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Bookshelf Revisited: Molly Murphy Mysteries #3, “For the Love of Mike” by Rhys Bowen

Molly Murphy is trying to get her career as an investigator off the ground in a world that thinks women should stick to needlepoint.

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Bookshelf Revisited: Molly Murphy Mysteries #2, “Death of Riley” by Rhys Bowen

In Molly Murphy’s world, women don’t become detectives. They marry and stay home, or they take one of a handful of respectable jobs until they find someone to marry.

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Bookshelf Revisited: Molly Murphy Mysteries #1, “Murphy’s Law” by Rhys Bowen

Molly Murphy is a feisty Irish immigrant living in early-1900s New York City, where she solves mysteries and often deals with misogynistic blowhards.

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Comforting Cozy Mysteries

Cozy mysteries, known simply as cozies, are those mysteries you read when you don’t want a lot of blood or gore, but when you still want a puzzle and the comfort of knowing that someone out there has the brains to put right what’s wrong with the world. Noir novels these are not. Read them […]

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Scenes That Instantly Ignite my Imagination

As a creative, daydreamy writer-type, it doesn’t take much to send my imagination swirling. But there are some things that are sort of dreamy little hot-buttons, and despite the fact that I’m An Adult now I still regress into childlike wonder whenever I see them.