The Molly Murphy series has been a most enjoyable experience. We have watched Molly develop into an independent and shrewd detective and business woman. She rarely allows whimsy to distract her, remains loyal to her principals and her friends and expands her horizons in sometimes risky way, but all the while, she remains steadfast and true to herself.
In this book, Molly endeavors to take on multiple cases simultaneously. Her friend/lover, Daniel Sullivan, continues to be separated from the police department unjustly and demonstrates angst over the unfairness of it. But, slowly and admirably, he is shedding the cultural binds of the day, that women should be seen and not heard, by not only acknowledging Molly's marvelous accomplisments, but actually agreeing to be in her employ. A wonderful development in this relationship, as we, the reader, watch this relationship grow.
Of course, her good friends Sid and Gus, eccentric and colorful women friends who wonderfully dress up the dialogue, make their frequent appearance. Ryan, her actor friend makes his usual contribution, as do all the other wonderful characters from previous Molly Murphy writings.
The only regret the reader has for any of Rhys Bowen Molly Murphy series books, is that they end. Your mind tingles with imagination as to where Ms. Bowen will take the series next.