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Rhys Bowen

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in Bath, The United Kingdom


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"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'd love to know. I'm tempted to sending Duchess Kate a copy.
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.
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Royal Blood (Her Royal Spyn...
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I'm excited to announce that DREAMWALKER, the children's fantasy novel I've written with my daughter Clare is now up and available on Amazon, Kobo, Barnes and Noble, iTunes and also as a paperback.

DREAMWALKER is the first in a new series called Red Dragon Academy. You can check out the Red Dragon Academy Facebook page

If you're missing Harry Potter, this is for you!
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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!

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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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