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Bowen, Rhys

Works: 136 works in 968 publications in 5 languages and 63,678 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Historical fiction  History  Humorous fiction  Christmas stories  Detective and mystery stories, English  Novels  Spy stories  Christmas fiction 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PR6052.O848, 823.914
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Rhys Bowen
Her royal spyness by Rhys Bowen( Book )

33 editions published between 2007 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 2,154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lady Victoria Georgiana Charlotte Eugenie (Georgie), who has bolted from Scotland and headed to London, receives a summons from the Queen to spy on her playboy son
A royal pain by Rhys Bowen( Book )

38 editions published between 2006 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 1,987 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Assigned by the Queen of England to entertain a Bavarian princess, penniless aristocrat Lady Georgie must help Princess Hanni unlearn the English she has learned from American gangster films, break her of her shoplifting habit, and investigate a murder
Royal flush by Rhys Bowen( Book )

24 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 1,886 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To avoid scandal, Lady Georgiana is shipped home to Castle Rannoch where her summer plans include honoring a promise to Her Majesty to keep Castle Rannoch's divorceé houseguest from seducing the Prince of Wales. She's also been coerced into helping Scotland Yard with a top-secret mission--namely keeping an eye on the shooting party at Balmoral and preventing someone from shooting the Prince. And Georgie must manage all this without strangling her odious sister-in-law Fig or spineless brother Binky
Naughty in Nice by Rhys Bowen( Book )

31 editions published between 2011 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,814 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Nice to recover the Queen's stolen snuff box, Lady Georgiana Rannoch participates in a Coco Chanel fashion show where a necklace also belonging to the Queen goes missing, forcing her to search for both priceless items and solve a murder
Royal blood by Rhys Bowen( Book )

27 editions published between 2010 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,799 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To escape her hateful brother, Georgie Rannoch, penniless and thirty-fourth in line to the throne, accepts an invitation from the queen to represent the royals at a Transylvanian wedding in a macabre castle, only to find the bride with a bloody chin, a guest poisoned, and murderous mystery in the air
In Dublin's fair city by Rhys Bowen( Book )

26 editions published between 2007 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,788 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Searching for the long-lost sister of an Irish-American impresario, P.I. Molly Murphy leaves turn-of-the-century New York to head back to her native Ireland, only to be confronted by the murder of her maid and the disappearance of a famed Irish actress
Bless the bride by Rhys Bowen( Book )

22 editions published between 2011 and 2018 in English and held by 1,704 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Before the wedding bells can ring for PI Molly Murphy, a wealthy Chinese immigrant wants her to find his missing bride, and Molly--sure she isn't getting the whole story--suspects that his bride ran off. Set in early-twentieth-century New York
The last illusion by Rhys Bowen( Book )

16 editions published between 2010 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 1,697 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After an illusionist on stage saws into his assistant, Harry Houdini's wife hires Molly Murphy to be part investigator/part bodyguard and uncover whether NYC's masters of illusion are simply up to their tricks or if there truly is something much more treacherous going on
Murphy's law : a Molly Murphy mystery by Rhys Bowen( Book )

33 editions published between 2001 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 1,682 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Molly Murphy, on the run from the police in Ireland, becomes the prime suspect in the murder of a man at Ellis Island
Oh Danny boy by Rhys Bowen( Book )

13 editions published between 2006 and 2016 in English and held by 1,680 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Irish immigrant-turned-private detective Molly Murphy comes to the aid of handsome NYPD captain Daniel Sullivan, who has been arrested for accepting bribes, in a mystery set in early twentieth-century New York
In a gilded cage by Rhys Bowen( Book )

21 editions published between 2009 and 2017 in English and held by 1,671 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Irish-born detective and Vasser graduate Molly Murphy is hired to find out the truth about her friend's missionary parents' deaths and her loss of inheritance. Another Vasser grad has a philandering husband to track. Set in early 20th-century New York City
The twelve clues of Christmas by Rhys Bowen( Book )

19 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in English and Dutch and held by 1,650 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While serving as an assistant to the hostess of a large Christmas house party in Tiddleton-under-Lovey, Georgie gets the attention of her retired detective grandfather after dead bodies begin showing up
Tell me, pretty maiden by Rhys Bowen( Book )

17 editions published between 2008 and 2017 in English and held by 1,645 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With her turn-of-the-twentieth-century detective agency busier than ever, Molly Murphy finds her life further complicated when she and her beau, police captain Daniel Sullivan, stumble upon a young woman lying unconscious in the snow in Central Park
Queen of hearts by Rhys Bowen( Book )

19 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 1,576 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Lady Georgiana Rannoch, thirty-fifth in line for the British throne, knows how to play the part of an almost royal--but now she's off to Hollywood, where she must reprise her role as sleuth or risk starring in an all-too-convincing death scene ... My mother, the glamorous and much-married actress, is hearing wedding bells once again--which is why she must hop across the pond for a quickie divorce in Reno. To offer my moral support, and since all expenses are paid by her new hubby-to-be, Max, I agree to make the voyage with her. Crossing the Atlantic, with adventure in the air and wealthy men aboard, Mother all but forgets about Max and matrimony--especially when movie mogul Cy Goldman insists on casting her in his next picture. Meanwhile, I find myself caught up in the secret investigation of a suspected jewel thief. Lucky for me, the lead investigator happens to be my dashing beau, Darcy! Mother's movie and Darcy's larceny lead everyone to Cy's Hollywood home, where the likes of Charlie Chaplin are hanging about and there's enough romantic intrigue to fill a double feature. But we hardly get a chance to work out the sleeping arrangements before Cy turns up dead--as if there wasn't enough drama already ..."--
Death of Riley by Rhys Bowen( Book )

