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Reviews

“Rich with family angst, romance, and murder, this Irish charmer is a fun read.”

—Kirkus Reviews

"With more surprises than usual, this is a step above much of this genre.”
—First Clue Reviews

“Irish eyes are smiling on this delightfully entertaining debut series that quickly became a page-turner.”
—Dru's Book Musings

“Sweet, sassy, and smart, Lisa Q. Mathews is a terrific voice in cozy mysteries.” 
—Cleo Coyle, New York Times bestselling author

“Chock full of Irish charm, you’ll love this fabulous new mystery . . . This is your cozy mystery pot o’ gold.”
—Paige Shelton, New York Times bestselling author of the Scottish Bookshop Mystery series

“What a delight to spend time with Kate Buckley and her quirky family and neighbors in the charming town of Shamrock, Mass., in this captivating Irish-themed cozy mystery series launch.”
—Gigi Pandian, USA Today bestselling author of the Secret Staircase Mysteries

“Mathews’ writing is crisp and witty and there’s a gasp-worthy twist at book’s end. The setting . . . is so delightful you’ll find yourself hoping Shamrock really exists.”
—Ellen Byron, USA Today bestselling author

“With a town worthy of a summer getaway and a mystery that keeps you on your toes, The Jig Is Up belongs in the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.”
—Diane Vallere, national bestselling author of the Material Witness mysteries

“My heart did a happy jig while reading this delightful Celtic cozy. Set in the charming town of Shamrock, this mystery is filled with much merriment . . . and a wee bit of murder.” 
—Jennifer J. Chow, Agatha, Anthony, Lefty & Lilian Jackson Braun Award-nominated author of Ill-Fated Fortune

“I loved my visit to Shamrock, MA, home to the warm and quirky Buckley family, including sleuth Kate, an over-the-top St. Patrick’s celebration—and a killer. Tightly written, well-paced, and constantly serving up the unexpected, The Jig is Up, is a winner.”
—Barbara Ross, author of the Maine Clambake Mysteries

“Absolutely enchanting . . . It's gonna take more than the luck o' the Irish to solve Lisa Q. Mathews's delightful mystery . . . I give it five pots of gold stars!”

—Olivia Blacke, author of Vinyl Resting Place

“The Jig Is Up is worth its weight in gold.”
—Mindy Quigley, author of the Deep Dish Mysteries

“Mathews dances between humor and suspense. The reader will want to quiet their Irish-stepping toes long enough to follow protagonist Kate in her pursuit of green-tinted tradition and justice.”
—Maddie Day, author of Deep Fried Death

“This story is captivating from the first page, and I would visit the town of Shamrock in an instant—gimmicks and all. I’m looking forward to the next book in this series.”
—Ellie Brannigan, author of the Irish Castle Mystery series

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