Janet Quin-Harkin

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Janet Quin-Harkin (born 24 September 1941, Bath, Somerset[1]) is an author best known for her mystery novels for adults written under the name "Rhys Bowen".

Career[edit]

Quin-Harkin graduated from the University of London in 1963.[citation needed] She has worked for both BBC and Australian TV.[citation needed]

In the 1990s Quin-Harkin began writing mystery novels for adults under the name "Rhys Bowen". She has written three series under this name: one featuring British aristocrat Lady Georgiana ("Georgie") in 1930s England; one featuring Irish immigrant Molly Murphy living in early 1900s New York City; and one featuring a Welsh police constable named Evan Evans.

She is also author of the Boyfriend Club series for young adults featuring four freshmen girls in Alta Mesa High School (Arizona): Roni, Ginger, Justine and Karen.

Personal life[edit]

Quin-Harkin is married and the parent of four children. She now divides her time between Marin County, California and Arizona.

Works[edit]

Lady Georgiana "Georgie" series[edit]

  • Her Royal Spyness (2007)
  • A Royal Pain (2008)
  • Royal Flush (2009)
  • Royal Blood (2010)
  • Naughty in Nice (2011)
  • The Twelve Clues of Christmas (2012)
  • Heirs and Graces (2013)
  • Queen of Hearts (2014)
  • Malice at the Palace (August 2015)

Lady Georgiana short stories[edit]

  • Masked Ball at Broxley Manor (2012)

Molly Murphy series[edit]

  • Murphy's Law (2001)
  • Death of Riley (2002)
  • For the Love of Mike (2003)
  • In Like Flynn (2005)
  • Oh Danny Boy (2006)
  • In Dublin's Fair City (2007)
  • Tell Me, Pretty Maiden (2008)
  • In a Gilded Cage (2009)
  • The Last Illusion (2010)
  • Bless the Bride (2011)
  • Hush Now, Don't You Cry (2012)
  • The Family Way (2013)
  • City of Darkness and Light (2014)
  • The Edge of Dreams (March 2015)

Molly Murphy short stories[edit]

  • The Amersham Rubies (2011)
  • The Face in the Mirror (2013)
  • Through the Window (2014)

Constable Evan Evans series[edit]

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

Honors[edit]

  • 2000 "The Seal of the Confessional" - finalist, Agatha and Anthony awards
  • 2001 Murphy's Law - Agatha Award for Best Novel
  • 2002 Death of Riley - finalist, Agatha Award for Best Novel
  • 2004 "Doppelganger" - finalist, Anthony Award for best short story
  • 2011 Naughty in Nice - Agatha Award for Best Historical Novel

References[edit]

  1. ^ Elizabeth Blakesley Lindsay, ed., Great Women Mystery Writers, 2nd ed. Greenwood Press, 2007, p. 27.

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