In A Gilded Cage

In A Gilded Cage

Paperback - 2009
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In early 20th-century New York, Irish-born detective and Vassar graduate Molly Murphy is hired to find out the truth about her friend's missionary parents' deaths, while tracking the philandering husband of another Vassar grad.

McMillan Palgrave

Irish immigrant Molly Murphy and her New York City P.I. business are in the midst of a sweeping influenza epidemic and a fight for women’s suffrage that lands her in jail. Her betrothed, Police Captain Daniel Sullivan, finds her, but he hardly has time to bail her out, what with Chinese gangs battling for control of a thriving opium trade. The only consolation Molly can take from her vexing afternoon in the clink is that it made her some new friends among the Vassar suffragists---and brought her a pair of new cases.

For the first, Emily Boswell is convinced her miserly uncle stole her inheritance and wants Molly to uncover the truth behind her parents’ lives and deaths. Second, Emily’s college roommate Fanny Poindexter wants Molly to find proof of her husband’s philandering so that she can leave him without one red cent. But when Fanny dies and her husband claims she’s a victim of the epidemic, it’s more than Molly’s conscience can take.

Rhys Bowen’s Agatha and Anthony Award--winning historical series continues to breathe life into the past with its wit and charm and its complete sense of early-twentieth-century New York, which makes In a Gilded Cage her most accomplished mystery yet.



Blackwell North Amer
Irish immigrant Molly Murphy and her New York City P.I. business are in the midst of a sweeping influenza epidemic and a fight for women's suffrage that land her in jail. Her betrothed, Police Captain Daniel Sullivan, finds her, but he hardly has time to bail her out, what with Chinese gangs battling for control of a thriving opium trade. The only consolation Molly can take from her vexing afternoon in the clink is that it made her some new friends among the Vassar suffragists - and brought her a pair of new cases.
For the first, Emily Boswell is convinced her miserly uncle stole her inheritance and wants Molly to uncover the truth behind her parents' lives and deaths. Second, Emily's college roommate, Fanny Poindexter, wants Molly to find proof of her husband's philandering so that she can leave him without one red cent. But when Fanny dies and her husband claims she's a victim of the epidemic, it's more than Molly's conscience can take.

Publisher: New York : Minotaur Books, 2009
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780312385347
Branch Call Number: FIC Bowen
Characteristics: 276 p. ; 24 cm

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maipenrai
Dec 15, 2016

(The eighth book in the Molly Murphy series)

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Shelley51
May 30, 2013

This is the 8th mystery in the series. This story is told around the topic of women getting the right to vote and to hold jobs like men. As usual Molly is working on several cases that tie in together by the end of the book.

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