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All That Is Hidden

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All That is Hidden by Rhys Bowen and Clare Broyles is a Molly Murphy mystery. At first glance the situation opening the book didn’t seem right, but having faith in Daniel, I persevered. Daniel is running for Sheriff of New York County. He has to resign as Chief Detective of the Metropolitan Police and he has them moving to a fancy townhouse on Fifth Avenue. Molly is not at all sure she likes any of it. Move away from Sid and Gus? Leave her house on Patchett Lane? Then she discovers there are servants. What is she to do with her spare time? And what is Daniel doing getting mixed up with Tammany Hall? She meets an odd variety of people and hears about things of which she does not approve. Maybe even murder. Then, the worst happens, and Daniel’s benefactor is killed. This is every nightmare Molly has ever had, come to life.

Molly and Daniel have been married for several years by now. They have a toddler son, Liam, and Molly’s ward, Bridie. All have traveled many miles to arrive where they are now. They are well-written, interesting characters, despite, or maybe because of Molly’s struggle to be a docile housewife, rather than an investigator. She has two dear friends, Sid and Gus, who are indeed different, but warm and loving. How can she move away from them? The history and the mystery are both hallmarks of this book, making it a very special story in the saga of Molly Murphy.

I was invited to read a free e-ARC of All That is Hidden by St Martin’s Press, through Netgalley. All thoughts and opinions are mine. #Netgalley #StMartinsPress #RhysBowen #ClareBroyles #AllThatIsHidden

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Molly Murphy is back! And just as interesting and enjoyable as the last several times we met up with her. Great mystery story with lots of twists and turns and a fair amount of humor as Molly trys to get used to living in a higher class neighborhood than she is used to or quite frankly even likes. Now we can't wait for the next installment of this series.

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A read that was full of good fun. It’s an easy read-alone book. I think it’s a great intro to the characters. I enjoyed learning about the 5th avenue characters both wealthy and corrupt and both. The family dynamics for all were well portrayed and made the story even more worthwhile.

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Molly Murphy Sullivan and her husband are at it again. Taking place in the early 20th century, Molly and her police captain husband, Daniel, must tangle once again with a murder mystery that brings them both straight to the front door of a Fifth Avenue mansion, some "big money" business men and the political machine at the time, Tammany Hall. Daniel is convinced to run for Sheriff of New York City and becomes colleagues with "Big Bill" McCormick, an actual historical figure whose business acumen allowed for the ports of New York City to become a major spot in US shipping. Before long Molly is moving the family to Fifth Avenue and taking on a household of staff with no idea how she is going to rise to the occasion.

All That is Hidden is the 19th novel in the Molly Murphy mystery series, so it is safe to say most of the reading audience are those who have already come to love Molly and the rest of the characters. Once again, the writing team of Bowen and Broyles does not disappoint. I very much enjoyed unraveling this mystery and honestly can say, I did not see the ending coming. A statement that is rare when you are talking about the 19th book in a series!

Thank you to NetGalley and Minotaur Books for the opportunity to read this book.

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Molly is shocked when her husband, Daniel, announces that he has quit his job with the New York City police department to run for New York Sheriff on the Tammany Hall ticket. Knowing how much Daniel hates bribes, she can’t believe it, but he tells her to trust him. Along with this change, they are moving into a house of Fifth Avenue, which also doesn’t make Molly happy. As she tries to adjust to her new life, she finds that something is going on beneath the surface. Then a murder takes place. Can Molly figure out what is going on?

It's always a delight to visit Molly in 1900’s New York City. The time and place come expertly to life as we watch her try to figure out exactly what is happening. As is often the case in this series, it takes a little while for the story to truly begin, but once it does, we are treated to an interesting mystery. One part of the ending was a little abrupt, but that’s a minor complaint. I’m happy to say I liked Daniel here overall, which isn’t always the case, and the rest of the regulars were their charming selves. I also liked most of the suspects, which made solving the murder that much more interesting. Fans old and new will lose themselves in Molly’s latest case.

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All That is Hidden, the New York Times bestselling author Rhys Bowen’s and daughter Clare Broyles’ latest Molly Murphy Mystery, is a cozy best enjoyed with a wee spot of tea and soda bread, released today just in time for St. Paddy’s Day.

When her husband, Captain Daniel Sullivan, leaves the police department, purportedly to run for sheriff, Molly is forced to move their family from her beloved home in Greenwich Village up to a grand marble-stepped edifice on Fifth Avenue.

It’s not long, however, before she’s rubbing elbows with Old New York’s elite and Tammany Hall politicos, putting her investigative skills to the test, helping Daniel to solve a murder while protecting her family and friends.

I received this advance reader copy from St. Martin's Press, Minotaur Books, courtesy of NetGalley. This review is fair and impartial.

