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All That Is Hidden

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All That Is Hidden is a book that took me by surprise. It was filled with mystery, There is murder, suspects that I had imagined would be the one to murder and was not in fact those that I thought. The novel touches on politics but not too deeply which allowed me to be intrigued. The novel is set in early 1900's and Molly, the female character plays a big part in the investigation with her husband Daniel. It definity kept me wanting to continue and see the events unfold. Read the book in a matter of days as it was fascinating and my mind wanted to get to the murder discovery. The author brings to life all the characters, setting, storyline and I recommend this book to all. It is also a great stand alone novel that makes it ideal for myself.
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Molly and Daniel Sullivan always provide a mystery with many twists and turns to solve. This time Captain Sullivan of the New York City Police Department has surprised his wife with a Fifth Avenue home and the news of his leaving the force to align with Tammany Hall, the controversial political unit in order to run for Sheriff. Knowing this is completely out of character for her husband, Molly can not get a decent explanation for such a change in lifestyle for them. After being invited to a posh birthday party at Big Bill McCormick, his benefactor’s, house, they both come across a murder that will lead both of them deep into the hidden secrets of a wealthy family. Rhys Bowen and Clare Broyles bring back many familiar characters and some new ones who will most likely re-appear in future works. All in all, this novel is a delightful read.
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This was the first of the “Molly Murphy” mysteries I had read by Rhys Bowen and co-author Clare Broyles, and it did not disappoint. The novel is set in early-20th century Tammany Hall-era New York City, and  Molly (Murphy) Sullivan’s husband, Police Captain Daniel Sullivan,  is tapped to run for Sheriff on the Tammany ticket.  This causes big changes in their lives which unsettle Molly . To begin with, they have Tammany security around the clock wherever they go and are moved to a mansion on Fifth Avenue. Molly  loved her smaller home which she herself had bought and is uncomfortable having servants. In addition, they are swept into a heady political world in which rumors of corruption and skirting safety measures on the ferries and docks are rampant. Running for Sheriff, Daniel becomes aware of the specifics.

“Big Bill” McCormick, Tammany head, his wife Lucy, and children become intertwined in Daniel, Molly and their ward Bridie’s lives, and the narrative evolves from there.  I especially enjoyed the details of early-1900’s life, e.g., hansom cabs, “meat safes,” proper dress for wealthy girls and women, Stravinski as a “new” composer, and that fingerprints at that time were not admissible in a court of law.  There were multiple twists and turns in the mysteries themselves which made for an excellent storyline, with a major surprise at the end.

While I truly enjoyed this book and plan to read more in the series, as a personal matter of taste I love Rhys Bowen’s WWII-era books more, such as “In Farleigh Field.”

My thanks to #NetGalley and #St. Martin’s Press for an advance copy in exchange for an honest review.
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Molly Murphy is back in All That is Hidden by Rhys Bowen and Clare Broyles. Daniel surprises Molly by letting her know he is running for sheriff, backed by Tammany Hall. Not only that, they are moving from cozy Patchen Place to Fifth Avenue with a staff for Molly to manage. When Big Bill, Daniel's benefactor and backer, is found dead at his daughter's birthday party, Molly steps back into roll of detective and helps Daniel investigate. 

I always look forward to the newest addition in the Molly Murphy series and enjoyed reading as she stepped into the role of great lady of the house.

Thank you to NetGalley and St. Martin's Press for this ARC.
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Another amazing book in the Molly Murphy Series! “All That is Hidden” is the 19th book in the series, and is just as good as its predecessors. Molly Murphy Sullivan is quite happy living her life as a mother and as a wife of a policeman in her happy home in Patchin Place, surrounded by those dear to her. Then comes shocking news that will change Molly’s life- perhaps forever.  Daniel decides to run for sheriff of New York which puts him in cahoots with Tammany, the organization that seems to run New York, led by those that will not be intimidated by anyone.  Molly, not understanding this change in heart of Daniel, reluctantly agrees to this new life and all the changes it will bring.  Murder and mayhem happen and Molly of course gets caught up in it.  But, when her life and those that she loves are threatened, Molly will have to use her detective skills in order to stay alive and solve the mystery before someone else dies.  I thoroughly enjoy this series and always look forward to the next book! Rhys Bowen is now writing these books in conjunction with Clare Broyles (as she did with book eighteen).  The style of writing is a bit different than previous novels but entertaining and enjoyable nonetheless.  I loved watching how Molly wanting to stay true to her simple roots, is now caught up in the glamour and lifestyle of the rich and famous, and tries to remain balanced despite the upheaval that she has experienced.  She is constantly making choices to help her husband while still remaining true to herself.   The historical detail is fascinating. As the series progresses, it is very interesting to see how the World, particularly New York, is handling change as it begins a new century and all that it brings with it.  The addition of actual historical figures into the mix of characters is delightful. Molly, despite being a wife and mother, is still a strong woman with opinions of her own, and is not afraid to fight for herself and those she loves. Thank you to NetGalley and St. Martin’s Press for the ARC of this book.  All opinions within this review are my own.
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All That Is Hidden
This is the first Rhys Bowen novel that I have read. It is a murder mystery and that is not my usual choice, but I thought the author did a good job for a reader who starts with #19 of Molly Murphy series. It had some historical value and bit of humor. I might read another from this author. It kept my interest, and I enjoyed it.
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To read a Molly Murphy novel is like stepping back in time to turn of the century NYC! The reader is immersed in the sights, sounds, the corruption, the excesses of the upper class, and struggles of the lower class in these well researched and entertaining novels. This latest installment finds Molly content with her life in Greenwich Village until Daniel announces that they will be moving to fancy house on Fifth Avenue. Not only that but he will be running for Sheriff of New York on the Tammany Hall ticket - a party he has always despised for their corrupt political dealings. Molly can’t understand what Daniel is thinking but she knows she has to trust him, more importantly she might have to help him out of whatever mess he has gotten mixed up in.

