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Publication Order of County Cork Books

Buried in a Bog (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Scandal in Skibbereen (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
An Early Wake (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Turn for the Bad (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cruel Winter (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Many a Twist (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Lost Traveller (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fatal Roots (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of County Cork Short Stories/Novellas

Tied Up With a Bow (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Glassblowing Mysteries Books

as Sarah Atwell
Through a Glass, Deadly (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Pane of Death (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Snake in the Glass (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Museum Mysteries Books

Fundraising the Dead (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Let's Play Dead (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fire Engine Dead (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Monument to the Dead (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Razing the Dead (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Privy to the Dead (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dead End Street (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Digging Up History (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Museum Mysteries Short Stories/Novellas

Publication Order of Orchard Mysteries Books

One Bad Apple (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Rotten to the Core (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Red Delicious Death (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Killer Crop (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bitter Harvest (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sour Apples (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Golden Malicious (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Picked to Die (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Gala Event (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Seeds of Deception (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Late Frost (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Nipped in the Bud (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Orchard Mysteries Short Stories/Novellas

Publication Order of Relatively Dead Mysteries Books

Relatively Dead (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Seeing the Dead (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Defending the Dead (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Watch for the Dead (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Search for the Dead (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Revealing the Dead (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Victorian Village Mysteries Books

Murder at the Mansion (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Killer in the Carriage House (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Secret Staircase (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Once She Knew (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Reunion with Death (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

Size Matters (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Rising of the Moon (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Kept in the Dark (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
An Open Book (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Under the Hill (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Necessary Death (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Cozy Case Files Mystery Sampler Books

Cozy Case Files Volume 1 (By: Cynthia Riggs,Mindy Quigley) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cozy Case Files Volume 2 (By: Carolyn Haines,Donna Andrews,Hannah Dennison,Cate Conte,Diane Kelly,E.J. Copperman,Ellie Alexander,Cynthia Riggs,Susan C. Shea,Mindy Quigley) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cozy Case Files Volume 3 (By: M.C. Beaton,Donna Andrews,Ellie Alexander,Mindy Quigley) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cozy Case Files Volume 4 (By: Parnell Hall,Shari Randall,Ellen Hart,Ellie Alexander,Frances Brody,Tessa Arlen,Vivien Chien,Julia Chapman,Paige Shelton,Jane K. Cleland,Mindy Quigley) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cozy Case Files Volume 5 (With: Carolyn Haines,Donna Andrews,Carola Dunn,Ellie Alexander,Susan C. Shea,Judith Flanders,Mindy Quigley,Auralee Wallace) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cozy Case Files Volume 6 (With: Carolyn Haines,Donna Andrews,Cate Conte,Kylie Logan,Leonard Goldberg,Allison Montclair,Ellen Hart,Mindy Quigley) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cozy Case Files Volume 7 (By: Donna Andrews,Diane Kelly,Ellen Crosby,Ellie Alexander,Vivien Chien,Ashley Weaver,Mindy Quigley) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cozy Case Files Volume 8 (By: M.C. Beaton,Diane Kelly,Vivien Chien,Paige Shelton,SusanCox,Elizabeth Penney,Mindy Quigley) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cozy Case Files Volume 9 (By: Carolyn Haines,Donna Andrews,Hannah Dennison,Kylie Logan,Leonard Goldberg,Susanna Calkins,Allison Montclair,Ellie Alexander,Eve Calder,Mindy Quigley) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cozy Case Files Volume 10 (By: Carolyn Haines,Donna Andrews,Cate Conte,Diane Kelly,Ellen Hart,Ellie Alexander,Vivien Chien,Jane K. Cleland,Ashley Weaver,SusanCox,Elizabeth Penney,Mindy Quigley) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cozy Case Files Volume 11 (By: Diane Kelly,Ellie Alexander,Vivien Chien,Paige Shelton,Mariah Fredericks,Elizabeth Penney,Mindy Quigley) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cozy Case Files Volume 12 (With: Carolyn Haines,Donna Andrews,Hannah Dennison,Cate Conte,Kylie Logan,Leonard Goldberg,Allison Montclair,Ellie Alexander,Ashley Weaver,S.C. Perkins,Eve Calder,Jess Dylan,Mindy Quigley,Meri Allen) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cozy Case Files Volume 13 (By: Mindy Quigley) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cozy Case Files Volume 14 (By: Diane Kelly,Gigi Pandian,Ellie Alexander,Paige Shelton,Mindy Quigley,Korina Moss) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cozy Case Files Volume 15 (By: Mindy Quigley) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cozy Case Files Volume 16 (By: Carolyn Haines,Donna Andrews,Diane Kelly,Elizabeth Penney,Mindy Quigley,Korina Moss,M. C. Beaton) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cozy Case Files Volume 17 (By: Rhys Bowen,Diane Kelly,Gigi Pandian,Ellie Alexander,Paige Shelton,Jean-Luc Bannalec,Olivia Matthews,Olivia Blacke,Mindy Quigley,Clare Broyles,Korina Moss,Anastasia Hastings) (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cozy Case Files, Volume 18 (By: Carolyn Haines,Donna Andrews,Leonard Goldberg,Allison Montclair,Vivien Chien,Olivia Matthews,Olivia Blacke,Mindy Quigley,Meri Allen,Katharine Schellman,Korina Moss) (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cozy Case Files, Volume 19 (By: M.C. Beaton,Donna Andrews,Cate Conte,Diane Kelly,Ellie Alexander,Cynthia Riggs,R.W. Green,Elizabeth Penney,Korina Moss,Celeste Connally) (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cozy Case Files, Volume 20 (By: Rhys Bowen,Gigi Pandian,Ellie Alexander,Paige Shelton,Olivia Matthews,Jennifer J. Chow,Olivia Blacke,Mindy Quigley,Clare Broyles,Anastasia Hastings) (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon
Anthology series.If author is listed on a book then this author wrote a story within that book.

