Search Results: "Rhys Bowen"


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TELL ME, PRETTY MAIDEN by Rhys Bowen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 4, 2008

"Not as satisfying as Molly's last adventure (In Dublin's Fair City, 2007, etc.), but bolstered by sharp historical backgrounds and wacky adventures."
Molly Murphy's detective agency suddenly has too many cases for the independent Irish lass to solve alone. Read full book review >

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EVAN AND ELLE by Rhys Bowen
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 2000

"Evans and the denizens of Llanfair continue to charm and amuse, but this time they're the victims, along with the reader, of the mystery's mind-boggling confusion."
Constable Evan Evans of the North Wales Police, a one-man force in tiny Llanfair (Evanly Choirs, 1999, etc.), is intrigued by the latest venture of his schoolteacher girlfriend Bronwen Price. Read full book review >

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THE GHOST OF CHRISTMAS PAST by Rhys Bowen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 14, 2017

"A difficult case that evokes old-time Christmas traditions and a solution that will warm the heart."
Depression can't keep an intrepid sleuth from solving crimes. Read full book review >

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HEIRS AND GRACES by Rhys Bowen
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 6, 2013

"Bowen's seventh Royal Spyness mystery (The Twelve Clues of Christmas, 2012, etc.) is loaded with country-house charm and capped by an unexpected denouement."
Grooming an Australian heir to a dukedom turns into a murder investigation for a very minor member of the royal family. Read full book review >

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THE LAST ILLUSION by Rhys Bowen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 2, 2010

"Bubbly, liberated Molly's latest adds interesting historical insights to the usual pleasant mystery-mongering."
Molly Murphy meets Harry Houdini and murder in early-20th-century New York. Read full book review >

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A ROYAL PAIN by Rhys Bowen
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2008

"A pre-World War II mystery with a touch of romance that adds another winner to Bowen's accomplishments."
A royal relative turns sleuth when murder haunts her household. Read full book review >

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OH DANNY BOY by Rhys Bowen
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 16, 2006

"Reliable period thrills for Molly's fans. A bonus is the introduction to historic personage Sabella Goodwin, who really was promoted to police detective in 1910."
Murder, mayhem, disease and death: just another summer season in turn-of-the-century New York. Read full book review >

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MURPHY’S LAW by Rhys Bowen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 15, 2001

"The plot is perhaps too thick with red herrings, but the portrait of the ocean voyage, Ellis Island, and the early wave of Irish settlers in New York is fascinating."
Taking a sabbatical from her usual protagonist, Constable Evan Evans (Evanly Choirs, 1999, etc.), Bowen introduces a new sleuth in a 19th-century setting. Read full book review >

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EVAN HELP US by Rhys Bowen
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 14, 1998

"An easy-to-take mix of literate style, charming hero, and quiet mayhem."
The Welsh village of Llanfair is abuzz with gossip about recent events. Read full book review >

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ON HER MAJESTY'S FRIGHTFULLY SECRET SERVICE by Rhys Bowen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"Bowen's reliably lighthearted tone has the added fillip of the looming shadow of Nazi terror."
Who knew that being 35th in line for the British crown could be a major impediment to marriage? Read full book review >

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TIME OF FOG AND FIRE by Rhys Bowen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2016

"Mystery takes a back seat to history in Molly's 16th adventure (Away in a Manger, 2015, etc.), in which real-life tragedies jostle with lucky escapes for our heroine."
An amateur sleuth goes the extra mile to aid her police officer husband. Read full book review >

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THE EDGE OF DREAMS by Rhys Bowen
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 3, 2015

"Bowen shrewdly explores the tension between a husband and his very independent wife as they both work to solve a complicated series of murders. One of Molly's best."
Turn-of-the-century New York is plagued by an elusive serial killer. Read full book review >