“Bless the Bride” by Rhys Bowen

“Bless the Bride” by Rhys Bowen is the tenth book in the “Molly Murphy Mystery Series”.  I have really enjoyed all of the books in this series that I’ve been able to read so far.  My goal is to read them all.  Molly has finally captured her police captain and they are to be married in a few weeks.  Daniel has forbidden Molly to carry on her investigative business after their marriage, but Molly figures that one more little escapade can’t hurt.

She is called to a very wealthy and influential member of the Chinese community who has supposedly lost a piece of jade jewelry.  After searching for a day or so, Molly suspects that it really isn’t about the jade piece at all, but the Chinaman’s missing “bride”.  The dangerous Chinese underworld community in New York is no place for a young lady such as herself to be snooping around in.  When Daniel finds out, he is very angry.  But, yet again, Molly gets her man.

I enjoy reading Ms. Bowen’s novels because they always help me conjure images of life as it was then.  I am also very intrigued by the convoluted reasoning behind Molly’s crime solving expertise and her attention to detail that enables her to solve these crimes.


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