So much for plain sailing... When New York theatre impresario Tommy Burke asks Molly Murphy to help him take care of some family business back in Ireland, Molly is happy to oblige. Tempted by the prospect of going home for the first time in, Molly throws caution to the wind and climbs aboard the White Star Liner Majestic with hopes of sneaking on and off the isle without raising a peep. Until one passenger, who happens to be a famous Broadway actress goes missing-and her maid turns up dead. Molly investigates - and is shocked to discover a cache of rifles in the actress' luggage, and is even more shocked to come across her own brother trying to collect the bags in Dublin. It would seem he is now caught up in the Freedom Movement, in which Molly herself becomes unwillingly embroiled. And someone else seems to be on the trail of the missing woman - someone who wants to make sure Molly never finds her.Praise for Rhys Bowen'Irish humour and gritty determination... with charm and optimism.' Anne Perry'Bowen does a splendid job of capturing the flavour of early twentieth-century New York and bringing to life its warm and human inhabitants.' Publishers Weekly
Born in Bath, Somerset, Rhys Bowen now lives in San Rafael, California, with her husband. She is the author of many award-winning series including the Royal Spyness and Constable Evans mysteries. Constable is publishing her award-winning series of atmospheric historical dramas featuring feisty Irish immigrant Molly Murphy in old New York City.