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A woman ahead of her time, Molly Murphy is determined to be a private detective. Having inherited the cases of her deceased mentor, Paddy Reilly, she's following philandering husbands, tracking down a runaway Dublin debutante, and working in a sweatshop to discover who's purloining dress designs.

None of her jobs seem dangerous...at first. When a woman's body is fished out of the East River, Molly fears it's the missing society girl. Then Molly's sometime beau, police captain Daniel Sullivan, reveals that another corpse may be the girl's scalawag lover, Mike Kelly. But Molly has to know their identities for certain.

Now as threads of passion and greed weave a tapestry of violence, Molly descends into the underworld of the gangs of New York. It's no place for a lady, and even a scrappy Irish lass may need more than her street smarts to get the truth...and get out alive.

©2003 Rhys Bowen (P)2014 Audible Studios

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  • 03-11-20

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Not a modern set of stories, but has a charm, to many risks going on , so some parts too unbelievable, which rather distracts from over all story.

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  • 02-06-20

For the Love of Mike

This continues to be another silly detective story where she puts herself in danger to find out the two commissions she has been asked For, plus a whole lot more. Read brilliantly by Lara Hutchinson.

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  • 05-05-16

An adventure!

An imaginative plot, full of little twists and turns. This third in the series will have you falling even more in love with the rambunctious Molly Murphy, as she daringly navigates the many obstacles and dangers that an independent and spirited young female private investigator has to face, while solving mysteries in early twentieth century New York. Exciting and fun read!