'Irish humour and gritty determination... with charm and optimism.' (Anne Perry)
Match and despatch in one fell swoop
Molly Murphy, now Molly Sullivan, and her new husband Daniel, a captain in the New York Police Department, have been invited to spend their honeymoon on the Rhode Island estate of Alderman Brian Hannan. It s such a generous offer that Molly doesn t entirely trust it, especially as Hannan is an extraordinarily ambitious man and wants Daniel s advice on a private matter.
And then Hannan is found dead at the base of the cliffs overlooking the sea, even before he has had a chance to welcome them. 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 they are married, there isn t much she can do once the chase is on!
Delightful as ever, Bowen does a splendid job of capturing the flavour of early twentieth-century New York and bringing to life its warm and human inhabitants. - Publishers Weekly
Molly grows ever more engaging against a vibrant background of New York s dark side at the turn of the century. - Kirkus Reviews
Born in Bath, Somerset, Rhys Bowen now lives in San Rafael, California, with her husband. She is the author of many award-winning series including the Royal Spyness and Constable Evans mysteries. Constable is publishing her award-winning series of atmospheric historical dramas featuring feisty Irish immigrant Molly Murphy in old New York City.