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Rhys Bowen

Forfatter af Her Royal Spyness

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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 vis mere 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) vis mindre
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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.

Image credit: Taken by Lesa Holstine, 2/10/08, Glendale, AZ

Serier

Værker af Rhys Bowen

Her Royal Spyness (2007) 1,939 eksemplarer
A Royal Pain (2008) 1,075 eksemplarer
Murphy's Law (2001) 984 eksemplarer
In Farleigh Field (2017) 845 eksemplarer
Royal Flush (2009) 830 eksemplarer
Royal Blood (2010) 805 eksemplarer
The Twelve Clues of Christmas (2012) 713 eksemplarer
Naughty in Nice (2011) 693 eksemplarer
The Tuscan Child (2018) 686 eksemplarer
Death of Riley (2002) 586 eksemplarer
Heirs and Graces (2013) 574 eksemplarer
Evans Above (1997) 543 eksemplarer
For the Love of Mike (2003) 542 eksemplarer
Queen of Hearts (2014) 465 eksemplarer
The Victory Garden (2019) 455 eksemplarer
Crowned and Dangerous (2016) 434 eksemplarer
Malice at the Palace (2015) 429 eksemplarer
Tell Me, Pretty Maiden (2008) 428 eksemplarer
In Like Flynn (2004) 423 eksemplarer
Oh Danny Boy (2006) 419 eksemplarer
In a Gilded Cage (2009) 395 eksemplarer
In Dublin's Fair City (2007) 392 eksemplarer
Four Funerals and Maybe a Wedding (2018) 390 eksemplarer
The Last Illusion (2010) 358 eksemplarer
The Venice Sketchbook (2021) 342 eksemplarer
Evan and Elle (2000) 326 eksemplarer
Evan Help Us (1998) 325 eksemplarer
Love and Death Among the Cheetahs (2019) 316 eksemplarer
Evanly Choirs (1999) 300 eksemplarer
Evan's Gate (2004) 279 eksemplarer
Evan Blessed (2005) 277 eksemplarer
Bless the Bride (2011) 268 eksemplarer
The Last Mrs. Summers (2020) 266 eksemplarer
Evan Can Wait (2001) 262 eksemplarer
Above the Bay of Angels (2020) 262 eksemplarer
Evanly Bodies (2006) 261 eksemplarer
Evans to Betsy (2002) 241 eksemplarer
The Amersham Rubies (2011) 239 eksemplarer
Hush Now, Don't You Cry (2012) 237 eksemplarer
Masked Ball at Broxley Manor (2012) 237 eksemplarer
God Rest Ye, Royal Gentlemen (2021) 229 eksemplarer
Evan Only Knows (2003) 222 eksemplarer
City of Darkness and Light (2014) 203 eksemplarer
The Family Way (2012) 203 eksemplarer
Where the Sky Begins (2022) 176 eksemplarer
The Edge of Dreams (2015) 174 eksemplarer
Time of Fog and Fire (2016) 166 eksemplarer
Peril in Paris (2022) 163 eksemplarer
The Ghost of Christmas Past (2017) 155 eksemplarer
Away in a Manger (2015) 148 eksemplarer
Magic Growing Powder (1980) 100 eksemplarer
The Proof of the Pudding (2023) 96 eksemplarer
Wild Irish Rose (2022) 91 eksemplarer
The Paris Assignment (2023) 88 eksemplarer
What Child is This (2018) 82 eksemplarer
All That Is Hidden (2023) 63 eksemplarer
A Royal Threesome (2014) 56 eksemplarer
The Face in the Mirror (2013) 54 eksemplarer
Through the Window (2014) 46 eksemplarer
In Sunshine or in Shadow (2024) 37 eksemplarer
Benjamin's Balloon (1978) 36 eksemplarer
The Boy Next Door (1995) 34 eksemplarer
Ten-Boy Summer (1982) 31 eksemplarer
California Girl (1981) 31 eksemplarer
The Two of Us (1984) 27 eksemplarer
Love Match (1982) 25 eksemplarer
Peter Penny's Dance (1976) 23 eksemplarer
Daydreamer (1983) 23 eksemplarer
Who Do You Love? (1996) 22 eksemplarer
Wanted: Date for Saturday Night (1985) 22 eksemplarer
Ginger's First Kiss (1994) 20 eksemplarer
