In Dublin’s Fair City
Private investigator Molly Murphy is asked by a compatriot to see if she can find his younger sister in Ireland—the sister he never knew he had until his mother’s deathbed confession revealed that the baby sister had been sickly and left behind in Ireland when the family emigrated to the United States. Since things haven’t been going too well with her love interest, Molly decides to accept, despite the fact that she may be a wanted person in her homeland. Molly’s transatlantic trip on the Majestic is far more luxurious than she expected it would be, because she is asked to stand in for an actress who would prefer to remain out of the limelight. Murder soon occurs, and Molly is in the thick of it. Molly has some success starting to track down the sister, but is not untouched by the literary and Republican national movements affecting the country at the time. The change of locale keeps this continuing series, set at the beginning of the early 20th century, fresh and interesting. The books are best read in order, in order to enjoy the developing relationships and plot line.