Murphy's Law

   Murphy's Law by Rhys Bowen is a very descriptive story of Molly Murphy; a mistreated young Irish woman who poses as the immigrant mother of two small children in order to get them to their father in New York, NY, U. S. A  since the mother is terminally ill and would not be allowed on the ship or through Ellis Island. Molly is also on the run from the police because she accidently killed the landowner's son when he attacked her in her cottage in Ireland.  There are small incidents on the ship coming over but the murder of a bully she a run-in with onboard immediately involves her with the NYPD and the handsome Captain Sullivan.  Her efforts to find the murderer and start a new life provide a lively description of early days in New York City.