Oh Danny Boy
By Rhys Bowen
(Minotaur Books, Hardcover, 9780312328177, 336pp.)
Publication Date: February 21, 2006
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In turn-of-the-century New York City, Irish immigrant Molly Murphy is contemplating giving up PI work for something a little less complicated, less exciting. Molly has had quite enough excitement recently, thank you very much. Especially from the handsome but deceptive NYPD captain Daniel Sullivan, whom she'd like to avoid completely. But when Daniel is accused of accepting bribes and lands himself in the Tombs, the notorious city jail, he begs Molly to help prove he was framed, and after everything they've been through, she cannot turn him down.
As she finds herself drawn further and further into the case, she begins to fear that Daniel's trouble is related to one of his investigations---catching the Eastside Ripper, a serial killer who is targeting prostitutes.
Oh Danny Boy marks Edgar Award finalist Rhys Bowen's triumphant fifth installment in the award winning Molly Murphy mystery series.
Rhys Bowen's novels have garnered an impressive array of awards and nominations, including the Anthony Award for For the Love of Mike, and the Agatha Award for Murphy's Law, the first Molly Murphy mystery. Her books have also won the Bruce Alexander Historical Award and the Herodotus Award, and have been shortlisted for the Agatha Award, the Macavity Award, and the Mary Higgins Clark Award. Rhys Bowen is also the author of the acclaimed Evan Evans mystery series, which was a finalist for the Edgar Award, and several short stories, including the Anthony Award--winning "Doppelganger." Rhys Bowen was born and raised in England and now lives in San Rafael, California. Visit her Web site at jqh.home.netcom.com.
"Absorbing, well-plotted . . . This complex tale comes to a bittersweet and heartfelt conclusion."--Publishers Weekly on In Like Flynn
"It's hard not to be charmed by this young immigrant woman who fled murder charges in Ireland to become a detective in turn-of-the-century New York."--Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on In Like Flynn
"Rhys Bowen continues her evocative look at the immigrant experience . . . a compelling, detailed look at life in 1901 New York."--Hartford Courant on For the Love of Mike
"Molly grows ever more engaging against a vibrant background of New York's dark side at the turn of the century."--Kirkus Reviews (starred review) on For the Love of Mike
"There is nail-biting suspense as the book nears its end and...the setting of those scenes is frighteningly well-done."--Mystery News on For the Love of Mike
"An evocative trip through old New York---including the poets, painters, playwrights, and private investigators of Greenwich Village, 1901--in the company of Irish immigrant Molly Murphy, a spirited and appealing guide."--S. J. Rozan, author of Winter and Night, on Death of Riley
"It's always a delight to discover a new book from the pen of Rhys Bowen."--Tampa Tribune & Times on Murphy's Law
"[We] look forward to Molly's return."--Chicago Tribune on Murphy's Law