Time of Fog and Fire

Time of Fog and Fire

Large Print - 2016
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Molly Murphy Sullivan's husband Daniel, a police captain in turn-of-the-century New York City, accepts an assignment from John Wilkie, head of the secret service. Molly can't draw any details of the assignment out of him, but she soon knows that something has gone terribly wrong.
Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Wheeler Publishing, 2016
Edition: Large print edition
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9781410489586
1410489582
Branch Call Number: LP BOWEN-R
Characteristics: large print
447 pages (large print) ; 23 cm

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jeffreyochsner
Apr 14, 2018

I really enjoy this series, but it is necessary to suspend some disbelief to enjoy it. Molly Murphy immigrated to the US from Ireland, and she ended up working as a private detective (in the early 1900s). Her subsequent adventures are highly entertaining and enjoyable, though improbable. She has a lot in common with 21st century women, so she is at least 100 years ahead of her time. She has bohemian friends who are also suffragists. She is a strong, fearless woman who is lucky to have survived the situations this series has put her in over the years.

I can not tell you much about the plot of this book without spoiling it (and previous books in the series). Highlights of this book include a train trip from NYC to San Francisco in 1906, which was quite an adventure! The west was really wild then! San Francisco is a bustling city with a great deal of corruption in high places. Molly's adventures there are dramatic, and then the 1906 earthquake happens, and we get to see how she and everyone else in SF cope with that.

These books are not great literature, but they are fun to read. If it bothers you that some of the events are improbable, you may want to find something else to read. If you are looking for a book to use as an escape for a while, this series is fun.

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maipenrai
Dec 15, 2016

(Book 16 in the Molly Murphy series)

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merlinsilver
Jun 18, 2016

Thoroughly enjoyed Molly's escapades during the San Francisco 1906 earthquake and fire.

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Roundcat
Mar 25, 2016

As with the previous books in this series, Molly, her husband, Daniel, and her friends, Sid and Gus, are charming and breaking the conventions of their time. This came out just in time for the anniversary of the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake and fire. Daniel has a secret assignment in San Francisco. Molly finds out where he has gone from a newsreel and a mysterious letter from Daniel. We ride a train west with Molly and Liam, her infant son, catch a glimpse of Caruso, and find that reports of Daniel's death have been greatly exaggerated. Together, after the earthquake, they find Liam, who has disappeared with his Chinese nanny, and camp out in Golden Gate Park until they can inform General Funston of their discoveries about graft in the government of San Francisco and a murder in the house of a socialite, and catch a train back to New York. A fun read, but a little light on motivation and logical plotline.

adierose Feb 09, 2016

When is large print coming out?

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