Tell Me, Pretty Maiden: A Molly Murphy Mystery (Molly Murphy Mysteries)

From the author of In Farleigh Field… It’s wintertime in New York, and for the first time since Irish immigrant Molly Murphy started her early-twentieth-century detective agency, she is completely snowed in with work. While she’s proving to be quite the entrepreneur and is very much in demand by some of Broadway’s brightest stars and

From the author of In Farleigh Field…

It’s wintertime in New York, and for the first time since Irish immigrant Molly Murphy started her early-twentieth-century detective agency, she is completely snowed in with work. While she’s proving to be quite the entrepreneur and is very much in demand by some of Broadway’s brightest stars and Fifth Avenue’s richest families, she has to grudgingly admit that if she’s going to work more than one case at a time, then she’s going to need some help. Molly’s beau, the recently and wrongly suspended police captain Daniel Sullivan, would make an ideal associate, but before they can agree on the terms of his employment, they stumble upon a young woman lying unconscious in the middle of a snow-covered Central Park. When the woman wakes up, she is disorientated and has and lost her ability to speak. The authorities are about to pack her off to an insane asylum when Molly can’t help but step in and take on yet another case.

Lively and colorful, full of absorbing historical detail and delightful characters, Tell Me, Pretty Maiden is another gem in Rhys Bowen’s New York Times bestselling series.

Comments

ARG says:

As usual several cases turn out to be related in unsuspected ways Molly has returned from Ireland – not much resolution about what was left unclear at the end of the last book and Daniel is still suspended. Molly takes him on to help with her now overflowing case load. As usual several cases turn out to be related in unsuspected ways. I saw how most were going to combine before Molly, but still enjoyed watching her figure it out. Missed the OConners and what ever happened to her friend from the boat that she was going to keep in touch with

Murph01 says:

Molly and Broadway Shenanigans Molly’s return to New York makes her realize that it is now her home. She has had a hard and stressful trip to Ireland, findings two lost brothers only to lose them goth again–one to English soldiers bullets and one to the dangers of the Irish nationalists. Now she is back, but is finding that jobs are turning up left and right: on one hand, she has been hired to find the cause of accidents that are plaguing a Broadway musical; at the same time she is checking out the background of a young man for his bride’s family.And now she has assigned herself the most difficult task–discovering the name and background of a young woman whom she has found almost frozen in Central Park.Bowen has crafted another fine mystery here, filled with three, perhaps intertwined investigations, and with charming, believable characters.

Mark Baker - Carstairs Considers says:

Lots of Cases Means Plenty of Action December 1902 finds Molly back from her ill-fated trip to Ireland and trying to juggle multiple cases at once. First, there’s the prospective husband she’s been hired to tail to make sure he is above board. Then she is hired to protect aging actress Blanch Lovejoy from the ghost haunting the theater where her comeback Broadway play is supposed to debut. Next, she’s hired to find out what happened to John Jacob Halsted, a rich Yale student who is accused of robbing friends right before he vanished. Finally, she and beau Daniel Sullivan find a woman unconscious in the snow in Central Park. The woman wasn’t dressed for the outdoors, and when she awakes can’t speak and doesn’t seem to track with anyone. 

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