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Squiring a self-proclaimed heiress around Dublin has got limo driver Megan Malone’s Irish up—until she finds the woman dead . . . American-born Cherise Williams believes herself to be heir to an old Irish earldom, and she’s come to Dublin to claim her heritage. Under the circumstances, Megan’s boss Olga at Leprechaun Limos has no qualms about overcharging the brash Texas t Squiring a self-proclaimed heiress around Dublin has got limo driver Megan Malone’s Irish up—until she finds the woman dead . . . American-born Cherise Williams believes herself to be heir to an old Irish earldom, and she’s come to Dublin to claim her heritage. Under the circumstances, Megan’s boss Olga at Leprechaun Limos has no qualms about overcharging the brash Texas transplant for their services. Megan chauffeurs Cherise to the ancient St. Michan’s Church, where the woman intends to get a wee little DNA sample from the mummified earls—much to the horror of the priest. But before she can desecrate the dead, Cherise Williams is murdered—just as her three daughters arrive to also claim their birthright. With rumors of famine-era treasure on the lands owned by the old Williams family and the promise of riches for the heirs, greed seems a likely motive. But when Olga surprisingly becomes the Garda’s prime suspect, Megan attempts to steer the investigation away from her boss and solve the murder with the help of the dashing Detective Bourke. With a killer who’s not wrapped too tight, she’ll need to proceed with caution—or she could go from driving a limo to riding in a hearse . . .


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Squiring a self-proclaimed heiress around Dublin has got limo driver Megan Malone’s Irish up—until she finds the woman dead . . . American-born Cherise Williams believes herself to be heir to an old Irish earldom, and she’s come to Dublin to claim her heritage. Under the circumstances, Megan’s boss Olga at Leprechaun Limos has no qualms about overcharging the brash Texas t Squiring a self-proclaimed heiress around Dublin has got limo driver Megan Malone’s Irish up—until she finds the woman dead . . . American-born Cherise Williams believes herself to be heir to an old Irish earldom, and she’s come to Dublin to claim her heritage. Under the circumstances, Megan’s boss Olga at Leprechaun Limos has no qualms about overcharging the brash Texas transplant for their services. Megan chauffeurs Cherise to the ancient St. Michan’s Church, where the woman intends to get a wee little DNA sample from the mummified earls—much to the horror of the priest. But before she can desecrate the dead, Cherise Williams is murdered—just as her three daughters arrive to also claim their birthright. With rumors of famine-era treasure on the lands owned by the old Williams family and the promise of riches for the heirs, greed seems a likely motive. But when Olga surprisingly becomes the Garda’s prime suspect, Megan attempts to steer the investigation away from her boss and solve the murder with the help of the dashing Detective Bourke. With a killer who’s not wrapped too tight, she’ll need to proceed with caution—or she could go from driving a limo to riding in a hearse . . .

30 review for Death of an Irish Mummy

  1. 4 out of 5

    Bookworm Extraordinaire

    ⭐⭐⭐⭐ -- Enjoyable cozy set in Ireland! This was my first time reading anything by this author, so I wasn't sure what to expect. Especially since this is book 3 of a series. However, I found this one to be really quite an enjoyable book. It held up well as a standalone. It was well written. The story moved along at a good pace. I loved the setting (Ireland). The plot was interesting and had me guessing right until the end. I loved the sisters and found them hilarious with all their bickering. And ⭐⭐⭐⭐ -- Enjoyable cozy set in Ireland! This was my first time reading anything by this author, so I wasn't sure what to expect. Especially since this is book 3 of a series. However, I found this one to be really quite an enjoyable book. It held up well as a standalone. It was well written. The story moved along at a good pace. I loved the setting (Ireland). The plot was interesting and had me guessing right until the end. I loved the sisters and found them hilarious with all their bickering. And Megan was a strong lead character. Not much more to say, really. I will definitely keep my eyes peeled for the next installment. **ARC Via NetGalley**

  2. 4 out of 5

    The Cozy Review

    I have been a fan of the “A Dublin Driver Mysteries” series since it started. Death of an Irish Mummy is the third book and well worth the read. Limo driver Megan has driven around a lot of people, but none quite as colorful as the American Cherise, who is under the impression she is an heir to an earldom. But when she ends up dead in her hotel room, maybe the Irish dislike of the aristocracy is to blame. The Earls mummies certainly didn’t kill Cherise. The characters in this series are still gro I have been a fan of the “A Dublin Driver Mysteries” series since it started. Death of an Irish Mummy is the third book and well worth the read. Limo driver Megan has driven around a lot of people, but none quite as colorful as the American Cherise, who is under the impression she is an heir to an earldom. But when she ends up dead in her hotel room, maybe the Irish dislike of the aristocracy is to blame. The Earls mummies certainly didn’t kill Cherise. The characters in this series are still growing, which is a delightful way of keeping the stories fresh and exciting. For Megan, being a limo driver has given her freedom to learn about herself and the colorful people she lives near and works among. She is a great character who likes to help people but keeps finding dead bodies, which isn’t making Orla, her boss, or the local Garda happy. Things come to a head between Megan and Orla, and this time, Megan stands up for herself, which made me smile. The mummies aren’t mummies in the traditional Egyptian sense, but I doubt there is a better word to describe them. The locations are described very well, and always makes readers want to travel to Ireland to see the countryside, and maybe play a game of golf or two. The suspects are easy to find, from a few locals to Cherise’s daughters. The motive questionable, money, and a dislike of anything that resembles the old aristocracy are likely reasons, and there are plenty in Ireland who still hold a grudge against those who sold out their fellow countrymen in return for a title, land, and money. As a limo driver, Megan gets to hear mostly spats and gossip and sees things like the church’s mummies that others can’t. This is great for an investigation, but it places her in danger from a very crafty killer. With plenty of twists, turns, and exceptional suspense, readers will unveil the murderer and see justice done, more or less. Some readers will figure out who the culprit is quick. Others may be completely surprised. But Death of an Irish Mummy will entertain and amuses, as well as give readers an escape to the land of leprechauns, great beer, and a people who can tell a tall tale and make you believe.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Caitlyn Lynch

