Search Results: "Rhys Bowen"


BOOK REVIEW

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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QUEEN OF HEARTS by Rhys Bowen
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 5, 2014

"Georgie's charming eighth (Heirs and Graces, 2013, etc.) subordinates its modest mystery to romance, local color and historical tidbits."
Being 35th in line for the British throne is no guarantee of a peaceful life for an inveterate amateur sleuth. Read full book review >

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CITY OF DARKNESS AND LIGHT by Rhys Bowen
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 4, 2014

"Molly's adventures (The Family Way, 2013, etc.) never disappoint, even when a vacation in Paris embroils her in murder."
Paris in the spring: delightful but for the little matter of murder. Read full book review >

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NAUGHTY IN NICE by Rhys Bowen
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 6, 2011

"Georgie's latest adventure is charming and lighthearted as ever, though the 1930s setting carries ominous hints of the future."
Nice is nice if you're not a murder suspect. Read full book review >

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ROYAL FLUSH by Rhys Bowen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 7, 2009

"Fans of Georgette Heyer will enjoy the nice mix of romance and mystery in Georgiana's third adventure (A Royal Pain, 2008, etc.) from the period between the wars."
A penniless aristocrat has a wild adventure in the Highlands of Scotland. Read full book review >

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DEATH OF RILEY by Rhys Bowen
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 16, 2002

"Molly is a bit too clever and reckless to be totally convincing, but Bowen's highly detailed picture of New York at the turn of the century is a delight."
A second sabbatical from her Welsh policeman hero Evan Evans (Evans to Betsy, 2001, etc.) takes Bowen back to the summer of 1901 for a second chapter in the life of Molly Murphy (Murphy's Law, 2001). Read full book review >

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EVANS TO BETSY by Rhys Bowen
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 18, 2002

"Too much plot and not enough Evan in this readable but overambitious outing."
Another return to Llanfair and affable Constable Evan Evans (Evan Can Wait, 2001, etc.). Read full book review >

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EVANLY CHOIRS by Rhys Bowen
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 4, 1999

"The author's cozily intimate style, unusual setting, and modest, down-home hero, back for a third outing, make for satisfying entertainment."
In the tiny Welsh village of Llanfair, the Reverend Edward Powell-Jones and his wife have decided to rent their home for the summer, for a huge fee, to famed opera star Ifor Llewellyn and his wife Margaret. 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 >