Tuesday, October 5, 2010


I'm thrilled to announce the debut of my new series, the Museum Mysteries.

In Fundraising the Dead, Eleanor "Nell" Pratt, an administrator at a Philadelphia museum, enjoys her job, but it keeps getting complicated when she stumbles over crimes. Who knew the city's cultural community could be so deadly?

Publishers Weekly wrote: Old families, old papers, and the old demons of sex and money shape Connolly's cozy series launch, which will appeal to fans of her Orchard and (as Sarah Atwell) Glassblowing mysteries. ...the archival milieu and the foibles of the characters are intriguing, and it's refreshing to encounter an FBI man who is human, competent, and essential to the plot.
I hope you'll enjoy reading about Nell Pratt as much as I enjoy writing about her. And have fun trying to figure out which parts of the story are real (and appear in my FBI file...)
Available at both major and independent bookstores and on Amazon.
Thanks for taking a look!
Sheila Connolly


  1. Nothing more exciting than your publication date... Enjoy your day, a toast


  2. Congrats on your book release today.

  3. Congratulations on your release!!!!!! I will be adding this to my TBR list.

  4. May your sales exceed your highest expectations :)

  5. Congratulations on your new series! And on that wonderful PW review!

    ~ Krista

  6. Congratulations! I hope to see you again at Crime Bake.

  7. Sheila - The first book in your new series sounds like a winner of a read. Sending cyber-champagne to you with big congrats on the release (love the title, too). And major props for the sweet PW review. :)

    ~ Cleo
    Coffeehouse Mystery.com
    Cleo Coyle on Twitter

  8. Thank you all! It's sort of like birthing a baby, isn't it? You plan, and you work at it (hmmm...is tht the fun part?), and then you spend a lot of time waiting for it to actually happen. Which reminds me--I haven't checked out bookstores to see it actually on a shelf! I'm leaving now...

  9. Just downloaded it from the eBook Store! Can't wait to read it. Best of luck with sales!