    I seriously love this series. This is everything I love about cozy mysteries, done absolutely perfectly. And it’s FUNNY. Megan, as an American who’s lived in Ireland for a while, is self-aware enough to be amused by both the American tourists getting things horribly wrong and the quirks of the locals. If you’ve been following the series thus far, you’ll be pleased that Megan finally manages to get the upper hand over her toxic boss Orla. There’s also a fascinating dynamic between Megan and her G I seriously love this series. This is everything I love about cozy mysteries, done absolutely perfectly. And it’s FUNNY. Megan, as an American who’s lived in Ireland for a while, is self-aware enough to be amused by both the American tourists getting things horribly wrong and the quirks of the locals. If you’ve been following the series thus far, you’ll be pleased that Megan finally manages to get the upper hand over her toxic boss Orla. There’s also a fascinating dynamic between Megan and her Garda detective friend Paul Bourke, who is both disbelieving and exasperated that Megan has once again managed to stumble over a dead body (though that’s nothing compared to his boss who frankly wants her arrested). I do think you could probably step in here if you haven’t read either of the previous books, however, and not have missed too much. Megan’s backstory is neatly summed up and it informs her actions throughout in a logical way, and the other primary characters - the murder victim, her three daughters and a couple of assorted hangers-on - are all new in this book. If you don’t know much about the history of Ireland and the fraught relationship with the English, you might learn just enough here to make you interested enough to go look up some more. Megan has to explain it to three Americans who might be the descendants of an earl, a large landowner who is definitely not fondly remembered by the locals… but was it really a motive for murder? Megan’s sure there’s more to the story, and she’s going to help the girls figure it out. So good and so funny; can’t wait for the next in the series! Disclaimer: I received a review copy of this title via NetGalley.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Bridget

    American Army veteran Megan Malone is a limo driver in Dublin, working for Leprechaun Limousine Service. Her current client, American-born Cherise Williams has requested to be chauffeured to St. Michan’s Church. Cherise believes that she is an heir to an Irish Earl, and is in search of family treasure...until she becomes a corpse. Death of an Irish Mummy is my second read in this series and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I was able to keep up with characters and events, but I would have preferred to ha American Army veteran Megan Malone is a limo driver in Dublin, working for Leprechaun Limousine Service. Her current client, American-born Cherise Williams has requested to be chauffeured to St. Michan’s Church. Cherise believes that she is an heir to an Irish Earl, and is in search of family treasure...until she becomes a corpse. Death of an Irish Mummy is my second read in this series and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I was able to keep up with characters and events, but I would have preferred to have started from the first novel for continuity reasons so I will be catching up with the series début (Dead In Dublin) as soon as I can. The Dublin setting was great and I loved the morsels of information about the area and culture that were scattered about. I enjoyed all of the interactions between the different characters and the humorous banter often had me giggling. Although there were a lot of people to keep track of in the novel I never felt overwhelmed by them all. Protagonist Megan's job as a limo driver is unique for a cozy mystery and she is gutsy, independent, and witty. The mystery itself was great; it had me nonplussed though I settled on a culprit, but couldn’t pinpoint the motive. The fun-filled and intriguing story held my interest to the end and I didn't want to put down my Kindle. I am eagerly anticipating meeting up with Megan in book 4. I received a complimentary copy of this novel at my request from Kensington Books via NetGalley. This review is my own unbiased opinion.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Gail C.

