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Rhys Bowen


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Rhys Bowen is a New York Times best-selling author historical mysteries. She has won the Agatha Best Novel Award and has been nominated for the Edgar Best Novel. Rhys’s titles have received rave reviews around the globe.

Her first big stand-alone thriller, "In Farleigh Field," set in World War II at an English stately home. It won three awards: Agatha, MacCavity, Lefty and was nominated for the Edgar. Her second stand alone, "The Tuscan Child." has been an international best-seller all year. Her latest, "The Victory Garden" is set in WWI.

Rhys currently writes two mystery series, the atmospheric Molly Murphy novels, about a feisty Irish immigrant in 1900s New York City, and the funny and sexy Royal Spyness mysteries, about a penniless minor royal in 1930s Britain.

She was born in England and married into a family with historic royal connections. She now divides her time between California and Arizona.

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Scheduled events:
Rhys Bowen
"The Victory Garden" - from the best-selling author of "The Tuscan Child" comes a beautiful and heart-rending novel of a woman's love and sacrifice during the first World War. As the Great War continues to take its toll, headstrong 21-year-old Emily Bryce is determined to contribute to the war effort. She is convinced by a cheeky and handsome Australian pilot that she can do more, and it is not long before she falls in love with him and accepts his proposal of marriage. When he is sent back to the front, Emily volunteers as a land girl, tending to the neglected grounds of a large Devonshire estate. It's here that Emily discovers the long-forgotten journals of a medicine woman who devoted her life to her herbal garden. The journals inspire Emily, and in the wake of devastating news, they are her saving grace. Emily's lover has not only died a hero but has left her terrified--and with child. Since no one knows that Emily was never married, she adopts the charade of a war widow. As Emily learns more about the volatile power of healing with herbs, the found journals will bring her to the brink of disaster, but may open a path to her destiny.

MOSTLY BOOKS, Booth #240 (Seats 1)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 2, 10:00 am - 10:30 am
Mystery / Thrillers

Author: Rhys Bowen
Crimes for the Ages
James Benn and Rhys Bowen both set their stories in war-torn Europe in the 1930s and '40s. What benefits does that bring to the author? What might we learn as a reader? So many questions!

Integrated Learning Center Room 130 (Seats 143, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 2, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Mystery / Thrillers
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Integrated Learning Center (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: James Benn, Rhys Bowen
Moderator: Ben Buehler-Garcia
Workshop: Writing Historical Mysteries
In this workshop, author Rhys Bowen will lead participants in a discussion how she researches and crafts realistic historical characters and plots.

Integrated Learning Center Room 119 (Seats 60, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 2, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Mystery / Thrillers
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Integrated Learning Center (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelist: Rhys Bowen
Rhys Bowen
Book Signing

Clues Unlimited, Booth #480 (Seats 1)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 3, 10:00 am - 10:45 am
Mystery / Thrillers

Author: Rhys Bowen
Women in War
Three critically-acclaimed authors discuss how wartime experiences affect their characters. Meet women who experience love, loss and betrayal, confront secrets and risk everything to seek justice and truth.

Modern Languages Room 350 (Seats 318, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 3, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Multigenre
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Central Mall (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Rhys Bowen, Lynda Loigman, Kate Quinn
Moderator: Kate Cusumano

Books:
The Tuscan Child
Mystery / Thrillers
Lake Union Publishing
February 2019
ISBN 9781503951815
352 pages
$14.95, INSTORE
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Thirty years after her British bomber pilot father parachuted from his stricken plane into German-occupied Tuscany, Joanna embarks on a healing journey to learn about her father's hidden wartime past.

Murphy's Law
Mystery / Thrillers
Minotaur
December 2018
ISBN 9781250297778
256 pages
$9.99, INSTOCK
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The beloved debut of Rhys Bowen's New York Times bestselling Molly Murphy mystery series, re-released in trade paperback as a Minotaur Signature. More/less

Named Sponsors

Arizona Daily Star
University of Arizona

Presenting Sponsors

Tucson Medical Center

Major Sponsors

Friends of the Festival
Pima County Public Library
Stocker Foundation
University of Arizona BookStores
University of Arizona - Facilities Management
Western National Parks Association
William & Mary Ross Foundation

Key Sponsors

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Marshall Foundation

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