Reviewed By: Pat Reid - RAM
In Dublin's Fair City
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Class/Genre: Mystery Historical Woman Main Character
Series: Molly Murphy # 6
St. Martin’s Press, 2007, 288 pps.
A lady P.I. in 1903 New York is not something that you read about everyday. Molly Murphy has left Ireland and made a life for herself in New York. She has friends and a man in her life. But business is slow right now and when she is offered a job involving a trip to Ireland to locate the sister of a very rich New York citizen she jumps at the chance.
The minute she gets on the ship to Ireland she begins to experience things she never dreamed would happen. First a famous actress talks her into switching places with her on the ship. By the time the ship reaches Ireland the actress’ maid is murdered and Molly undergoes intensive questioning and feels herself under suspicion for the murder.
Once on shore she finds herself even deeper in the mystery that involves the actress that she impersonated, the murder victim and even Molly’s own family.
To go further into the story would reveal facts that are better for the readers to discover on their own. I totally enjoyed the descriptions of the ship Molly sailed on and the conditions of life in Ireland during that time period.
This is my first Molly Murphy adventure and won’t be my last.
Pat Reid - RAM
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