Late, Lamented Molly Marx

Late, Lamented Molly Marx

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Late, Lamented Molly Marx by Sally Koslow, Tanya Eby

The circumstances of Molly Marx’s death may be suspicious, but she hasn’t lost her joie de vivre. Newly arrived in the hereafter, aka the Duration, Molly, thirty-five years old, is delighted to discover that she can still keep tabs on those she left behind: Annabel, her beloved four-year-old daughter; Lucy, her combustible twin sister; Kitty, her piece-of-work mother-in-law; Brie, her beautiful and steadfast best friend; and, of course, her husband, Barry, a plastic surgeon with more than a professional interest in many of his female patients. As a bonus, Molly quickly realizes that the afterlife comes with a finely tuned bullshit detector.

As Molly looks on, her loved ones try to discern whether her death was an accident, suicide, or murder. She was last seen alive leaving for a bike ride through New York City’s Riverside Park; her body was found lying on the bank of the Hudson River. Did a stranger lure Molly to danger? Did she plan to meet someone she thought she could trust? Could she have ended her own life for mysterious reasons, or did she simply lose control of her bike? As the police question her circle of intimates, Molly relives the years and days that led up to her sudden end: her marriage, troubled yet tender; her charmed work life as a magazine decorating editor; and the irresistible colleague to whom she was drawn.

More than anything, Molly finds herself watching over Annabel – and realizing how motherhood helped to bring out her very best self. As the investigation into her death proceeds, Molly will relive her most precious moments – and take responsibility for the choices in her life.

Exploring the bonds of fidelity, family, and friendship, and narrated by a memorable and endearing character, The Late, Lamented Molly Marx is a hilarious, deeply moving, and thought-provoking novel that is part mystery, part love story, and all heart.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781423385424
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Publication date: 05/19/2009
Edition description: Unabridged, 9 CDs, 11 hours
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 5.50(h) x 0.75(d)

About the Author

Sally Koslow, the author of Little Pink Slips, spent three decades working at women's magazines, most recently as the editor-in-chief of McCall's. Married and the mother of two sons, she lives in New York City. Visit her website at

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Late, Lamented Molly Marx 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 74 reviews.
eak321 More than 1 year ago
"The Late, Lamented Molly Marx" (I love the alliteral title) was a fairly quick read, and I'd categorize it under "Chick Lit Mystery." There were no scary scenes, no gory parts. Molly Marx has recently died in a tragic biking accident. Who was responsible? Was it a suicide? Was it murder? If so, was it the wealthy cheating husband? One of his mistresses? Her snooty mother-in-law? Her fling? Her sister? Her best friend? The chapters toggle between Molly's life leading up to the accident and her life in the hereafter. Like Alice Sebold's "The Lovely Bones," the main character floats around as a ghost in the land of the living. She can see what's going on with those close to her and even hear their thoughts. She's determined to find out and remember what happened that resulted in her death. Even in death, though, Molly finds humor: "I will, forever, be only six exits away from IKEA." The characters and situations weren't very complex, but it was easy to remember who was who and what was going on. When I first started reading the novel, I enjoyed just following Molly along her path, but as the story went on, I became more and more intrigued by the mystery of "what happened." I was a little disappointed in the "Big Reveal" (and had to reread it twice), but still enjoyed the story nonetheless.
bookendco More than 1 year ago
I read this book for a book club and thought that the setting would be more along the line of messages from the 'other side'. I was pleasantly surprised that it didn't have that feeling. It was an interesting way to view life after death. Although Molly's death is a mystery the majority of the story is a reflection on her life not her attempt to solve her murder from the grave.
jabrkeKB More than 1 year ago
This book will keep you guessing to the end. How did Molly die? Was it suicide, accident or murder? One of my favorite characters was Bob, Molly's guide angel. I loved that it took place in New York City, the greatest city in the world! I would classify this book as chick-lit mystery. I liked the cover art and the title-very eye catching. It was a light hearted quick read. I read this for my book club and we all enjoyed it. Nothing too deep, a great escape with a little bit of humor thrown in. I would definately recommend this book. I will look for more from this author.
IHeart2Read More than 1 year ago
Molly Marx dies at the young age of 35. Proceeding her death, she finds herself in the Duration. While here, she helplessly watches her family and friends mourn her passing. The Duration allows her to hear their inner most thoughts (some she wishes she knew while still alive). It's here where Molly is truly able to make amends with herself, her marriage and the events leading to her death. Molly is not perfect, by any means. In fact, it's her flaws that make her seem so real, so honest. She's married to Barry, mother to Annabel and twin sister to Lucy. Molly attempts to be all to everyone and tries to please them, so much so that she loses herself in the process. The Late, Lamented Molly Marx, to me, isn't a book about death. It's about the choices we make and the consequences that occur from those choices. As Molly watches the police piece together the events that led to her death, the reader hears Molly's story from her perspective and is able to understand the conflicted life she lead. One cannot help but to empathize with Molly and hopes she will find peace within herself.
Westsidernyc More than 1 year ago
what a wonderful book to read for a few hours of sentiment and joy! how can a novel about someone who is departed and lamented be delightful?? Sally Koslow manages to create a lovely story from the point of view of a woman coping with her role in death and her observations of her family after she leaves this worls and observes from her perch on the way to heaven.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed the book tremendously........until the very end. I like my mysteries to have a resolution.....this one did not.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very disappointing read...moves too slowly and I got tired of the looks back at the lies and cheating that made up their lives. Dli Illinois
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read half of the book before finally giving up and moving onto to something better. I was not the least bit engaged by any of the characters or their situation and not interested in finding out who killed Molly. The premise was promising but poorly executed.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not the most engaging read and far more wordy than it needs to be.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was caught up in this story about a young NYC mother married to a philandering cosmetic surgeon . The story was well written and the mystery imbedded in the tale was enough to keep the reader guessing. Skip this if you have a problem with infidelity in marriage. Otherwise, I found the snapshots of New York living entertaining especially when considering what a wife will put up with in order to maintain an extravagant lifestyle.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book. The characters were very real with their own various human faults and opinions. I recommend this fun read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A good read. Keeps you guessing and wanting to read more.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Highly Recommended - you must check it out!!
ChinaGirl55 More than 1 year ago
I very much enjoyed the witty way in which this story is told. Although a mystery was the background story, the author's use of language made it very entertaining. I highly recommend this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great character development,story and writing style. I could not put it down.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book.. it was funny, touching and unexpected.. sorry to see it end.. highly recommend
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book. I wouldn't say it's the best thing I've ever read, but the writing was well done and I enjoyed the perspective of the narrator.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I picked this up for a change of pace from the mysteries I usually read. I really liked this book. That is until the end. I was dissapointed with the way it was all wrapped up. I do like a book that ties up all the ends. I am still glad that I read the book, just a little sad by the ending.
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