By Rhys Bowen
Minotaur Books, Paperback, 9781250014085, 240pp.
Publication Date: January 22, 2013
Murphy's Law is the captivating first entry of Rhys Bowen's New York Times bestselling Molly Murphy series
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, and her identity, 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. But when a man is murdered on Ellis Island, a man Molly was seen arguing with, she becomes a prime suspect in the crime.
Using her Irish charm and sharp wit, Molly escapes Ellis Island and sets out to find the wily killer on her own. Pounding the notorious streets of Hell's Kitchen and the Lower East Side, Molly make sit her desperate mission to clear her name before her deadly past comes back to haunt her new future.
Murphy's Law won the 2001 Agatha Award and was nominated for the 2002 Mary Higgins Clark Award.
Praise for the Molly Murphy series
“For pure entertainment value, Rhys Bowen simply cannot be beat. . .Her skill as a storyteller is almost unmatched.”
—Robin Agnew, Ann Arbor Living
“Bowen does a splendid job of capturing the flavor of early 20th-century New York and bringing to life its warm and human inhabitants.”
“Bowen tells a phenomenal story.”
—Romantic Times (Top Pick)
“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)