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In a Gilded Cage (Molly Murphy Mysteries)

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Rhys Bowens award-winning series combines thrilling historical events with truly beguiling characters—under the most mysterious circumstances…

IN A GILDED CAGE

Its Easter Sunday 1918, and Irish immigrant Molly Murphy has agreed to march down Fifth Avenue with the sign-wielding suffragettes from Vassar—a civil act of protest that lands her in jail. Mollys betrothed, Police Captain Daniel Sullivan, manages to spring her from the clink, though his hands are full dealing with Chinese opium gangs. But as soon as shes free, Molly marches straight into trouble again. Two of the Vassar alumni need Mollys help as a private investigator. One believes her uncle is cheating her out of an inheritance; the other suspects her husband is cheating with other women. And when one of the clients dies—presumably from influenza, which is sweeping the city—Molly takes to the streets once more. Not to win the right for women to vote, but to reveal the wrongs of some very evil men…

“Delightful…Bowen does a splendid job of capturing the flavor of early 20th-century New York and bringing to life its warm and human inhabitants.”

—Publishers Weekly

Review:

"Near the start of Anthony-winner Bowen's delightful eighth Molly Murphy mystery (after 2008's Tell Me, Pretty Maiden), two Vasser alum friends persuade the Irish-born detective to march for women's rights with the VWVW ('Vassar Wants Votes for Women') in New York City's annual Easter parade. On Fifth Avenue that Sunday morning, Molly meets Emily Boswell and other West Side socialites, all of whom wind up getting arrested for disturbing the peace. Molly's intended, police captain Daniel Sullivan, rescues the women from jail, but is wholly unsympathetic to their mission. The down-on-her-luck Emily, who works in a drugstore, hires Molly to find out the truth about her missionary parents' deaths and her loss of inheritance. Another Vasser grad has a philandering husband to track. As ever, Bowen does a splendid job of capturing the flavor of early 20th-century New York and bringing to life its warm and human inhabitants." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

Molly Murphy is on the trail of an orphan's rightful inheritance, in the latest work in this delightful, multiple award-winning series.

Synopsis:

Its Easter Sunday 1918, and Irish immigrant Molly Murphy has agreed to march down Fifth Avenue with the sign-wielding suffragettes from Vassar—a civil act of protest that lands her in jail. Mollys betrothed, Police Captain Daniel Sullivan, manages to spring her from the clink, though his hands are full dealing with Chinese opium gangs. But as soon as shes free, Molly marches straight into trouble again. Two of the Vassar alumni need Mollys help as a private investigator. One believes her uncle is cheating her out of an inheritance; the other suspects her husband is cheating with other women. And when one of the clients dies—presumably from influenza, which is sweeping the city—Molly takes to the streets once more. Not to win the right for women to vote, but to reveal the wrongs of some very evil men…

Synopsis:

Irish immigrant Molly Murphy and her New York City P.I. business are in the midst of a sweeping influenza epidemic and a fight for womens suffrage that lands her in jail. Her betrothed, Police Captain Daniel Sullivan, finds her, but he hardly has time to bail her out, what with Chinese gangs battling for control of a thriving opium trade. The only consolation Molly can take from her vexing afternoon in the clink is that it made her some new friends among the Vassar suffragists---and brought her a pair of new cases.

For the first, Emily Boswell is convinced her miserly uncle stole her inheritance and wants Molly to uncover the truth behind her parents lives and deaths. Second, Emilys college roommate Fanny Poindexter wants Molly to find proof of her husbands philandering so that she can leave him without one red cent. But when Fanny dies and her husband claims shes a victim of the epidemic, its more than Mollys conscience can take.

Rhys Bowens Agatha and Anthony Award--winning historical series continues to breathe life into the past with its wit and charm and its complete sense of early-twentieth-century New York, which makes In a Gilded Cage her most accomplished mystery yet.

About the Author

Rhys Bowens novels have received a remarkable number of awards, including the Anthony, Agatha, and Macavity Awards as well as the Bruce Alexander Historical Award and the Herodotus Award. She is also the author of the Royal Spyness series and the Edgar Award--nominated Constable Evan Evans mysteries. Born in England, she now lives in San Rafael, California, with her husband.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780312385347
Author:
Bowen, Rhys
Publisher:
Minotaur Books
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Women Sleuths
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Women immigrants
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
Mystery fiction
Subject:
Mystery
Subject:
Detective/Historical
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Historical
Subject:
Mystery & Detective/Cozy
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series:
Molly Murphy Mysteries
Series Volume:
No. 8
Publication Date:
20100302
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
6.68 x 4.24 x 0.735 in

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Near the start of Anthony-winner Bowen's delightful eighth Molly Murphy mystery (after 2008's Tell Me, Pretty Maiden), two Vasser alum friends persuade the Irish-born detective to march for women's rights with the VWVW ('Vassar Wants Votes for Women') in New York City's annual Easter parade. On Fifth Avenue that Sunday morning, Molly meets Emily Boswell and other West Side socialites, all of whom wind up getting arrested for disturbing the peace. Molly's intended, police captain Daniel Sullivan, rescues the women from jail, but is wholly unsympathetic to their mission. The down-on-her-luck Emily, who works in a drugstore, hires Molly to find out the truth about her missionary parents' deaths and her loss of inheritance. Another Vasser grad has a philandering husband to track. As ever, Bowen does a splendid job of capturing the flavor of early 20th-century New York and bringing to life its warm and human inhabitants." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , Molly Murphy is on the trail of an orphan's rightful inheritance, in the latest work in this delightful, multiple award-winning series.
"Synopsis" by ,

Its Easter Sunday 1918, and Irish immigrant Molly Murphy has agreed to march down Fifth Avenue with the sign-wielding suffragettes from Vassar—a civil act of protest that lands her in jail. Mollys betrothed, Police Captain Daniel Sullivan, manages to spring her from the clink, though his hands are full dealing with Chinese opium gangs. But as soon as shes free, Molly marches straight into trouble again. Two of the Vassar alumni need Mollys help as a private investigator. One believes her uncle is cheating her out of an inheritance; the other suspects her husband is cheating with other women. And when one of the clients dies—presumably from influenza, which is sweeping the city—Molly takes to the streets once more. Not to win the right for women to vote, but to reveal the wrongs of some very evil men…

"Synopsis" by ,

Irish immigrant Molly Murphy and her New York City P.I. business are in the midst of a sweeping influenza epidemic and a fight for womens suffrage that lands her in jail. Her betrothed, Police Captain Daniel Sullivan, finds her, but he hardly has time to bail her out, what with Chinese gangs battling for control of a thriving opium trade. The only consolation Molly can take from her vexing afternoon in the clink is that it made her some new friends among the Vassar suffragists---and brought her a pair of new cases.

For the first, Emily Boswell is convinced her miserly uncle stole her inheritance and wants Molly to uncover the truth behind her parents lives and deaths. Second, Emilys college roommate Fanny Poindexter wants Molly to find proof of her husbands philandering so that she can leave him without one red cent. But when Fanny dies and her husband claims shes a victim of the epidemic, its more than Mollys conscience can take.

Rhys Bowens Agatha and Anthony Award--winning historical series continues to breathe life into the past with its wit and charm and its complete sense of early-twentieth-century New York, which makes In a Gilded Cage her most accomplished mystery yet.

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