Death of Riley
Rhys Bowen, author of the Agatha Award winning mystery Murphy's Law, returns to old New York with a new novel featuring spirited Irishwoman Molly Murphy...Death of RileyMolly Murphy can't seem to fit in anywhere. Not with the new immigrants pouring in from the old-world and certainly not with the... show more
Rhys Bowen, author of the Agatha Award winning mystery Murphy's Law, returns to old New York with a new novel featuring spirited Irishwoman Molly Murphy...Death of RileyMolly Murphy can't seem to fit in anywhere. Not with the new immigrants pouring in from the old-world and certainly not with the society folks she envies from afar. After bungling a job as a lady's companion, Molly decides to become an assistant to the notorious private investigator, Paddy Riley. Unfortunately, Paddy's possible underworld dealings have left him deader than a doornail and Molly in possession of his detective agency.Using the tricks of the trade she learned from her employer, Molly sets out to find the wily killer responsible for the death of Riley. Unsure whether the culprit is connected to the crooked police force or a shady client, Molly keeps her sleuthing from Daniel Sullivan, the handsome policeman who has stolen her heart. Using only her wits and her newfound talents to ferret out the truth, Molly confronts her darkest fears in search of a murderer intent on stopping her investigation...by seeing her dead.
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: December 7th 2003
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Pages no: 336
Edition language: English
Series: Molly Murphy Mysteries (#2)
Molly Murphy has at last begun to forget the unpleasant murder of the would-be rapist who she killed in self defense back in Ireland, along with her investigation into the murder of a fellow Irish immigrant, and she's finally free to begin her new life in New York City. Given her experiences Molly ...
Eh. Kinda like the first one. Light mystery, light investigation, good sense of place. Pleasant enough read but not especially memorable. Not sure if I plan to continue the series, nothing is really pulling me.
3½ starsThis is another fun installment in the Molly Murphy mysteries. Molly is a spunky young Irish woman who emigrates from Ireland after killing a landowner. Newly arrived to New York City, she’s still looking for a job, but she wants to become a private investigator—not an appropriate occupat...