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  • The Existential Worries of Mags Munroe

  • The Mags Munroe Series, Book 1
  • By: Jean Grainger
  • Narrated by: Siobhan Waring
  • Length: 6 hrs
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (5 ratings)

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The Existential Worries of Mags Munroe

By: Jean Grainger
Narrated by: Siobhan Waring
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Summary

My twelve-year-old daughter frequently moans that Ballycarrick is the most boring town in Ireland.

Nothing ever happens here.

She’s right.

And as the local police sergeant, this is something I’m delighted about.

I’ve enough to worry about—the polar ice-caps, the evil monster that’s shrinking my trousers, not to mention the hot flushes—without having to be like one of those gritty Netflix cops, chasing criminals down alleyways and busting drug deals.

So, life is calm and fairly predictable.

Until something unthinkable happens in our sleepy backwater.

A crime, but not like anything I’ve ever seen before.

It’s a complete mystery.

And it’s up to me to solve it.

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  • Novel lover
  • 22-11-22

Amazing

This story was captivating from start to finish. Characters leap from the page with such individuality. The sense of place and plot were expertly crafted and I highly recommend Jean Grainger’s novels.

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  • Beatrice
  • 13-11-22

Pretty good

This is a pretty good cozy mystery. There's a lot of focus on Irish culture. The characters are engaging. I might get the next book.

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  • Jackie Houchin
  • 02-11-22

Like sitting with Maggs over a cuppa tea

You will truly know Maggs Munroe before this book is over, not just her worries (which are many and varied), but all about her inner thoughts, her family, her co workers, the townsfolk, and the travelers (gypsies) who live nearby.
You will see her in her work as a Sergeant in the Irish Guarda (police), dealing with the problems that her two young daughters face, handling prejudices about the gypsy family, dealing with the hateful symptoms of "the menopause," and eventually solving a murder mystery and saving the lives of 3 young girls. The book is "a day in the life" (or month) of Maggs Mountie, and when it ends, you hope madly that the author -- has written another one in a series.
You will laugh, cheer, get angry, and even squeeze out a tear as you read. But, hay, that's what makes a good book.
And to top it off, the ending is so well written and suspenseful you'll not be able or willing to sop listening until the last word.

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  • CEC12
  • 31-10-22

Hated to hear "The End"

The reader was wonderful. Just the right inflection, perfect delay times in delivery. The book is delightful!

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  • hedi konieczny
  • 06-09-22

A real feel good book !!!

Not only is this a “ feel good “read it is an peak into a different culture! Beautiful it read! !!! Highly recommend!!

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  • B
  • 23-08-22

A delight!

Everything about this story brought joy. The humor, humanity and the depth of characters are quintessential Jean Granger. Loved it!

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  • Brian Cook
  • 19-08-22

Loved this book!

Thank you for a smart but yet vulnerable heroine who is not a twenty-something. Women of a certain age can relate to her experiencing pre-menopausal symptoms and the trials and tribulations of a working mother and married life. Cannot wait for the next book.

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  • Kate A.
  • 16-08-22

Loved Every Minute

In a troubled world with lots of existential worries comes this shining light of a book! Please give us more of Mags read by Siobhan Waring!

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  • Betty Mueller
  • 15-08-22

in my opinion

A bit wordy but enjoyable with colorful Irish dialog and an interesting conclusion 😀

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  • kanga2012
  • 29-07-22

A story for our times of tolerance

I loved this first book in the series. I have spent some time with a few traveling folks of Scotland. They are wonderful people and as all folks who are “different “ from others, they have suffered abuse. This was a beautiful story and treated the traveler community well.