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Title:
The edge of dreams
Author:
Bowen, Rhys.
Personal Author:
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Minotaur Books, 2015.
Physical Description:
309 pages ; 25 cm.
Summary:
"Molly Murphy Sullivan's husband Daniel, a captain in the New York City police force, is stumped. He's chasing a murderer whose victims have nothing in common nothing except for the taunting notes that are delivered to Daniel after each murder. And when Daniel receives a note immediately after Molly and her young son Liam are in a terrible train crash, Daniel and Molly both begin to fear that maybe Molly herself was the target. Molly's detective instincts are humming, but finding the time to dig deeper into this case is a challenge. She's healing from injuries sustained in the crash and she's refurbishing her house, which has only just been rebuilt after burning down. She's also sidetracked by her friends Sid and Gus's most recent hobby, dream analysis. And when Molly herself starts suffering from strange dreams, she wonders if they just might hold the key to solving Daniel's murder case. Rhys Bowen's characteristic blend of atmospheric turn-of-the-century history, clever plotting, and sparkling characters will delight readers in The Edge of Dreams, the latest in her bestselling Molly Murphy series"--
Language:
English
Geographic Term:
ISBN:
9781250052025
Format :
Book

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Summary

From the author of In Farleigh Field.. .

Molly Murphy Sullivan's husband Daniel, a captain in the New York City police force, is stumped. He's chasing a murderer whose victims have nothing in common--nothing except for the taunting notes that are delivered to Daniel after each murder. And when Daniel receives a note immediately after Molly and her young son Liam are in a terrible train crash, Daniel and Molly both begin to fear that maybe Molly herself was the target.

Molly's detective instincts are humming, but finding the time to dig deeper into this case is a challenge. She's healing from injuries sustained in the crash and also sidetracked by her friends Sid and Gus's most recent hobby, dream analysis. And when Molly herself starts suffering from strange dreams, she wonders if they just might hold the key to solving Daniel's murder case.

Rhys Bowen's characteristic blend of atmospheric turn-of-the-century history, clever plotting, and sparkling characters will delight readers in The Edge of Dreams , the latest in her bestselling Molly Murphy series.


Author Notes

Rhys Bowen was born Janet Quin-Harkin in 1941 in Bath, England. She earned her bachelors degree from the University of London. Soon after graduation she worked for the British Broadcasting Corporation as a studio manager and writer. She then took a job working for a textbook company developing reading texts before writing her own books. Her first picture book - Peter Penny's Dance - was published in 1976 and changed her career to children's book author. The book earned praise and won numerous awards. In 1981 she wrote a teen novel entitled California Girl which became the first installment in Bantam's Sweet Dreams series. This series grew to include novels such as Love Match, Daydreamer, and Ten-Boy Summer. These Sweet Dreams books started a major trend in young adult publishing. they were praised as an encouragement to reading. Janet Quin-Harkin also authored non-series fiction for adolescents such as award winning novel Wanted: Date for Saturday Night and Summer Heat. She also wrote the young adult historical novels Madam Sarah and Fool's Gold. She then moved on to writng mystery novels whcih included her Constable Evans series. Her book Royal Blood made the New York Times Bestseller list.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Reviews 2

Booklist Review

Safely back in New York after solving a case in Paris, and preparing to move back into her home (which had been destroyed by a gang retaliating against her NYPD detective husband, Daniel Sullivan), Molly Murphy Sullivan is thrust into herhusband's latest case when the elevated train in which she is riding derails. Over the summer of 1905, Daniel had been receiving a taunting note following each in a series of murders. Some seem more like accidents, and none seems to be connected to another, except by the notes. A recent note promised a murder close to Daniel, making both him and Molly fearful. Another taunt, promising success next time, follows after the train derailment. While she is recuperating, Molly visits her friends Sid and Gus and meets a woman whose niece survived an unexplained fire. The timing fits a gap in the series of incidents, but there still is no obvious connection. Against everyone's wishes, Molly, who had her own PI firm before her marriage, begins visiting the survivors, ultimately ferreting out the first link. Bowen skillfully weaves one of the popular interests of the day Freud's dream-analysis theories into a well-plotted and thrilling-to-the-end mystery.--Muller, Karen Copyright 2010 Booklist


Publisher's Weekly Review

The extremely tricky plot of Bowen's 14th Molly Murphy mystery (after 2014's City of Darkness and Light) will keep even veteran whodunit readers guessing. It's 1905, and Molly has ostensibly retired from private-detective work since marrying NYPD Capt. Daniel Sullivan, but she can't help using her intuition and intelligence to solve crimes, even after motherhood. Daniel is under pressure to solve a series of murders that appear to be connected only through taunting notes that are addressed to him at Mulberry Street police headquarters. When Molly and their nearly year-old son, Liam, survive an elevated-railway accident in which others perish, Daniel fears that the killer engineered the derailment to target his wife and child. Despite being seriously injured, Molly presses ahead with aiding her husband in his investigation. Bowen makes Molly's continued sleuthing plausible, even under her changed personal circumstances, and deftly plants clues so that the surprising final revelation makes perfect sense. Agent: Meg Ruley, Jane Rotrosen Agency. (Mar.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.