FOR THE LOVE OF MIKE by RHYS BOWEN
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, the police 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.
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