Rhys Bowen Books In Order

Publication Order of Sweet Dreams Books

Love Match (1982) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Califonia Girl (1983) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ten-Boy Summer (1983) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Day Dreamer (1983) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ghost of a Chance (1984) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Exchange of Hearts (1984) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Two of Us (1984) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lovebirds (1984) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
101 Ways to Meet Mr. Right (1985) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Great Boy Chase (1985) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Follow That Boy (1985) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Heart and Soul (1989) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Winter Dreams (1989) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Sweet Dreams Special Books

My Secret Love (1986) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Never Say Goodbye (1987) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of On Our Own Books

The Graduates (1986) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Trouble with Toni (1986) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Old Friends, New Friends (1986) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Growing Pains (1986) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Best Friends Forever (1986) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Sugar And Spice Books

Two Girls, One Boy (1987) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Trading Places (1987) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Last Dance (1987) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dear Cousin (1987) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Nothing in Common (1987) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Flip Side (1987) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tug of War (1987) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Surf's Up (1987) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Double Take (1987) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Out in the Cold (1988) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Big Sister (1988) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Blind Date (1988) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
It's My Turn (1988) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Home Sweet Home (1988) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dream Come True (1988) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Campus Cousins (1988) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Roadtrip (1989) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
One Step Too Far (1989) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Having a Ball (1989) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Heartbreak Cafe Books

No Experience Required (1989) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Main Attraction (1989) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
At Your Service (1989) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Catch of the Day (1989) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Love to Go (1990) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Love to Go (1990) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Just Desserts (1990) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Friends Books

Starring Tess and Ali (1991) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tess and Ali and the Teeny Bikini (1991) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Boy Trouble for Tess and Ali (1991) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tess and Ali, Going on Fifteen (1991) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Senior Year Books

Homecoming Dance (1991) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
New Years Eve (1991) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Night of the Prom (1992) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Graduation Day (1992) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of NBC Great Escapes Books

The Secrets of Lake Success (1993) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Trade Winds (1993) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Boyfriend Club Books

Ginger's First Kiss (1994) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Roni's Dream Boy (1994) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Karen's Perfect Match (1994) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Queen Justine (1994) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ginger's New Crush (1994) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Roni's Two-Boy Trouble (1994) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
No More Boys (1995) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Karen's Lessons in Love (1995) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Justine's Baby-Sitting Nightmare (1995) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Roni's Sweet Fifteen (1995) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Boyfriend Wars (1995) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dear Karen (1995) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of TGIF Books

Sleepover Madness (1995) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Friday Night Fright (1995) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Four's a Crowd (1995) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Forever Friday (1995) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Toe-Shoe Trouble (1995) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Secret Valentine (1996) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Love Stories Books

The Boy Next Door (1995) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Who Do You Love? (1996) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Torn Apart (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Sister, Sister Books

Cool in School (1996) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
One Crazy Christmas (1996) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
You Read My Mind (1996) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
All Rapped Up (1997) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
He's All That (1997) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Homegirl on the Range (1997) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Star Quality (1997) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Summer Daze (1997) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Constable Evan Evans Books

Evans Above (1997) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Evan Help Us (1998) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Evanly Choirs (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Evan and Elle (2000) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Evan Can Wait (2001) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Evans to Betsy (2002) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Evan Only Knows (2003) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Evan's Gate (2004) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Evan Blessed (2005) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Evanly Bodies (2006) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Full House: Club Stephanie Books

Flamingo Revenge (1997) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fun, Sun and Flamingoes (1997) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Molly Murphy Books

Murphy's Law (2001) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Death of Riley (2002) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
For the Love of Mike (2003) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
In Like Flynn (2005) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Oh Danny Boy (2006) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
In Dublin's Fair City (2007) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tell Me, Pretty Maiden (2008) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
In a Gilded Cage (2009) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Last Illusion (2010) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bless the Bride (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hush Now, Don't You Cry (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Family Way (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
City of Darkness and Light (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Edge of Dreams (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Away in a Manger (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Time of Fog and Fire (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Ghost of Christmas Past (2017) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Molly Murphy Short Stories

The Amersham Rubies (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Face in the Mirror (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Through the Window (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of True Love Books

Secrets (2001) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Kiss and Lie (2001) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Royal Spyness Books

Her Royal Spyness (2007) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Royal Pain (2008) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Royal Flush (2009) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Royal Blood (2010) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Naughty in Nice (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Twelve Clues of Christmas (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Heirs and Graces (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Queen of Hearts (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Malice at the Palace (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Crowned and Dangerous (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
On Her Majesty's Frightfully Secret Service (2017) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Four Funerals and Maybe a Wedding (2018) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Love and Death Among the Cheetahs (2019) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Royal Spyness Short Stories

Masked Ball at Broxley Manor (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Red Dragon Academy Books

Dreamwalker (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Winner Take All (1984) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tommy Loves Tina (1984) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Wanted: Date for Saturday Night (1985) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Write Every Day (1986) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Madam Sarah (1990) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Summer Heat (1990) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fool's Gold (1991) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
My Phantom Love (1992) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
On My Own (1992) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Amazing Grace (1993) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Apartment (1994) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Sutcliffe Diamonds (1994) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Getting Personal: Becky (1994) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The King and I: Junior Novelization (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Love Potion (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
In Farleigh Field (2017) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Tuscan Child (2018) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Victory Garden (2019) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

