Two Crimes, Two Times…
Dee Flanagan loves Irish history, bad rom-coms, and red lipstick. Dead clowns, injured time travelers, and shoot-outs don’t make it onto the small-town reporter’s Top Ten list. After the bullets stop flying in Dunleagh Castle’s courtyard, it’s up to Dee to convince people she didn’t imagine a gunfight played out between two centuries.
With the body count rising, and no one willing to believe Dee’s time travel theory, she’s forced to team up with a man who’s either a bona fide fruit cake or a police officer from the year 1919. Using her expert knowledge of the Irish War of Independence, Dee sets out to solve a century-old crime, plus a modern-day murder.
USA Today bestselling author Zara Keane grew up in Dublin, Ireland, but spent her summers in a small town very similar to the fictitious Whisper Island and Dunleagh.
She currently lives in Switzerland with her family. When she’s not writing or wrestling small people, she drinks far too much coffee, and tries—with occasional success—to resist the siren call of Swiss chocolate.
After her marriage and career collapse, ex-cop Maggie Doyle flees San Francisco for the Wild West…of Ireland. But Whisper Island and a job at the Movie Theater Café don't provide the respite she expected. When Maggie and her rock-hard muffins are hurled into a series of murder investigations, she enlists the help of her UFO-obsessed friend, a nun, and a feral dog.
This collection includes:
DIAL P FOR POISON
After the most hated woman on Whisper Island is poisoned at her aunt’s café, can Maggie catch the murderer before they strike again? Or will her terrible baking skills burn down the café first?
THE POSTMAN ALWAYS DIES TWICE
The instant Maggie and her friend discover the corpse of the Whisper Island postman, her plans to chill for the next two months are put on ice.
HOW TO MURDER A MILLIONAIRE
Armed with her newly issued private investigator's license, Maggie is on the case…of a sheep that went missing twenty-two years ago. When she trips over a dead body on the first day of the investigation, she realizes there’s more to this cold case than a fight over lamb chops.
THE 39 CUPCAKES
When Maggie chaperones a group of bratty kids to an archaeological dig, one of her charges discovers a skeleton. At first it looks like a cold case—until a member of the excavation team winds up dead…
REBEL WITHOUT A CLAUS
In the weeks before the holidays, Maggie scores a lucrative job working undercover at a fancy department store. When she finds the corpse of an obnoxious customer in her bathtub, Maggie's festive season takes a fatal turn.
***Each story includes a cocktail recipe—minus the deadly ingredients!***
“Good Omens . . . is something like what would have happened if Thomas Pynchon, Tom Robbins and Don DeLillo had collaborated. Lots of literary inventiveness in the plotting and chunks of very good writing and characterization. It’s a wow. It would make one hell of a movie. Or a heavenly one. Take your pick.”—Washington Post
According to The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch (the world's only completely accurate book of prophecies, written in 1655, before she exploded), the world will end on a Saturday. Next Saturday, in fact. Just before dinner.
So the armies of Good and Evil are amassing, Atlantis is rising, frogs are falling, tempers are flaring. Everything appears to be going according to Divine Plan. Except a somewhat fussy angel and a fast-living demon—both of whom have lived amongst Earth's mortals since The Beginning and have grown rather fond of the lifestyle—are not actually looking forward to the coming Rapture.
And someone seems to have misplaced the Antichrist . . .