Rhys Bowen
  • Bath
  • United Kingdom
Share on Facebook MySpace

Rhys Bowen's Friends

  • Tatjana Kruse
  • Keith Spence
  • Meridith Lee
  • Toni L.P. Kelner
  • Matt Rees
  • Jaden Terrell
  • Lisa
  • Deborah J Ledford
  • Jeffrey J. Mariotte
  • Judy Starbuck
  • Pat Brown
  • The Poisoned Pen Bookstore
  • Jon Loomis
  • Gary C. King
  • Allison Brennan

Rhys Bowen's Discussions

Malice Abroad

Started this discussion. Last reply by Julie Lomoe Jul 2, 2007.

Blinkered publishers
3 Replies

Started this discussion. Last reply by Eric Christopherson May 17, 2007.


Rhys Bowen's Page

Profile Information

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.
I Am A:
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)

Rhys Bowen's Photos

  • Add Photos
  • View All

Rhys Bowen's Videos

  • Add Videos
  • View All

Rhys Bowen's Blog

Royally Flushed with Excitement

Celebrate with me: my third Royal spyness mystery, featuring Lady Georgiana, 34th in line to the throne but penniless, will be in stores tomrorow, July 7th. I'm setting out on a crazy tour schedule. Please check my website, www.rhysbowen.com and click on Rhys on the Road. I love seeing friendly faces when I'm on the road!

Posted on July 7, 2009 at 2:22am — 2 Comments

Happy Holidays

At this season I'd like to send out best wishes to all my friends in Mysterydom.

It's been a great year for me. My new book, Her Royal Spyness, seems to have taken off and I've acquired a lot of new fans. The second book is already written and due out next summer. It's called A Royal Pain--even funnier, I hope.

And a new Molly book is due out in March. Called Tell me Pretty Maiden. All about the New York theater.

So I wish everyone a happy, healthy, successful new year…


Posted on December 4, 2007 at 2:54am

Alaska, here I come

I'm off to Alaska in the morning--heading for Bouchercon and looking forward to meeting old friends and making new ones.

The great thing about the mystery world is the friendships I have made. I would not have believed, when I wrote my first mystery 11 years ago that I would have a circle of wonderful friends who are important in my life. Any of you who have not been to a mystery convention, I really recommend trying one--they are all over the place and at various times of year. We…


Posted on September 26, 2007 at 2:01am

Europe, the good, the bad and the very ugly

I got home last night after three weeks in Europe. I'm trying to put my impressions on paper and I realize that the bad still outweighs the good.

We flew into Frankfurt and took the train to Dresden. I'm glad we saw it--it is a completely recreated old city. You'd think the buildings had stood since the middle ages but actually most were faithfully rebuilt after WW2. Still, it was pleasant and we had the most fabulous duck and red cabbage.

Then on to Prague, which to me was a…


Posted on September 16, 2007 at 10:44pm

Catching my breath

I'm finally home for a few days before a much needed trip to Europe.

The royal tea parties were such fun--cucumber sandwiches, fancy hats, the lot! And the stores threw themselves into the spirit of the thing so beautifully too. Linen cloths and good English china in one store, a cake made like my book cover in another, home made scones, home made sausange rolls and a catered tea from a fabulous tea room--these were some of the delights that treated me and my fans at each…


Posted on August 23, 2007 at 8:22am

Comment Wall (54 comments)

You need to be a member of CrimeSpace to add comments!

At 7:56am on March 5, 2010, Meridith Lee said…
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!
At 5:59am on January 16, 2009, Allan E. Ansorge said…
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.
At 10:02pm on January 14, 2009, Allan E. Ansorge said…
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
At 6:30am on January 11, 2009, Judy Starbuck said…
Rhys, did you get my information on Sisters?
At 10:33am on August 19, 2008, Arlene Sachitano said…
The Harriet Vane Chapter of Sisters in Crime enjoyed your talk at the salad bar dinner hosted by Susan Stanley and Kathryn Scotten in Portland. We are all reading and enjoying your new series!
Arlene Sachitano
PS - if you don't recognize my picture - it's not really me :)
At 2:13am on August 6, 2008, Pepper Smith said…
Hi Rhys,

Just finished reading Her Royal Spyness, and really enjoyed it. You've officially been added to my list of authors whose books I will keep an eye out for.
At 6:30am on February 18, 2008, Lynette Rees said…
Evan's Gate arrived yesterday from Amazon. Can't wait to get down to reading it!

At 9:08am on February 6, 2008, Lynette Rees said…
Coincidentally, my maiden name was Evans, so I think I'll try that book first!

At 4:40am on February 6, 2008, Lynette Rees said…
Yes, we do lol. I love the sound of your mystery stories, Rhys. I'm going to have to put one of your books on my 'to be read' list. Which one would you recommend?
At 2:07pm on February 5, 2008, Bronwyn said…
Ok, I googled you, will check the libraries and bookstores in Darwin.

CrimeSpace Google Search

© 2024   Created by Daniel Hatadi.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service