The Edge of Dreams

The Edge of Dreams

Book - 2015 | First edition
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"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"--
Publisher: New York :, Minotaur Books,, 2015
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781250052025
Branch Call Number: F BOW NVD
Characteristics: 309 pages ; 25 cm


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Apr 23, 2020

Not a fan of this author and found it dragged

Feb 29, 2020

I have been reading the Molly Murphy Sullivan books and this one was the best so far! Really interesting.....lots of back & forth in solving the murders between Molly and her husband Daniel. He seems to be finally realizing that Molly has a lot to contribute to his investigations. Let's face it, he is a fairly typical husband/man from that era. Not real comfortable with his wife out of the kitchen, housework and child care role. But he's getting there!

ATTENTION: IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN READING THIS BOOK DO NOT READ COMMENTS BELOW. One of the commenters so very rudely let you know who the murderer was!!! I don't know why people do that. Reminds me of a friend (years ago) who went and saw the Star Wars movie "The Empire Strikes Back" then came over and as I was opening the door blurted out "Darth Vader is Luke Skywalker's father!!!" Some friend...

Commenters, please don't do reveals in your comments. Thank you.

Dec 15, 2016

Book 14 in the Molly Murphy series)

Jun 26, 2015

I thoroughly enjoyed this book! I love Molly Murphy Sullivan, even if it is impossible to believe that someone like her lived during this time period. She is so much smarter than all of the police, and takes such chances with her health and safety! This book had a great plot, and I did not figure it out before Molly did. This is a very enjoyable series, and should be read in order.

This book started out okay then kind of dragged for awhile. Some of the details regarding the way the villain killed Dr. Werner and took over his identity make me wonder how he did it. Did he bother to change clothes with him and if he didn't, didn't anyone notice that. At the end of the book it seemed like the author was in a big hurry to finish the book. I have always enjoyed this author but was a bit disappointed in her last 2 books

May 08, 2015

This is a wonderful mystery set in turn of the century (1905) New York City. There are lots of twists and turns as Molly indiscreetly (?) helps her husband, police captain, Daniel hunt down clues that link several murders -- whether he likes it or not. I chose the wrong character as the killer twice and until the end the story kept me guessing. I know I am starting on the 14th Molly Murphy Mystery, so I am going to have to backtrack, but will have a great summer catching up!

(Staff) Elaine Bird Apr 06, 2015

Another great mystery in this series. I love how Bowen works real incidents and characters in history into her plots. Very enjoyable.

adierose Mar 20, 2015

Where is the large print?

Mar 19, 2015

Rhys Bowen has worked into her plot an historical incident--a train wreck--for this Molly Murphy adventure. She also weaves in Freud's theories about dreams. Molly has a recurring dream after she is in the train wreck with Liam. Gus Walcott is asked to interpret the dreams of a 14 year old girl, Mabel, after her parents are killed in a house fire. Since her mother-in-law and Bridie (a pretend daughter from her escape to America) are tending to Liam, Molly and Daniel's year old son, Molly helps with the investigation Daniel is conducting into a series of murders as well as the accusation of Mabel as her parents' killer. Molly, of course, finds the common threads that unravel both mysteries.

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