    Settle into a comfortable reading space, open up Death of an Irish Mummy and enjoy a quick mental trip to Ireland. Catie Murphy’s description of the Irish countryside, along with some of the residents of the area, gives you the feeling of being there without having to get on an airplane. There is just enough dialogue written in idioms to give you the feeling you are listening to some Irish born speakers. Bonus points for those readers who occasionally read dialogue in accents. If you do that her Settle into a comfortable reading space, open up Death of an Irish Mummy and enjoy a quick mental trip to Ireland. Catie Murphy’s description of the Irish countryside, along with some of the residents of the area, gives you the feeling of being there without having to get on an airplane. There is just enough dialogue written in idioms to give you the feeling you are listening to some Irish born speakers. Bonus points for those readers who occasionally read dialogue in accents. If you do that here, it will heighten the experience of vicariously traveling to the country. The characters are well developed, and so well drawn you can almost see them. There are enough unique types, fully developed, to create a complete picture of the inhabitants of the story.. There’s a version of “The Ugly American” who can’t seem to get the names of places quite right and who only came because she wants the church to exhume the skeleton of a long buried earl or one of his heirs. This is Cherise Williams, who wants to extract some DNA as a way of verifying her claim of ancestry. Cherise is being driven around by Megan Malone, an expat who has lived in Ireland for three years now and drives for Leprechaun Limousines. It’s work Megan loves, and only slightly marred by what seems to be the regular occurrence of her finding dead bodies. While these two open the story, encountering a wonderful Irish tour guide and a wiley Irish priest, they are soon joined by several others. Cherise, who is the murder victim in the story, is quickly replaced by Raquel, the daughter who was supposed to accompany her on this trip. When Cherise is murdered, Raquel calls her two sisters, Sondra and Jessie, who fly to Ireland overnight. Megan is the protagonist and narrator of the Dublin Driver Mysteries and provides an excellent window into what is happening in the story. She is often asked to drive for Americans because she speaks their peculiar brand of English, which is why she is driving Cherise Williams and her daughter. Megan relates the opening tour of the church’s tombs and Cherise’s rather unorthodox request with a mixture of discomfort and humor that set the tone for the book. She manages to relate Cherise's genuine expectation that the church can just open a crypt at her request so she can have just one bone. After all, no one would miss a finger, would they? Before the priest has to give a definitive answer it’s time for Raquel’s plane to land and Cherise decides to send Megan while she goes back to the hotel for a rest. From the moment Megan opens her mouth to welcome Raquel to Ireland, Raquel identifies her as a fellow American. When Megan confirms this and even explains she is also from Texas, like the Williams, Raquel establishes that they are friends, and thus Megan’s status with the Williams is solidified. The friendship becomes more of a necessity when Megan helps Raquel up to her room and, upon opening the door, they discover Cherise’s body. While the above happens at a quick pace, things move even faster from that point. Raquel’s two sisters, Sondra and Jessie arrive and the story really takes off. Sondra is the very put together, older sister and Jessie is the youngest, who leans toward a hipper, freer life style. All three sisters are highly entertaining, and the arguments and discussions they get into feel very true to families everywhere. The first call Megan makes after discovering the body is to her friend Paul Bourke, an Irish Guarda. He pleads with Megan not to get involved in this investigation if for no other reason than his boss is growing weary of seeing Megan’s name attached to dead bodies again and again. Of course that doesn’t happen, and Paul resigns himself to getting information from Megan that he might not get otherwise. Other series regulars make appearances to a greater or lesser degree. Megan’s boss, Orla, is a primary focus as she first fires and evicts Megan, then rehires her temporarily, then is forced to ask for Megan’s help to solve the murder. It seems there is a possibility Orla may become a suspect because she is involved with some members of the IRA. As it is explained to Megan, Cherise’s claim is to a long dead British earl who received his land when Britain exerted their authority over the country. If that wasn’t enough to cause possible negative feelings among some who were still involved in fighting for home rule, he was also responsible for the impoverishment of many of the local citizens who had worked the land prior to his overtaking it. To Megan’s surprise there is a contingent of Irish who would like nothing more than to remove all the English from their land and return it to the Irish families they believe are the rightful owners and heirs. Combined with the investigation of who murdered their mother, the sisters are tasked with what to do with their mother’s body. It’s expensive to have a body flown across the ocean and will likely take longer than they have. These two factors have Megan driving the three sisters to the now crumbling manor house owned by the earl and the surrounding town. While there they encounter a number of local residents, including the last surviving relative of the earl, a woman who spends time searching the grounds of the manor house for buried treasure, and a young man Jessie met on the internet while doing ancestry research. His appearance is resented by Jessie’s boyfriend who appears at their hotel, explaining he followed Jessie to Ireland to see if he could help. The identity of the murderer wasn’t difficult to guess, but the book was no less enjoyable for that reason. This is the third book in the series by Catie Murphy and is just as enjoyable as the first two. My thanks to Kensington Books and NetGalley for providing me with an advance copy for this review. The opinions stated here are entirely my own. Review appears here: https://www.mysteryandsuspense.com/de...

