Rhinelander District Library

Monday  9am – 7pm
Tues-Thurs  9am – 6pm
Friday  9am – 5pm
Saturday 9am – 1pm

Rhinelander District Library
106 N. Stevens Street
Rhinelander, WI 54501

Phone(715) 365-1070
Fax (715) 365-1076



I am a fan of anything Irish, including Irish authors and books set in Ireland. I have read a few of Carlene O’Connor’s books in the An Irish Village Mystery and loved them. I was offered a copy of No Strangers Here, the first in a new series by Carlene O’Connor. Jumped right on that offer. Glad I did too!The story starts off right out of the chute with a murdered man, Johnny O’Reilly, found on the beach with his suit and dancing shoes on. The O’Reilly’s are a prominent horse racing family in Dingle, Ireland. Of course, there is a lot of speculation as to who did it and why he was killed. This is a family with lots of secrets and enemies. It is up to the garda to determine what happened. Enter Detective Inspector Cormac O’Brien from Killarney is sent in to investigate.Dr.Dimpna Wilde, a vet who has come home to Dingle, where she worked in Dublin has not worked out and she has found out that her father, the local vet, is suffering from dementia and as it gets worse, she feels that her place is at home helping her father. Her brother is nowhere to be found so it is up to her to clear her family of any suspicion in the murder of Johnny.Out of the list of suspects, there are rumors of jealousy, theft, and greed and it is up to the detective inspector and Dimpna to uncover the clues that lead them into something deeper than they had thought.Knowing this author’s work, the suspense was expected. Just when you think you know who the killer was, more clues send you in another direction and have the reader trying to figure out the who and why. This is a well-written story that will be sure to please fans of Carlene O’Connor. I know that I am a fan and eagerly await the next in the series. In the meantime, I will catch up on the books in other series that I missed.