What Child is This (2018) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Picture Books

Peter Penny's Dance (1976) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Benjamin's Balloon (1978) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Magic Growing Powder (1980) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Septimus Bean and His Amazing Machine (1980) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Helpful Hattie (1983) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Billy and Ben: The Terrible Two (1992) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Rhys Bowen is a New York Times Bestselling Author who has written many top selling series including Constable Evans, the Molly Murphy Mysteries, and the Royal Spyness series. She has been nominated for an Edgar Best Novel Award, the highest mystery book award, for her Constable Evans series book “Evan’s Gate” and won for the Agatha Best Novel Award. Her second book in the series, “Evan Help Us”, was subsequently nominated for a Barry Award. She has also written several short stories and won an Anthony. Rhys Bowen is listed in the “Who’s Who In America” under Janet Quin-Harkin, her married name. She is also an ex-chapter president of the group the Mystery Writers Of America. Her books have received favorable reviews world wide.

Rhys Bowen was born in the town of Bath, England. Her family was half English and half Welsh. She studied at London University and eventually started a career at the BBC as a drama studio manager. She was working on a dull play and decided to write one herself, marching into the office of the head of BBC drama at 22 and giving him the script. Two days later, he called her in and said that BBC was going to produce the play. Rhys went on to move to Australia and work for Australian Broadcasting. She then met her future husband, also a Brit. Rhys moved again and settled in San Francisco, California, and has lived their ever since. Rhys raised four children there with her husband.

Rhys also began writing children’s book as Janet Quin-Harkin and her first picture book won several awards. More picture books came after, and her agent asked her to write a book for young adults. Her first book was a big hit. Rhys was selling half a million copies by the time she was writing her third book. More young adult novels came until Rhys felt she was done with the genre, and turned to writing mysteries. Rhys loves to read books with a strong sense of time and place and set the Constable Evans series in North Wales near the mountains, where she had spent many vacations in her childhood. It was visiting Ellis Island that made Rhys start thinking and inspired her to come up with the spunky Irish lass Molly Murphy. Her first book, “Murphy’s Law”, won an Agatha Best Novel award as well as three others. Other books in the series have won great reviews and “Hush Now, Don’t You Cry” immediately made the New York Times bestseller list.

Rhys created a second heroine named Lady Georgiana as part of the Her Royal Spyness series. Georgiana is distantly an heir to the British throne but broke and trying to make her way through The Great Depression. The series was a bestseller that was nominated for multiple awards. “Naught In Nice” was nominated for a Bruce Alexander, Agatha, and RT Reviews award. In 2012 it won for Best Historical Mystery in the Agatha Awards. Rhys drew from her life in England to write the series. When not writing, Rhys likes to hike, paint, sing, play the Celtic Harp, travel, and spoil her grandchildren.

Murphy’s Law

The first book in the Molly Murphy series features mart and curious Irish lass named Molly Murphy. Her mother constantly said that Molly would end up in trouble. So when Molly commits a murder defending herself from the low down son of a landowner’s advances, she has to leave Ireland in order to avoid going to the gallows and take off for the new, exciting and scary world of America. She meets people on the ship such as a mother with two children and a loud brute named O’Malley, whom she gets into an argument with. Molly at last makes it to America and begins to relax when she sees the Statue of Liberty. When a murder goes down on Ellis Island with the man Molly was seen by witnesses arguing with, she becomes a prime suspect in committing the crime.

Molly Murphy arrives in New York and sees the promise of freedom and the Statue of Liberty and begins to rest easier. But when a murder is committed on Ellis Island with the man she was seen arguing with, Molly becomes one of the top suspects for the crime. Molly is determined to find the true culprit for the crime by hitting the streets of New York, scouring through the Lower East Side and roads of Hell’s Kitchen and clear her name. She also has a potential ally in the handsome policeman who is assigned to the case who thinks that Molly may be innocent. But Molly has to clear her name and investigate herself and free herself from blame before the past comes back to haunt her. Armed with her wits, her smarts and tenacity are the only tools that Molly with which to clear her name. Will she find who the killer is before she’s accused and tried for the crime? Driven, likable, curious and driven, Molly is a fun character who is set in a very real time and place, constantly running into danger, but feisty and smart enough to get herself out of it.

Death Of Riley

The second book in the Molly Murphy series begins with Molly trying to forget the bad memories of her past. There’s the murder of the unwelcome son back in Ireland and now there’s been the brutal homicide of O’Malley back on Ellis Island. It seems like trouble and death are following Molly wherever she goes. Now she’s free to start her new life in the New World and thinks that this might be the right time for her to strike out on her own and start doing detective work helping families in Europe who wish to find family members in America. Molly just might be able to use her talents to make some money and put food on the table. She thinks she just might find handsome detective Daniel Sullivan and get some advice.

Molly ends up finding a mentor in Paddy Riley, a tough P.I. but she comes to work one day and finds everything has changed. Before she knows it, Molly is taking to the streets of New York to find out what happened. Working through the bars and lounges of the literary scene, Molly’s world is getting bigger than ever. With her passionate determination, Molly is locked on cracking the case and dispensing justice to the killer.


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