IN DUBLIN'S FAIR CITY
Early 20th-century investigator Molly Murphy
captivates readers once again when she becomes immersed
in a shipboard murder investigation. The intrigue never ceases as Molly travels to Ireland and ends up enmeshed in the plotting of Irish rebels.
New Yorker Molly returns
to her native Ireland on assignment from wealthy playwright Tommy Burke.
He wants her to find his sister Mary Ann, who was an ill infant left behind when the Burkes emigrated to America years ago. While shipboard,
Molly agrees to change places
with actress Oona Sheehan, who's weary of being hounded by admirers. Then Molly discovers the body of Oona's maid, Rose, and becomes a chief suspect in the murder.
In Dublin, Molly discovers that one
of her brothers is imprisoned and the other is involved with Irish rebels. While searching for Mary Ann, Molly meets Cullen, a charismatic rebel leader who just might claim Molly's heart. (St. Martin's Minotaur, Mar., 288 pp., $23.95)