Evan Can Wait by Rhys Bowen

Rhys Bowen is the award-winning author of the constable Evan Evans mysteries and a historical series hightlighting the investigations of Irish imigrant Molly Murphy.

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Evan Can Wait by Rhys Bowen


  • Mass Market Paperback: 288 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.78 x 6.78 x 4.21
  • Publisher: Prime Crime; (December 2001)
  • ISBN: 0425182762

    The descent by a group of egocentric, flamboyant filmmakers on a small town has been the setup for a number of novels and a few movies. Rhys Bowen takes her crack at it with a tidy little story about a group of documentarians who invade a small village in Wales to capture the raising of a sunken German bomber on film. Llanfair is surrounded by abandoned mineshafts, and when the bombastic producer Grantley Smith is found murdered in one of them, Constable Evan Evans, Bowen's series hero, stumbles down more than a few dead ends before he uncovers the motive. Finding evidence of a stash of paintings from the National Gallery that were hidden at the scene of the murder, Evan uncovers a decades-old plot involving art forgery that doesn't really have much to do with the murder except coincidence. It does, however, keep the narrative moving, as does a love affair between the constable and the schoolteacher, who turns out to have been married to one of the filmmakers. All's well that ends well--except, probably, for the unfortunate title punning to which Bowen (
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    Reader Reviews
    0 of 1 people found the following review helpful: Miss Bowen's Magnificent Series, December 27, 2002 Reviewer: Karin K. from Toledo, Ohio I found Evan Can Wait listed in the Sisters in Crime Books in Print and enjoyed it enormously. Rhys Bowen captures the feeling of life in a Welsh town and tells a super mystery while she does it. I'm now waiting to read the other titles in the series.

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