  6. 4 out of 5

    Dawn Michelle

    A few things before I get into the body of the review [please note that none of what I am going to say was a detraction for me and I am 1. Irish, and 2. I watch Irish TV and know exactly how they all talk over there]. 1. This technically isn't a cozy as it doesn't not fit within the typical basic cozy parameters in regards to language and content. If you are looking for a lovely story set in Ireland that is void of language and content, this series is not for you. IF you are not bothered by eith A few things before I get into the body of the review [please note that none of what I am going to say was a detraction for me and I am 1. Irish, and 2. I watch Irish TV and know exactly how they all talk over there]. 1. This technically isn't a cozy as it doesn't not fit within the typical basic cozy parameters in regards to language and content. If you are looking for a lovely story set in Ireland that is void of language and content, this series is not for you. IF you are not bothered by either, then I highly recommend them. I totally loved this one. 2. It is good to have a basic idea of Ireland and its history before diving into a book set in the Emerald Isle. Even a mystery such as this. I found myself looking up a few things I was unaware of while reading this and I think that if you don't even have a basic understanding of Ireland and all they have endured, this will be slightly frustrating for you. And maybe familiarize yourself with some of the slang and way of speaking if you are also a newbie to that. It will help make the book a more enjoyable experience. Honest. Now that I have taken care of that, I can move on - THIS was a really great read. I love Ireland and books set in Ireland and a mystery is even better. I really love Megan and her pups and the surrounding characters and how the flow of the book really clips along. Unfortunately, I knew who the killer was almost the minute they arrived on the page [I am a suspicious girl and most of the time, it serves me well], though the red herrings were well-placed and I did question it a few times. It was tough to like the Williams' at the beginning - such "typical" Americans, but they did grow on me and I hope that we see them again in a future book. It was fun to watch them come together and form a better bond and really grow and learn more about Ireland. It was a very good, very enjoyable read. I highly recommend it. Thank you to NetGalley, Catie Murphy, and Kensington Books for providing this ARC in exchange for an honest review.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Cozy Cat Reviews

    This is the 3rd book in the "Dublin Driver Mysteries" series by cozy author Catie Murphy. Thank you to the publisher and to Net Galley for the opportunity. My review opinion is my own. Meagan has a new client to drive around Dublin who she does not like. A entitled rich Heiress. The woman is insisting to visit a church to take DNA from a corpse to prove she has a famous birthright. However distasteful the woman is her boss insist she take her to the church. Meagan takes her to the church but is This is the 3rd book in the "Dublin Driver Mysteries" series by cozy author Catie Murphy. Thank you to the publisher and to Net Galley for the opportunity. My review opinion is my own. Meagan has a new client to drive around Dublin who she does not like. A entitled rich Heiress. The woman is insisting to visit a church to take DNA from a corpse to prove she has a famous birthright. However distasteful the woman is her boss insist she take her to the church. Meagan takes her to the church but is shocked when she is found dead. When her boss is the primary suspect after its learned they had words Meagan works with the local detective to clear her name . As the relatives arrive of the woman and are as equally greedy Meagan must navigate their demands as she works to solve the case. This series has Irish charm and a wonderful view of Irish culture . I enjoy this series and love the charcters. The sleuth is always enjoyable and well crafted.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Iona Sharma

    Love this series, but this isn't its best instalment. It's allegedly a murder mystery about an American woman who has arrived in Ireland to trace a family history whereby she's the heir to an English earldom and possibly there's also hidden treasure! The author's clearly enjoying that storyline and it is good fun! But Megan, our lovely detective, doesn't get much to do in the way of detection and neither does Paul Bourke, her garda friend, and there also isn't much to see of Megan's relationship Love this series, but this isn't its best instalment. It's allegedly a murder mystery about an American woman who has arrived in Ireland to trace a family history whereby she's the heir to an English earldom and possibly there's also hidden treasure! The author's clearly enjoying that storyline and it is good fun! But Megan, our lovely detective, doesn't get much to do in the way of detection and neither does Paul Bourke, her garda friend, and there also isn't much to see of Megan's relationships with her friends and partner which were so much fun in the previous books. I'm definitely going to keep reading these as they come out but maybe don't start with this one if you're new to them.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Doreen

    6/19/2021 A bisexual cozy heroine with, like, the best sense of humor and a terrific, self-aware attitude? So fun! Full review tk at CriminalElement.com. 6/19/2021 A bisexual cozy heroine with, like, the best sense of humor and a terrific, self-aware attitude? So fun! Full review tk at CriminalElement.com.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Sharon Tyler

