finished reading

I admit my biases:  I love cozy mysteries and I love all things Ireland.  So this series is right in my wheelhouse!  Having said that, I loved the setting--the village is small but not claustrophobic.  And I liked that the characters are immediately involved in the goings-on of the mystery.  There are very few unnecessary characters.  And there are a few twists that kept me guessing.  There's a sprinkling of Irish in the book, too, and a glossary at the beginning to help with the names.

From the publisher:
A little slice of Heaven on the Emerald Isle…
In the small village of Kilbane, County Cork, Ireland, Natalie’s Bistro has always been a warm and welcoming spot to visit with neighbors, enjoy some brown bread and tea, and get the local gossip. Nowadays twenty-two-year-old Siobhán O’Sullivan runs the family bistro named for her mother, along with her five siblings, after the death of their parents in a car crash almost a year ago.
It’s been a rough year for the O’Sullivans, but it’s about to get rougher. One morning, as they’re opening the bistro, they discover a man seated at a table, dressed in a suit as if for his own funeral, a pair of hot pink barber scissors protruding from his chest.
With the local garda suspecting the O’Sullivans, and their business in danger of being shunned—murder tends to spoil the appetite—it’s up to feisty redheaded Siobhán to solve the crime and save her beloved brood.

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