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It's 1907 New York City and Molly is about to have her world turned upside down. In this, the 19th book in the series, her husband, Daniel, announces that he is leaving his job as a NY police captain and will be running for Sheriff of New York. What really causes the upheaval is he will be running on the Tammany Hall ticket (known for its corruption) and they will have to leave her beloved Greenwich Village house. Their new home will be a fancy brownstone complete with servants. Molly used to be a private detective and she is sure there is something afoot. When a killer strikes at a birthday party they are attending, Molly has to find some answers. The pace may seem slow but that's not a shortcoming. Becoming immersed in Molly's world is a huge part of the charm of the series.
I have read and enjoyed all the books in this series as well as the Royal 'Spyness series and each one has been a winner. This one is a winner, too. If you are new to the series, not to worry, it works fine as a stand alone. If you enjoy All That is Hidden as much as I did, set aside some reading time and play catchup with the rest of the series.
My thanks to the publisher, Minotaur and to NetGalley for giving me an advance copy in exchange for my honest review.

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Hubby Daniel tells Molly that he is going to run for Sheriff of NY County on the Tammany ticket and they will be moving to Fifth Avenue and for her to trust him. Just so many surprises from this beginning makes for an intriguing story set in 1907. Thanks to NetGalley and St. Martin’s Press (Minotaur Books) for an ARC of this book; I voluntarily leave a review.

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Early 1900’s Daniel was the youngest police captain. While his wife gave up her detective agency when they had Liam. He was thinking of a career change, and the ticket he would run on was known for their bribes Then why change career. The book is a combination of historical fiction and mystery, with lots of twists and turns to keep the reader interested. I enjoyed the story.
Thanks to Net Galley and St Martin Press to read and review this book, and the opinions are my own.

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Daniel and Molly Sullivan along with their 3-year-old son, Liam, and daughter, Bridie, live in New York. Daniel is a police captain and Molly is retired from the detective agency she once ran.

Daniel has informed her that he is running for Sheriff of New York on the Tammany Hall ticket. Included in that job is a large, fancy home on Fifth Avenue complete with servants. Molly is uncertain of Daniel working with Tammany Hall politics as they have been known to be full of bribes and kickbacks but Daniel insists that it will be OK. He is being sponsored by a man called Big Bill McKenzie who lives life to the fullest. He is married to Lucy, a nice woman who is the daughter of a railroad owner.

Bridie and McKenzie’s daughter, Blanche, go to school together. They become friends and Molly and Daniel are often invited to the McKenzie home. As we get into the story, Daniel becomes more deeply involved with the Tammany family and the political happenings. But the McKenzie family has secrets of its own and when a murder occurs, Molly finds herself caught up in the middle of it.

A lot is going on in this book and there are a number of characters involved as well. Thus, it takes a lot of concentration to keep up with all of them. The plot does stay true to the time period which is a plus. I found the story interesting and intriguing. I’m sure followers of Molly Sullivan will enjoy this 19th book in the series.

Copy provided by NetGalley in exchange for a fair and honest review.

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This is a win in the Molly Murphy series as Daniel, inexplicably agrees to run for Sheriff on the Tammany Hall backed ticket under the patronage of Big Bill McCormick, who is running for mayor against William Randolph Hearst. McCormick controls the dockworkers and controls Tammany. (Note that, while Hearst did run for Mayor of New York and apparently lost only because thousands of ballots were tossed in the river by Tammany people, McCormick was not head of Tammany and did not run for mayor against Hearst. He did have a huge interest in the docks). McCormick lends Daniel and Molly Sullivan a home on Fifth Avenue, staffed by servants and complete with a nursery and nanny for Liam, now age 3. Daniel is obviously hiding a lot from Molly. By chance, McCormick's daughter Blanche is in school with Bridie, the Sullivans' ward and she treats her miserably. Through a series of unexpected events, their relationship changes, the Sullivans get to know the whole McCormick family and someone is murdered during Blanche's birthday party.

As with the last entry, Rhys Bowen and her daughter Clare Broyles cowrote the novel. It was true to the characters and the mystery was fun, if not super complex. There were several good suspects. The clues were sufficient to help me narrow it down to include the culprit, but not to fix on that person specifically. All in all a series I will continue to follow and enjoy.

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Historical fiction at its best. The authors attention to detail, straightforward plot, and interesting characters made this a fast read. My only disappointment is the title of the book. Wish it more specifically reflected the story. Thanks to #netGalley and #AllThatIsHidden for advanced digital copy

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This book was a good comeback for the series. After reading the last book, I was considering dropping the series.. It has lost it zing and I was truly getting disappointed in Daniel's attitude towards Molly. In this book, his point of view has seemed to revert to the early books and he seems to respect Molly's detection skills. I am now looking forward to the next book in the series.

Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for a copy of this book for review.

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Molly Murphy Sullivan is not happy moving onto a fancy home on Fifth Avenue. Plus, Daniel is running for sheriff of New York! Daniel begs Molly to trust him, but she does not understand why Daniel would run on the Tammany ticket, known for kickbacks. Molly is having a difficult time adjusting to having maids and a cook. Plus, the maid cannot cook any Irish meals! When Daniel's sponsor is murdered, Molly uses her sleuthing skills to discover just who did it.

Thank you to St. Martin's Press and NetGalley for the opportunity to read this book in exchange for my opinion.

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I received this book as an ARC from NetGalley.

This is a mystery set in New York City in the early 20th century. Tammany Hall runs the politics and they have asked Police Captain Daniel Sullivan to run for Sheriff. His wife, Molly Murphy, retired "amateur" detective is shocked. Daniel has always been against Tammany Hall, saying they are corrupt. Perhaps the worst part is they must leave their delightful Greenwich Village house and move to a mansion on 5th Avenue, complete with maids and a cook. When she questions Daniel about why they are doing this, he responds that she'll have to trust him.


As the action evolves, Molly steps back into her investigative role and helps Daniel solve a murder.

I always enjoy Rhys Bowen's books, whether "serious" or "cozy."

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"All that is Hidden" is a delightful historical mystery that follows the protagonist Molly Murphy. As a standalone book, it was easy to read and follow. The main character, Molly, is someone who I admire for her confidence, self-sufficiency, and resilience against the social disparity between the rich and poor in the book's setting. The story is set in 1907 New York, where the power dynamics of the mobs provide the central conflict. Although the story took a while to build up to the mystery-solving parts, I enjoyed the authentic portrayal of good cop/bad cop dynamics and Molly's investigative mind as she assessed the clues. The book reminded me of the Murder She Wrote series.

Thank you, NetGalley and Minotaur Books, for sending me an advance reader copy in exchange for my honest review.

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I do not typically read mysteries and didn't know this was one, I just knew I loved Rhys Bowen's work. All That Is Hidden was a great mystery! It was unpredictable in the "who dunnit" category, and captured my interest from the first word. I did not realize the expanse of Ms. Bowen's work and am anxious to start from the beginning of the Molly Murphy books.

I received an ARC from NetGalley for an honest review.

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Great addition to the series.

Sometimes I wonder if a series has over-extended its appeal, but that is definitely not the case in the newest addition to the series. Molly is as incomparable as ever, juggling her roles as wife and mother, and utilizing her investigative talents as she continues to stumble into one mystery after another.
Her husband makes a career change that mysteriously moves the family into a home on Fifth Avenue. As she seeks to adjust to the role of a society lady, she questions her husband's decision to run for political office.
This is a perfect blend of mystery surrounding the police and politics of early 1900's NYC. The authors include realistic historical detail that captures the imagination. With a heroine that is smart and full of spunk, readers can't help but cheer for Molly. Although quiet about his own decisions, Daniel seems more inclined to include Molly in his investigations. One step forward for women's rights. Loved the hint of changes that will be coming Molly's way in the future.

I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author/publisher through Netgalley and was not required to write a review. All opinions expressed are my own.

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Thank you to the publisher and NetGalley for the advanced copy! I have been a fan of this series and Rhys Bowen since day one and now her daughter is collaborating with her and the result is phenomenal. I enjoy how this series grows with the times in the book and the Tammany party storyline was fascinating. I can’t wait for the next series installment.

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I received an ARC of this book from the publisher; thank you to St. Martin's Press for the advanced copy!

I ended up being genuinely surprised by this book! Before this, I had never read a Molly Murphy mystery or heard of them before. Regardless, I enjoyed reading this one! Despite it being the 19th in this series, you could read this as a stand-alone if you wanted, albeit there would be a few instances throughout where you might be a little confused.

This year, I have been trying to get myself out of my comfort zone regarding book genres and I think this one did a great job of that. The beginning of the book was slow-moving, and at one point I considered DNF-ing it because it seemed like nothing was happening. Then, close to the halfway point, things started getting really good! From that point on, I didn't want to put it down because I wanted to see what would happen. After reading this book, I can confirm that I don't mind a good "whodunnit" mystery. There were many times throughout when I thought I had guessed who had committed the crime, but then something else would come up.

All of the characters were interesting and complex. Each character was presented as having a reason for committing the crime and, at the same time, you liked the characters. The friendship between Bridie and Blanche seemed kind of odd to me though. The book begins by making a point of how much Blanche picks on Bridie in school and then, after an accident on a field trip, they are suddenly best friends. I'm not sure that's something that would happen in real life but, nevertheless, they seemed to have a close friendship.

If you're looking for a plain old whodunnit mystery, I would recommend this one!

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