    Death of an Irish Mummy is the third book in the Dublin Driver series by Catie Murphy, and is currently scheduled for release on June 29 2021. While it is very helpful to have read the previous books to understand Megan and her relationships with some of the secondary characters, newcomers will still be able to enjoy the mystery. American-born Cherise Williams believes herself to be heir to an old Irish earldom, and she's come to Dublin to claim her heritage. Under the circumstances, Megan's boss Death of an Irish Mummy is the third book in the Dublin Driver series by Catie Murphy, and is currently scheduled for release on June 29 2021. While it is very helpful to have read the previous books to understand Megan and her relationships with some of the secondary characters, newcomers will still be able to enjoy the mystery. American-born Cherise Williams believes herself to be heir to an old Irish earldom, and she's come to Dublin to claim her heritage. Under the circumstances, Megan's boss Olga at Leprechaun Limos has no qualms about overcharging the brash Texas transplant for their services. Megan chauffeurs Cherise to the ancient St. Michan's Church, where the woman intends to get a wee little DNA sample from the mummified earls--much to the horror of the priest. But before she can desecrate the dead, Cherise Williams is murdered--just as her three daughters arrive to also claim their birthright. With rumors of famine-era treasure on the lands owned by the old Williams family and the promise of riches for the heirs, greed seems a likely motive. But when Olga surprisingly becomes the Garda's prime suspect, Megan attempts to steer the investigation away from her boss and solve the murder with the help of the dashing Detective Bourke. With a killer who's not wrapped too tight, she'll need to proceed with caution--or she could go from driving a limo to riding in a hearse. Death of an Irish Mummy is a book that had high and low points for me. I enjoyed the characters, and the work that goes into making main and secondary characters so layered and complex. Even the less important players in the story had personality and moments that made them real. I thought the plot was well thought out, and the story and locations well researched. I still like Megan- and enjoy having a main character that is not super young and magically rich, but while unreal things keep happening around her still feels grounded and real. I only wish the nudges about romance would stop. It is okay for a woman to have fantastic friends, a career, and be happy without a romantic relationship. I will also say that I was pretty sure who the culprit was as soon as they came into the story, and called some of their actions and motives fairly quickly. However, the ride of Megan and the Williams sisters coming to the same conclusion was an interesting and entertaining ride. Death of an Irish Mummy is a good continuation of the story, and I look forward to continuing to follow Megan's adventures.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Mary

    This is the 3rd in the Dublin Driver mystery series. Megan Malone is an American living in Dublin driving at the Leprechaun Limo’s and always seems to find trouble. Megan is driving around Cherise Williams a fellow Texan who is claiming to be an heir to the Earl of Leitrim. Megan takes her to St. Michan’s Church where she wants access to some of the mummified remains from the Earl’s family but must go to the records office. Megan drops her off as she leaves to pick up one of Cherise’s daughter ( This is the 3rd in the Dublin Driver mystery series. Megan Malone is an American living in Dublin driving at the Leprechaun Limo’s and always seems to find trouble. Megan is driving around Cherise Williams a fellow Texan who is claiming to be an heir to the Earl of Leitrim. Megan takes her to St. Michan’s Church where she wants access to some of the mummified remains from the Earl’s family but must go to the records office. Megan drops her off as she leaves to pick up one of Cherise’s daughter (Raquel) at the airport. After the pickup they arrive at the hotel and Megan takes Raquel upstairs and they find the deceased body of Cherise. The Garda Detective Bourke comes over and the death is later called suspicious. Olga her boss calls Megan cursed and fires her. Raquel shows up at the Limo place and wants to know why Megan is not going to be the one driving her and her sisters once they arrive. Olga reluctantly hires her back. Raquel’s sisters Sondra and Jessie arrive and boy there are lots of family dynamics. Megan drives the sisters to the late Earl’s house and village and Megan helps the sisters in their quest to find the truth about her Mother’s death. I think was my favorite of the series so far. Kept me engaged and exciting ending. Looking forward to what is in store for Megan.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Eriko

    3rd in the Dublin Driver Mysteries, this book is much better than the one that came before it. I particularly liked that although the three sisters initially seem really obnoxious, they all end up being sympathetic characters who you come to care about. I did guess who the villain was fairly early on, but how the whole earldom thing was handled surprised me. Also, personally, the reason I read cozy mysteries is because I like the ambiance more than trying to follow clues. Otherwise I would be re 3rd in the Dublin Driver Mysteries, this book is much better than the one that came before it. I particularly liked that although the three sisters initially seem really obnoxious, they all end up being sympathetic characters who you come to care about. I did guess who the villain was fairly early on, but how the whole earldom thing was handled surprised me. Also, personally, the reason I read cozy mysteries is because I like the ambiance more than trying to follow clues. Otherwise I would be reading regular mysteries. And the descriptions of Ireland were great. I didn’t really have high hopes for this after the second novel. And there were some things that I definitely didn’t like. For one, Megan’s casual relationship with Jelana is pointless. Detective Bourke feels like the end goal, and more importantly we don’t see enough of Jelena to actually care about her. All we really know is that she works out a lot. Even Bourke’s relationship with Megan’s friend seems more substantial. Another thing that I dislike -and I also disliked it in the first two books- is how obvious it is that the author spends a lot of time on social media and is under the impression that Reddit is representative of the real world. I actually agree with her views, but Reddit isn't real life. Those two things aside, I enjoyed this novel a lot. Definitely going to be looking out for the next book.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Ann

