Welcome to the website of New York Times bestseller and Agatha and Anthony award-winning author Rhys Bowen, creator of the atmospheric Molly Murphy mysteries, set in turn-of-the-century New York City, and the Royal Spyness mysteries, sparkling British comedies featuring penniless minor royal Lady Georgiana in the 1930s.
The new Royal Spyness mystery, Crowned and Dangerous, received a starred review from Publishers Weekly! “Outstanding… Bowen adds romance to this blend of Christie and Wodehouse for a stylish, head-scratcher of a whodunit. Colorful set pieces and larger-than-life characters enrich the clever plot, which enchants and satisfies while forwarding the series arc.”
Malice at the Palace is the winner of the Lefty Award for Best Historical Mystery Novel (the Bruce Alexander Memorial Historical Mystery Award) and a nominee for the Agatha Award for Best Historical Mystery!
The Molly Murphy series is finally published in paperback and e-book in the UK. Constable Crime/Little Brown.
Rhys begins a new venture! DREAMWALKER, BOOK ONE IN THE RED DRAGON ACADEMY SERIES, a middle-grade fantasy Rhys has written with her daughter Clare Broyles, is now available as a paperback and an e-book on all platforms. Links on the Red Dragon Academy page.