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Evans Above

Constable Evans Mysteries (Volume 1)

Rhys Bowen

Minotaur Books

Evan Evans is a young police constable who has traded in the violence of city life for idyllic Llanfair, a Welsh village tucked far away from trouble.  Nestled among the Snowdonia mountain range, Llanfair looks to Constable Evans like a town forgotten by time, but he quickly learns that even the bucolic countryside has its share of eccentric--and deadly--characters.  Evans' new neighbors include two competitive ministers vying for the souls of their flock, one lascivious barmaid, and three other Evanses: Evan-the-Meat, Evans-the-Milk, and Evans-the-Post (whose favorite hobby is to read the mail before he delivers it).
 
Before Evans has time to sort through the complicated relationships and rivalries of his new home, he's called to the scene of a crime as brutal and fearsome as any he encountered in the big city.  Two hikers have been murdered on the trails of the local mountain, and Evans must hunt down a vicious killer--who may or may not be linked to the mysterious destruction of Mrs. Powell-Jones' prize-winning tomatoes.
 
Evans Above  is the first novel in Rhys Bowen's popular Constable Evans Mystery Series.

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PrologueThe bus groaned its way up from the coast, belching out a cloud of diesel smoke before it came to a halt outside the first house of a small village."Llanfair!" the driver called, looking back at the young man who sat behind him clutching a backpack."Is this it?" Tommy asked dubiously, peering out through the windshield at the row of slate-roofed cottages."This is the closest I'm going to stop," the driver said in a lilting Welsh accent. "Ask at the village. They'll tell you from there."Tommy stepped down and hoisted his backpack onto his shoulders as the bus roared away,
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  • Rhys Bowen grew up in Great Britain and now lives in San Francisco.
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