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Bowen, Rhys

Works: 185 works in 1,071 publications in 5 languages and 65,637 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Historical fiction  History  Humorous fiction  Detective and mystery stories, English  Christmas stories  Novels  Spy fiction  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 )

36 editions published between 2007 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 2,408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lady Victoria Georgiana Charlotte Eugenie, thirty-fourth in line for the throne, is flat broke. After working at a cosmetics counter and making some money housekeeping in disguise, she's been summoned by the Queen to spy on her playboy son. Then an arrogant Frenchman, who wants her family's 800-year-old estate for himself, winds up dead in her bathtub. Now her most important job is to clear her very long family name
A royal pain by Rhys Bowen( Book )

40 editions published between 2006 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 2,180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Queen of England has concocted a plan in which Lady Georgie is to entertain a Bavarian princess and conveniently place her in the playboy Prince's path, in the hopes that he might finally marry. But queens never take money into account. Georgie has very little, which is why she moonlights as a maid-in-disguise. She must draw up plans: clean house to make it look like a palace; have Granddad and her neighbor pretend to be the domestic staff; un-teach Princess Hanni the English she's culled from American gangster movies; cure said Princess of her embarrassing shoplifting habit; and keep an eye on her at parties. Then there's the worrying matter of the body in the bookshop and Hanni's unwitting involvement with the Communist Party
Royal flush by Rhys Bowen( Book )

25 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 2,065 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 )

32 editions published between 2011 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 2,007 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 )

28 editions published between 2010 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,990 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 )

27 editions published between 2007 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,851 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 )

25 editions published between 2011 and 2018 in English and held by 1,784 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
Murphy's law : a Molly Murphy mystery by Rhys Bowen( Book )

42 editions published between 2001 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 1,779 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
The twelve clues of Christmas by Rhys Bowen( Book )

25 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 1,769 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
The last illusion by Rhys Bowen( Book )

16 editions published between 2010 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 1,764 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
Oh Danny boy by Rhys Bowen( Book )

14 editions published between 2006 and 2016 in English and held by 1,736 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 )

23 editions published between 2009 and 2017 in English and held by 1,736 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
Tell me, pretty maiden by Rhys Bowen( Book )

18 editions published between 2008 and 2017 in English and held by 1,709 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
Heirs and graces by Rhys Bowen( Book )

20 editions published between 2012 and 2017 in English and Japanese and held by 1,709 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While in the Australian Outback grooming a newfound heir, Jack Altringham, for high society, Lady Georgiana Rannoch finds herself investigating the murder of the Duke who was found with Jack's hunting knife in his back
Queen of hearts by Rhys Bowen( Book )

19 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 1,705 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 )

25 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,651 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 1,599 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"--
Malice at the palace by Rhys Bowen( Book )

24 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 1,575 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?
The family way by Rhys Bowen( Book )

14 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in English and held by 1,556 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"--
The edge of dreams by Rhys Bowen( Book )

17 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in English and held by 1,553 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Molly Murphy Sullivan's husband Daniel, a captain in the New York City police force, is stumped. He's chasing a murderer whose victims have nothing in common nothing except for the taunting notes that are delivered to Daniel after each murder. And when Daniel receives a note immediately after Molly and her young son Liam are in a terrible train crash, Daniel and Molly both begin to fear that maybe Molly herself was the target. Molly's detective instincts are humming, but finding the time to dig deeper into this case is a challenge. She's healing from injuries sustained in the crash and she's refurbishing her house, which has only just been rebuilt after burning down. She's also sidetracked by her friends Sid and Gus's most recent hobby, dream analysis. And when Molly herself starts suffering from strange dreams, she wonders if they just might hold the key to solving Daniel's murder case. Rhys Bowen's characteristic blend of atmospheric turn-of-the-century history, clever plotting, and sparkling characters will delight readers in The Edge of Dreams, the latest in her bestselling Molly Murphy series"--
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A royal pain
A royal painRoyal flushNaughty in NiceRoyal bloodIn Dublin's fair cityBless the brideMurphy's law : a Molly Murphy mysteryThe last illusion
Alternative Names

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Bowen, J.

Bowen, J. Rhys.

Rhys Bowen, J.

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