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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, thepolice 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.

$23.95 12-2003 (SPM)

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Following the death of her employer, Molly Murphy (Murphy's Law; Death of Riley) continues her investigation business in 1901 New York City. She hates tracking down errant spouses, however, and vows to change her focus: she lands an undercover job looking for a thief of fashion ideas and searches for a Dublin heiress who decamped to America with her unsuitable boyfriend. Meanwhile, Molly's intrepid life among Greenwich Village artists, Tammany Hall flunkies, and various street denizens and her attachment to the family she accompanied to America provide ample historical cement for a lively period re-creation. Highly recommended. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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