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Rhys Bowen



A pseudonym used by Janet Quin-Harkin

Mystery Author Rhys Bowen is a transplanted Brit who now divides her time between California and Arizona. She currently writes two mystery series, the Molly Murphy novels, about an Irish immigrant in 1900s New York City and the lighter Royal Spyness mysteries about a penniless minor royal in 1930s Britain. Her books made bestseller lists, garnered many awards, nominations, and starred reviews.
 

Genres: Cozy Mystery, Historical Mystery, Historical
 
New and upcoming books
August 2024

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The Rose Arbor
 
November 2024

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We Three Queens
(Royal Spyness, book 18)
Series
Constable Evan Evans
   1. Evans Above (1997)
   2. Evan Help Us (1998)
   3. Evanly Choirs (1999)
   4. Evan and Elle (2000)
   5. Evan Can Wait (2001)
   6. Evans to Betsy (2002)
   7. Evan Only Knows (2003)
   8. Evan's Gate (2004)
   9. Evan Blessed (2005)
   10. Evanly Bodies (2006)
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Molly Murphy
   0.5. The Amersham Rubies (2011)
   1. Murphy's Law (2001)
   2. Death Of Riley (2002)
   3. For the Love of Mike (2003)
   4. In Like Flynn (2005)
   5. Oh Danny Boy (2006)
   6. In Dublin's Fair City (2007)
   7. Tell Me, Pretty Maiden (2008)
   8. In a Gilded Cage (2009)
   9. The Last Illusion (2010)
   10. Bless the Bride (2011)
   11. Hush Now, Don't You Cry (2012)
   11.5. The Face in the Mirror (2013)
   12. The Family Way (2013)
   12.5. Through the Window (2014)
   13. City of Darkness and Light (2014)
   14. The Edge of Dreams (2015)
   15. Away in a Manger (2015)
   16. Time of Fog and Fire (2016)
   17. The Ghost of Christmas Past (2017)
   18. Wild Irish Rose (2022) (with Clare Broyles)
   19. All That Is Hidden (2023) (with Clare Broyles)
   20. In Sunshine or in Shadow (2024) (with Clare Broyles)
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Royal Spyness
   1. Her Royal Spyness (2007)
   2. A Royal Pain (2008)
   3. Royal Flush (2009)
   4. Royal Blood (2010)
   5. Naughty In Nice (2011)
   5.5. Masked Ball at Broxley Manor (2012)
   6. The Twelve Clues of Christmas (2012)
   7. Heirs and Graces (2013)
   8. Queen of Hearts (2014)
   9. Malice at the Palace (2015)
   10. Crowned and Dangerous (2016)
   11. On Her Majesty's Frightfully Secret Service (2017)
   12. Four Funerals and Maybe a Wedding (2018)
   13. Love and Death Among the Cheetahs (2019)
   14. The Last Mrs. Summers (2020)
   15. God Rest Ye, Royal Gentlemen (2021)
   16. Peril in Paris (2022)
   17. The Proof of the Pudding (2023)
   18. We Three Queens (2024)
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Novels
   Dreamwalker (2014) (with CM Broyles)
   Above the Bay of Angels (2020)
   The Venice Sketchbook (2021)
   Where the Sky Begins (2022)
   The Paris Assignment (2023)
   The Rose Arbor (2024)
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Collections
   Nothing Good Happens After Midnight (2020) (with others)
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Novellas and Short Stories
   What Child Is This (2018)
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Rhys Bowen recommends
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Enchanted Hill (2023)
Emily Bain Murphy
"Set amid the opulence and corruption of a thinly disguised Hearst's San Simeon during the Golden Age of Hollywood, this compelling story takes the reader on a breathtaking ride of redemption and revenge."
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The Traitor Beside Her (2023)
Mary Anna Evans
"A fascinating and intelligent WWII home front story."
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The Long March Home (2023)
Marcus Brotherton and Tosca Lee
"Such real characters."

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Anthologies containing stories by Rhys Bowen
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Shattering Glass (2020)
A Nasty Woman Press Anthology
edited by
Heather Graham
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For the Sake of the Game (2018)
Stories Inspired by the Sherlock Holmes Canon
edited by
Laurie R King and Leslie S Klinger
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Silent Night, Deadly Night (2016)
Classic Christmas Carols with a Twist of Crime
edited by
Otto Penzler

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