Rhys Bowen


United Kingdom

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San Rafael
About Me:
I'm the author of the Molly Murphy mysteries, featuring an Irish Immigrant woman in 1900s New York City, also the Constable Evans mysteries set in North Wales.
Last summer I launched a brand new series about the British royal family in the 1930s.It's called HER ROYAL SPYNESS, Berkley Prime Crime. It's been pitched as Bridget Jones meets Maisie Dobbs with a touch of royal flair, of course. Lots of fun and a little bit sexy and scary too. It became an IMBA #1 bestseller and has been nominted for the Dilys, Agatha, Romatic Times and MacAvity awards.
July 1 2008 marks the appearance of the second in the series, A Royal Pain.
I've been nominated for every major mystery award and I've won eight of them. I also write short stories and have served on the MWA national board. When not writing I love to travel, sing, play my Celtic Harp and spoil my grandchildren.
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Books And Authors I Like:
My own, of course. (see my website)
My favorite mystery authors are:
Tony Hillerman
Reginald Hill
Peter Robinson
Lyn Hamilton
Deborah Crombie
Jerrilyn Farmer
Laura Lippman
Michael Connelly
I used to adore Mary Stewart.
Daphne Du Maurier
and all those golden age ladies
Movies And TV Shows I Like:
Charade, Foul Play--anything funny and a little scary
anything really romantic: Out of Africa, Casablanca
TV shows? British comedy, PBS mysteries
Love Loveyoy
Prime Suspect (adore Helen Mirren)
therefore LOVED The Queen
All the Miss Marples with Joan Hickson
All the Poirots
Mrs. Bradley with Diana Rigg
(oh, and dare I confess: The Bachelor)

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  • Allan E. Ansorge

    I obviously have yet again miss-communicated. My book launches in July so it is a trifle late for it to see daylight in a critique group. After being in business myself for forty years I can understand your publishers concerns of aiding the enemy so to speak. Please rest assured I will still admire your work and strive as best I can to preserve the traditional as a form of mystery. Allan
  • Allan E. Ansorge

    Karen Syed at Echelon Press in Maryland is doing the book. I just got the cover art sent to me yesterday. The first chapter is on my web site (which for some unsolvable reason can only be accessed through explorer) I would be honored if you took a look.
  • Meridith Lee

    Rhys - so enjoyed your appearance at M is for Mystery last night and can't wait to finish the new Molly Murphy book. It's always a pleasure to hear you speak and learn about the adventures of Molly and Georgie. Can't wait til the September launch of the new Royal book!