City of Darkness and Light

City of Darkness and Light

Book - 2014
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From the author of In Farleigh Field.. .

Molly and Daniel Sullivan are settling happily into the new routines of parenthood, but their domestic bliss is shattered the night a gang retaliates against Daniel for making a big arrest. Daniel wants his family safely out of New York City as soon as possible. In shock and grieving, but knowing she needs to protect their infant son Liam, Molly agrees to take him on the long journey to Paris to stay with her friends Sid and Gus, who are studying art in the City of Light.

But upon arriving in Paris, nothing goes as planned. Sid and Gus seem to have vanished into thin air, and Molly's search to figure out what happened to them will lead her through all levels of Parisian society, from extravagant salons to the dingy cafes where starving artists linger over coffee and loud philosophical debates. And when in the course of her search she stumbles across a dead body, Molly, on her own in a foreign country, starts to wonder if she and Liam might be in even more danger in Paris than they had been at home.

As Impressionism gives way to Fauvism and Cubism, and the Dreyfus affair rocks France, Molly races through Paris to outsmart a killer in City of Darkness and Light , Rhys Bowen's most spectacular Molly Murphy novel yet.

Publisher: New York :, Minotaur Books,, 2014
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781250011664
Branch Call Number: MYS Bowe
Characteristics: 309 p


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Apr 20, 2018

The library was displaying the book and the cover caught my eye. I read the flap and thought it might be good. I wish I left it on display! There's no suspense, characters are flat and Paris was never so understated.

Jun 27, 2017

This was my introduction to Molly Murphy and I thoroughly enjoyed. Am going back to the beginning to appreciate the entire series.

Apr 22, 2017

I love Rhys Bowen's work! However, the middle of this book was a bit inconsequential.

Dec 15, 2016

(Book 13 in the Molly Murphy series)

Mar 08, 2015

The beginning was good and the last quarter was interesting. But that was it. Just not up to the normal quality standard.

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