Who is: The Ghost of Christmas Past

A Molly Murphy Mystery

by Rhys Bowen

Where I live it is hot today! So, it seems like a great time to think about colder weather. That brought me to this seventeenth entry in Rhys Bowen’s Molly Murphy series. It is clear that by now Ms. B knows what she is doing and where she wants to be in each of the stories.

It is 1906 and Molly and her husband have been through a lot. They are, therefore, looking forward to the break that they anticipate when they are invited to Christmas dinner at a Hudson River mansion. What happened to their hosts’ daughter? Is a certain visitor who they claim to be? Read the book to find out. It offers an enjoyable diversion.

Many thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for this title. All opinions are my own.

Editorial Reviews


“A difficult case that evokes old-time Christmas traditions and a solution that will warm the heart”.
Kirkus Reviews

“The latest Molly Murphy mystery is another great installment in the series by Bowen. The mystery itself contains a big maze of secrets that Molly and her husband must cut through, which is also a perk for readers.”
RT Reviews

For series and historical mystery fans, it’s a treat to return to historic New York during the holidays as the indomitable Molly investigates an unusual disappearance.”
–Library Journal

“Well-drawn characters and setting, strong women, and crisp details of life in the early 1900s add to this historical mystery”

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One thought on “Who is: The Ghost of Christmas Past”

  1. Love this book, and its series! I read it when it first came out, and I couldn’t put it down. I’ve been following along in this series for years. Though reading a Christmas book in the heat of summer feels so weird!

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