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Tell Me, Pretty Maiden (Molly Murphy Mysteries)by Rhys Bowen
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“Molly is an indomitable creature…. The book bounces along in the hands of Ms. Bowen and her Molly, and there is no doubt that she will be back causing trouble.”
---Washington Times on In Dublins Fair City
“The feisty Molly rarely disappoints in this rousing yarn seasoned with a dash of Irish history.”
---Kirkus Reviews (starred review) on In Dublins Fair City
“Readers will surely testify that Murphy has become one of their favorite characters.… This book is a keeper.”
---Tampa Tribune on In Dublins Fair City
“A lot of fun and some terrific historical writing. Fans of the British cozy will love it, and so will readers of historical fiction.”
---Toronto Globe and Mail on Oh Danny Boy
“Its enjoyable charm and wit will appeal to a cross section of mystery fans.”
---Baltimore Sun on Oh Danny Boy
“With a riveting plot capped off by a dramatic conclusion, Bowen captures the passion and struggles of the Irish people at the turn of the twentieth century.”
---Publishers Weekly on In Dublins Fair City
"Several cases keep Molly Murphy busy in Agatha-winner Bowen's winning seventh mystery to star the Irish immigrant PI (after 2007's In Dublin's Fair City). In December 1902, Molly and her beau, suspended New York City police captain Daniel Sullivan, stumble on a near-dead young woman in a Central Park snowdrift. Her passions roused, Molly sets out to discover the identity of the poor traumatized creature and that of whoever cast her into the snow 'clad only in a flimsy white dress.' Meanwhile, leading actress Blanche Lovejoy hires Molly to look into the ghostly shenanigans that threaten disaster for Blanche's soon-to-open new play. Molly also agrees to help a wealthy society matron who wishes to know if her missing Yale student nephew has vanished because of the murder he's suspected of committing. Theatrical life becomes the hinge on which everything swings, and Molly gamely takes to the stage as part of her assignment. It's all in a day's work for this delightfully spunky heroine." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
Edgar Award finalist and Agatha Award winner Bowen captures early 20th-century New York as PI Molly Murphy tracks down some of Broadway's brightest stars and Fifth Avenue's richest families.
Its wintertime in New York, and for the first time since Irish immigrant Molly Murphy started her early-twentieth-century detective agency, she is completely snowed in with work. While shes proving to be quite the entrepreneur and is very much in demand by some of Broadways brightest stars and Fifth Avenues richest families, she has to grudgingly admit that if shes going to work more than one case at a time, then shes going to need some help. Mollys beau, the recently and wrongly suspended police captain Daniel Sullivan, would make an ideal associate, but before they can agree on the terms of his employment, they stumble upon a young woman lying unconscious in the middle of a snow-covered Central Park. When the woman wakes up she is disorientated and has and lost her ability to speak, the authorities are about to pack her off to an insane asylum when Molly cant help but step in and take on yet another case.
Lively and colorful, full of absorbing historical detail and delightful characters, Tell Me, Pretty Maiden is another gem in Rhys Bowens multiple award--winning series.
Its wintertime in New York, and for the first time since Irish immigrant Molly Murphy started her early-twentieth-century detective agency, she is completely snowed in with work. While shes very much in demand by some of Broadways brightest stars and Fifth Avenues richest families, Molly must admit that its time for her to get some help. Her beau, the recently and wrongly suspended police captain Daniel Sullivan, would make an ideal associate. But before Molly and he can agree on the terms of his employment, they stumble upon a young woman lying unconscious in the middle of a snow-covered Central Park. When the woman wakes up, she is disorientated and has and lost her ability to speak. The authorities are about to pack her off to an insane asylum—but Molly cant help but step in and take on yet another stormy case…
About the Author
Rhys Bowens novels and stories have received a remarkable number of awards, including the Anthony and Agatha awards, the Macavity Award, the Bruce Alexander Historical Award, and the Herodotus Award. She is also the author of the Lady Victoria Georgiana and the Edgar Award--nominated Constable Evan Evans mysteries. Born in England, she now lives in San Rafael, California, with her husband.
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