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".


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 a British aristocrat, Lady Georgiana "Georgie", in 1930s England; one featuring an Irish immigrant, Molly Murphy, living in early 1900s New York City; and one featuring a Welsh police constable named Evan Evans.

She is also the author of the Boyfriend Club, a 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.


Books featuring Lady Georgiana "Georgie"[edit]

  1. Her Royal Spyness (2007)
  2. A Royal Pain (2008)
  3. Royal Flush (2009)
  4. Royal Blood (2010)
  5. Naughty in Nice (2011)
  6. The Twelve Clues of Christmas (2012)
  7. Heirs and Graces (2013)
  8. Queen of Hearts (August 2014)

Additional Short Stories[edit]

Books featuring Molly Murphy[edit]

  1. Murphy's Law (2001)
  2. Death of Riley (2002)
  3. For the Love of Mike (2003)
  4. In Like Flynn (2005)
  5. Oh Danny Boy (2006)
  6. In Dublin's Fair City (2007)
  7. Tell Me, Pretty Maiden (2008)
  8. In a Gilded Cage (2009)
  9. The Last Illusion (2010)
  10. Bless the Bride (2011)
  11. Hush Now, Don't You Cry (2012)
  12. The Family Way (2013)
  13. City of Darkness and Light (2014)
  14. The Edge of Dreams (March 2015)

Additional Short Stories[edit]

Books featuring Constable Evan Evans[edit]

  1. Evans Above (1997)
  2. Evan Help Us (1998)
  3. Evanly Choirs (1999)
  4. Evan and Elle (2000)
  5. Evan Can Wait (2001)
  6. Evans to Betsy (2002)
  7. Evan Only Knows (2003)
  8. Evan's Gate (2004)
  9. Evan Blessed (2005)
  10. Evanly Bodies (2006)



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

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