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A WOMAN AHEAD OF HER TIME...,
This review is from: For the Love of Mike (Molly Murphy Mysteries) (Mass Market Paperback)
Feisty red-head Molly Murphy, a turn of the twentieth century immigrant in America, is trying to achieve the American dream. A woman ahead of her time, she is determined to become a private detective, despite the serious misgivings of her handsome, on-again, off-again, sometimes boyfriend, New York City Police Captain Daniel Sullivan.
Whether working undercover in a sweatshop to determine who is stealing the firm's designs or tracking runaways, Molly is on her game. As she bravely wends her way through the teeming streets of New York City in 1901, running up against some of the gangs that ruled the streets in those days, Molly applies all of her moxie and street smarts to getting the job done, but not without grave danger to herself.
The author has penned herself a sure fire winner with this series of historical cozy mysteries. As with all cozy mysteries, it is not so much the mystery that is of import but the characters that revolve around the mystery. While the mystery is intriguing, it is the framework around which the characters evolve. In the character of Molly Murphy, the author has created a character who is bound to win many fans.