I loved seeing Molly and Daniel work together in this novel and that he treats her as an equal instead of trying to hide her role in his investigation. I have also enjoyed seeing Bridie grow up in the last two novels and play a bigger role in the series. Sid and Gus continue to give the story a lightness and add diversity to the cast of characters. 

The mystery in this novel was suspenseful and impossible to solve. I didn’t see the twists coming or have any solid guesses as to who the culprit was. However, I did feel that there was one plot hole in the novel. Gertie Grace is featured prominently throughout the story but then disappears after confronting Lucy McCormick at the funeral. She also hints at knowing about Big Bill’s first wife so I have to wonder if that’s what she told Lucy at the funeral. Molly throws away the letter at the end so the secret won’t come out, but does Lucy know all along? Those things combined with Juniors seeming loyalty to Lucy make it seem like she played a role in the murder.  I feel like that part of the story is left with some loose ends. However, that could have just been done to distract the reader from the real murderer.

The addition of Clare Broyles as a coauthor has added a depth to the stories that wasn’t there before (I was shocked that they could possibly get better!). After 19 novels, one might think the stories would become repetitive but this latest chapter in the life of Molly and her family is just as unique as the last. I was especially delighted with the surprise at the end! I hope for many more chapters in the story of Molly and Daniel Sullivan!
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A cozy, entertaining historical murder mystery!  I read this propulsive 19th installment of the Molly Murphy series in one sitting, truly enjoying an evening spent transported to Gilded Age Manhattan with this quite interesting tale of Tammany Hall and of feisty, brave, independent - and always clever - Molly’s experiences as a resident of a posh 5th Avenue abode.  As with Wild Irish Rose, the first in the series co-written by Rhys Bowen and her daughter Clare Broyles, I found it a bit difficult to get into the story in the first few chapters, and the integration of historical detail into the tale could be more adeptly handled.  The early pages also contain some rather surprising inconsistencies I trust will be corrected before the final version of the book is published (e.g., the day of a fire, a reference is made to events taking place a 5 pm, and then the characters are bizarrely headed to lunch).  Overall, however, All That Is Hidden is a fine edition to the series, and I highly recommend it to fans of Molly Murphy and Rhys Bowen, as well as to readers of Tasha Alexander’s Lady Emily series.  Many thanks to Minotaur Books and NetGalley for the complimentary ARC.  Opinions are my own.
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Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for an e ARC of this book.
Another Molly Sullivan book. Continues on nicely from the first. Interesting plot that keeps one guessing. A little low key but likeable characters.



3.5*
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When I started this book, I didn't realize it was three short stories - that's how much I love books by Jodi Thomas! One day while working I was looking forward to seeing what was going to happen with Avery and Daniel, and then the short story was done! But it's all good, because there are two more stories that are just as wonderful centered around quilts, either being made by a grandmother or for a grandmother. In the second story, I was thrilled to see that a man made one of the quilt squares! And in the third story, a man was involved in helping at a quilt booth at quilt shows. Not only are the stories centered around quilts, but around love and adventure, too. I'm glad to have read another jodi Thomas book, and to have been introduced to authors whose books I've never read before. I highly recommend this book. You won't want to put it down!
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I love Rhys Bowen and I have not read any books by Clare Boyles! All That Is Hidden by Rhys Bowen and Clare Broyles was a huge treat for me. Surprisingly, I was liking it a lot. It is an engaging historical fiction novel that takes place  in New York City when Tammany Hall ran the city and William Randolph Hearst rans the city newspaper. It is  fast-paced Molly Murphy mystery that sure to keep the reader’s interest. A plot that is full of secrets, interesting  characters and the great charm of yerteryears circa!
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I'm enjoying the engaging return of this series! Rhys Bowen is now joined by Clare Broyles. Another chapter in Molly's story, this time with a fascinating setting "inside" Tammany Hall.
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Thank you to Netgalley for the chance to read an ARC of this latest installment in the Molly Murphy Series. I have loved every book in this series and this one was a delight! We see Molly once again getting involved in a case that her husband Captain Sullivan is involved in. It takes the reader thru his time running for sheriff for Tammany Hall. They are given a house to live in on 5th Avenue and servants. There are many funny scenes as Molly has no idea how to deal with servants. I did not guess the murderer until the very end. It was a most excellent read and I would recommend it!!!
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I had read the first in the Molly Murphy series years ago but, for some reason, had not continued with the rest of the series despite having read all of Rhys Bowen's other series, the Her Royal Spyness (which I absolutely love). I was a bit worried that it might be difficult getting into this latest in the series; however, it was easy to jump into the book. I didn't feel lost in the storyline despite this being number nineteen in the series!

