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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AWAY IN A MANGER by Rhys Bowen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 17, 2015

"Although this heartwarming story of the Christmas spirit doesn't rank with Molly's best cases, it details the deplorable conditions poor children suffered a century ago."
As Christmas 1905 approaches in New York City, the fates of two children hang in the balance. Read full book review >

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THE FAMILY WAY by Rhys Bowen
Released: March 5, 2013

"Feisty Molly (Hush Now, Don't You Cry, 2012, etc.) unravels another knotty case while providing insight into life just after the turn of that other century."
Neither retirement nor pregnancy can put a good detective out to pasture. Read full book review >

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THE TWELVE CLUES OF CHRISTMAS by Rhys Bowen
Released: Nov. 6, 2012

"The sixth in Bowen's delightful Royal Spyness mysteries set in the 1930s (Naughty in Nice, 2011, etc.) gives readers a blueprint for an old-fashioned English Christmas, complete with traditional recipes, games, drinks and homicides."
Being 35th in line for the British throne is no sinecure. Read full book review >

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BLESS THE BRIDE by Rhys Bowen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2011

"The latest of Molly's fin-de-siècle adventures provides insight into the plight of the Chinese community along with a nice romantic mystery."
The preeminent female private eye in 1903 New York prepares to wed. Read full book review >

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IN A GILDED CAGE by Rhys Bowen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 17, 2009

"Mystery mavens will spot the killer early, but feisty, independent Molly and the historical New York background give good value."
Molly Murphy takes up the suffragette cause and lands two new cases. Read full book review >

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IN DUBLIN’S FAIR CITY by Rhys Bowen
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 8, 2007

"The feisty Molly rarely disappoints in this rousing yarn seasoned with a dash of Irish history."
"May you die in Ireland" may be more than just a toast. Read full book review >

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IN LIKE FLYNN by Rhys Bowen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 17, 2005

"For good measure, Bowen (For the Love of Mike, 2003, etc.) tosses in a typhoid scare, an illegitimacy, the Black Hand, the Orphan Train, enough upstairs/downstairs door-slamming for a French farce and her heroine's love life, overdone as a Victorian valentine."
A turn-of-the-century private investigator puts on her bloomers and goes sleuthing. Read full book review >

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FOR THE LOVE OF MIKE by Rhys Bowen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 8, 2003

"Molly grows ever more engaging against a vibrant background of New York's dark side at the turn of the century."
Pioneering private eye Molly Murphy's third adventure allows both her and her author to take wing amid the seediest settings. Read full book review >

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EVAN CAN WAIT by Rhys Bowen
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"Though Evan's superiors are as usual unimpressed, his coterie of fans will be pleased—and enlarged."
Back in the North Wales village of Llanfair, where nothing ever changes except for the dropping population count, bachelor constable Evan Evans (Evan and Elle, 2000, etc.) once again meets murder. Read full book review >

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EVANS ABOVE by Rhys Bowen
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 11, 1997

"Llanfair, with its challenging mountain and well drawn locals, is appealing, as is Constable Evans, a kind of Welsh version of M.C. Beaton's Hamish MacBeth."
A pleasingly unpretentious debut that introduces Constable Evan Evans, newly arrived in Llanfair, a village at the foot of Mount Snowden in North Wales. Read full book review >