Third entry in the Molly Murphy series. Molly Murphy, newly arrived in turn-of-the century New York City, is trying to make a living as a private investigator. In this book, she lands not one, but two, different cases to investigate. Molly has her hands full, between searching for a missing English girl and trying to find out who is stealing designs from a garment manufacturing sweat shop.
I really enjoy the New York City setting and how the author mixes in the city's history with her stories. I highly recommend this series.
So far, this is the best book in the series that I have read. I enjoyed the historical fiction relating to the garment industry workers in the early 1900's. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys historical fiction and mystery.
I loved this book, so I will be reading more by this author - particularly the Molly Murphy books! Molly is determined to run her own detective agency even though she is a female and this is 1901 in New York!! The characters seem real, and as Molly, an Irish immigrant with red hair and freckles, tries to solve her cases, we feel the danger with her as she looks for a missing Dublin debutante and tries to find who is copying the dress designs for the owner of a design company in New York. Great quick read!!
A woman ahead of her time, turn of the century Irish immigrant Molly Murphy is determined to be a private detective. Having inherited the cases of her deceased mentor, Paddy Riley, she's following philandering husbands, tracking down a runaway Dublin debutante, and working in a sweatshop to discover who's stealing dress designs. None of her jobs seem dangerous, at first.
When a woman's body is fished out of the East River, Molly fears it's the missing society girl. Then Molly's sometime beau, police captain Daniel Sullivan, reveals that another corpse may be the girl's scalawag lover, Mike Kelly. Murder iis no place for a lady and every a scrappy Irish immigrant lass may need more than her street smarts to get the truth and get out alive."
This may be the best yet of this series, as Molly actually solves two cases in her new career as a detective. She also acquires a new beau, while keeping the old one at arm's length (when she can). And she resolves several problems in her life, such as what to do with the two children she feels responsible for.
I picked up this book thinking that I might already be tired of this series, yet I finished it within 24 hours.