In All That is Hidden, Molly is surprised to discover that her husband Daniel is running for the Sherriff of the county of New York on the Tammany Hall ticket. She doesn't think this is at all like him! Not only is he going into politics, but he's also on the ticket running against William Randolph Hurst. Molly and Daniel are loaned a fancy house on 5th Avenue as part of the job. The move to higher society brings some strange political dealings, backroom conversations, and ultimately, a murder for Molly and Daniel to solve.

The book has good character building, and I loved the time period. The descriptions of the buildings, people, clothes and dialogue made it feel like you were investigating alongside Molly. Unfortunately, the ending felt rushed and not quite as strong as the rest of the book.  

Thank you to Netgalley, the authors, and the publisher for this review copy. I heartily recommend it.
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I love books set in early 20th century New York, and this novel presents an interesting view of the the corrupt politics involved in running the city at that time.  Molly''s husband Daniel gives up his job as a police captain to run for sheriff on the Tammany Hall ticket.  This includes a move to a luxurious 5th Avenue mansion complete with servants.  Molly is flummoxed but her husband asks that she trust him.  Turns out he is conducting an undercover investigation.  A local reporter who was investigating the head of Tammany's docks has been murdered, and other deaths follow.  An engaging historical fiction novel about early NYC corruption and politics.
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Molly Murphy is my favorite book character!! I have loved reading the books over the years and watching her life evolve. I love that these books have history and mystery intertwined in the story of the best characters. I can’t wait for the next book!!
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All That Is Hidden by Rhys Bowen and Clare Broyles is an engaging historical fiction novel that takes place  in New York City when Tammany Hall ran the city and William Randolph Hearst ran his newspaper. It is another  fast-paced Molly Murphy mystery guaranteed to keep your interest. When Captain Daniel Sullivan informs his wife Molly that he will run for Sheriff on the Tammany ticket, she has many questions and concerns, but trusts him to do what is right. They moved into a Fifth Avenue home complete with servants that belonged to Bill McCormick, the head of Tammany and controller of the docks.  Daniel, Molly, and their daughter Bridie become enmeshed in the lives of the McCormicks who have secrets and resentments that lead to tragedies.  It is up to Daniel, Molly, and Bridie to solve mysterious deaths before any harm comes to them. All That Is Hidden is a well written mystery that keeps your interest until the very last page. I highly recommend this book for lovers of mysteries and historical fiction.
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In the 19th installment of the Molly Murphy Mysteries series, Molly’s husband Daniel leaves his job as a police captain to run for sheriff on the Tammany Hall ticket. Thus Molly and Daniel are pulled into the shady world of early 20th century politics. Daniel is running alongside “Big Bill” McCormick, who puts them up in a 5th Avenue brownstone complete with cook and housemaids. But the suspicious death of a reporter who was investigating Big Bill’s docks makes Molly suspicious and worried about Daniel becoming involved with Tammany Hall. Soon, another death pulls them in even deeper Molly and Daniel find themselves investigating while becoming close with Big Bill’s family. 

This is a solid entry into the Molly Murphy series though not a particular favorite. It was interesting to learn a bit about Tammany Hall and what was going on in New York politics at the time, but there wasn’t enough focus there to feel like I had really come to understand that world. Molly has become increasingly domestic as the series has gone on, as she is now a wife and mother, and I feel like this limits her in some ways. She’s less likely to take risks in the name of her investigations, and those risks often lead to life-threatening capers that enriched previous stories. 

I think fans of the series will continue to stick by Molly and enjoy the new stories and it’s a series I would continue to recommend for mystery lovers.  But nineteen books in, I find myself less invested.

Thank you to NetGalley and St. Martin’s Press for the ARC. Review will be posted to my instagram account in late February, early March, prior to publication.
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In this newest installment to the series, Molly is as happy as a lark with her life.  She has a wonderful husband, child and ward. She loves her little home and neighbors.  In an instant all changes, when Daniel decides to run for sheriff supported by Tammany Hall.  Molly questions the change in career and home, but Daniel just asks her to trust him.  Soon, Daniel's benefactor for office, is found murdered.  Molly is drawn to the victim's family and to solving the crime.  A good read.  Thanks to Net Galley for the ARC.
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All That Is Hidden was a wonderful Molly Murphy mystery.  It kept me going from the beginning. Her husband, Daniel, leaves his police job to run for sheriff of Tammany Hall.  There are a lot of twist and turns, who is the bad guy, who killed who.  I would highly recommend reading All That Is Hidden.  Loved it!

Thanks to NetGalley, and St. Martin’s Press. Mintaur Books for allowing me to give my honest review.
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