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The Family Way

The Family Way

A Molly Murphy Mystery

Molly Murphy Mysteries (Volume 12)

Rhys Bowen

Minotaur Books

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From the author of In Farleigh Field...

Molly Murphy—now Molly Sullivan—is a year into her marriage, expecting her first child, and confined to the life of a housewife. She's restless and irritable in the enforced idleness of pregnancy and the heat of a New York summer in 1905. So when a trip to the post office brings a letter addressed to her old detective agency asking her to locate a missing Irish serving maid, Molly figures it couldn't hurt to at least ask around, despite her promise to Daniel to give up her old career as a detective. On the same day, Molly learns that five babies have been kidnapped in the past month.

Refusing to let Molly help with the kidnapping investigation, Daniel sends her away to spend the summer with his mother. But even in the quiet, leafy suburbs, Molly's own pending motherhood makes her unable to ignore these missing children. What she uncovers will lead her on a terrifying journey through all levels of society, putting her life—and that of her baby—in danger.

The Family Way, the latest entry in Rhys Bowen's bestselling Molly Murphy series, will delight fans and win over newcomers with its elegantly plotted mystery, atmospheric historical detail, and vivid characters.

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New York City, July 1904
Satan finds work for idle hands to do. That was one of my mother's favorite sayings if she ever caught me daydreaming or lying on my back on the turf, staring up at the white clouds that raced...

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Praise for The Family Way

“Highly entertaining…[Molly] pieces together a complicated mystery set against a rich historical backdrop.” —RT Book Reviews (4½ stars)

“[A] well-paced 12th mystery featuring feisty and endearing Molly Murphy…The usual full-blooded characters will keep readers engaged.” —Publishers Weekly

“Feisty Molly unravels another knotty case while providing insight into life just after the turn of that other century.” —Kirkus Reviews

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About the author

Rhys Bowen

RHYS BOWEN is the author of In Farleigh Field, the Anthony and Agatha Award–winning Molly Murphy mysteries, the Edgar Award-nominated Evan Evans series, and the Royal Spyness series. Born in England, she lives in San Rafael, California.

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