae and Ross receive an unexpected surprise, and Mae begins to feel uneasy as an old legend starts to haunt her.
Travel with them across the ocean from Ohio to Ireland as they use their skills to help solve a murder.

Lucky Witch
by Danielle Garrett
4.6 out of 5 stars 836 ratings, 4.2 on Goodreads 1,648 ratings
Book 5 of 12: Beechwood Harbor Magic Mysteries

It’s St. Patrick’s Day and Holly’s feeling lucky…

At least, right up until a dead body shows up in the woods behind the esteemed Beechwood Manor.

With the townspeople distracted by a mysterious shamrock-themed scavenger hunt, everyone seems content to chalk up the death as a tragic hunting accident. But when the clover-shaped clues lead back to the crime scene, things take a deadly turn.

With a rogue leprechaun on the loose and something sinister lurking on the edges of town, it’s up to Holly to stop the murderer and keep secret paranormal powers from swallowing up the sleepy town she’s grown to love.

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