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
Look out for a new Royal spyness book coming out in August: HEIRS AND GRACES…. AND LOOK OUT FOR THE MOVIE VERSION OF HER ROYAL SPYNESS COMING SOON!
And Her Royal Spyness continues to shine as an audio book series–being named one of the top five mysteries and thrillers by Audible.com. The only cozy and funny mystery series on a list that includes Vince Flynn and Michael Connelly.
After a most successful outing for her Royal Spyness, Lady Georgie in THE TWELVE CLUES OF CHRISTMAS, including making both the New York Times and Publisher’s Weekly bestseller lists, and an Agatha and Bruce Alexander Award nomination, it’s now all about Molly.This spring celebrates Molly Murphy in many different ways:
February will debut a new e-story called THE FACE IN THE MIRROR. Molly is called upon to determine whether a woman is going mad or her house is really haunted. This is a great introduction if you haven’t yet tried the Molly Murphy series, and what’s more it’s priced at 99 cents—less than a candy bar and lasts much longer. Pre-order now: Amazon.com Barnesandnoble.com
On March 5 the new Molly novel is launched. THE FAMILY WAY. Molly Murphy—now Molly Sullivan—is a year into her marriage, expecting her first child, and confined to the life of a housewife. She’s restless and irritable in the enforced idleness of pregnancy and the heat of a New York summer in 1905. 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—in danger.
More good news: Hush Now, Don’t You Cry and Murphy’s Law coming in March in new trade paperback form.
Even more good news: Coming soon the whole Molly series in audio form with Audible.
Both series available in hardcover, paper back, large print, e-book and audio from Audible.com.
Molly gets Huffington Post feature : If you are one of the few on the planet yet to discover Molly Murphy, created by Rhys Bowen, now is the time to take the plunge. Molly is sassy, saucy, brave and smart — and living in New York City in the early 1900s. She’s come over from Ireland to escape the arm of the law and ends up, literally and quite happily, in the arms of the law. Along the way she discovers she has quite a skill in solving crimes, as documented in the ample selection of Bowen’s books about Molly.