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Rhys Bowen

Autor(a) de Her Royal Spyness

178+ Works 23,479 Membros 1,161 Reviews 34 Favorited

About the Author

Rhys Bowen was born Janet Quin-Harkin in 1941 in Bath, England. She earned her bachelors degree from the University of London. Soon after graduation she worked for the British Broadcasting Corporation as a studio manager and writer. She then took a job working for a textbook company developing mostrar mais reading texts before writing her own books. Her first picture book - Peter Penny's Dance - was published in 1976 and changed her career to children's book author. The book earned praise and won numerous awards. In 1981 she wrote a teen novel entitled California Girl which became the first installment in Bantam's Sweet Dreams series. This series grew to include novels such as Love Match, Daydreamer, and Ten-Boy Summer. These Sweet Dreams books started a major trend in young adult publishing. they were praised as an encouragement to reading. Janet Quin-Harkin also authored non-series fiction for adolescents such as award winning novel Wanted: Date for Saturday Night and Summer Heat. She also wrote the young adult historical novels Madam Sarah and Fool's Gold. She then moved on to writng mystery novels whcih included her Constable Evans series. Her book Royal Blood made the New York Times Bestseller list. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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(eng) Janet Quin-Harkin writes books for teens. She uses the pen name Rhys Bowen for her mystery novels for adults.

