Awesome murder mystery set in 1900 New York City.
Molly Murphy has become an assistant to Paddy Riley, a notorious private investigator. When Paddy is found dead, Molly undertakes an investigation to find his murderer.
The Molly Murphy series are an intersting trip through old New York, plus great mysteries!
Second in the Molly Murphy series - an a nostolgic trip through turn of the century immigrant life in New York City. "Molly Murphy can't seem to fit in anywhere. Not with the new immigrants pouring in from the Old World and certainly not with the society folks she envies from afar. After bungling a job as a lady's companion, Molly decides to become an assistant to the notorious private investigator, Paddy Riley. Unfortunately Paddy's possible underworld dealings have left him deader than a doornail and Molly in possession of his detective agency. Using the tricks of the trade she learned from her employer, Molly sets out to find the wily killer responsible for the death of Riley."
A wonderful trip through turn of the century NYC as seen through the eyes of an immigrant Irish young woman. Molly has decided to try to earn a living by becoming a detective. She doesn't have the temperament to work at more female jobs such as ladies' companion or seamstress. So, she decides to apprentice herself to a detective who then gets himself killed. She decides to carry on in his name.