23 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,552 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When her new employer is unexpectedly murdered, apprentice private investigator Molly Murphy is determined to catch the killer despite the skepticism of handsome NYPD detective Daniel Sullivan
City of darkness and light by Rhys Bowen( Book )

21 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 1,510 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Molly and Daniel Sullivan are settling happily into the new routines of parenthood, but their domestic bliss is shattered when a gang retaliates against Daniel after he makes a big arrest. Daniel wants his family safely out of New York as soon as possible. Knowing she needs to protect their young son Liam, Molly agrees to take him on the long journey to Paris to stay with her friends Sid and Gus, who are studying art in the City of Light. But upon arriving in Paris, nothing goes as planned. Sid and Gus are nowhere to be found, and Molly's search for them leads her to the doorstep of a renowned Impressionist artist, whom she's horrified to learn has just been murdered. The longer Molly goes without finding her friends, and the more she learns about the painter's death, the more she starts to wonder if she and Liam might be in even more danger in Paris than they were at home. As Impressionism gives way to Fauvism and Cubism and the Dreyfus affair rocks France, Molly races through Paris to outsmart a killer in Rhys Bowen's most spectacular Molly Murphy novel yet"--
Away in a manger by Rhys Bowen( Book )

15 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in English and held by 1,508 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"It's Christmastime in 1905 New York City, and for once, Molly Murphy Sullivan is looking forward to the approaching holidays. She has a family of her own now: she and Daniel have a baby son and 12-year-old Bridie is living with them as their ward. As Molly and the children listen to carolers in the street, they hear a lovely voice, the voice of an angel, and see a beggar girl huddled in a doorway, singing "Away in a Manger." Bridie is touched by the girl's ragged clothes and wants to help her out if they can. They give her a quarter, only to watch a bigger boy take it from her. But Molly discovers the boy is the girl's older brother, and they've come from England and are living with an aunt who mistreats them terribly. When the young boy is accused of stealing a purse, Molly intervenes on his behalf. These children are clearly not the usual city waifs. They are well-spoken and used to better things. So who are they? And what's happened to their mother? As Molly looks for a way to help the children and the answers to these questions, she gets drawn into an investigation that will take her up to the highest levels of New York society"--
The family way by Rhys Bowen( Book )

13 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in English and held by 1,480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Molly Murphy--now Molly Sullivan--is a year into her marriage, expecting her first child, and confined to the life of a housewife. The most important decision Molly faces these days is whether the lace curtains need cleaning, and she's restless and irritable in the heat of a New York summer and the enforced idleness of pregnancy. So when a trip to the post office brings a letter addressed to her old detective agency asking her to locate a missing Irish serving maid, Molly figures it couldn't hurt to at least ask around, despite her promise to Daniel to give up her old career as a detective. On the same day, Molly learns that five babies have been kidnapped in the past month. Refusing to let Molly help with the kidnapping investigation, Daniel sends her away to spend the summer with his mother. But even in the quiet, leafy suburbs, Molly's own pending motherhood makes her unable to ignore these missing children. What she uncovers will lead her on a terrifying journey through all levels of society, putting her life--and that of her baby's--in danger. The latest entry in Rhys Bowen's bestselling Molly Murphy series will delight fans and win over newcomers with its elegantly plotted mystery and vivid characters"--
Malice at the palace by Rhys Bowen( Book )

23 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 1,436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lady Georgiana Rannoch is assigned to be companion to Princess Marina of Greece, during her stay at the supposedly haunted Kensington Palace. Her duties are simple: help Marina acclimate to English life, show her the best of London and, above all, dispel any rumors about her soon-to-be-husband's libertine history. George is known for his many affairs with women as well as men. When the body of one of Prince George's mistresses shows up at the palace, will the royal wedding be off?
Crowned and dangerous by Rhys Bowen( Book )

16 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 1,427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Nothing is simple when you're thirty-fifth in line for the British crown, least of all marriage. But with love on their side, and plans to elope, Lady Georgiana Rannoch and her beau Darcy O'Mara hope to bypass a few royal rules ... With Darcy driving me out of London in a borrowed motor car, I soon discover that he isn't planning to introduce me to the pleasures of sinning in secret--as I had hoped--but to make me his wife! Of course, there are some quibbles to be dealt with, such as my needing special permission from the King to marry a Roman Catholic and the question of where we might live after the honeymoon. Though he will inherit a title, Darcy is as broke as I am. Even his family's Irish castle has been sold to a rich American who now employs Darcy's father as a hired hand. Throwing these cares to the wind, nothing could deter us from our mission--except perhaps the news that my future father-in-law has just been arrested. It seems the rich American was murdered and Darcy's father had more than enough motive to do the deed. With the elopement postponed, we head for Ireland where he insists he's innocent, and it's up to us to prove it--for better or worse"--Provided by publisher
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A royal pain
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Bowen, J.

Bowen, J. Rhys.

Bowen, Rhys.

Harkin, Janet Quin-.

Rhys Bowen, J.

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A royal painRoyal flushNaughty in NiceRoyal bloodIn Dublin's fair cityBless the brideThe last illusionMurphy's law : a Molly Murphy mystery