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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.
 
Awards
Agatha Award Best Novel winner (2001) : Murphy's Law
Agatha Award Best Novel nominee (2002) : Death Of Riley
Macavity Awards Best Novel nominee (2004) : For the Love of Mike
Edgar Awards Best Novel nominee (2005) : Evan's Gate
Agatha Award Best Novel nominee (2007) : Her Royal Spyness
Barry Awards Best Novel nominee (2007) : Oh Danny Boy
Agatha Award Best Novel nominee (2008) : A Royal Pain
Dilys Awards Best Book nominee (2008) : Her Royal Spyness
Agatha Award Best Novel nominee (2009) : Royal Flush
Agatha Award Best Historical Novel winner (2012) : Naughty In Nice
Agatha Award Best Historical Novel nominee (2012) : The Twelve Clues of Christmas
Agatha Award Best Historical Novel nominee (2013) : Heirs and Graces
Agatha Award Best Historical Novel winner (2014) : Queen of Hearts
Agatha Award Best Historical Novel nominee (2015) : Malice at the Palace


Rhys Bowen recommends
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Shadow Play (2004)
(Laura Winslow, book 6)
David Cole
"Every bit as good as Hillerman, Laura Winslow is a tough lady PI with a distinctly soft center."
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The War Against Miss Winter (2007)
(Rosie Winter Mystery, book 1)
Kathryn Miller Haines
"Haines perfectly captures the feel, sights, and sounds of New York in the 1940s. Her Rosie... is fiesty, mouthy, and a lot of fun."
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The First Wave (2007)
(Billy Boyle World War II Mystery, book 2)
James R Benn
"A rattling good' read."
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This Private Plot (2014)
(Oliver Swithin Mystery, book 3)
Alan Beechey
"...delicious dialogue, ridiculously eccentric English characters: utter heaven and worth the long wait."
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Homicidal Holidays (2014)
Donna Andrews, Barb Goffman and Marcia Talley
"Have fun with this whole year of holiday stories. I certainly did!"
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At the Drop of a Hat (2015)
(Hat Shop Mystery, book 3)
Jenn McKinlay
"[A] delicious cozy read."
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Oliver Twisted (2016)
(Ivy Meadows Mystery, book 3)
Cindy Brown
"It is not easy to combine humor and murder, but Cindy Brown does it effortlessly."
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Murder between the Lines (2017)
(Kitty Weeks Mystery, book 2)
Radha Vatsal
"A delightful spunky heroine defines convention in this engaging historical mystery."
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Murder in Mayfair (2017)
(Atlas Catesby Mystery, book 1)
D M Quincy
"I've always been a fan of the Regency novel and enjoyed this delicious tale of scandal and villainy in Georgian England."


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