Search Results: "Rhys Bowen"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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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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 >

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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 >