Publication Order of Anthologies

Thin Ice: Crime Stories by New England Writers(2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Best New England Crime Stories 2013: Blood Moon(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Writes of Passage(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Edgar Allan Cozy(2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cozy Case Files Volume 5(2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cozy Case Files Volume 6(2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cozy Case Files Volume 12(2021)Description / Buy at Amazon

Sheila Connolly (born in 1950 in Rochester, New York) is a critically acclaimed writer and author with three mystery series under her belt. All her books are published by Berkley Prime Crime.

As recounted by her, she’s lived in Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, California, North California, and finally, Massachusetts where she still lives to date. In 1972, she graduated at Wellesley College with first class honors, after which she enrolled at Harvard University for a master’s degree and later on a Ph.D. in Fine Arts.

Jobs in Art History prove to be pretty much elusive, so she enrolls at the University of California for a second M.B.A. Since then, she recounts being employed as a municipal financial advisor for the cities and states in the US, an art historian, a non-profit fund-raiser for two statewide political campaigns and institutions, and lastly, a professional genealogist. Most of her books in the series have some these elements perfectly integrated.

Connolly started writing at 21. At the time, she could pick out an author photo for her book jacket whenever she managed to get a book written. Although it took her a few decades before anything panned out, she never stopped believing in her dreams. According to her, every time she sat herself down to write a book, she couldn’t stop until the book was brought to a finishing point. Speaking of which most of her early works got rejected, until 2006 when she somehow managed to sell her first book. Since then she’s never looked back.

She now considers everything she did before getting her first book published a research. The funny bit is that she’s used everything she mentions in her books, which puts her in a better position to explain everything in great detail. It goes without saying the books have given her a good opportunity to study lots of new things, such as managing a pub or growing apples in Ireland.

Connolly is married to her first and only husband, with whom they have one daughter. She owns two cats and lives in her Victorian home in Massachusetts, altogether with her husband.

Besides writing, Connolly loves to travel, which she claims is part of her writing research. She’s also quick to add that she can fix anything in an old house, just like Corey in her series. Needless to say, Connolly is also passionate about genealogy, like it can be seen in some of her books.

Dubbed the author with many degrees, Connolly is well-educated with more degrees than she can actually figure out what to do with them. From finance, art history to education, Connolly is one of the few authors with a strong education background.

Connolly may have ventured into writing late, but so far she has managed to write four bestselling mystery series, all published by the Berkley Prime Crime as already mentioned. In their order of publication, they include the Orchard–featuring eight episode books, the museum—featuring five episode books, and lastly, the county Cork mysteries—currently featuring two episode books.

As Sarah Atwell

Using Sarah Atwell as a pseudonym for the series, Connolly debuted her first mystery series in March, 2008—The Glassblowing Mystery. In the series, we are introduced to glassblower Em Dowell, the good guy in Tucson, Arizona. The guy owns a shop that he manages on his own, but still, he has to spare some time to expose the truth behind the occasional murders in Tucson.

From the series, “Through a glass, Deadly” is considered the most successful, following its nomination at the Agatha Award for the Best First Book.

The Orchard series

The Orchard is her second mystery series, debuted five months later after the Glassblowing mystery. So far, the series has eight books—One bad Apple, Rotten to the Core, A killer Crop, Bitter Harvest, Sour Apples, Golden Malicious, and Picked to Die.

One Bad Apple, August 2008

The first book in the lineup “one bad apple” features an investment banker by the name Meg Corey who relocates from Boston to Granford, Massachusetts. But unfortunately, her new life doesn’t turn out to be all rosy as she expected. This comes after her Boston job gets swallowed up in a merger. Then there’s this ex-boyfriend of hers, Chandler Hale, who she leaves behind as she moves to Grandford in excange of a colonial house with an orchard.

First she has to spare a little time to get the house fixed up, after which she can sell it as she continues to look for a new job and, well, lick her wounds. But things take a wrong turn when she heads back to Boston for a short visit, only to find Chandler, her ex-boyfriend, dead in her septic tank. The sheriff holds her as the prime suspect. With the help of Seth, the plumber who discovered Chandler’s body, she finally succeeds in identifying the killer. But then, she finds it hard to leave Granford, her new home, despite everything that happened.

Rotten to the Core, July 2009

“Rotten to the core” is the second book in the orchard series.

It is spring and Corey’s two-hundred-year-old, apple orchard seems to have attracted a new murder case. A local farming activist dies under mysterious circumstances, and since his body is found dumped in Corey’spring-house, the locals accuse her of murder.

To begin with, the man is suspected to have died of pesticide poisoning, something that arouses a lot of suspicions. First, why would anyone plant the body on Corey’s land, when she barely knew the dead man? This murder case leaves Corey totally hard-pressed, more so as she tries to prove her innocence to the unbelieving locals and the law.

The Museum Mysteries

The museum mystery is Connolly’s second mystery book. It opens up in the central hubs of Philadelphia, where we are introduced to Nell Pratt, a renowned fund-raiser at a prestigious museum. The job is not that exciting, but Nell seems to derive her satisfaction from history and hanging around historical collections. Everything goes on well for some time, until a body is discovered in the museum. Realizing she has all the information she needs to implicate the assailant, she teams up with a special FBI agent James Morrison, and together they successfully manage to bring a number of crimes that occurred at the city’s cultural community to light.

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