Evan Blessed

Constable Evans Mysteries (Volume 9)

Rhys Bowen

Minotaur Books

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Constable Evan Evans is almost done planning his wedding. Just as he is ready to relax, he meets a hiker whose girlfriend has gone missing on Mt. Snowdon. A search for the girl yields no trace but instead turns up a bunker complete with chains and handcuffs. Are the two related? And if so, where is the girl being held?

A series of clues make Evan and the police realize that they are dealing with a clever but twisted mind. Then a second person vanishes and this time Evans knows the victim: his fiancé. Her disappearance makes Evans realize that the culprit's vendetta might be quite personal-and directed at Evans himself.

In Evan Blessed, award-winner Rhys Bowen has again delivered a charming and suspenseful cozy mystery set in Wales.

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  Chapter 1


He knew he shouldn’t play the piano but he couldn’t help himself. That last doctor at the hospital had suggested that it probably wasn’t wise when he was in this frame of mind and the old cow next door had made it clear that she didn’t appreciate noise after nine o’clock. But it was calling to him, drawing him as certainly as if he was a hooked fish. He had to feel the cool ivory under his fingers and fill the room with enough music to drown out the blackness.He pushed open the door and fumbled for a light switch.

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Praise for Evan Blessed

Praise for Evan Only Knows:
"Another charming entry in a series that shows no signs of growing stale."
--Denver Post
"Story-telling at its best with well-drawn, engaging characters and a vivid sense of place. A definite winner."
--Peter Robinson, author of Playing With Fire
Praise for the Evan Evans series:

"A fine sense of place, a compelling dual story line, and a cast of sympathetic, well-drawn characters." --Booklist on Evan's Gate

"Another charming entry in a series that shows no signs of growing stale." --Denver Post on Evan Only Knows

"A winning series." --Publishers Weekly on Evan Only Knows

Praise for Rhys Bowen:

"The author's cozily intimate style, unusual setting and modest, down-home hero...make for satisfying entertainment." --Kirkus Reviews

"Fans of light, entertaining mysteries with an emphasis on appealing characters and intriguing plots will be thrilled." --Booklist

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About the Author

Rhys Bowen

RHYS BOWEN is the author of seven books in the Evans series as well as three in the Molly Murphy series, including Murphy's Law, which won the Agatha Award for Best Novel.

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Evan Blessed
Rhys Bowen

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St. Martin's Press
Minotaur Books
August 2005
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ISBN: 9781429901772
ISBN10: 1429901772
256 pages
$7.99
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