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Séries

Obras de Rhys Bowen

Her Royal Spyness (2007) 1,920 cópias
A Royal Pain (2008) 1,060 cópias
Murphy's Law (2001) 967 cópias
In Farleigh Field (2017) 830 cópias
Royal Flush (2009) 819 cópias
Royal Blood (2010) 796 cópias
The Twelve Clues of Christmas (2012) 699 cópias
Naughty in Nice (2011) 684 cópias
The Tuscan Child (2018) 671 cópias
Death of Riley (2002) 587 cópias
Heirs and Graces (2013) 565 cópias
For the Love of Mike (2003) 543 cópias
Evans Above (1997) 540 cópias
Queen of Hearts (2014) 456 cópias
The Victory Garden (2019) 446 cópias
Tell Me, Pretty Maiden (2008) 424 cópias
Malice at the Palace (2015) 422 cópias
In Like Flynn (2004) 421 cópias
Crowned and Dangerous (2016) 420 cópias
Oh Danny Boy (2006) 416 cópias
In a Gilded Cage (2009) 393 cópias
In Dublin's Fair City (2007) 389 cópias
The Last Illusion (2010) 354 cópias
The Venice Sketchbook (2021) 336 cópias
Evan Help Us (1998) 326 cópias
Evan and Elle (2000) 324 cópias
Evanly Choirs (1999) 298 cópias
Evan's Gate (2004) 278 cópias
Evan Blessed (2005) 277 cópias
Bless the Bride (2011) 265 cópias
Evan Can Wait (2001) 263 cópias
Evanly Bodies (2006) 261 cópias
The Last Mrs. Summers (2020) 258 cópias
Above the Bay of Angels (2020) 252 cópias
Evans to Betsy (2002) 241 cópias
The Amersham Rubies (2011) 238 cópias
Masked Ball at Broxley Manor (2012) 237 cópias
Hush Now, Don't You Cry (2012) 233 cópias
Evan Only Knows (2003) 223 cópias
God Rest Ye, Royal Gentlemen (2021) 222 cópias
The Family Way (2012) 201 cópias
City of Darkness and Light (2014) 200 cópias
The Edge of Dreams (2015) 172 cópias
Where the Sky Begins (2022) 169 cópias
Time of Fog and Fire (2016) 166 cópias
The Ghost of Christmas Past (2017) 154 cópias
Peril in Paris (2022) 153 cópias
Away in a Manger (2015) 149 cópias
Magic Growing Powder (1980) 98 cópias
Wild Irish Rose (2022) 89 cópias
The Proof of the Pudding (2023) 83 cópias
What Child is This (2018) 82 cópias
The Paris Assignment (2023) 69 cópias
A Royal Threesome (2014) 55 cópias
The Face in the Mirror (2013) 54 cópias
All That Is Hidden (2023) 53 cópias
Through the Window (2014) 46 cópias
Benjamin's Balloon (1978) 36 cópias
Coração Dividido (1995) 33 cópias
California Girl (1981) 31 cópias
Ten-Boy Summer (1982) 30 cópias
The Two of Us (1984) 27 cópias
Love Match (1982) 24 cópias
Peter Penny's Dance (1976) 23 cópias
Daydreamer (1983) 23 cópias
Who Do You Love? (1996) 22 cópias
Dreamwalker (2014) 20 cópias
Ginger's First Kiss (1994) 20 cópias
Roni's Dream Boy (1994) 20 cópias
101 Ways to Meet Mr. Right (1985) 19 cópias
No Experience Required (1989) 19 cópias
Lovebirds (1984) 18 cópias
Exchange of Hearts (1984) 17 cópias
Flamingo Revenge (1997) 16 cópias
Catch of the Day (1989) 15 cópias
Ghost of a Chance (1984) 15 cópias
Fun, Sun, and Flamingoes (1997) 14 cópias
Roni's Two-Boy Trouble (1994) 14 cópias
Karen's Perfect Match (1994) 14 cópias
Write Every Day (1986) 13 cópias
Queen Justine (1994) 12 cópias
Just Desserts (1990) 11 cópias
My Best Enemy (1987) 11 cópias
Old Friends, New Friends (1986) 11 cópias
Ginger's New Crush (1994) 11 cópias
Best Friends Forever (1986) 11 cópias
The Boyfriend Wars (1995) 11 cópias
No More Boys (1995) 11 cópias
The Main Attraction (1989) 11 cópias
The Trouble with Toni (1986) 10 cópias
The Graduates (1986) 10 cópias
The Great Boy Chase (1985) 10 cópias
Nothing in Common (1987) 10 cópias
Growing Pains (1986) 10 cópias
Love to Go (1990) 10 cópias
At Your Service (1990) 9 cópias
My Secret Love (1986) 9 cópias
Roni's Sweet Fifteen (1995) 9 cópias
Follow That Boy (1985) 7 cópias
Never Say Goodbye (1987) 7 cópias
Helpful Hattie (1983) 6 cópias
My Phantom Love (1992) 6 cópias
Trade Winds (1993) 5 cópias
Sleepover Madness (1995) 5 cópias
Dear Cousin (1987) 5 cópias
In Sunshine or in Shadow (2024) 5 cópias
Torn Apart (1999) 5 cópias
Cool in School (1996) 5 cópias
Trading Places (1987) 5 cópias
Love Potion (1999) 4 cópias
You Read My Mind (1996) 4 cópias
Karen's Lessons in Love (1995) 4 cópias
Surf's Up! (1987) 4 cópias
Two Girls, One Boy (1987) 4 cópias
One Step Too Far (1989) 4 cópias
Flip Side (1987) 4 cópias
All Rapped Up (1997) 4 cópias
Big Sister (1988) 4 cópias
Madame Sarah (1989) 4 cópias
Heartbreak Café (1989) 3 cópias
Summer Daze (1997) 3 cópias
Fool's Gold (1991) 3 cópias
Road Trip (1989) 3 cópias
Double Take (1987) 3 cópias
Tug of War (1987) 3 cópias
Last Dance (1987) 3 cópias
Out in the Cold (1988) 3 cópias
On My Own (1986) 3 cópias
Blind Date (1988) 3 cópias
Secrets of Lake Success (1993) 2 cópias
Forever Friday (1995) 2 cópias
Home Sweet Home (1988) 2 cópias
Dream Come True (1988) 2 cópias
Amazing Grace (1993) 2 cópias
Make Me a Star (1987) 2 cópias
Having a Ball (1989) 2 cópias
Voodoo 2 cópias
Night of the Prom (1992) 2 cópias
Star Quality (1997) 2 cópias
Homecoming Dance (Senior Year) (1991) 1 exemplar(es)
Winner Take All (1984) 1 exemplar(es)
Friday Night Fright (1995) 1 exemplar(es)
It's My Turn (1988) 1 exemplar(es)
La vittoria di Emily 1 exemplar(es)
The Sutcliffe Diamonds (1994) 1 exemplar(es)
Sherlocked 1 exemplar(es)
Hush Now Don't You Cry 1 exemplar(es)
The Rose Arbor: A Novel 1 exemplar(es)
All That is Hidden 1 exemplar(es)
Evan and Me 1 exemplar(es)
Her Royal Spyness 6 Book Set (1990) 1 exemplar(es)
Starring Tess and Ali (1991) 1 exemplar(es)
Tommy Loves Tina (1984) 1 exemplar(es)
The Wall 1 exemplar(es)
Doppelganger 1 exemplar(es)
Dear Karen (1998) 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

