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Evanly Choirs by Rhys Bowen
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Evanly Choirs (1999)

by Rhys Bowen

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Evanly Choirs is the third in Rhys Bowen's Constable Evan Evans series. It is the first one I read, but it stood alone just fine.
In this story a former Llanfair boy who has become a famous opera singer returns to the small town in Wales for a rest. Ifor Llewelyn's mother worked in the big house that he rents for the summer. He went to college with the local choir master so it is natural that they want him to sing in the National musical competition. Evan has also been recruited to join the choir. He is courting the local school teacher, Bronwen, but is being actively pursued by the local barmaid. Ifor is well known for his dalliances and has made it known that he is planning on writing his memoirs and does not care who he may hurt in the process. He and his wife are constantly arguing and the neighbours are calling Evan regarding the domestic disputes going on at the Powell-Jones house. When Ifor does not show up for a choir practice, Evan and Austin Mostyn head over to see what has happened to him. Of course he is dead. A lot of suspicious happenings convince Evan and eventually the rest of the police that he was murdered. I love the names of the characters, Evans-the-Meat, Evans-the-Post, Roberts-the-Pump, Harry-the-Pub etc. in the story. A fun read. ( )
  Carlathelibrarian | Feb 5, 2019 |
I enjoy mysteries and this was a good read. ( )
  Barbara31542 | Aug 26, 2013 |
Some of the logistics of the crime are not tenable, but the milieu is entertaining. ( )
  librisissimo | Sep 23, 2011 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0425176134, Mass Market Paperback)

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

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:09:08 -0400)

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In Wales, constable Evan Evans investigates the murder of a famous opera singer who came to the area for a rest. Suspects abound, including his wife, his lover and a dissatisfied son.

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