Awards

Rhys’s work has been honored with the following:

1999: Evan Help Us
Barry Award nominee, best novel

2001: “The Seal of the Confessional,” short story in Unholy Orders
Agatha and Anthony Award nominee

2002: Murphy’s Law
Agatha Award winner, best novel
Reviewer’s Choice winner, best historical novel
Herodotus Award winner, best first historical novel
Mary Higgins Clark award finalist
Audie Award nominee, Solo Narration—Female (Nicola Barber, Narrator)

2003: Death of Riley
Agatha Award nominee
Reviewer’s Choice Award nominee

2004: For the Love of Mike
Anthony Award winner, best historical novel
Bruce Alexander Memorial Award winner, best historical novel
Freddy winner, Sleuthfest, Florida
Macavity Award nominee, best novel

“Doppelganger,” short story in Blood On Their Hands
Anthony Award winner, best short story
Agatha Award nominee, best short story

2005: Evan’s Gate
Edgar Award nominee, best novel

“Voodoo,” short story in Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine
Anthony Award nominee, best short story

2006: In Like Flynn
Macavity Award nominee, best historical mystery

2007: Oh Danny Boy
Macavity Award winner, best historical mystery
Barry Award nominee, best mystery

2008: Her Royal Spyness
Dilys Award nominee
Arty Award winner (best cover art)
Romantic Times Reviewer’s Choice nominee, best historical mystery
Agatha Award nominee, best mystery
Macavity Award nominee, best historical mystery
Audie Award Finalist, best mystery audiobook  (Katherine Kellgren, Narrator)

“Please Watch Your Step,” short story in The Strand
Agatha Award nominee, best short story
Macavity Award winner, best short story

2009: Tell Me Pretty Maiden
Bruce Alexander Memorial Historical Mystery nominee

2009: A Royal Pain
Agatha Award nominee, best mystery
Bruce Alexander Memorial Historical Mystery nominee
Macavity Award nominee, best historical mystery

2010: Royal Flush
Agatha Award nominee, best mystery

2011: The Royal Spyness series
Lovey Award winner, best mystery series

2011: Royal Blood
Romantic Times Reviewer’s Choice nominee, best historical mystery
The Royal Spyness series won the Lovey Readers Choice Award for Best Mystery Series.
Rhys Bowen was nominated for a Romantic Times career achievement award.

2012: Naughty in Nice
Agatha Award winner, best historical mystery
Macavity Award nominee, best historical mystery
Romantic Times Reviewer’s Choice nominee, best cozy mystery
Audie Award Finalist, best mystery audiobook  (Katherine Kellgren, Narrator)

2013: Heirs and Graces
Bruce Alexander Memorial Historical Mystery nominee
Agatha Award nominee, best historical mystery
Audie Award Finalist, best mystery audiobook  (Katherine Kellgren, Narrator)

 The Twelve Clues of Christmas
Audie Award winner, Solo Narration—Female (Katherine Kellgren, Narrator)

2014: Queen of Hearts
Agatha Award winner, best historical mystery
Bruce Alexander Memorial Historical Mystery nominee
Macavity Award nominee, best historical mystery

2015: Malice at the Palace
Agatha Award nominee, best historical mystery
Bruce Alexander Memorial Award winner, best historical novel

2016: Crowned and Dangerous
Lefty Award nominee (Bruce Alexander Memorial Award), best historical novel

2017: In Farleigh Field
Edgar Award nominee, best paperback original novel
Lefty Award winner (Bruce Alexander Memorial Award), best historical novel
Agatha Award winner, best historical mystery
Macavity Award winner, best historical mystery

2017: On Her Majesty’s Frightfully Secret Service
Audie Award nominee, best mystery audiobook  (Katherine Kellgren, Narrator)

2018: Four Funerals and Maybe a Wedding
Lefty Award nominee (Bruce Alexander Memorial Award), best historical novel
Agatha Award nominee, best historical mystery

2018: The Tuscan Child
Audie Award nominee, best mystery audiobook (Jonathan Keeble and Katy Sobey, Narrators)

2019: Love and Death Among the Cheetahs
Agatha Award nominee, best historical mystery
Martin Cruz Smith Mystery/Thriller Award nominee (California Independent Booksellers’ Alliance)