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In turn-of-the-century New York City, Irish immigrant Molly Murphy is contemplating giving up PI work for something a little less complicated, less exciting. Molly has had quite enough excitement recently, thank you very much. Especially from the handsome but deceptive NYPD captain Daniel Sullivan, whom she'd like to avoid completely. But when Daniel is accused of accepting bribes and lands himself in the Tombs, the notorious city jail, he begs Molly to help prove he was framed, and after everything they've been through, she cannot turn him down.

As she finds herself drawn further and further into the case, she begins to fear that Daniel's trouble is related to one of his investigations - catching the Eastside Ripper, a serial killer who is targeting prostitutes.

Oh Danny Boy marks Edgar Award finalist Rhys Bowen's triumphant fifth installment in the award-winning Molly Murphy mystery series.

©2006 Rhys Bowen (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

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Delightful!

The more instalments I read, the more I love Molly and her escapades!

On to book 6!

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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Rhys Bowen is a wonderful writer

Would you listen to Oh Danny Boy again? Why?

Molly Murphy and the cast of characters in her books I have come to love. She keeps you on the edge of your seat wondering what next crisis Molly will land in. The Characters are continually deepened and I find most of them quite endearing.

What about Nicola Barber’s performance did you like?

Nicola Barber is excellent with her accents and the emotion she brings to her voices

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Another solid entry in the Molly Murphy series

Interesting for all the events that take place. I don't know that it would be likely in turn of the 20th century New York, but it's possible, and interesting to see Molly there.

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Even my husband would enjoy this!

What does Nicola Barber bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

She does great accents, particularly Irish ones! Great character differentiation, brings Molly to life brilliantly. Very entertaining.

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I've considered Molly Murphy "chic lit" up until this book, and I apologize to the author for unfairly pigeonholing her work. This is a very mature murder story, given that it is also historical fiction, and has to keep pace with a character who is learning the ropes as a detective. I enjoyed the storyline, though the ending was predictable, the early 20th century NYC setting, and the issues facing women of that era. I really like Molly and her friends.... it's a crime novel with warmth and heart, great pace and enough suspense to keep you hooked! My husband likes pacy crime novels and I think I'll try the next one on him......

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oh my

love every book by Ms. Bowen, her heroines are so entertaining..... but this particular story dragged on a bit, a little anticlimactic at the conclusion, hope the next book isn't as predictable.... although with Nicola Barber telling the story you can always count on great narration with both male and female characters

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Enjoyable, light mystery

I always like the Molly Murphy stories. They are well written, deliver enough surprises to keep me interested and I can't help but love the heroine. I particularly enjoy the continuing characters that populate the series and hope the new female policewoman comes back. The narrator has a pleasant voice and does the accents and vocal changes well.

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  • ashley
  • Mckinney, TX, United States
  • 01-30-17

What a jerk....

Love Molly. She is strong, likable, cute, smart etc. what she sees in her sexist, obnoxious boyfriend who thinks its ok to have her arrested because she "wouldnt answer his letters". Lol...creepy , arrogant whatever. Also a liar and deceptive man who strings her along....book after book.
Having ranted on that the narration is great, the stories are good solid cozy mysteries. Its one of the better series. You wont regret getting these books. I just have problems with her love interest.

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Becoming too repetitive

WhilecI love the main characters, I have tired of the repeated themes: female nievte, male stpidlity and forbidding that will obviosly spur the heroine on, etc.

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My feet hurt

I just don't think I could walk all the miles that Molly walks everyday and then climb the flights of stairs. Coming from New York I know those streets and alleyways and it makes my feet hurt just listening ... Once again a great listen. Eleanor

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  • Sarah
  • South Carolina
  • 02-08-16

Another great addition to the series!

If you like the series, you'll love this nail-biter! I simply couldn't put it down. I can't wait to continue!