.Bowen, Rhys

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Above the Bay of Angels

This delightful mystery neatly blends historical details of late Victorian life, from rich foods to royalty, into a story spiced with humor and romance. Bowen’s depiction of Bella as a modern Victorian woman, skillfully navigating class differences while struggling with the choice between a safe life and her ambitions, rings true.
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Love and Death Among the Cheetahs

As in the award-winning author’s 11th in the series, On Her Majesty’s Frightfully Secret Service, Bowen takes a serious turn, focusing on the depraved lifestyle of the English in Kenya and foreshadowing World War II while including a safari and air travel. Fans who read the books for the light humor may be disappointed, but those who appreciate Bowen’s knowledge of the pre- and postwar years, as in In Farleigh Field, will be receptive to the atmospheric historical details. [See Prepub Alert, 2/4/19.]
PREMIUM

Love and Death Among the Cheetahs

As in the award-winning author’s 11th in the series, On Her Majesty’s Frightfully Secret Service, Bowen takes a serious turn, focusing on the depraved lifestyle of the English in Kenya and foreshadowing World War II while including a safari and air travel. Fans who read the books for the light humor may be disappointed, but those who appreciate Bowen’s knowledge of the pre- and postwar years, as in In Farleigh Field, will be receptive to the atmospheric historical details. [See Prepub Alert, 2/4/19.]

The Victory Garden

Lovers of history will better understand the sacrifices in England during the Great War, while romance fans will revel in the engagement and growth of the characters. Another great read from the award-winning author.
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Four Funerals and Maybe a Wedding

Those who cannot get enough of royal weddings will be charmed, as will Anglophiles, and anyone who loves a solid mystery. Fans of the genre will savor this gentle, humorous read. [See Prepub Alert, 2/11/18.]
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The Ghost of Christmas Past: A Molly Murphy Mystery

For series and historical mystery fans, it's a treat to return to historic New York during the holidays as the indomitable Molly investigates an unusual disappearance. [See Prepub Alert, 5/7/17.]
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On Her Majesty's Frightfully Secret Service: A Royal Spyness Mystery

Bowen's 11th series historical mystery (following Crowned and Dangerous) takes a serious turn on the eve of World War II as Lady Georgiana heads to Italy to spy on her cousin the Prince of Wales and Wallis Simpson at a house party also attended by Mussolini's top adviser and high-ranking German military officers...
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The Tuscan Child

There are few surprises here, but readers who enjoy World War ll historical fiction and rural Italian culture will appreciate this story by a master of her genre.
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Time of Fog and Fire: A Molly Murphy Mystery

Readers may wonder how much more Molly can withstand and still manage to solve a mystery in this series installment, but Bowen does adeptly bring turn-of-the-20th-century San Francisco to life. [See Prepub Alert, 10/4/15.]

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