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Murphy's Law

Molly Murphy Mysteries

Rhys Bowen

Minotaur Books

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.

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That mouth of yours will be getting you into big trouble one day.”
My mother started saying that as soon as I could talk. It turns out she wasn’t far wrong. By the time I was ten my refusal to hold my tongue had almost gotten us thrown out of our cottage. And a week before I turned twenty-three, I was on the run, wanted for murder.
The rhythmic puffing of the engine calmed me back to my senses. I had no clear memory of getting to the train station, but the pain in my ribs when I tried to breathe and the way I could feel my dress sticking to my back told me that I must
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Praise for Murphy's Law

"Irish humor and gritty determination...with more charm and optimism than the usual law attributed to Murphy."--Anne Perry

"Conveys a nice sense of place and period in this debut of a new historical series with its spunky, 19th century heroine, Molly Murphy."--Publishers Weekly

"Perceptive and poignant writing...makes us look forward to Molly's return."--Chicago Tribune
"Irish humor and gritty determination...with more charm and optimism than the usual law attributed to Murphy."--Anne Perry

"Conveys a nice sense of place and period in this debut of a new historical series with its spunky, 19th century heroine, Molly Murphy."--Publishers Weekly

"Perceptive and poignant writing...makes us look forward to Molly's return."--Chicago Tribune

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Rhys Bowen

  • Rhys Bowen is the author of the award-winning Molly Murphy and Constable Evans mysteries. Her novels have garnered an impressive array of awards and nominations, including the Anthony award for her novel For the Love of Mike and the Agatha Award for Murphy’s Law. Her books have also won the Bruce Alexander Historical Award and the Herodotus Award, and have been shortlisted for the Edgar, the Agatha, the Macavity, the Barry, and the Mary Higgins Clark Award.  She has also written Her Royal Spyness, a series about a minor royal in 1930s England, and she is the author of several short stories, including the Anthony Award–winning “Doppelganger.” Her story “Voodoo” was chosen to be part of the anthology of the best of 50 years of Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine.  Ms. Bowen was born in Bath, England, and worked as an announcer and studio manager for the BBC in London, before moving to Australia and then California. It was here she started writing children’s and young adult novels, and then moved on to mysteries with the Constable Evans novels. When not writing she loves to travel, sing, hike, play her Celtic harp, and entertain her grandchildren. She lives in San Rafael, California.
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    Murphy's Law

    Molly Murphy Mysteries

    Rhys Bowen

    Agatha Awards - Winner, Mary Higgins Clark Award Nominee
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