Rhys Bowen

Rhys Bowen
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Rhys Bowen is the author of the award-winning Molly Murphy and Constable Evans mysteries. Her novels have garnered an impressive array of awards and nominations, including the Anthony Award for her novel For the Love of Mike and the Agatha Award for Murphy’s Law. Her books have also won the Bruce Alexander Historical Award and the Herodotus Award, and have been shortlisted for the Edgar, the Agatha, the Macavity, the Barry, and the Mary Higgins Clark Award.
 
She has also written Her Royal Spyness, a series about a minor royal in 1930s England, and she is the author of several short stories, including the Anthony Award–winning “Doppelganger.” Her story “Voodoo” was chosen to be part of the anthology of the best of 50 years of Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine.
 
Ms. Bowen was born in Bath, England, and worked as an announcer and studio manager for the BBC in London, before moving to Australia and then California. It was here she started writing children’s and young adult novels, and then moved on to mysteries with the Constable Evans novels. When not writing she loves to travel, sing, hike, play her Celtic harp, and entertain her grandchildren. She lives in San Rafael, California.


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City of Darkness and Light
Molly Murphy Mysteries
Rhys Bowen
Minotaur Books

Molly and Daniel Sullivan are settling happily into the new routines of parenthood, but their domestic bliss is shattered the night a gang retaliates against...


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The Family Way
Molly Murphy Mysteries
Rhys Bowen
Minotaur Books

Molly Murphy—now Molly Sullivan—is a year into her marriage, expecting her first child, and confined to the life of a housewife. She’s restless and irritable...


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Through the Window
Molly Murphy Mysteries
Rhys Bowen
Minotaur Books

Molly Murphy—now Molly Sullivan—is absolutely thrilled to give birth to her first child, a beautiful little boy named Liam. But while confined to bed rest for...


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Hush Now, Don't You Cry
Molly Murphy Mysteries
Rhys Bowen
Minotaur Books

In the latest in Rhys Bowen's award-winning historical series, Molly Murphy is supposed to give up sleuthing now that she’s married, but the murder of an...


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The Face in the Mirror
Molly Murphy Mysteries
Rhys Bowen
Minotaur Books

Molly Murphy—Molly Sullivan, now that she and Daniel are finally married—is bored. Having given up her detective agency when she married, she now finds that...


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Bless the Bride
Molly Murphy Mysteries
Rhys Bowen
Minotaur Books

Bless the Bride Rhys Bowen Award-winning author Rhys Bowen marries charming storytelling with an edge-of-your-seat mystery set in early twentieth-century New...


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The Amersham Rubies
Molly Murphy Mysteries
Rhys Bowen
Minotaur Books

Before Molly Murphy crossed the Atlantic or even had an inkling that she might someday become a much sought after private investigator in New York City, young...


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The Last Illusion
Molly Murphy Mysteries
Rhys Bowen
Minotaur Books

Irish immigrant and private detective Molly Murphy is thrilled to have a ticket to see world-famous illusionist Harry Houdini. But before he can even take the...


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In a Gilded Cage
Molly Murphy Mysteries
Rhys Bowen
Minotaur Books

Irish immigrant Molly Murphy and her New York City P.I. business are in the midst of a sweeping influenza epidemic and a fight for women’s suffrage that lands...


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Tell Me, Pretty Maiden
Molly Murphy Mysteries
Rhys Bowen
Minotaur Books

It’s wintertime in New York, and for the first time since Irish immigrant Molly Murphy started her early-twentieth-century detective agency, she is completely...


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In Dublin's Fair City
Molly Murphy Mysteries
Rhys Bowen
St. Martin's Paperbacks

When New York theatre impresario Tommy Burke asks Molly Murphy to help him take care of some family business back in Ireland, Molly is happy to oblige. Tempted...


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Oh Danny Boy
Molly Murphy Mysteries
Rhys Bowen
St. Martin's Paperbacks

Irish immigrant Molly Murphy is contemplating giving up PI work for something a little less…exciting. Molly has had quite enough excitement recently, thank you...


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Evanly Bodies
Constable Evans Mysteries
Rhys Bowen
Minotaur Books

Detective Constable Evan Evans and his new bride, Bronwen, are settling into married life in their little cottage above the village of Llanfair when they meet...


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In Like Flynn
Molly Murphy Mysteries
Rhys Bowen
St. Martin's Paperbacks

A woman private eye in a man’s world, Molly Murphy is having a hard time succeeding as a New York shamus. That’s why she agrees to go undercover for the NYPD...


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Evan Blessed
Constable Evans Mysteries
Rhys Bowen
Minotaur Books

Evans' search for a hiker gone missing in the Welsh hills places his fiancé in the path of a killer in this tantalizing installment in this award-winning...


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For the Love of Mike
Molly Murphy Mysteries
Rhys Bowen
St. Martin's Paperbacks

A woman ahead of her time, Molly Murphy is determined to be a private detective. Having inherited the cases of her deceased mentor, Paddy Reilly, she's...


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Evan's Gate
Constable Evans Mysteries
Rhys Bowen
Minotaur Books

When Constable Evan Evans discovers a beautiful shepard's cottage in the mountains of Llanfair, Wales, he and his fiancée are thrilled. It's only months before...


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Death of Riley
Molly Murphy Mysteries
Rhys Bowen
Minotaur Books

Molly Murphy has finally begun to forget the unpleasant murder of a would-be rapist back in Ireland, not to mention her investigation into the murder of a...


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Evan Only Knows
Constable Evans Mysteries
Rhys Bowen
Minotaur Books

When Constable Evan Evans and his new fiancée decide to travel south from home in Llanfair, Wales, to visit his mother in Swansea, they’re not...


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Murphy's Law
Molly Murphy Mysteries
Rhys Bowen
Minotaur Books

Molly Murphy always knew she'd end up in trouble, just as her mother predicted. So, when she commits murder in self-defense, she flees her cherished Ireland,...


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Evans to Betsy
Constable Evans Mysteries
Rhys Bowen
Minotaur Books

The charming village of Llanfair, the setting for Rhys Bowen's beloved Constable Evans mysteries, sits amid lush, rolling Welsh meadows populated with quaint...


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Evan Can Wait
Constable Evans Mysteries
Rhys Bowen
Minotaur Books

Constable Evan Evans, sole police officer in the charming Welsh village of Llanfair, is assigned to assist an expedition to raise a World War II German bomber...


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Evan and Elle
Constable Evans Mysteries
Rhys Bowen
Minotaur Books

There is both excitement and dismay in Llanfair when a new French restaurant opens. The glamorous owner, Madame Yvette, tries to win over the locals, and...


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Evanly Choirs
Constable Evans Mysteries
Rhys Bowen
Minotaur Books

When Constable Evan Evans is persuaded to join the local male choir for the upcoming eisteddfod (cultural festival), he doesn't think the addition of his...


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Evan Help Us
Constable Evans Mysteries
Rhys Bowen
Minotaur Books

Evan Evans is settling into his role as Constable of Llanfair, a small town nestled in the mountains of North Wales. Here, he has been a mediator of the minor...


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Evans Above
Constable Evans Mysteries
Rhys Bowen
Minotaur Books


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