The Resource Murphy's law : : a Molly Murphy mystery, Rhys Bowen, (electronic resource)

Murphy's law : : a Molly Murphy mystery, Rhys Bowen, (electronic resource)

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Murphy's law : : a Molly Murphy mystery
Title
Murphy's law :
Title remainder
a Molly Murphy mystery
Statement of responsibility
Rhys Bowen
Title variation
Murphys law
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
aFrom the creator of the much-loved Constable Evan Evans mysteries comes a colorful new series set in turn-of-the-century New York City. When spirited redhead Molly Murphy was growing up a peasant on the coast of Ireland she always imagined there was something more in store for her. She couldn't have known how right she was until the day she became a murderer, albeit in self-defense. Under drastic circumstances, Molly is forced to strike out into a new world. With the police right behind her, Molly's only chance at escape is a false identity and a steamship that will take her far, far away: to America. When her ship sails into New York Harbor, with the majestic figure of the Statue of Liberty providing comfort and inspiration, Molly is sure her whole life is in front of her. But she's got one last hurdle to clear: Ellis Island. She is just one among thousands of immigrants on the tiny island, awaiting their fate with anxiety and hope. Unfortunately for Molly, before she is able to leave the island a man is brutally murdered, his throat cut from ear to ear, and coincidence and fate make her a suspect in a crime she didn't commit. Under a cloud of suspicion, and due largely to a growing mutual attraction between Molly and the handsome police captain in charge of the case, she is allowed to leave Ellis Island for Manhattan. Unfortunately, she's got a mission she couldn't have anticipated: clear her own name of murder. Alone in a new country with no one to lean on, Molly hits the vibrant streets of New York intent on finding out what really happened. After all, if she can't, she'll be sent back to Ireland, where the dreaded gallows await. With the sweeping skyline of 19th century New York and the gritty, pulsating underworld of recently arrived immigrants forming a vivid backdrop, Rhys Bowen transports readers back in time to America's not-so-distant past. The first entry in the Molly Murphy series is a fascinating look at our immigrant history as well as an intensely absorbing page-turner
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Summary
Fleeing a false accusation of murder in Ireland, Molly Murphy becomes involved in another murder case when the man who was harrassing her on the boat to America turns up dead
Theme
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • Agatha Award for Best Novel, 2002.
  • Romantic Times Reviewers Choice Award, 2001.
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065942
Cataloging source
TEFOD
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Bowen, Rhys
Dewey number
  • 823/.914
  • [Fic]
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
Series statement
Molly Murphy mysteries
Series volume
1
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  • Murphy, Molly (Fictitious character)
  • Fugitives from justice
  • Irish American women
  • Young women
Target audience
adult
Label
Murphy's law : : a Molly Murphy mystery, Rhys Bowen, (electronic resource)
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http://overdrive.ebrpl.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=95FB9D23-509F-433A-AAAD-2BC223C1263C
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OverDrive eBook
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unknown
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multicolored
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unknown
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1 online resource.
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online
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9781429901734
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(electronic bk.)
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not applicable
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unknown sound
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remote
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(OCoLC)829687080
Label
Murphy's law : : a Molly Murphy mystery, Rhys Bowen, (electronic resource)
Link
http://overdrive.ebrpl.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=95FB9D23-509F-433A-AAAD-2BC223C1263C
Publication
Note
OverDrive eBook
Antecedent source
unknown
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781429901734
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)829687080

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