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Evan Can Wait

Evan Can Wait

A Constable Evans Mystery

Constable Evans Mysteries (Volume 5)

Rhys Bowen

Minotaur Books

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From the author of In Farleigh Field...

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 plane from a lake. The whole venture is being filmed for a documentary on World War II and Evans tries to assist the film crew by finding them local people with stories to tell. Little does he realize that resurrecting the past can sometimes mean opening old wounds. After some unhappy confrontations, it is not just the villagers who are upset by the filmmakers. Evans' own life is thrown into turmoil as he discovers his girlfriend Bronwen's past relationship with someone from the film crew.

Tensions build until one of the filmmakers disappears and is eventually found dead in a nearby slate mine. The case grows more complex as Evans slowly uncovers evidence that the victim had many enemies. In the process Evans also exposes an elaborate World War II scheme to hide paintings from the National Gallery. Do these paintings have something to do with the filmmaker's disappearance? How could he be connected to events that took place over half a century ago?

With Evan Can Wait, the fifth addition to her critically acclaimed series, Rhys Bowen creates a colorful, page-turning mystery set in two eras against the backdrop of a uniquely appealing small town filled with unforgettable characters.

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Chapter 1
Do I remember anything of those days? It's as clear as if it was yesterday. I remember the first time she noticed me. It was at Johnny Morgan's going-away party. He'd just joined the Royal Welch Fusiliers and he was...

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Praise for Evan Can Wait

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

"Though Evan's superiors are as usual unimpressed, his coterie of fans will be pleased—and enlarged." - Kirkus Reviews

"Bowen's great strength is her endearing Welsh characters, from the modest Evan to such amusing locals as the saucy barmaid and the rival chapel preachers." - Publishers Weekly

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About the author

Rhys Bowen

Rhys Bowen's novels have received a remarkable number of awards, including the Anthony, Agatha, and Macavity Awards as well as the Bruce Alexander Historical Award and the Herodotus Award. She is also the author of In Farleigh Field, the Royal Spyness series, the Molly Murphy mysteries, and the Edgar Award-nominated Constable Evan Evans mysteries. Born in England, she now lives in San Rafael, California, with her husband.

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