    Megan is back, still driving a car for Leprechaun Limousine Service. Her latest patron, Cherise, is from Texas and claims to be a lost descendent of an old Irish Earldom. Obviously someone has taken umbrage to that claim as Cherise is later found dead by the daughter Megan picked up from the airport later in the day. When the rest of Cherise's daughters arrive, Megan is tasked with driving them around as well. As they try to figure out if they really are descendents, Megan decides the local Gard Megan is back, still driving a car for Leprechaun Limousine Service. Her latest patron, Cherise, is from Texas and claims to be a lost descendent of an old Irish Earldom. Obviously someone has taken umbrage to that claim as Cherise is later found dead by the daughter Megan picked up from the airport later in the day. When the rest of Cherise's daughters arrive, Megan is tasked with driving them around as well. As they try to figure out if they really are descendents, Megan decides the local Garda, Burke, needs her help in solving Cherise's murder Lots of twists and turns and surprises in this book. It's fun and fast-paced. I'm really enjoying Megan, her sleuthing, Garda Burke, and all the other characters...even the irascible Olga (owner of Leprechaun Limousine Service). How interesting it must be to drive around folks who are in a place they don't know. Oh my! The conversations you would be privy to...whether you wanted to be or not. This is not your typical cozy - lots of explicit language - but I'm enjoying each new book as it releases. Oh!! Loved the nod to Murphy's Walker Paper series. One of my favorite UF series. I received a copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley. My thoughts and opinions are my own and without bias or favor or expectation.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Gina

    American Cherise Williams has come to Ireland to find her long-lost ancestors and prove that her family are heirs of the local earl. Driver Megan Malone drops Cherise back at her hotel after Cherise fails to persuade the local priest to give her a bone from one of the earls in the crypt at the church, and goes to pick up one of Cherise's daughters from the airport. Upon returning, they find Cherise dead, and Megan is plunged into her third murder mystery. Megan's superstitious boss thinks Megan i American Cherise Williams has come to Ireland to find her long-lost ancestors and prove that her family are heirs of the local earl. Driver Megan Malone drops Cherise back at her hotel after Cherise fails to persuade the local priest to give her a bone from one of the earls in the crypt at the church, and goes to pick up one of Cherise's daughters from the airport. Upon returning, they find Cherise dead, and Megan is plunged into her third murder mystery. Megan's superstitious boss thinks Megan is cursed, fires her, and evicts her from her apartment. Megan must juggle getting her job and home back with the search for Cherise's killer. This is a great series. The characters are all well-developed, and the plots are solid. The relationships between Megan and the other characters are strong and make them fun to spend time with, except for perhaps Megan's boss. Although, in fairness, even the local garda are eying Megan a bit askance, as she's come across no fewer than three murders in less than a year. Long-suffering detective Paul, who is dating Megan's best friend, reluctantly assists Megan with her investigation, while trying, unsuccessfully, to keep her out of his. Cherise's other two daughters come to Ireland to handle the funeral arrangements, and they join Megan on the hunt for their mother's killer. One of them is hiding a secret from the others that may cause them to doubt what they know about their family. Does someone in Ireland not want the Americans to inherit the earldom, or was the motive revenge or money? Third in the series, this book is highly recommended. 4/5 stars I received an advance copy from Kensington Books and NetGalley in exchange for my honest review.

  15. 4 out of 5

    FMSWarrior

    Megan is driving Cherise Williams while she is in town to claim her ancestral home and title. With history of Earls and Land Lords being what it is, Cherise is spouting off her claim to anyone who will listen…and those unfortunate enough to even be in the vicinity of her loud voice. She just wants a bone from a dead Earl to prove it with DNA. Before Cherise can desecrate the dead she is murdered and Megan finds her body along with Cherise’s daughter, Raquel. The next morning Megan is picking up t Megan is driving Cherise Williams while she is in town to claim her ancestral home and title. With history of Earls and Land Lords being what it is, Cherise is spouting off her claim to anyone who will listen…and those unfortunate enough to even be in the vicinity of her loud voice. She just wants a bone from a dead Earl to prove it with DNA. Before Cherise can desecrate the dead she is murdered and Megan finds her body along with Cherise’s daughter, Raquel. The next morning Megan is picking up the other two daughter’s from the airport and they begin to dig to figure out what happened to their mother and to finish her search for proof that they are indeed the heirs to the home and title. Is it politically motivated or was the murderer fueled by greed? Either way, Megan is in the hot seat once again. This is a great series set in Ireland, but with an American protagonist, making it a complete immersion into the area for me every time I read a new installment. A solid whodunit with well developed characters that always leave me looking for when the next book will be released.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Homerun2

    3.75 stars Irish-American limo driver Megan Malone is back in another adventure. The former military medic now drives for the Leprechaun Limo Service in Dublin where she has established a nice life with pets, friends, and an uncomfortable habit of stumbling over dead bodies. She is escorting an American woman who hopes to establish a claim to her Irish grandfather's estate. But when the overbearing Texan woman is found dead, Megan is right there. And she ends up involved because of a possible murk 3.75 stars Irish-American limo driver Megan Malone is back in another adventure. The former military medic now drives for the Leprechaun Limo Service in Dublin where she has established a nice life with pets, friends, and an uncomfortable habit of stumbling over dead bodies. She is escorting an American woman who hopes to establish a claim to her Irish grandfather's estate. But when the overbearing Texan woman is found dead, Megan is right there. And she ends up involved because of a possible murky connection with her limo service boss. Not to mention that she is expected to chauffeur the victim's three very different daughters around as they try to untangle the mess. This is a quick and entertaining read, and has a lot of humor as the trio of sisters snipe, comfort, and flounce at each other. Megan is a likable, if nosy, character who is usually the most competent person in the room. Thanks to the publisher and Net Galley for providing me with an ARC in exchange for my honest review.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Susan

