Amateur sleuth Star O'Brien is back
in County Mayo solving murders near an Irish Abbey in her latest mystery...

About the Star O’Brien Mystery Series

Join Star O'Brien, an American amateur sleuth, as she untangles a web of mysteries in the wild, rugged, and beautiful landscape of Ireland. Determined to uncover the truth about her mother's disappearance, Star's journey takes her from digging through databases to chasing down killers, all while struggling to stay connected to her beloved cell phone. If you love all things Irish, follow along as Star solves crimes and finds love in the west of Ireland.

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About Martha

I’ve kissed the Blarney Stone twice when I was four and then at sixteen. Do I have the gift of gab? I don’t know. You tell me. Certainly, my love for all things mystery and Irish are in my blood. As we say in Ireland, let’s have a good, strong cuppa and a chat about it.

Praise for Martha

Great Mystery.

Excellent book and well written, truly a mystery to the end with great characters. Loved the setting and a must read if you love mysteries, or the Western part of Ireland. Can't wait for more. 

—Amazon Reader

A Tremendous Start

I love Star O'Brien. For a writer to get me so invested in a character so quickly, that I need to get to know more, to follow them as far as they go, is a great achievement.

Martha... has a great sense of when to use the most effective writing: prose, dialog, internal thought, descriptions et al are all colorful and fit just right. 

—Nick Johns, Amazon Reader

Hard to Put the Book Down

"Loved the book, the details , makes you feel like you are there."

—LMV, Amazon Reader 


In Between Worlds, An Essay:
My Boarding School Odyssey

In 1968, I was sixteen years old and looking forward to my junior year at St. Vincent De Paul Diocesan High School in Wayne, New Jersey. My school uniform included a plaid pleated skirt, a white blouse, kelly-green blazer, knee socks, and black and white saddle shoes. Like most of my peers, I rolled my skirt up as soon as I was out of sight from my parents’ house.

My parents, who immigrated from Ireland, were strict disciplinarians; I was the oldest and only girl-child. So, I was surprised when I told my mom I wanted to color my raven-black hair with Nice and Easy dark auburn. She said “yes” and overcame my father’s objections when he said “no”.