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Death of Riley
St. Martin's, Dec 2002, 24.95, 320 pp. ISBN 0312984979 In 1901 New York, Irish immigrant Molly Murphy is not having any success in her search for a job that interests her. Her beau, police captain Daniel Sullivan, wants her to take a job as a companion to a wealthy woman, which she agrees to try. While working, she notices a man lurking around the woman's home in a furtive manner and is told by Daniel that he is Paddy Riley, a private detective...
Evan Only Knows
St. Martin's, March 2003, 23.95, 256 pp. ISBN: 0312301138 Evan Evans grew up in South Wales, but fits in fine in the North Wales town of Llanfair as the townsfolk look upon him as one of their own. That situation changes dramatically when he's ordered to assist the Ministry of Agriculture workers about to destroy the farmers' sheep in an effort to stop the spread of foot-and-mouth disease. The villagers feel that Evan should push the government...
Evans Above
Evan Evans has settled into the small town of Llanfair in Wales as the local bobby, after a turn as a constable in a larger city. He enjoys the pub comraderie, and finds humor in the ongoing battle between two rival church ministers. He has the respect of the locals, and fits in among the townspeople as one of four Evans; Evans-the-Milk, Evans-the-Meat, Evans-the-Post, and Evans-the-Law. He even has peaked the interest of two local gals from different...
Evans To Betsy
St. Martin's, March 2002, 22.95, 240 pp. ISBN 0312286457 In the heart of North Wales lies the small bucolic village of Llanfair, a quiet quaint place where everyone knows everyone else and crime is practically non-existent. However when a murder does occur, it is local constable Evan Evans rather than CID who always solves the case. The town is peaceful now but events are happening at the nearby Grove Center for Healing Arts and Celtic Spir...

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For the Love of Mike
St. Martin's, Dec 2003, 23.95, 320 pp. ISBN: 0312313004 In 1901 private detective Molly Murphy decides to remain in New York City in spite of the recent death of her boss, Paddy Riley (see DEATH OF RILEY). Her plan is to continue Riley's detective agency though she lacks experience, having never flown solo. Her first case without her mentor involves someone who is stealing the designs sketches of lower Manhattan's Mostel and Klein garment fac...
God's Concubine
Evan's Gate St. Martin's, April 2004, 25.95, 288 pp. ISBN 03123051146 With his promotion, Evan Evans is now a Detective Constable and his future never looked brighter. In September, he is marrying the woman he loves and they are going to live in a fixer-upper cottage in the National Park adjacent to the North Wales town of Llanfair. Before he can work on the sewer system to get them ready for inspection, he is called in on a case of a missing fi...
In Like Flynn
St. Martin's, March 2005, 23.95, 336 pp. ISBN 031232815X In 1902, while New York City is in the middle of a typhoid epidemic, Irish immigrant Molly Murphy becomes a private eye; that is why police Captain Daniel Sullivan asks her to work undercover posing as Senator Flynn's cousin from Ireland while the family of the representative hosts the Sorenson Sisters who are mediums. Flynn's wife Theresa wants to contact her son who was kidnapped five ye...


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