    What better way to spend the day? Traveling to Dublin to join Megan Malone, an American living in Dublin is great fun. She works for Leprechaun Limos owned by Olga and is the driver of choice to drive visiting Americans around town. Every once in awhile a corpse is added to her day and Megan adds investigator to her list of talents. This time it's an American heiress whois in search of family title and treasure. What she needs is just a smidge of ancient DNA to help her make her claim. All too s What better way to spend the day? Traveling to Dublin to join Megan Malone, an American living in Dublin is great fun. She works for Leprechaun Limos owned by Olga and is the driver of choice to drive visiting Americans around town. Every once in awhile a corpse is added to her day and Megan adds investigator to her list of talents. This time it's an American heiress whois in search of family title and treasure. What she needs is just a smidge of ancient DNA to help her make her claim. All too soon she herself becomes a corpse and Megan's boss, Olga has attracted the attention of the local Garda. This series is vivid with the sights and sounds of Ireland and Megan makes the perfect guide. The supporting cast is well developed and each mystery is full of twists, turns and red herrings. It's a satisfying read to the very last page. My thanks to the publisher Kensington and to NetGalley for giving me an advance copy in exchange for my honest review.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Katie

    This is the way to write a series. This is about Megan, a US ex-pat who now lives in Dublin. She is a military vet who now works as a professional driver, and has a habit of accidentally happening upon dead bodies. In this installment, Megan's client is a Texas woman who suspects she's the descendant of a British Earl of an Irish property, and also who winds up dead. The rest of the book follows the woman's daughters as they unravel the truth of their familial connection to Ireland, and get clos This is the way to write a series. This is about Megan, a US ex-pat who now lives in Dublin. She is a military vet who now works as a professional driver, and has a habit of accidentally happening upon dead bodies. In this installment, Megan's client is a Texas woman who suspects she's the descendant of a British Earl of an Irish property, and also who winds up dead. The rest of the book follows the woman's daughters as they unravel the truth of their familial connection to Ireland, and get closer to finding out who killed their mother. The writing is light-hearted and fun. It's clear that the book is one of a series, but there's not so many missing details that I was feeling lost. And the mystery itself was well written. I nailed the suspect early on, but didn't have all the details of how or why, and enjoyed reading all of it unfurl. I definitely enjoyed this one, and I'll probably go back and find the rest of the series.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Laura Salas

    What a delight! I already loved Megan Malone from the earlier books in this series, and she's in top form here. She's smart and sassy and strong--and she's also kind and sympathetic. In this outing, Megan ends up embroiled with an American family whose overbearing matriarch is murdered and whose three daughters Megan is driving for. Murphy's strong and three-dimensional characterizations let us see that the three daughters (and the mom herself) aren't quite as easily summed up as they seemed to What a delight! I already loved Megan Malone from the earlier books in this series, and she's in top form here. She's smart and sassy and strong--and she's also kind and sympathetic. In this outing, Megan ends up embroiled with an American family whose overbearing matriarch is murdered and whose three daughters Megan is driving for. Murphy's strong and three-dimensional characterizations let us see that the three daughters (and the mom herself) aren't quite as easily summed up as they seemed to be at first. Add in adorable puppies, good friends, drama with Olga (but I'm glad that doesn't play a big part in the story, honestly), and you're good to go. In a beautiful Irish setting complete with standing stones, castle ruins, and treasure hunters, you're sure to lose yourself for a few hours. Review copy provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Jan

    The murder mystery part is very well done while the Williams family is so farcical and there is good history woven in. And then there's the craziness about her employer/landlord. Megan is an expat American happy to be working for a limo service in Ireland since retiring (as a medic) from the US army after twenty years service. Thing is, she seems to find bodies of murder victims and her employer is that put out about it, especially since this is the third. Very complicated plot full of twists, re The murder mystery part is very well done while the Williams family is so farcical and there is good history woven in. And then there's the craziness about her employer/landlord. Megan is an expat American happy to be working for a limo service in Ireland since retiring (as a medic) from the US army after twenty years service. Thing is, she seems to find bodies of murder victims and her employer is that put out about it, especially since this is the third. Very complicated plot full of twists, red herrings, puppies, giggles about word usage of the same language in two different countries, and bereaved women uncovering secrets. Like I said, excellent! I requested and received a free temporary ebook copy from Kensington Books via NetGalley. Thank you!

