Murphy's Law: A Molly Murphy Mystery (Paperback)
From the author of In Farleigh Field...Murphy's Law is the captivating first entry of Rhys Bowen's New York Times bestselling Molly Murphy series
Molly Murphy always knew she'd end up in trouble, just as her mother predicted. So, when she commits murder in self-defense, she flees her cherished Ireland, and her identity, for the anonymous shores of America. When she arrives in new York and sees the welcoming promise of freedom in the Statue of Liberty, Molly begins to breathe easier. But when a man is murdered on Ellis Island, a man Molly was seen arguing with, she becomes a prime suspect in the crime.
Using her Irish charm and sharp wit, Molly escapes Ellis Island and sets out to find the wily killer on her own. Pounding the notorious streets of Hell's Kitchen and the Lower East Side, Molly make sit her desperate mission to clear her name before her deadly past comes back to haunt her new future.
Murphy's Law won the 2001 Agatha Award and was nominated for the 2002 Mary Higgins Clark Award.
About the Author
Rhys Bowen is the author of In Farleigh Field and several books in the Constable Evan Evans series as well as the Molly Murphy series, including Murphy's Law, which won the Agatha Award for Best Novel and the Herodotus for Best First Historical Novel; Death of Riley, an Agatha finalist; For the Love of Mike, a finalist for the Macavity and Anthony Awards; and Oh Danny Boy. Evan's Gate, the seventh Evans novel, was a finalist for the prestigious Edgar Award. She lives in San Rafael, California.
Praise for the Molly Murphy series
“For pure entertainment value, Rhys Bowen simply cannot be beat. . .Her skill as a storyteller is almost unmatched.”
—Robin Agnew, Ann Arbor Living
“Bowen does a splendid job of capturing the flavor of early 20th-century New York and bringing to life its warm and human inhabitants.”
“Bowen tells a phenomenal story.”
—Romantic Times (Top Pick)
“Molly grows ever more engaging against a vibrant background of New York’s dark side at the turn of the century.”
—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)