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HEIRS AND GRACES nominated for Agatha Award, Bruce Alexander Historical Award, Reviewer’s Choice best cozy mystery award, and for 2 Audie awards for the audio version.

A Royal Threesome–the first three books in the series as a paperback omnibus in February. A new Molly Murphy e-short story in February. The next Molly Murphy novel_ City of Darkness and Light in March and then the next Royal Spyness novel: Queen of Hearts in August. Busy year ahead for Rhys!

The Royal Spyness series is selected by Audible as one of their top five mystery series!

Molly Murphy shows up in a Huffington Post article: 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.

The Twelve Clues of Christmas makes the New York Times and Publisher’s Weekly bestseller lists!!!


Rhys has a new Facebook Fan page. Go to Facebook, check out Rhys Bowen,author and click LIKE to get Rhys’s updates and musings. Here’s the link:

12 Molly Book, THE FAMILY WAY, due out March 5, 2013. And on Feb 5 there will be another Molly Murphy short story on Kindle and Nook for only 9 cents. You can preorder both now. AND the Molly series is now being re-released in trade paperback, the bigger paperback format.

BOOK CLUBS:  If you would like a list of discussion questions for any of Rhys’s books, email her by clicking the contact button.

If you would like Rhys to speak to your book club or organization email her at

Rhys is active on Facebook and always welcomes new friends. Also Twitter @rhysbowen. And do check her new blog, Rhys’s Pieces ( and add your comments on her sometimes controversial posts.

And comment from Rhys: I’ve been asked many times how I pronounce my name. It’s REECE, not Rice Risss or anything else. It’s the Welsh spelling so I know it looks odd, but y is a vowel in Welsh.