In Dublin's Fair City
By Rhys Bowen
(Minotaur Books, Hardcover, 9780312328191, 272pp.)
Publication Date: March 6, 2007
Other Editions of This Title: Mass Market Paperback
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Molly Murphy's beau Captain Daniel Sullivan may be out of jail on bail, but he's still a ways from clearing his name, and his foul mood has Molly in search of a little breathing room when providence steps in in the form of a proposition from New York City's renowned theatrical impresario Tommy Burke.
America has been very good to Tommy, and now that he's getting on in years, he'd like to pass some of that good fortune on to his family back in Ireland. That's, of course, if Molly can find the long-lost baby sister his family left in the care of a parish priest when they fled the famine and avoid the warrant out for her arrest that forced Molly to flee herself. Tempted by the prospect of going home for the first time in years and putting her fledging detective agency on firm financial ground, Molly throws caution to the wind and climbs aboard the White Start Liner Majestic with hopes of sneaking on and off the isle without raising a peep.
But even before Molly lands on the other side of the Atlantic, Broadway's leading actress, Oona Sheehan, has gone missing from the ship, and her maid is found dead in her cabin. Full of rich historic detail and enchanting turn-of-the-century personalities, Molly's return home, In Dublin's Fair City, is the sixth thrilling installment in Rhys Bowen's award-winning Molly Murphy series.
Rhys Bowen’s novels have received a remarkable number of awards and accolades, including the Anthony and Agatha Awards for mystery as well as the Herodotus Award and the Bruce Alexander Historical Award. Rhys is also the author of the Edgar Award nominated Evan Evans series. Born in England, she now lives in San Rafael, California, with her husband.
Praise for Rhys Bowen
"A lot of fun and some terrific historical writing. Fans of the British cozy will love it, and so will readers of historical fiction."---Toronto Globe and Mail on Oh Danny Boy
"Bowen parcels out bits of her plot with an impeccable sense of timing and...has written another outstanding mystery."---Library Journal on Oh Danny Boy
"Its enjoyable charm and wit will appeal to a cross-section of mystery fans."---Baltimore Sun on Oh Danny Boy
"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
"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
"It's always a delight to discover a new book from the pen of Rhys Bowen."---Tampa Tribune & Times on Murphy's Law