March 4, 2012

For the Love of Mike (Molly Murphy Mysteries #3)

  • Mass Market Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks 
  • ISBN-13: 978-0312989040 
A woman ahead of her time, Molly Murphy is determined to be a private detective. Having inherited the cases of her deceased mentor, Paddy Riley, she's following philandering husbands, tracking down a runaway Dublin debutante, and working in a sweatshop to discover who's purloining dress designs. None of her jobs seem dangerous ... at first. 

When a woman's body if fished out of the East River, Molly fears it's the missing society girl. Then Molly's sometime beau, police captain Daniel Sullivan, reveals that another corpse may be the girl's scalawag lover, Mike Kelly. But Molly has to know their identities for certain. Now as threads of passion and greed weave a tapestry of violence, Molly descends into the underworld of the gangs of New York. It's no place for a lady, and even a scrappy Irish lass may need more than her street smarts to get the truth ... and get out alive. 

Another installment of Molly's mysteries to delight you. I like how this one told some of the history about how New York was at the beginning of the century. Molly in the course of trying to stay out of trouble and do some good ends up in even more trouble than before. Molly also now has a new suitor and now has to decide who she wants to be with but the decision may not be so easy. Again you will not discover who all the "bad" people are until the end. I enjoyed this book as much as the first two. 4 Stars.

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