For the Love of Mike

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Macmillan, Nov 30, 2004 - Fiction - 352 pages
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Molly Murphy is starting to think the cards are stacked against her. She's determined to be a private detective, but hampering her investigations is the fact that she's finding many places in turn-of-the-century New York City where women are not welcome, something that's as frustrating to her fiery Irish pride as it is to her rapidly emptying pocketbook.

Then two business opportunities pop up simultaneously. An aristocratic family in Dublin fears their daughter has fled to the New World with her unsavory boyfriend, and they hire Molly to track the two down and send the young woman back home. Before she has time to consider her good luck, she's asked to go undercover as a piece worker in the garment business and investigate a potential case of industrial espionage. Now if she can only solve both cases without the help of Daniel Sullivan, the police captain who claims he loves her but who is engaged to someone else...

Full of the rich detail of New York's teeming immigrant community and the colorful historical personalities of the age, For the Love of Mike is the triumphant third installment in Rhys Bowen's Agatha Award-winning series.

 

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User Review  - thornton37814 - LibraryThing

Molly Murphy is now on her own as a detective since her mentor died. She does not want to keep working divorce cases which were her mentor's "bread and butter." She takes on a missing persons case ... Read full review

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On the brink of ending this tedious story, I thought about Ultimate Soccer manager. It was a turn based football game that came out in the nineties. Very addicting and fun. Unlike this book. Anyway ... Read full review

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Contents

Chapter One
1
Chapter Two
11
Chapter Three
21
Chapter Four
33
Chapter Five
45
Chapter Six
57
Chapter Seven
67
Chapter Eight
75
Chapter Sixteen
163
Chapter Seventeen
171
Chapter Eighteen
181
Chapter Nineteen
189
Chapter Twenty
203
Chapter Twentyone
213
Chapter Twentytwo
223
Chapter Twentythree
231

Chapter Nine
85
Chapter Ten
95
Chapter Eleven
109
Chapter Twelve
117
Chapter Thirteen
129
Chapter Fourteen
141
Chapter Fifteen
149
Chapter Twentyfour
241
Chapter Twentyfive
253
Chapter Twentysix
269
Chapter Twentyseven
283
Chapter Twentyeight
297
Chapter Twentynine
309

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About the author (2004)

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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