Rhys Bowen
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Rhys Bowen

Rhys Bowen is the New York Times bestselling author of two historical mystery series as well as the #1Kindle bestseller In Farleigh Field and the international bestseller The Tuscan Child.
In Farleigh Field was nominated for the Edgar Award, won the Agatha award for best historical mystery as well as the Bruce Alexander Memorial Award.

Rhys was born in Bath, England and educated at London University but now divides her time between California and Arizona. Her books have been nominated for every major mystery award and she has won fourteen of them to date.

She currently writes two historical mystery series, each very different in tone. The Molly Murphy mysteries feature an Irish immigrant woman in turn-of-the-century New York City. These books are multi-layered, complex stories with a strong sense of time and place and have won many awards including Agatha and Anthony. There are 17 books so far in this series plus three Kindle stories, The Amersham Rubies, Through the Window and The Face in the Mirror--a great way to introduce new readers to Molly's spunky personality.

Then there is Lady Georgie, Rhys's latest,and very popular, heroine. She's 35th in line to the throne of England, but she's flat broke and struggling to survive in the Great Depression. These books are lighter and funnier than Molly's adventures. They poke gentle fun at the British class system--about which Rhys knows a lot, having married into an upper class family rather like Georgie's, with cousins with silly nicknames,family ghosts and stately homes. The twelfth book in the series, Four Funerals and Maybe a Wedding, will be published August 2018. Two books in the series have won the Agatha award for best historical mystery.
The series received the Readers Choice Award for favorite mystery series and Rhys was nominated for career achievement. It was also voted one of Goodreads top 10 cozy mysteries. The books have been translated into many languages and brought Rhys fans from around the world.

Her most recent achievement has been the big World War 2 stand-alone novels, In Farleigh Field and The Tuscan Child. They have enjoyed impressive sales world-wide and brought Rhys many new readers.

As a child Rhys spent time with relatives in Wales. Those childhood experiences colored her first mystery series, about Constable Evans in the mountains of Snowdonia. 10 books including the Edgar nominee Evan's Gate. She has lived in Austria, Germany and Australia, but has called California her home for many years. She now escapes to a condo in Arizona during those cold California winters. When she's not writing she loves to travel, sing, hike, paint and play the Celtic harp.

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Best Sellers

    • The Tuscan Child

    • By: Rhys Bowen
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble, Katy Sobey
    • Length: 10 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,793
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,509
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 3,492

    From New York Times best-selling author Rhys Bowen comes a haunting novel about a woman who braves her father's hidden past to discover his secrets....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Knocked this one out of the park

    • By Anne on 02-22-18

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Four Funerals and Maybe a Wedding

    • By: Rhys Bowen
    • Narrated by: Jasmine Blackborow
    • Length: 9 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,662
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,555
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,549

    In the days leading up to her wedding to Darcy O'Mara, Lady Georgiana Rannoch takes on the responsibilities of a grand estate, but proving she can run a household just may be the death of her in the new Royal Spyness Mystery from Rhys Bowen....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Overall I loved it!

    • By Dylan on 08-13-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Her Royal Spyness

    • By: Rhys Bowen
    • Narrated by: Katherine Kellgren
    • Length: 8 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 10,289
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9,124
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 9,094

    Georgie, aka Lady Victoria Georgiana Charlotte Eugenie, cousin of King George V of England, is penniless and trying to survive on her own as an ordinary person in London in 1932....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I’ve Been Charmed

    • By Emily - Audible on 06-11-12

    Regular price: $21.95

    • In Farleigh Field

    • A Novel
    • By: Rhys Bowen
    • Narrated by: Gemma Dawson
    • Length: 11 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4,048
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,700
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 3,687

    World War II comes to Farleigh Place, the ancestral home of Lord Westerham and his five daughters, when a soldier with a failed parachute falls to his death on the estate....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Entertaining and Engaging Storyline

    • By RavidReader on 03-05-17

    Regular price: $24.95

    • A Royal Pain

    • By: Rhys Bowen
    • Narrated by: Katherine Kellgren
    • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,998
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,460
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,425

    The Queen of England has concocted a plan in which penniless aristocrat Lady Georgie is to entertain a Bavarian princess and conveniently place her in the playboy prince's path....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Royal HOOT!

    • By AudioAddict on 03-08-14

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Queen of Hearts

    • By: Rhys Bowen
    • Narrated by: Katherine Kellgren
    • Length: 10 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,121
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,857
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,845

    Lady Georgiana Rannoch, 35th in line for the British throne, knows how to play the part of an almost royal - but now she's off to Hollywood....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • So disappointing!

    • By Wendy on 08-24-14

    Regular price: $24.95

    • On Her Majesty's Frightfully Secret Service

    • A Royal Spyness Mystery, Book 11
    • By: Rhys Bowen
    • Narrated by: Katherine Kellgren
    • Length: 9 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,628
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2,461
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,443

    I shouldn't be all that surprised when one of my fellow guests is murdered and my Italian holiday becomes a nightmare....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Still good fun!

    • By Dylan on 08-03-17

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Royal Blood

    • By: Rhys Bowen
    • Narrated by: Katherine Kellgren
    • Length: 9 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,879
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,472
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,442

    Penniless and 34th in line to the throne, Lady Georgiana Rannoch finds herself in a truly draining state of affairs....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Good Adventurous Fun

    • By Dylan on 05-19-16

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Twelve Clues of Christmas

    • By: Rhys Bowen
    • Narrated by: Katherine Kellgren
    • Length: 9 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,661
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,205
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,185

    She may be 35th in line for the throne, but Lady Georgiana Rannoch cannot wait to ring in the new year—before a Christmas killer wrings another neck….

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • It was a great Christmas Who-Done-It!

    • By Felicia The Geeky Blogger on 11-25-12

    Regular price: $17.96

    • Crowned and Dangerous

    • By: Rhys Bowen
    • Narrated by: Katherine Kellgren
    • Length: 9 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,489
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3,222
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,203

    Nothing is simple when you're 35th in line for the British crown, least of all marriage....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I always adore Lady Georgiana

    • By Dylan on 03-28-17

    Regular price: $24.95

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