Bless the Bride (Molly Murphy, Book 10) by Rhys Bowen

By Rhys Bowen

Booklet 10 within the Molly Murphy series.

With Molly Murphy’s marriage ceremony to NYPD Captain Daniel Sullivan quick forthcoming, the Irish sleuth heads to the Westchester County geographical region, the place his mom can lend her a hand and recommend her on a bride’s right position. And shockingly, Molly looks agreeing. She has already promised that she’ll pack up her PI enterprise and calm down after marrying, yet she isn’t a married lady but. So, while she will get notice of a potential case, she sneaks again into town to squeeze in a bit extra sleuthing prior to the marriage bells can ring.

A filthy rich chinese language immigrant wishes her to discover his lacking bride, and Molly---sure she isn’t getting the entire story---suspects that his bride ran off. yet the place may she cross? the one chinese language ladies in early-twentieth-century big apple are saved below lock and key, and Molly can’t support yet wonder whether she’s saving the girl from the streets or supporting to fasten her away for good.

Rhys Bowen’s deft contact and captivating wit make Bless the Bride one other stellar addition to her Anthony and Agatha Award--winning historic series.

About the Author
RHYS BOWEN is writer of the Anthony and Agatha Award-winning Molly Murphy mysteries, the Edgar Award-nominated Evan Evans sequence, and the Royal Spyness sequence. Born in England, she lives in San Rafael, California.

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Riley sparked a match. Luca studied Riley’s face and noticed how he had aged. Riley had always sported dark patches around his eyes, but now they were more noticeable, more ingrained, and they were accompanied by hollowness around the cheekbones, a stretched, almost mummified pallor. Riley was a man, thought Luca, who oozed decay. “You don’t look too happy, D’Andrea,” said Riley in his well-­heeled staccato. ” Riley grinned a yellow-­toothed grin, and Luca took a long drag on his cigarette. Riley was wearing a cream-­colored blazer and a straw boater with a red silk band wrapped around the crown.

During Luca’s trial, Riley’s newspaper had run a series of exposés on him, using editorials Riley had written to stoke up public outrage. The reporter smiled at him, reached into his pocket for a cigarette case of tarnished brass, and proffered the contents to Luca. Luca peered at the cigarettes and picked one out. Riley sparked a match. Luca studied Riley’s face and noticed how he had aged. Riley had always sported dark patches around his eyes, but now they were more noticeable, more ingrained, and they were accompanied by hollowness around the cheekbones, a stretched, almost mummified pallor.

She worked as a prostitute in the honky-­tonks across the river, rough places full of levee workers and longshoremen, and it was in one such place, the Brickhouse, that Lewis had met her the previous spring. Although Mayann was in no position to criticize a working girl on account of her job, both she and Ida couldn’t help but feel that Daisy was below Lewis, and worse yet, she made him miserable. Mayann had given her blessing begrudgingly, and a few months shy of Lewis’s eighteenth birthday, he and Daisy had married at city hall, less than five weeks after first meeting each other.

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