Dreamwalker (2014) 20 eksemplarer
Roni's Dream Boy (1994) 20 eksemplarer
101 Ways to Meet Mr. Right (1985) 19 eksemplarer
No Experience Required (1989) 19 eksemplarer
Justine's Baby-Sitting Nightmare (1995) 19 eksemplarer
Lovebirds (1984) 18 eksemplarer
Exchange of Hearts (1984) 17 eksemplarer
Flamingo Revenge (1997) 16 eksemplarer
Ghost of a Chance (1984) 15 eksemplarer
Catch of the Day (1989) 15 eksemplarer
Karen's Perfect Match (1994) 14 eksemplarer
Fun, Sun, and Flamingoes (1997) 14 eksemplarer
Roni's Two-Boy Trouble (1994) 14 eksemplarer
Write Every Day (1986) 13 eksemplarer
Queen Justine (1994) 12 eksemplarer
Just Desserts (1990) 11 eksemplarer
Ginger's New Crush (1994) 11 eksemplarer
The Boyfriend Wars (1995) 11 eksemplarer
Best Friends Forever (1986) 11 eksemplarer
My Best Enemy (1987) 11 eksemplarer
The Main Attraction (1989) 11 eksemplarer
Old Friends, New Friends (1986) 11 eksemplarer
No More Boys (1995) 11 eksemplarer
Growing Pains (1986) 10 eksemplarer
The Graduates (1986) 10 eksemplarer
Nothing in Common (1987) 10 eksemplarer
The Trouble with Toni (1986) 10 eksemplarer
Love to Go (1990) 10 eksemplarer
The Great Boy Chase (1985) 10 eksemplarer
My Secret Love (1986) 9 eksemplarer
At Your Service (1990) 9 eksemplarer
Roni's Sweet Fifteen (1995) 9 eksemplarer
Never Say Goodbye (1987) 7 eksemplarer
Torn Apart (1999) 7 eksemplarer
Follow That Boy (1985) 7 eksemplarer
My Phantom Love (1992) 6 eksemplarer
Helpful Hattie (1983) 6 eksemplarer
Cool in School (1996) 5 eksemplarer
Trading Places (1987) 5 eksemplarer
Billy and Ben: The Terrible Two (1992) 5 eksemplarer
Trade Winds (1993) 5 eksemplarer
Dear Cousin (1987) 5 eksemplarer
Sleepover Madness (1995) 5 eksemplarer
One Step Too Far (1989) 4 eksemplarer
Love Potion (1999) 4 eksemplarer
Surf's Up! (1987) 4 eksemplarer
Two Girls, One Boy (1987) 4 eksemplarer
You Read My Mind (1996) 4 eksemplarer
All Rapped Up (1997) 4 eksemplarer
Big Sister (1988) 4 eksemplarer
Madame Sarah (1989) 4 eksemplarer
Flip Side (1987) 4 eksemplarer
Karen's Lessons in Love (1995) 4 eksemplarer
Fool's Gold (1991) 3 eksemplarer
Heartbreak Café (1989) 3 eksemplarer
Summer Daze (1997) 3 eksemplarer
On My Own (1986) 3 eksemplarer
Last Dance (1987) 3 eksemplarer
Molly Murphy Series, Books 1-15 (2016) 3 eksemplarer
Secrets of Lake Success (1993) 3 eksemplarer
Road Trip (1989) 3 eksemplarer
Tug of War (1987) 3 eksemplarer
Boy Trouble for Tess and Ali (1991) 3 eksemplarer
Blind Date (1988) 3 eksemplarer
Double Take (1987) 3 eksemplarer
Out in the Cold (1988) 3 eksemplarer
Home Sweet Home (1988) 2 eksemplarer
Forever Friday (1995) 2 eksemplarer
Make Me a Star (1987) 2 eksemplarer
Having a Ball (1989) 2 eksemplarer
Starring Tess and Ali (1991) 2 eksemplarer
Tess and Ali and the Teeny Bikini (1991) 2 eksemplarer
Night of the Prom (1992) 2 eksemplarer
Dream Come True (1988) 2 eksemplarer
Star Quality (1997) 2 eksemplarer
Voodoo 2 eksemplarer
Amazing Grace (1993) 2 eksemplarer
Friday Night Fright (1995) 1 eksemplar
Homecoming Dance (Senior Year) (1991) 1 eksemplar
Winner Take All (1984) 1 eksemplar
It's My Turn (1988) 1 eksemplar
Dear Karen (1998) 1 eksemplar
Love Potion 1 eksemplar
The Sutcliffe Diamonds (1994) 1 eksemplar
The Rose Arbor 1 eksemplar
Sherlocked 1 eksemplar
All That is Hidden 1 eksemplar
Evan and Me 1 eksemplar
Her Royal Spyness 6 Book Set (1990) 1 eksemplar
The Wall 1 eksemplar
Doppelganger 1 eksemplar
Tommy Loves Tina (1984) 1 eksemplar

