With Molly Murphy's wedding to NYPD Captain Daniel Sullivan approaching, the Irish sleuth heads to the countryside where his mother advises her on a bride's proper place. And shockingly, Molly seems to be agreeing. She has already promised that she'll settle down after marrying, but that doesn't mean she can't squeeze in one last case. A wealthy Chinese immigrant wants her to find his missing bride, and Molly, sure she isn't getting the whole story, suspects that his bride ran off. But where? The only Chinese women in early twentieth century New York are kept under lock and key, and Molly can't help but wonder if she is saving the woman from the streets or locking her away for good. With a deft touch and charming wit, Rhys Bowen adds another stellar mystery to her acclaimed series.
Set in 1903, Bowen's engaging 10th Molly Murphy mystery (after 2010's The Last Illusion) finds the maverick New York City PI at a major personal turning point. Her impending marriage to Capt. Daniel Sullivan of the NYPD will, at his insistence, mark an end to her sleuthing career, but she can't resist taking on one last case. After a powerful and affluent Chinatown businessman, Lee Sing Tai, asks her to locate a missing piece of valuable jade jewelry, Murphy soon ascertains that the less than forthcoming Lee really wants her to trace the missing bride he recently purchased in China. Searching for Lee's bride while keeping her activities a secret from her fiance is a considerable challenge for Molly, who also ends up with a murder to solve. Molly's compassion and pluck should attract more readers to this consistently solid historical series. (Mar.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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February 28, 2011
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