Some of Us Are Looking (A County Kerry Novel #2) (Paperback)

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This is book number 2 in the A County Kerry Novel series.


In late summer, the Dingle peninsula is thronged with tourists drawn to County Kerry’s dark mountains and deep, lush valleys. For Irish vet Dimpna Wilde, who has returned to run her family’s practice after years away, home is a beautiful but complicated place—especially when it becomes the setting for a brutal murder . . .

In Dimpna Wilde’s veterinary practice, an imminent meteor shower and the watch parties that are planned all over Dingle have taken over the usual gossip. But there are also matters nearer at hand to discuss—including the ragtag caravan of young people selling wares by the roadside and the shocking death of Chris Henderson, an elderly local, in a hit-and-run.

Just hours before his death, Henderson had stormed into the garda station, complaining loudly about the caravan’s occupants causing noise and disruption. One of their members is Brigid Sweeney, a beautiful young woman who later turns up at Dimpna’s practice, splattered in blood with an injured hare tucked into her jacket, claiming that a mysterious stranger has been trying to obtain a lucky rabbit’s foot.

Matters worsen on the night of the meteor shower when Dimpna finds Brigid’s dead body tied to a tree, a rabbit’s foot tied to her severed left hand. The rabbit’s foot, the severed hand, the coinciding meteor shower—the deeper Dimpna and Detective Inspector Cormac O’Brien investigate, the more ominous the signs seem to be, laced with a warning that Dimpna fears it will prove fatal to overlook.

About the Author

Carlene O’Connor is the USA Today bestselling author of the acclaimed Irish Village Mysteries, the County Kerry Novels, and the Home to Ireland Mysteries. Born into a long line of Irish storytellers, her great-grandmother emigrated from Ireland filled with tales in 1897 and the stories have been flowing ever since. Of all the places she’s wandered across the pond, she fell most in love with a walled town in County Limerick and was inspired to create the town of Kilbane, County Cork, the setting of her Irish Village Mystery series. She is a member of Mystery Writers of America and Sisters in Crime, and currently divides her time between New Mexico and the Emerald Isle. Please visit her online at

Praise For…

Praise for Carlene O'Connor's County Kerry Mysteries:

“There’s a surprising conclusion in this sequel to No Strangers Here. Sarah Stewart Taylor’s fans will appreciate O’Connor’s dark, atmospheric Irish mystery.” – Library Journal STARRED REVIEW for Some of Us Are Looking

“Ireland's County Kerry provides the backdrop for O’Connor’s compelling series kickoff…Exciting, convoluted, and rich with compelling characters, this is the best of O’Connor’s Irish mysteries to date.”—Kirkus Reviews, STARRED REVIEW for No Strangers Here

"A knockout steeped in setting and character…There is beautiful writing here and the characters are rich and complicated, as is the well-told story –a mystery that is well set up and beautifully resolved.”Mystery Scene on No Strangers Here

“This solid series launch from O’Connor takes a more somber approach to crime solving than her Irish Village mysteries…O’Connor adds plot twists that many won’t anticipate. Judicious use of Irishisms (“I swear to ye”) adds color. Readers will eagerly await what happens next in County Kerry.” —Publishers Weekly on No Strangers Here
“Known for her cozies, O’Connor moves into darker territory here. For fans of Louise Penny.” —Library Journal on No Strangers Here

“Rural Ireland is made sparklingly real on the pages of Carlene O’Connor’s absorbing series debut, which stars Dr. Dimpna Wilde a Vet who will stop at nothing to find out the truth, while also stepping into her father’s practice to take care of local animals. The body that’s found on the beach is just the start of this puzzle that will draw in readers of O’Connor’s Home to Ireland and Irish Village Mysteries as well as fans of Tana French and All Creatures Great and Small.” —Henrietta Verma, First Clue Review on No Strangers Here
“Carlene O’Connor crafts a thrilling and atmospheric mystery.” –BookRiot on No Strangers Here
“An excellent police procedural whose complex characters act out a twisty tale of hate.” –Kirkus Reviews on Some of Us Are Looking

Product Details
ISBN: 9781496737564
ISBN-10: 1496737563
Publisher: Kensington
Publication Date: September 24th, 2024
Pages: 384
Language: English
Series: A County Kerry Novel