Irish immigrant Molly Murphy and her New York City
P.I. business are in the midst of a sweeping influenza
epidemic and a fight for womenâ€™s suffrage that lands her in
jail. Her betrothed, Police Captain Daniel Sullivan,Â finds
her, but he hardly has time toÂ bail her out, whatÂ with
Chinese gangsÂ battling for control of a thriving opium
trade. The only consolation Molly can take from her vexing
afternoon in the clink is that it made her some new friends
among the Vassar suffragists---and brought her a pair of new
For the first, Emily Boswell is convinced her
miserly uncle stole her inheritance and wants Molly to
uncover the truth behind her parentsâ€™ lives and deaths.
Second, Emilyâ€™sÂ college roommate Fanny Poindexter wants
Molly to find proof of her husbandâ€™s philandering so that
she can leave him without one red cent. But when Fanny dies
and her husband claims sheâ€™s a victim of the epidemic,Â itâ€™s
more than Mollyâ€™sÂ conscience can take.
Agatha and Anthony Award--winning historical series
continues to breathe life into the past with its wit and
charm and its complete sense of early-twentieth-century New
York, which makes In a Gilded CageÂ her most
accomplished mystery yet.