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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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  • David
  • Keego Harbor, MI, United States
  • 03-22-14

like this series

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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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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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

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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!!

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Love this series

This story wasn’t as good as others in the series. I love the series for Molly’s character, the historic references, Molly’s friends and husband Daniel. Other reviewers seem to hate him but I adore him and find he very much appreciates Molly for who she is and his sometimes overbearing attitudes are in keeping with the historical context and the fact that he’s a cop and does know the real dangers that exist. In the context of the era of these stories he is actually very enlightened.

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I've read enough to predict the phrases Bowen will use

Overall, I enjoy the series, but this one had repetitive phrasing. In one conversation they repeated the same questions. In one scene Molly twice noted that everyone looked at her like they had forgotten she was there. I realize this is poor editing as much as writing errors.
I don't dislike Daniel as much as some reviewers because he seems to be coming around to accepting Molly for who she is.

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hush now don't you cry

beautiful narration to enhance a great story and this series!
i can't wait to read the next story!

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Gotta Love that Molly

I enjoy this series, it's light and entertaining with a mystery to boot. I'm not as tough on Daniel as other reviewers because he is secondary to the story. Perhaps if Rhys Bowen reads her reviews she will consider spicing him up.I think Nicola Barber is an excellent narrator, changing her voice for each of the characters.

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Love this series!

I have loved every single book in this series. The characters are well developed and interesting. I enjoy being immersed in the historical aspects of another timer period.

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Wonderful story

As always a great listening experience. There were so many characters and so many twists and turns it was impossible to determine who the villain was until the end. Love Molly Murphy. Eleanor