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Hush Now, Don't You Cry Audiobook

Hush Now, Don't You Cry

In the latest in Rhys Bowen's award-winning historical series, Molly Murphy is supposed to give up sleuthing now that she’s married, but the murder of an alderman puts her on the trail of a killer.
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In the latest in Rhys Bowen's award-winning historical series, Molly Murphy is supposed to give up sleuthing now that she’s married, but the murder of an alderman puts her on the trail of a killer.

Molly Murphy, now Molly Sullivan, and her husband Daniel, a captain in the New York Police department, have been invited to spend their honeymoon on the Newport, RI, estate of Alderman Brian Hannan in the spring of 1904. Molly doesn’t entirely trust the offer. Hannan - an ambitious man - has his eye on a senate seat and intentions of taking Tammany Hall to get it.

When Hannan is found dead at the base of the cliffs that overlook the Atlantic, Molly’s suspicions are quickly justified, and as much as she wants to keep her promise to Daniel that she won’t do any more sleuthing now, there isn’t much she can do once the chase is on. Rhys Bowen’s brilliant wit and charm are on full display in Hush Now, Don’t You Cry, another outstanding addition to her Agatha and Anthony award-winning historical series.

©2012 Rhys Bowen (P)2013 Audible Inc.

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    LL Terry 09-25-14
    LL Terry 09-25-14
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    "Done with Series -Daniel destroyed it"

    I know this series has received rave reviews and I can understand it. But I am done with Molly Murphy. Too bad, because I really liked many of the characters in the series. I have also enjoyed the audio performance by Nicola Barber. This disappointment has nothing to do with her.

    The main frustration for me has been the "evolving" relationship between Molly and Daniel. I almost gave up the series at "Oh Danny Boy" . However, I plugged on believing it might get better or Molly would come to her senses. No such luck. I'm sure men were much more like Daniel back then. However, fictional men for fictional heroines don't have to be. Here is a strong willed feisty heroine in love with a guy who doesn't seem to have any good qualities except a good job. Her increasingly simpering responses to the big Mama's boy are just not in character with her other qualities. The endless forced confrontations between the two, which always start with him yelling "Molly...", are tiresome. Her responses to him have made me think less of her as a heroine, not more. I have to say, I was disappointed in this book that Daniel actually recovered from pneumonia! I was hoping Bowen might give her a fresh start. I did initially purchase the next book in the series (In the Family Way) as I thought I'd come this far, I should finish the series. However, I returned it after listening for a couple chapters. No more.

    Having said all this, Bowen's other series, Royal Spyness, is still delightfully refreshing and funny after seven books. The hero and heroine in that series are much better matched and believable. I hope it continues that way and I'd recommend that series. But as for Molly Murphy, I've enjoyed her wit and the various areas she has taken us to (sweatshops, suffragettes, Ireland, etc.), but I'm done. Her best adventures were without Daniel.

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    kate 07-22-15
    kate 07-22-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Hate Daniel love most others"

    I still don't know if I hate Daniel because he's a 1904 ass or because of how he is voiced

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Joe 12-11-14
    Joe 12-11-14
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    "I love Rhys' books"

    I love Rhys' books. She is a masterful story teller. I can't wait to read what's next!!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    David Keego Harbor, MI, United States 03-22-14
    David Keego Harbor, MI, United States 03-22-14 Member Since 2015
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    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    The boyfriend now husband Daniel is so consistently overbearing that it detracts from this series. It would be so much better without his overbearing comments.


    If you’ve listened to books by Rhys Bowen before, how does this one compare?

    These books are a good series but the love interest detracts from the series.


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    Barbara N. 02-05-16
    Barbara N. 02-05-16

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    "Second HoneyMoon Thwarted"

    Molly Murphy us one of the most delightful stories abd seried I have ever gotten into and fell in love with. Her character is full of entertainment and her friends are colorful. Her plots are interesting and the 1900 era is also a bit fun to explore along with her in my imagination. Knowing we had grandparents born during that time, it is fun to think of them living in those times. Having hears them talk of their lives, it brings back fond memories. But Molly adds a little history, a little fluff, a lot if inaginatiion, mystery. a little suspense, some laughter, and even allows us to imagine what strong women may have been like. I tend to believe that not all women were wall flowers and married for love. There were some Molly Murphy's in the world. At any rate, the series takes me away from the hum drum of life every day with her lighted hearted spin on life of the 1900's. The Iris Lilt is music compared to what I am used to hearing every day. And what is considered as cursing is so mild I am never insulted, and my ears are never burned by the "sex talk." No embarrassment there. It is all good. So ehat can I say but keep on writing.

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    lisee22 Southern California 10-02-15
    lisee22 Southern California 10-02-15 Member Since 2015

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    "Another Great Molly Murphy Mystery"
    Where does Hush Now, Don't You Cry rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Top 15


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Molly. She is strong and smart. I also love that she is such a well developed character throughout the series.


    What about Nicola Barber’s performance did you like?

    Her accents are the best.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    I loved the way the different locations in the story are described. It makes you feel like you are there.


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    Margaret P Green Beaumont, Texas USA 08-18-15
    Margaret P Green Beaumont, Texas USA 08-18-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Sweet murder mystery.e"

    For. Those who like gothic type stories, this should please you. Mi prefer the hard nose types

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    Glen Clancy Hoschton, GA, US 07-20-15
    Glen Clancy Hoschton, GA, US 07-20-15 Member Since 2010
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    "best ever!"

    Best story that I've heard yet in the series. just keeps getting better. It has at least two very moving scenes in which life and death hangs in the balance. I enjoy any series with a historical perspective.

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    Simone 11-19-14
    Simone 11-19-14 Member Since 2015

    Member Since 2006!!

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    "Not My Favourite Instalment"

    I didn’t like this one as much as the others, but it doesn’t matter. I'm still enjoying the series very much, and although I found there was something lacking in this instalment I am still a big Molly Murphy fan.

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    PattyQB Portland, Oregon 02-15-14
    PattyQB Portland, Oregon 02-15-14
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    "Enjoyed the entire series!"
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    Not usually looking out for historical fiction relating to New York, but Irish immigration interests me a lot, especially because it came at different times creating a strata in NYC of old and new, powerful and disadvantaged. But they were all spirited and passionatly political. Enter Molly Murphy and my favorite historical subject, women challenging the status quo and I'm in for the duration- consuming every book- and always left wanting more. Rhys Bowen had done it again...

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