Bless the Bride

Bless the Bride

Book - 2011
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Award-winning author of In Farleigh Field Rhys Bowen marries charming storytelling with an edge-of-your-seat mystery set in early twentieth-century New York City in BLESS THE BRIDE

With Molly Murphy's wedding to NYPD Captain Daniel Sullivan quickly approaching, the Irish P.I. heads to the Westchester County countryside, where Daniel's mother can counsel her on a bride's proper place. Surprisingly, Molly seems to be agreeing with her future mother-in-law's advice. Molly promises to leave her detective work behind and settle down after becoming Daniel's wife...but she isn't married yet. So when she gets word of a possible case, Molly sneaks back into the city to squeeze in a little more sleuthing before the wedding bells can ring.

A wealthy Chinese immigrant wants Molly to find his missing bride. Molly has a hunch that his intended has run off. But where could she have gone--and where would she be? The only Chinese women of the era are kept under house arrest, and Molly can't help but wonder whether she's saving the bride-to-be from the streets...or helping to lock her away for good.

Publisher: New York : Minotaur Books, 2011.
ISBN: 9780312547455
9780312628109
Characteristics: 261 p. ;,25 cm.

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maipenrai
Dec 15, 2016

(The tenth book in the Molly Murphy series)

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Roundcat
Nov 17, 2013

As usual Molly is up to her eyeballs in solving mysteries--even after she has promised her new husband, Daniel, that she will stop her detective work. However, their honeymoon starts with Daniel contracting pneumonia, so who else will find out about the secrets of the family in whose cottage they are staying? The story starts with Molly and Daniel caught in a huge rainstorm, spending the night in a stable for lack of other shelter, and a sighting of a ghost in a tower window. Since the local constable doesn't realize that two deaths are murder, what else can Molly do, but find out what's going on? I love the period details. Rhys Bowen does great research.

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Shelley51
Jun 14, 2013

I enjoy learning about early New York City. This particular history lesson about the Chinese wasn't my favorite but the rest of the story was great!

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rooty
Aug 12, 2011

With each book in this series, we learn more about New York in those times.

One of the best.

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22950009541673
May 06, 2011

This story is filled with brides and brides-to-be, all of whom have complications to the relationship. Will Molly remain alive long enough for her own wedding, or will it be called off?

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