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City of Darkness and Light

City of Darkness and Light

A Molly Murphy Mystery

Molly Murphy Mysteries (Volume 13)

Rhys Bowen

Minotaur Books

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From the author of In Farleigh Field...

Molly and Daniel Sullivan are settling happily into the new routines of parenthood, but their domestic bliss is shattered the night a gang retaliates against Daniel for making a big arrest. Daniel wants his family safely out of New York City as soon as possible. In shock and grieving, but knowing she needs to protect their infant son Liam, Molly agrees to take him on the long journey to Paris to stay with her friends Sid and Gus, who are studying art in the City of Light.

But upon arriving in Paris, nothing goes as planned. Sid and Gus seem to have vanished into thin air, and Molly's search to figure out what happened to them will lead her through all levels of Parisian society, from extravagant salons to the dingy cafes where starving artists linger over coffee and loud philosophical debates. And when in the course of her search she stumbles across a dead body, Molly, on her own in a foreign country, starts to wonder if she and Liam might be in even more danger in Paris than they had been at home.

As Impressionism gives way to Fauvism and Cubism, and the Dreyfus affair rocks France, Molly races through Paris to outsmart a killer in City of Darkness and Light, Rhys Bowen's most spectacular Molly Murphy novel yet.

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New York City, May 1905
Like many Irish people I have always been a strong believer in a sixth sense. In fact I had prided myself on mine. I credited it with alerting me to danger more than once during my career as an investigator....

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Praise for City of Darkness and Light

“Atmospheric, tightly plotted, heart pounding, this is Bowen at her best.” —Louise Penny

“What could be more fun than a new Molly Murphy adventure? A Molly Murphy book set in Paris's avant-garde art world just after the turn of the century! A beautifully rendered portrait of the city and the period, seen from Molly's eyes as she deals with one of her most challenging cases yet.” —Deborah Crombie

“Filled with intriguing characters, especially Molly herself…Bowen sets the stage with background information and hisotrical detail while she keeps the story moving.” —RT Book Reviews (4 stars)

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About the author

Rhys Bowen

RHYS BOWEN is the author of 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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