Its wintertime in New York, and for the first time since Irish immigrant Molly Murphy started her early-twentieth-century detective agency, she is completely snowed in with work. While shes proving to be quite the entrepreneur and is very much in demand by some of Broadways brightest stars and Fifth Avenues richest families, she has to grudgingly admit that if shes going to work more than one case at a time, then shes going to need some help. Mollys beau, the recently and wrongly suspended police captain Daniel Sullivan, would makean ideal associate, but before they can agree on the terms of his employment,they stumble upon a young woman lying unconscious in the middle of a snow-covered Central Park. When the woman wakes up she is disorientated and has and lost her ability to speak, the authorities are about to pack her off to an insane asylum when Molly cant help but step in and take on yet another case.
Lively and colorful, full of absorbing historical detail and delightful characters, Tell Me, Pretty Maiden is another gem in Rhys Bowens multiple award--winning series.