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When Constable Evan Evans is persuaded to join the local male choir for the upcoming eisteddfod (cultural festival), he doesn't think the addition of his mediocre voice will do them much good. In spite of all the effort that choirmaster Mostyn Phillips puts in to the choir, it is not exactly first class. Hope arrives in the form of world-renowned tenor Ifor Llewelyn, come home to Llanfair to rest, on doctor's orders.

Llewelyn immediately sets about renewing old friendships, and Mostyn even persuades him to sing with the choir. But Ifor isn't in Llanfair long before the residents decide that his presence is a mixed blessing. Noisy fights between Ifor and his wife, a threatening stranger, and Ifor's own warped sense of humor make life in Llanfair increasingly tense. When he announces that he is planning to write his memoir, telling all about his numerous relationships with famous and infamous women, he jokes that some people won't be happy. But is someone unhappy enough to commit murder to stop him? While tracking down a dangerous killer, Constable Evans also manages to navigate the treacherous waters of neighborhood rivalries, lusty barmaids, and local gossip.

With her third book in this acclaimed series, Rhys Bowen offers another pause-resisting tale of small-town mayhem and murder in Evanly Choirs.

©1999 Rhys Bowen (P)2016 Audible, Inc.

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Welsh cozy.

Loved this in audio after reading the first two. Narrator did a great job with the Welsh names. I wish the next was available.

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a favorite series

There is something about Constable Evan Evans and the townspeople in Llanfair than I find charming. This was the first mystery series written by the author who uses the pseudonym of Rhys Bowen. Constable Evans (aka Evans the law) is still having women trouble. There seems to be a severe shortage of single young men in Llanfair. In this "episode", the Powell's lease their home for the summer to a famous Welsh operatic tenor who, frankly, wrecks havoc in the village, upsetting many of the villagers, including Evan Evans. When he is killed there are no shortage of suspects. Evan Evans proves yet again that, though he is a mere constable, he was born to be a detective.

I like the sound of the narrator's voice. When he speaks Welsh, it is lovely (though I have no idea if his pronunciation is correct).

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Good for escape to wilds of wales

Perfect for not-scary, fun (if not complex) characters with Welsh accents. Not as much laughing as Her Royal Spyness, yet smiles of amusement frequently.

Why are next books in series not available?
It's a a bit like your pub refusing to refill your glass...

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A perfect way to spend 6 hours!

Wonderfully descriptive yet not overly wordy, this well narrated mystery packs a lot of plot turns in a bit over 6 hours. While the book certainty can stand alone, reading the first in the series (this 8s the 3rd) will quicken one's understanding of some of the returning characters.

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Entertaining

I suspect I will come to like the series more for the cast of characters than I will for the murder mysteries

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  • Debbie
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A Masterful Voice with a Giant Ego

In the third book in the series, in the quiet Welsh village, Evan the Law is asked to join the local choir as they practice for the annual competition. One of the local reverends and his wife have leased their house to the famous tenor, Ifor Llewelyn, returned home for a rest ordered by his doctor. Choirmaster Mostyn Phillips is determined to win the competition this year, and soon pays a visit to his old rival, Ifor to ask him to join the choir. Mostyn is sure he's secured a winning place, even though Ifor is a pain to work with and can never make it to practice on time. Frustration and dislike for the egotistical Ifor Llewelyn seem to come from every direction, as his cheating, cantankerous ways become increasing evident. His wife, his son, the domestic help, his various affairs . . . there's a pretty long list of those who would like to see him dead . . . but did he really kill himself as it appears? Evans the Law has a sharp eye out as the investigators begin to look into what looks like a suicide . . .

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Picture Perfect Book

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

This is a great story in the series.

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

The romance was worth waiting for...

What about Roger Clark’s performance did you like?

Mr. Clark reads with a steady easy to listen voice.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I listened to this book in several sittings. However, the plot is great and I was interested to the end.

Any additional comments?

Can't wait to read the entire series.

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Do Re Me

This book is about a singing contest that the local choir could have, should have won if only they could have some faith in themselves. But a murder can have an affect on anyone's performance! This is a good story, enjoy!

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Enjoyable light crime story.

Rhys Bowen is my go-to for delightful light mysteries. No gore and dark-side, delightful characters and fun to listen to. Refreshing.

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evanly choirs

narrator was very enjoyable. the twists and turns of the words spoken make it come alive.

the story line was gripping. this is the third book in the series. we've enjoyed each one. my husband and I listen to them together. delightful.