A woman with several different series going at one time, Sheila Connolly is a busy mystery writer!
The two series I am following right now are set in different places – one in rural Ireland, centered around a small town pub, and the other set in an apple orchard in New England. Both feature single and fairly independent women – who have met great modern guys. In the case of the apple orchard, Meg Corey has met just one. In Ireland, there are two – one a pretty accessible police officer, and the other a traditional Irish musician. So Maura Donovan has a choice to make down the line somewhere, but she’s in no rush.
These are good, well-plotted and intricate mysteries – clues to solve them are more easily seen at the end than during the story! These stories are also easy to ‘see’, with good detail and atmosphere. And I very much like the detail and characters – these are really community mysteries, set in fixed places with interesting and engaging people who return in mysteries as the series goes on.
So when I need to turn my brain off, and go somewhere else in my mind – I’m very likely to pick up a Sheila Connolly. Might work for you as well.