Evanly Choirs (Constable Evans Series #3)

Evanly Choirs (Constable Evans Series #3)

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by Rhys Bowen
     
 

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When a world-renowned tenor is murdered in Llanfair, Constable Evans must delve into the private life of a public legend-and learn what really lead to his not-so-grand finale.

"A charming tale."-Booklist

"Cozily intimate." -Kirkus Reviews

Praise for the Constable Evan Evans Mysteries:

"A jewel of a

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When a world-renowned tenor is murdered in Llanfair, Constable Evans must delve into the private life of a public legend-and learn what really lead to his not-so-grand finale.

"A charming tale."-Booklist

"Cozily intimate." -Kirkus Reviews

Praise for the Constable Evan Evans Mysteries:

"A jewel of a story."—Publishers Weekly

"Entertaining"—Detroit Free Press

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In the tiny Welsh village of Llanfair, the Reverend Edward Powell-Jones and his wife have decided to rent their home for the summer, for a huge fee, to famed opera star Ifor Llewellyn and his wife Margaret. The great man's doctor has advised rest. Mrs. Powell-Jones will move in with her mother to help her recover from hip surgery, and the Reverend will room and board with Mrs. Williams, landlady also to Constable Evan Evans. (Evan Help Us, 1998, etc.). Ifor's first trip to the Red Dragon reacquaints him with onetime fellow student Mostyn Philips, head of the local choir and soon to compete in the annual eisteddfod, a music festival in nearby Harlech. Mostyn gets up his nerve to ask Ifor to sing with the choir—a request that Ifor graciously agrees to. Meanwhile, his behavior in Llanfair is frowned on by Gladys, the Powell-Jones maid: there are screaming fights with his wife, too-frequent trips to the Red Dragon, and too many flirtations in Llanfair and elsewhere. None of this is preparation, though, for the day Margaret finds Ifor's dead body on the living room floor, glass in hand. Evans, working with Sergeant Watkins at headquarters in Caernarfon, turns up an overload of suspects: Margaret, thinking of divorce (and of her boyfriend), for one, and Ifor's son Justin and daughter Jasmine, among others. Then there's the matter of the housemaid Gladys, who's killed in a hit-and-run accident. Evans has his own scenario and, no matter how outlandish, it works. The author's cozily intimate style, unusual setting, and modest, down-home hero, back for a third outing, make for satisfying entertainment.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780425176139
Publisher:
Penguin Group (USA)
Publication date:
08/01/2000
Series:
Constable Evans Series , #3
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
4.24(w) x 6.72(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Rhys Bowen's novels have garnered an impressive array of awards and nominations, including the Anthony Award for "For the Love of Mike," and the Agatha Award for "Murphy's" "Law," the first Molly Murphy mystery. Her books have also won the Bruce Alexander Historical Award and the Herodotus Award, and have been shortlisted for the Agatha, the Macavity, the Barry, and the Mary Higgins Clark Award. Rhys Bowen is also the author of the acclaimed Evan Evans mystery series, which was a finalist for the Edgar Award, and several short stories, including the Anthony Award-winning "Doppelganger." Ms. Bowen was born and raised in England and now lives in San Rafael, California. Visit her Web site at www.rhysbowen.com.

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