For the Love of Mike

For the Love of Mike

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Baker & Taylor
Meeting resistance in her efforts to become a private detective in 1901 New York City, Molly Murphy works to track down the wayward daughter of an aristocratic family and goes undercover in the garment business to expose industrial espionage.

McMillan Palgrave
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.


Holtzbrinck
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.


Blackwell North Amer
Molly Murphy is starting to think the cards are stacked against her. She's determined to be a private detective, but 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.

Baker
& Taylor

Meeting resistance in her efforts to become a private detective in 1901 New York City, proud Molly Murphy works to track down the wayward daughter of an aristocratic family and goes undercover in the garment business to expose industrial espionage. 15,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Minotaur, 2003
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780312313005
0312313004
Characteristics: 322 p. ; 22 cm

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1_Great_Book
Jun 27, 2017

A fan of Molly Murphy and turn of the 20th century detective novels, this book is a necessary read to grasp Molly's evolution from a newly arrived immigrant to her fledgling career as a detective.

This is a series for which it is highly beneficial to read in sequential order, as characters lives and relationships evolve from one novel to the next.

Molly is plucky, red haired and Irish (including the infamous temper) and always one step away from disaster. She is highly independent for a woman at the turn of the 1900's and would rather get into a predicament from which she has to extricate herself (often with need of help), rather than have to depend on the services of an infuriating man, notably the captain of the New York Police. They have mutual feelings for each other but the situation is complex.

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maipenrai
Aug 21, 2016

THIRD BOOK IN MOLLY MURPHY SERIES. AVAILABLE IN HARDCOVER ONLY.

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owllight
Jun 08, 2015

Irish immigrant Molly Murphy is trying to make her way alone as a private investigator. She wants to fend for herself and not be dependent on anyone else. She goes undercover in a dressmaking factory to find out who is stealing the designs and selling them to the competition. She also gets a request to find an English gentleman’s missing daughter who ran off with an unsavory, unscrupulous young man. In this story Molly becomes involved in women's rights and unions and finds a good friendship with Jacob Singer, a union leader. This story introduces several new characters. Now she has both Jacob and police detective Daniel wanting a life time commitment. I look forward to the next story in the series -- In Like Flynn.

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Shelley51
May 10, 2013

This is the 3rd book in the Molly Murphy series. The topic this time is the garment district of New York as the unions are trying to form to help the workers. If the conditions in the garment business were half as bad as portrayed in this book, they were horrible. To me the book was a little long, it seemed the author was trying to include every possible situation the workers could have gone through.

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