The Family Way by Rhys Bowen
(Molly Murphy Mysteries)

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Molly Murphy—now Molly Sullivan—is a year into her marriage, expecting her first child, and confined to the life of a housewife. She’s restless and irritable in the enforced idleness of pregnancy and the heat of a New York summer in 1905. So when a trip to the post office brings a letter addressed to her old detective agency asking her to locate a missing Irish serving maid, Molly figures it couldn’t hurt to at least ask around, despite her promise to Daniel to give up her old career as a detective. On the same day, Molly learns that five babies have been kidnapped in the past month.

Refusing to let Molly help with the kidnapping investigation, Daniel sends her away to spend the summer with his mother. But even in the quiet, leafy suburbs, Molly’s own pending motherhood makes her unable to ignore these missing children. What she uncovers will lead her on a terrifying journey through all levels of society, putting her life—and that of her baby—in danger.

The Family Way, the latest entry in Rhys Bowen’s bestselling Molly Murphy series, will delight fans and win over newcomers with its elegantly plotted mystery, atmospheric historical detail, and vivid characters.
 

About Rhys Bowen

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Rhys Bowen's novels have garnered an impressive array of awards and nominations, including the Anthony Award for "For the Love of Mike," and the Agatha Award for "Murphy's" "Law," the first Molly Murphy mystery. Her books have also won the Bruce Alexander Historical Award and the Herodotus Award, and have been shortlisted for the Agatha, the Macavity, the Barry, and the Mary Higgins Clark Award. Rhys Bowen is also the author of the acclaimed Evan Evans mystery series, which was a finalist for the Edgar Award, and several short stories, including the Anthony Award-winning "Doppelganger." Ms. Bowen was born and raised in England and now lives in San Rafael, California. Visit her Web site at www.rhysbowen.com.
 
Published March 5, 2013 by Minotaur Books. 305 pages
Genres: History, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Set in 1904, Bowen’s well-paced 12th mystery featuring feisty and endearing Molly Murphy (after 2012’s Hush Now, Don’t You Cry) finds Molly unable to resist taking on a missing persons case, despite h

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In a handful of years, Molly Murphy has escaped Ireland after fighting off a lecherous landowner, been a murder suspect on Ellis Island, become a private investigator, met bohemian artists and playwrights (and magician Harry Houdini and anarchist Emma Goldman), and married an Irish-American polic...

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