A Shameful Murder was written by Cora Harrison and published by Seven House Publishers in 2015. The first in the Reverend Mother Mystery series, A Shameful Murder takes place in Cork, Ireland in the 1920s. The novel opens with the Reverend Mother finding the body of young girl who has washed into the street by the convent due to the flooding in Cork. The Reverend Mother takes a special interest in the girl, deducing, with the help of Police Sergeant Patrick Cashman and Dr. Sher, that the young girl has been murdered. The three of them begin to investigate the murder of the girl and look into her family, the upperclass of Cork, and even the local asylum. Fans of Arthur Conan Doyle and Tana French will love this 1920s murder mystery.
While originally picking up this book because I did not realize it was set in the 1920s and thought it was set during the medieval period, I enjoyed it from beginning to end! I’m excited to read further in the series and find out what other mysteries the three eccentric characters will investigate! This novel is exceptionally well written and will leave you thinking that you really are experiencing Cork. Fans of Arthur Conan Doyle and Tana French will love this 1920s murder mystery.