|Oh Danny Boy (2006) [Novel]|
by Rhys Bowen
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Series: Molly Murphy
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"I have no alternative, Miss. I'm only obeying orders, mark you, but I'm placing you under arrest." With that he clapped a handcuff onto one wrist before I knew what was happening to me.
I stared down at the wrist in horror and indignation. "Jesus, Mary, and Joseph! How dare you! Release me this minute or I'll make the biggest fuss you can imagine."
"I'm really sorry, Miss Murphy, but I've been told to bring you to Captain Sullivan, and bring you I will, even if I have to carry you over my shoulder like a sack of potatoes."
"You're taking me to jail? On what charge? Is this Daniel Sullivan's idea of a joke?"
The constable shook his head. "It's no joke, miss. It's deadly serious, I'm afraid, or the captain wouldn't have had you brought in this way. But he had no alternative. He's in serious trouble, Miss Murphy. He's under arrest and being held in the Tombs pending his trial."
In turn-of-the-century New York City, Irish immigrant Molly Murphy is contemplating giving up PI work for something a little less complicated, less exciting. Molly has had quite enough excitement recently, thank you very much. Especially from the handsome but deceptive NYPD captain Daniel Sullivan, whom she'd like to avoid completely. But when Daniel is accused of accepting bribes and lands in Tombs, the notorious city jail, he begs Molly to help prove he was framed, and after everything they've been through, she cannot turn him down.
As she finds herself drawn further and further into the case, she begins to fear that Daniel's trouble is related to one of his investigations - catching the East Side Ripper, a serial killer who is targeting prostitutes.
Original title: Oh Danny Boy
Genre: Fiction→ Crime and Mystery→ Detective Story and Detectives→ Historical