  21. 5 out of 5

    Lisa Morin

    Megan Malone, retired from the military, is enjoying life in Dublin, Ireland. Working as a limo driver, Megan has seen her share of weird things. When American tourist becomes her next client, Megan has her doubts about this loud lady, who claims to be the heir to an earldom. Cherise Williams is determined to prove her heritage, however, someone would prefer she doesn't find the truth. Megan finds herself knee deep in a murder investigation, and does her best to find the answers. This is a fun add Megan Malone, retired from the military, is enjoying life in Dublin, Ireland. Working as a limo driver, Megan has seen her share of weird things. When American tourist becomes her next client, Megan has her doubts about this loud lady, who claims to be the heir to an earldom. Cherise Williams is determined to prove her heritage, however, someone would prefer she doesn't find the truth. Megan finds herself knee deep in a murder investigation, and does her best to find the answers. This is a fun addition to the series and I really enjoyed all the colorful, quirky characters. #DeathofanIrishMummy #NetGalley

  22. 4 out of 5

    Annarella

    I love this series and, as a long standing CE Murphy fan, I loved how she developed her kind of cozy mystery. Some elements in this story will not appeal to the most "traditionalist" cozy mystery reader but there's plenty to love. Megan is an unusual, interesting and relatable main character, realistic and her unusual profession is an added bonus. The characters are fleshed out and likable as usual and I was happy to catch up. As the author lives in Dublin the language and the description are realis I love this series and, as a long standing CE Murphy fan, I loved how she developed her kind of cozy mystery. Some elements in this story will not appeal to the most "traditionalist" cozy mystery reader but there's plenty to love. Megan is an unusual, interesting and relatable main character, realistic and her unusual profession is an added bonus. The characters are fleshed out and likable as usual and I was happy to catch up. As the author lives in Dublin the language and the description are realistic and I discovered something new. The mystery is good, full of twists and turns, and even if I guessed the culprit I thoroughly enjoyed. I hope to read another book in this series soon.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Margie

    Megan Malone moved to Ireland from Texas. She now drives a limo for Leprechaun Line Service. Death of an Irish Mummy by Catie Murphy is the third book in the author's Dublin Driver Mysteries series. This time Megan needs to prove the innocence of her boss. It's an interesting story, well-written, but the author's voice just didn't resonate with me. I received an ARC in exchange for a honest review. Megan Malone moved to Ireland from Texas. She now drives a limo for Leprechaun Line Service. Death of an Irish Mummy by Catie Murphy is the third book in the author's Dublin Driver Mysteries series. This time Megan needs to prove the innocence of her boss. It's an interesting story, well-written, but the author's voice just didn't resonate with me. I received an ARC in exchange for a honest review.

  24. 4 out of 5

    Barbara Tobey

    While this book appears to be a cozy mystery, because of the inclusion of foul language it is not. It is an entertaining, clever, and engaging mystery. The local vernacular did kind of slow me down just a tad. I kept wanting to correct the grammar. It does add to the authenticity of the location and eventually seems normal. Interesting relationships among all the characters, not just the mother and daughters. I am enjoying this series. Thanks to the publisher for providing a copy via NetGalley.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Ryan Hoffman

    This is the third book in the Dublin Driver Mystery series, about American Army Veteran Megan Malone, now living in Dublin. Ireland and working as a chauffeur / limo driver/tour guide. In this one, an American woman from Texas is looking to find proof to her ancestry to an Irish Earl. Which leads her to desecrate mummified bodies in a Catholic Church. She soon joins them when someone kills her. And her daughters show up to collect the "family treasure" and their inheritance. This is the third book in the Dublin Driver Mystery series, about American Army Veteran Megan Malone, now living in Dublin. Ireland and working as a chauffeur / limo driver/tour guide. In this one, an American woman from Texas is looking to find proof to her ancestry to an Irish Earl. Which leads her to desecrate mummified bodies in a Catholic Church. She soon joins them when someone kills her. And her daughters show up to collect the "family treasure" and their inheritance.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Kirstin

    I love this series! And it just keeps getting better! This one was especially nostalgic for me since I’ve spent time at Lough Rynn! This one had me on the edge of my seat until the end! This is quickly becoming one of my favorite cozy mystery series! I can’t wait for book 4! DISCLAIMER: I received this book free from NetGalley and the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Charlene

    i really loved this book! Interesting complex and quirky characters. An informative witty story with lots of twists and turns, murder and mayhem. A real page turner. A must read. This is the first book I have read by this author and I look forward to reading more written by her! I honestly reviewed a digital arc provided by NetGalley, All opinions are my own. Thank you.

  28. 4 out of 5

    Lacey Harrington

    Megan Malone is back in another adventure of murder. She is chosen to drive an American Cherise Williams around during her visit. Delivering the daughter to Cherise becomes a night mare when they find her dead. This is a fun and interesting mystery. #DeathofanIrishMummy #NetGalley

  29. 5 out of 5

    Renee Winter

    Visiting Meghan Malon ewww again is a pleasure. This time she's driving American Cherise Williams around. When Cherise is found dead, trouble starts. A fun fast read with likeable characters. Thanks #netgalley for the eARC in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are mine. Visiting Meghan Malon ewww again is a pleasure. This time she's driving American Cherise Williams around. When Cherise is found dead, trouble starts. A fun fast read with likeable characters. Thanks #netgalley for the eARC in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are mine.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Holly Senecal

    Right off I will say is that I loved this cozy mystery. :) Anything that has to do with Ireland, I have always been fond of and this book is no exception! The story was good, the characters were enjoyable and I would read a book by this author anytime.

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