Associated Works

An Apple for the Creature (2012) — Bidragyder — 384 eksemplarer
Sherlock Holmes: The Hidden Years (2004) — Bidragyder — 105 eksemplarer
Death Dines In (2004) — Bidragyder — 88 eksemplarer
Sherlock Holmes: The American Years (2010) — Bidragyder — 56 eksemplarer
Blood on Their Hands (2003) — Bidragyder — 45 eksemplarer
A Merry Band of Murderers (2006) — Bidragyder — 21 eksemplarer
Malice Domestic 11: Murder Most Conventional (2016) — Bidragyder — 10 eksemplarer
Mysterious Writers: The Many Facets of Mystery Writing (2010) — Bidragyder — 9 eksemplarer
Chesapeake Crimes: Homicidal Holidays (2014) — Introduktion — 8 eksemplarer
Shattering Glass: A Nasty Woman Press Anthology (2020) — Bidragyder — 8 eksemplarer
Crimespree Magazine #50 — Bidragyder — 1 eksemplar

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Almen Viden

Juridisk navn
Quin-Harkin, Janet
Fødselsdato
1941-09-24
Køn
female
Nationalitet
UK
Fødested
Bath, Somerset, England, UK
Bopæl
California, USA
Arizona, USA
Uddannelse
University of London
Erhverv
mystery writer
BBC announcer
drama studio manager
Organisationer
Mystery Writers of America
Priser og hædersbevisninger
Anthony Award (Short Story, 2004) for "Doppleganger" in the anthology Blood on Their Hands
Agent
Meg Ruley
Oplysning om flertydighed
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 World War II torn Britain, the army commandeered the hamlet of Tydeham. All of the residents had a short period of time to leave their homes, take a few possessions, and relocate. The army promised they would have their homes back, but they were all destroyed by the military operations.

During this time of strife, children were often sent from London to the country to live with other families and keep them safe from the bombing in the city. During this exodus, three little girls went missing. One child was discovered murdered, but the other two were never found.

It is now 1968 and reporter Liz Houghton shares a flat with police detective, Marissa. A child has gone missing and the entire country is searching for her. Liz wonders if this case might have something to do with the earlier ones and her investigation brings her to Tydeham where she has the strange feeling that she has visited there before. And thus, crimes are uncovered, long held secrets revealed.

I have only recently discovered prolific writer Rhys Bowen whose writing I continue to really enjoy. The multiple interrelated story lines raised questions that kept me engrossed and guessing. And just as in life, there were some (very few) questions left unanswered. I loved the historical perspective of both the war years and the late 1960s. History, mystery, and a bit of romance….what more could you ask?

Thanks to #NetGalley and #LakeUnionPublishing for the DRC.
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vkmarco | May 28, 2024 |
A dinner party is deemed a great success until the guests start dying. Everyone wants to blame Georgie's new French chef. Why not? After all, he is a communist. She partners with
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jamespurcell | 6 andre anmeldelser | May 28, 2024 |
This is a fair story poorly written. The dialogue is never realistic, and the voice of the young British woman of the late 1920s sounds suspiciously like modern American. This bothered me all the way through and made an unbelievable story even more so. Lots of little things don't add up, and overall, it reminded me other similar books by other authors who set their stories in Italy or France. I don't know about you, but I will read the occasional mediocre novel if it is set in Italy or Fance. A lost Paris apartment; a lost Venetian apartment; a lost wine cellar... I guess these all rate as easy, summer reads. Juliet's stupidity only grows with time, and what is presented as love seemed to me selfishness. And a word to anyone betrayed in time of war. Don't not tell another concerned party so as not to hurt their feelings. Unless made public, that person who betrayed you will go on to betray others.… (mere)
 
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In this one Molly Sullivan is pregnant with her second child and visiting her mother-in-law for the summer with Liam and her adopted daughter, Birdie, due to typhoid in New York City. While in Westchester, she visits Sid and Gus who have also left the city to stay the summer at a women's camp in the Catskills. Molly goes to visit which brings her to the Friedman's farm and cabins, a small Jewish camp, also in the Catskill's just over the hill from the women's camp. Sid's parents have asked her to visit her grandfather because he was not well. This is actually a lie because they wanted her there to present her with her betrothed, Professor David Rosen, along with the betrothed of her cousin Mira, Mr. Levin. This was a surprise to both women, neither of which wished to marry. Mr. Levin is murdered. Molly attempts to solve the crime. Captain Sullivan turns up to help since the local police were very anti-Jewish and threatening to arrest Mira who found the body.… (mere)
 
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