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Murphy's Law (Molly Murphy, Bk 1)
Murphy's Law - Molly Murphy, Bk 1
Author: Rhys Bowen
Molly Murphy always knew she'd end up in trouble, just as her mother predicted. So, when she commits murder in self-defense, she flees her cherished Ireland, under cover of a false identity, for the anonymous shores of late nineteenth-century America. When she arrives in New York and sees the welcoming promise of freedom in the Statue of Lib...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9781250014085
ISBN-10: 1250014085
Publication Date: 1/22/2013
Pages: 240
Edition: First Edition
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4 stars, based on 12 ratings
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
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geejay avatar reviewed Murphy's Law (Molly Murphy, Bk 1) on + 85 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 9
The first in a terrific turn of the century mystery series based on the life and times of an unforgettable heroine. Molly fled her cherished Ireland because she commited murder in self defense, leaving her identity behind for the anonymous shores of America. When she arrives in New York and sees the welcoming promise of freedom in the Statue of Liberty, Molly begins to breathe easier. A man is murdered on Ellis Island, a man Molly was seen arguing with, she becomes a prime suspect in the crime. Molly escapes Ellis Island and sets out to find the wily killer on her own to help a young man who befriended her aboard ship. Pounding the notorious streets of Hell's Kitchen and the Lower East Side, Molly makes it her desperate mission to clear her name and her friends name.

My grandmother came through Ellis Island about five years after Molly arrived. The descriptions were so much like my grandmother's stories I could see the immigrants waiting to be processed. At one point Molly brings up the things that were stolen from the immigrants. My grandmother always told the story of the quilt her mother made her that was stolen. How she had her money sewn into her underwear to keep it safe and how her brother was waiting for her in New York.
Spuddie avatar reviewed Murphy's Law (Molly Murphy, Bk 1) on + 412 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
#1 Molly Murphy historical mystery set in early 1900's New York. Molly is fresh off the boat from Ireland, having made her way by escorting two young children of a mother dying of TB back in Ireland to their father. Since Molly had killed a young nobleman who tried to rape her back in Ireland and is on the run herself, she's not too happy about being part of a murder that happens on Ellis Island while she is being processed. When a young man who was on the ship with her is jailed for the murder, she vows to find the real killer and clear his name. Enjoyable, quick read, good historical detail and a likable main character. Although this is not my favorite time period historically, I'll read more for sure; I've already got the next three in the series here. LOL
Gracious-Granny avatar reviewed Murphy's Law (Molly Murphy, Bk 1) on + 137 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
Molly Murphy is charming, I really like this series! Set in the 19th century New York, it is very interesting as well.
reviewed Murphy's Law (Molly Murphy, Bk 1) on + 22 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
First in a series about a young Irish woman who immigrates to the US at the turn of the 20th century. Molly is a bold woman for her time, which sometimes gets her into trouble, but helps her to solve a mystery or two. Good, quick read. Historical fiction with mystery and romance.
reviewed Murphy's Law (Molly Murphy, Bk 1) on + 43 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
Forced to leave Ireland after an incident involving her familys landlords son, Molly is able to board a boat bound for NY under a false identity. The murder of a fellow passenger on Ellis Island exposes her to police scrutiny. The only way to begin her new life is to help the police, in the person of Captain Daniel Sullivan, solve the crime.

The first in the series set in turn of the century New York City, it is a well-balanced blend of history and fiction depicting the lives of the different classes of society.
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waterlily avatar reviewed Murphy's Law (Molly Murphy, Bk 1) on + 5 more book reviews
This book was not quite what I had expected and I found myself constantly telling the main character not to do things. She seemed to walk into trouble that I felt she should see coming.
bap avatar reviewed Murphy's Law (Molly Murphy, Bk 1) on + 24 more book reviews
I really enjoyed this book. It was set at the turn of century. Molly has to leave Ireland quickly. She has no money or family to depend on. Through the kindness of strangers she gets passage on a ship. Only to find herselve messed up in murder.

This book give the reader what life was like in the early 1900's. Molly with nothing has to help solve a murder. I look forward to reading more in this series
reviewed Murphy's Law (Molly Murphy, Bk 1) on + 48 more book reviews
Very good read
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The first in the Molly Murphy mystery series. Interesting characters and settings.
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Molly Murphy comes to the U.S. as an immigrant from Ireland. She kills a man in Ireland in self defense, then on Ellis Island a man is murdered and she is suspect. She tries to find the true killer in this turn of the century thriller.


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