Death of Riley

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Macmillan, Dec 5, 2002 - Fiction - 275 pages
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Molly Murphy has finally begun to forget the unpleasant murder of a would-be rapist back in Ireland, not to mention her investigation into the murder of a fellow recent Irish immigrant, and is finally free to begin her life in New York City. Given her experiences so far in the New World, Molly has decided that her first order of business is to become a private investigator, a people finder of sorts, working for families in Europe who've lost touch with relatives in America. Not only might this put some food on her table, but her second order of business is to hook the handsome NYPD police captain Daniel Sullivan, and she envisions lots of opportunities to "seek his counsel" in her new profession.

Paddy Riley is a tough old Cockney p.i. who specializes in divorce work, and with a little persuasion he's ready to take on Molly as an apprentice. It's not exactly what she imagined, but she plans to make the most of it. That is, until she comes in to work one day to find her new world turned upside down and all expectations for her professional life suddenly up in the air.

Before long, Molly has set off on a journey that will take her through the back alleys of Manhattan and into the bars and lounges of the literary scene, where she spends time with writers, actors, poets, and musicians. It's quite an eye-opening turn for innocent young Molly, but she's resolute in her decision to find out exactly what happened that day in the office of Paddy Riley. Armed with nothing more than her fiery will and matching wild red hair, Molly has no idea of the danger her pursuit may bring in this fascinating, well-researched, and suspenseful second novel in Rhys Bowen's Agatha-award winning series.
 

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User Review  - Jiraiya - LibraryThing

After reading all of the story and part of the afterword, I can understand that The Death of Riley is a twofer that links up to the death of President McKinley. I also understand that many of the ... Read full review

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I have been a fan of Rhys Bowen since I discovered her Royal Spyness series. I decided to start the Molly Murphy series but book one wasn't available as an ebook (and of course it was late at night ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
11
Section 3
19
Section 4
29
Section 5
43
Section 6
81
Section 7
111
Section 8
121
Section 13
167
Section 14
179
Section 15
187
Section 16
197
Section 17
209
Section 18
219
Section 19
233
Section 20
247

Section 9
129
Section 10
137
Section 11
147
Section 12
157
Section 21
255
Section 22
269
Section 23
275
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About the author (2002)

Rhys Bowen won the Agatha Award for best novel of the year for her first Molly Murphy mystery, Murphy's Law. She is also the author of the Constable Evans mysteries. She was born in Bath, England, and now lives in Northern California.

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