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Oh Danny Boy

Narrated by: Nicola Barber
Series: Molly Murphy Mysteries, Book 5
Length: 11 hrs and 17 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (15 ratings)

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In turn-of-the-century New York City, Irish immigrant Molly Murphy is contemplating giving up PI work for something a little less complicated, less exciting. Molly has had quite enough excitement recently, thank you very much. Especially from the handsome but deceptive NYPD captain Daniel Sullivan, whom she'd like to avoid completely. But when Daniel is accused of accepting bribes and lands himself in the Tombs, the notorious city jail, he begs Molly to help prove he was framed, and after everything they've been through, she cannot turn him down.

As she finds herself drawn further and further into the case, she begins to fear that Daniel's trouble is related to one of his investigations - catching the Eastside Ripper, a serial killer who is targeting prostitutes.

Oh Danny Boy marks Edgar Award finalist Rhys Bowen's triumphant fifth installment in the award-winning Molly Murphy mystery series.

©2006 Rhys Bowen (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

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  • Simone
  • 20-07-2014

Delightful!

The more instalments I read, the more I love Molly and her escapades!

On to book 6!

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  • Kitty McWilliams
  • 28-05-2014

Rhys Bowen is a wonderful writer

Would you listen to Oh Danny Boy again? Why?

Molly Murphy and the cast of characters in her books I have come to love. She keeps you on the edge of your seat wondering what next crisis Molly will land in. The Characters are continually deepened and I find most of them quite endearing.

What about Nicola Barber’s performance did you like?

Nicola Barber is excellent with her accents and the emotion she brings to her voices

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  • P. J. Zannini
  • 05-01-2016

Another solid entry in the Molly Murphy series

Interesting for all the events that take place. I don't know that it would be likely in turn of the 20th century New York, but it's possible, and interesting to see Molly there.

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  • Schrodingersdeadcat
  • 30-01-2017

What a jerk....

Love Molly. She is strong, likable, cute, smart etc. what she sees in her sexist, obnoxious boyfriend who thinks its ok to have her arrested because she "wouldnt answer his letters". Lol...creepy , arrogant whatever. Also a liar and deceptive man who strings her along....book after book.
Having ranted on that the narration is great, the stories are good solid cozy mysteries. Its one of the better series. You wont regret getting these books. I just have problems with her love interest.

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  • Anne K
  • 19-01-2016

Even my husband would enjoy this!

What does Nicola Barber bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

She does great accents, particularly Irish ones! Great character differentiation, brings Molly to life brilliantly. Very entertaining.

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I've considered Molly Murphy "chic lit" up until this book, and I apologize to the author for unfairly pigeonholing her work. This is a very mature murder story, given that it is also historical fiction, and has to keep pace with a character who is learning the ropes as a detective. I enjoyed the storyline, though the ending was predictable, the early 20th century NYC setting, and the issues facing women of that era. I really like Molly and her friends.... it's a crime novel with warmth and heart, great pace and enough suspense to keep you hooked! My husband likes pacy crime novels and I think I'll try the next one on him......

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  • GTBuzz
  • 06-10-2015

Molly works to vindicate Daniel

I liked this story of Daniel asking for Molly's help. Though he only asked her to be a messenger, she searched for clues as to who framed him. She's also motivated to free him for personal reasons. Along the way she befriends an exceptional woman who's an undercover policewoman. Though I figured out the culprit early on, I didn't know the motive until near the end. One of the things I like about Molly is her compassion for the less fortunate. In this book she sees the humanity of prostitutes.

I was disappointed that Molly chose not to tell Daniel all that she did on his behalf as well as what happened to her. He deserved to know all regardless of her pain. However, I am very weary of Daniel's "I forbid" orders to Molly. His domineering is tiresome & reflects a lack of respect of her and her growing detective skills.

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  • Carolyn S. Boswell
  • 23-05-2015

Another Good Story

I enjoyed the mystery and history in this story. While the entire series is early 20th century, I appreciated the small insight into the Irish culture of that same period and reflections of the previous century. The story was good, although there were times I thought is was wordy and lagging and just the opposite at the end...quick ending. I didn't feel all of the threads were tied up, but that could be part of the authors future books.

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  • Tammy Beckley
  • 04-05-2015

Love this series!

Where does Oh Danny Boy rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I have enjoyed all the books Ive listened too. If I didn't enjoy it from the beginning, I returned it and bought another.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Molly is always my favorite in this series.

Have you listened to any of Nicola Barber’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Yes, and Ive enjoyed them all.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes, but unfortunately, I had to put it down occationally.

Any additional comments?

This series has kept me on the edge of my seat!

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  • Prime shopper
  • 06-04-2015

Superb listening!

Oh Danny Boy by Rhys Bowen keeps you on the edge of your seat and up late. This can't be put down mystery is full of great plot twist and all of the rich, warm characters of the previous Molly Murphy Mysteries. I couldn't wait to see how Molly solved the case, and the villain was certainly not who I expected.

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  • Melissa K
  • 12-03-2015

Love the twists and turns! Great storytelling!

I really enjoyed this mystery! Just wonderful storytelling, keeps you wanting to know what will happen next!
Fun all around!

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  • Mrs. C. Hunt
  • 08-02-2020

Oh Danny Bot

This is a fantastic story with many mysteries she had to solve not knowing they where all liked. Read brilliantly by Nicole Barber