An Apple for the Creature (2012) — Contribuinte — 377 cópias
Sherlock Holmes: The Hidden Years (2004) — Contribuinte — 105 cópias
Death Dines In (2004) — Contribuinte — 87 cópias
Sherlock Holmes: The American Years (2010) — Contribuinte — 56 cópias
Blood on Their Hands (2003) — Contribuinte — 46 cópias
A Merry Band of Murderers (2006) — Contribuinte — 21 cópias
Malice Domestic 11: Murder Most Conventional (2016) — Contribuinte — 10 cópias
Mysterious Writers: The Many Facets of Mystery Writing (2010) — Contribuinte — 9 cópias
Chesapeake Crimes: Homicidal Holidays (2014) — Introdução — 8 cópias
Shattering Glass: A Nasty Woman Press Anthology (2020) — Contribuinte — 8 cópias
Crimespree Magazine #50 — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)

Etiquetado

1900s (94) 1930s (455) 2013 (92) 20th century (138) amateur detective (101) audible (192) audio (152) audiobook (234) British (188) Constable Evans (114) cozy (274) cozy mystery (433) ebook (295) England (548) fiction (1,466) historical (394) historical fiction (945) historical mystery (802) humor (100) Kindle (353) Lady Georgiana Rannoch (117) library (116) London (118) Molly Murphy (277) murder (160) mysteries (106) mystery (3,849) mystery fiction (102) New York (168) New York City (194) read (210) Rhys Bowen (96) romance (172) Royal Spyness (209) royalty (140) series (479) short stories (92) to-read (1,666) Wales (271) WWII (185)

Conhecimento Comum

Nome de batismo
Quin-Harkin, Janet
Data de nascimento
1941-09-24
Sexo
female
Nacionalidade
UK
Local de nascimento
Bath, Somerset, England, UK
Locais de residência
California, USA
Arizona, USA
Educação
University of London
Ocupação
mystery writer
BBC announcer
drama studio manager
Organizações
Mystery Writers of America
Premiações
Anthony Award (Short Story, 2004) for "Doppleganger" in the anthology Blood on Their Hands
Agente
Meg Ruley
Aviso de desambiguação
Janet Quin-Harkin writes books for teens. She uses the pen name Rhys Bowen for her mystery novels for adults.

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In Sunshine or in Shadow by Rhys Bowen and Clare Broyles sends Molly out of Manhattan and up north to visit her mother-in-law in Westchester County. It is highly recommended for fans of the series.

In 1908 typhoid is back in the city and retired detective Molly Murphy Sullivan is expecting so Daniel wants her, along with their toddler son and teenage ward, to go stay with his mother for the summer. Much to her relief, her mother-in-law is a surprisingly welcoming host. When Molly's friends, Sid and Gus, invite her to come stay with them for a visit, she jumps at the chance. She joins them in a visit to Sid's family in a Jewish bungalow in the Catskills where tensions are running high and soon there is a murder to solve.

Mother and daughter Rhys Bowen and Clare Broyles team up on this 20th installment of the mystery series. This is a typical Molly Murphy mystery. At this point, the characters are fully realized and developed across the whole series. The story arc is expected, a murder will be solved, although this time it is slow to happen, which marks the start of the investigation portion of the novel. It is a predictable, but comfortable, plot.

The quality of the writing is excellent, as expected. Where it really shines is in the descriptions of life during that time period, 1908, and all the historical information on the early Catskill resorts. Fans will welcome this latest addition and those new to the series can enjoy it as a standalone novel. This novel was reviewed in partnership with my mother who is an avid reader and big fan of the author. Thanks to Minotaur Books for providing an advance reader's copy via NetGalley. My review is voluntary and expresses my honest opinion.
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Obras
178
Also by
17
Membros
23,479
Popularidade
#894
Avaliação
½ 3.7
Resenhas
1,161
ISBNs
875
Idiomas
11
Favorito
34

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