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by Rhys Bowen

  • Author: Rhys Bowen
  • ISBN: 0727864246
  • ISBN13: 978-0727864246
  • ePub: 1643 kb | FB2: 1682 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Mystery
  • Publisher: Severn House Publishers Ltd (December 2006)
  • Pages: 256
  • Rating: 4.7/5
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Evan Blessed ePub download

This book is dedicated to the amazing Henoeds-Alice, Pat, Dee, Maxine, Leslie, Cecile, Doreen-and our conquest of Mount Snowdon. And also to our faithful driver John, who steered us ably around all those hairpin bends and along the driveway of death! It is also dedicated to my friend Millie Sattler, who has supported my books from the very beginning and made me the beautiful stained-glass Welsh dragon. Thanks, as always, to my brilliant critique team, John, Jane, and Clare, to whom I owe an additional debt of gratitude for coming up with the idea of musical.

A word, if you don’t mind. Mrs. Powell-Jones, the wife of the minister of Capel Beulah, came bearing down the street toward Evan as he stepped out of his car. hat flapped out around her, giving her the appearance of a galleon under full sail. It was too late to get back in the car again. Evan took a deep breath and resigned himself to his fate. He wondered what she’d found to complain about this time

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In Evan Blessed, award-winner Rhys Bowen has again delivered a charming and suspenseful cozy mystery set in Wales. Praise for Evan Blessed. Another charming entry in a series that shows no signs of growing stale. Denver Post on Evan Only Knows. Connect with the author.

Fascinating, because my previous reading of Rhys Bowen's work (Her Majesty's Frightfully Secretce Service series), is written in a voice as giddy and teenage (though set in the 1920s's), equally involved with dressing for dinner, trying to be cool that Queen Mary (dowager) asks her to tea, and marrying her hot Irish secret agent. Rhys Bowen is the author of several books in the Constable Evan Evans series as well as the Molly Murphy series, including Murphy's Law, which won the Agatha Award for Best Novel and the Herodotus for Best First Historical Novel; Death of Riley, an Agatha finalist; For the Love of Mike, a finalist for the Macavity and Anthony Awards; and Oh Danny.

Constable Evan Evans is almost done planning his wedding  . Then a second person vanishes and this time Evans knows the victim: his fiancé. Her disappearance makes Evans realize that the culprit's vendetta might be quite personal-and directed at Evans himself. In Evan Blessed, award-winner Rhys Bowen has again delivered a charming and suspenseful cozy mystery set in Wales.

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Catalogue Number: 9780425211168. Missing Information?. Read full description. Rhys Bowen, a New York Times bestselling author, has been nominated for every major award in mystery writing, including the Edgar(R), and has won many, including both the Agatha and Anthony awards. She is the author of the Royal Spyness Mysteries, set in 1930s London, the Molly Murphy Mysteries, set in turn-of-the-century New York, and the Constable Evans Mysteries, set in Wales.

Evan is ready for a very busy week: he's just become a detective constable, and he's about to marry Bronwen. So, on his day off, he and one of the villagers have been carrying boxes up the steep path up to their cottage. Just as he's ready to head to meet Bronwen to look at furniture, a young man runs up the hill to report that his girlfriend is missing. As the police search for the girl, they come across a site that strongly suggests that someone is planning an abduction. Has the young woman been abducted? Or is she lost somewhere on the mountain?
This novel, in my estimation, the most intense of the series. After I got about midway, I just didn't want to stop reading, and when I finally went to bed, I kept running over the clues and wondering about the identity of the villain.
I am a fan of the Evan Evans series, but this is the most engrossing so far. If it were possible, I would rate this a 4.5!
I have never read a series that consisted of this many books. Typically I lose interest after 2 or 3. Not this time. Rhys Bowen does a masterful job of presenting the community of Wales and some well developed characters. In most of the scenes that Rhys sets, I can see the color, shape, and detail of the object described. And, guess what? Nope, no spoiler here. You'll have to read about Evan and Bronwen and did they tie the knot or not (no pun intended). I'm reading the final book (#10). When I finish I'm sure I'll have a let down. All kidding aside, I highly recommend the Constable Evens series of ten books.
In only two weeks, Evan and Bronwen will be married. But the once simple affair has turned into a complicated production with all the trimmings and potentially hurt feelings in the village. It only gets worse with Mrs. Evans, who still hasn't warmed up to Bronwen, shows up early.

But all that's minor compared to the missing girl. Her boyfriend first finds Evan and tells him that they got separated on the mountain. Search parties can find no trace of her, and with the crowds from tourist season, no one seems to remember her from the crowd. The discovery of an empty bunker near a trail adds to the intensity of their search. Evan, meanwhile, is getting messages from the maniac - musical clues that he needs to solve to solve the case. Why has he been singled out? What do they mean? Will they find the girl?

This book, like the last few in the series, is a little darker then the early books. Even so, it's just a shade darker, and the interactions with the residence of Llanfair and the plans for the wedding help keep it fun. The plot seems to get bogged down in the middle, and I was getting frustrated. Of course, the characters were frustrated as well, so I figured I was in good company. Then the final 100 pages hit and the plot really took off. It took all my will power not to keep reading past my lunch hour. I thought I had it solved early on, but was thrilled to see that there were some nice twists I hadn't expected. And I simply loved the ending.

This book does mention a few previous cases, so you might want to stay away until you've read the others in the series. Series fans will love this latest adventure with Evan and be left wanting more. I'm certainly ready for the next one.
The best and scariest of the series: Surprises all the way through this book make it the happiest, saddest, and most thrilling of the series so far. If you haven't read this yet, you're in for a treat.
I love this series, but this was not one of my favorites, mainly because of the unpleasant females involved. Evans' mother was a witch and his mother-in-law to-be was not great. Even Bronwen showed a selfish side to her character, especially about the accident she was involved with. Also, Evans did not seem to be his usual self. I know there were unusual circumstances, but the whole book seemed out-of-kilter.
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I'm rereading this series for the third time -- Rhys Bowen created a wonderful set of characters in a charming setting in Wales and all through the series it is a joy to watch the characters grow as they encounter new problems to be overcome. I wish that Ms. Bowen's publishers hadn't made her stop this series, but at least when it ends it's in a good place. I hope they allow her to start it up again. These are all fun reads!
I always treat the description of a mystery as "cozy" as a danger sign. Lots of times that is a code word for poorly plotted, cutesy, twee, shallow or self-indulgent. But, it can also be the description of a series with comfortable and engaging recurring characters, authentic settings, and reasonably vigorous plotting.
Well, everyone's taste is different, but for me these Evan Evans books are always satisfying. If you have used up your favorites and are casting around for a new series to try, this could be the one.
Having read and enjoyed the whole Evan series, I was so glad I'd pre-ordered this one. I'd probably finished mine before the local bookstore had even unpacked their copies. And it was good! The plot was nice and twisty with a fine resolution. Of course the local characters and locale are what make this series so unique, here we have all the regulars (I love the feuding pastor's wives) plus two cranky mothers-in-law to be. While the story was a little darker than some of Evan's stories, I didn't think it was unrealistic or too violent.

I can't wait until the next one.
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