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Rhys Bowen

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in Bath, The United Kingdom



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March 2008

"I'm a New York Times bestselling mystery author, winner of both Agatha and Anthony awards for my Molly Murphy mysteries, set in 1902 New York City.

I also write the Agatha-winning Royal Spyness series, about the British royal family in the 1930s. It's lighter, sexier, funnier, wicked satire. It was voted by readers as best mystery series one year.
I am also known for my Constable Evans books, set in North Wales, and for my award-winning short stories. "

I was born and raised in England but currently divide my time between California and Arizona where I go to escape from the harsh California winters
When I am not writing I love to travel, sing, hike, play my Celtic harp.
* Constable Evan Mystery
* Molly Murphy Mysteries
* Her Royal Spyness

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Rhys Bowen I'm working on the next Royal Spyness novel called Malice at the Palace. It's about a royal wedding and so much fun to write.
Rhys Bowen I'd love to know. I'm tempted to sending Duchess Kate a copy.
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“They don't hang dukes, darling. He'd be let off by reason of insanity. Everyone knows the upper classes are batty.”
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“We should all have personal hot air balloons and drift serenely through the clouds.”
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“Why is it that there is this misconception that dark equals good. That only applies to chocolate.”
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message 5: by Nancy

Nancy Baker Just finished The Edge of Dreams. LOVED IT! Whenever I start a Molly Murphy book I can't put it down till I finish.

Jeannie and Louis Rigod Dear Rhys,

Thank you for being a good friend that sure can write! I only wish I had known you when my Mother was still here, she would have adored your style of writing as do I. Happy life and writing.


Connie Hi Rhys--great to see you here! I have the Guernsey Literary book on my Kindle and after seeing that you gave it 5 stars I'm eager to get to it. Meanwhile, I'm still writing both of my mystery series---staying extremely busy!

message 2: by Rhys

Rhys Bowen Debbie wrote: "I really enjoy your books"

Thank you, Debbie. When I have a moment to breathe, i'd better do something with this profile page, hadn't I?

Debbie Bentman I really enjoy your books

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