Match and despatch in one fell swoop . . .
Molly Murphy, now Molly Sullivan, and her new husband Daniel, a captain in the New York Police Department, have been invited to spend their honeymoon on the Rhode Island estate of Alderman Brian Hannan. It´s such a generous offer that Molly doesn´t entirely trust it, especially as Hannan is an extraordinarily ambitious man and wants Daniel´s advice on a private matter.
And then Hannan is found dead at the base of the cliffs overlooking the sea before he has even had a chance to welcome them. Molly´s suspicions are quickly justified and, as much as she wants to keep her promise to Daniel that she won´t do any more sleuthing now they are married, there isn´t much she can do once the chase is on!
´Delightful . . . as ever, 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
´Molly grows ever more engaging against a vibrant background of New York´s dark side at the turn of the century.´ Kirkus Reviews