In Like Flynn
In Like Flynn
By Rhys Bowen
St. Martin's Paperbacks, Mass Market Paperback, 9780312997007, 352pp.
Publication Date: November 29, 2005
A woman private eye in a man's world, Molly Murphy is having a hard time succeeding as a New York shamus. That's why she agrees to go undercover for the NYPD to expose a pair of spiritualist sisters as con-artists even though the offer comes from police captain Daniel Sullivan. Sullivan had once won Molly's heart--until she discovered he already had a socialite fiance and an upcoming wedding. Now Molly's masquerading as a cousin from Ireland at the Hudson River mansion of Senator Barney Flynn. Flynn's invalid wife hopes the psychic sisters can contact her dead son, kidnapped and lost in a sensational crime. After an eerie seance, Molly isn't so sure the sisters are fakes, but she's certain the police bungled the kidnapping case. Soon Molly's questions are leading her toward danger, and her own sixth sense is warning her--murder lies ahead
"In Like Flynn "is the fourth captivating installment in a series which has garnered an impressive array of awards and nominations in just three books: Rhys Bowen's Molly Murphy mysteries have won the Agatha Award, the Anthony Award, 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.
"Bowen's best."--Toronto Globe & Mail
"An evocatively recreated picture of New York City's Greenwich Village in 1902 and the city's rich upstate suburbs…[a] colorful series, a worthy extension of the Maan Meyers 'Dutchman' books about historical Gotham."--Chicago Tribune