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Rhys Bowen was born Janet Quin-Harkin in 1941 in Bath, England. She earned her bachelors degree from the University of London. Soon after graduation she worked for the British Broadcasting Corporation as a studio manager and writer. She then took a job working for a textbook company developing reading texts before writing her own books. Her first picture book - Peter Penny's Dance - was published in 1976 and changed her career to children's book author. The book earned praise and won numerous awards. In 1981 she wrote a teen novel entitled California Girl which became the first installment in Bantam's Sweet Dreams series. This series grew to include novels such as Love Match, Daydreamer, and Ten-Boy Summer. These Sweet Dreams books started a major trend in young adult publishing. they were praised as an encouragement to reading. Janet Quin-Harkin also authored non-series fiction for adolescents such as award winning novel Wanted: Date for Saturday Night and Summer Heat. She also wrote the young adult historical novels Madam Sarah and Fool's Gold. She then moved on to writng mystery novels whcih included her Constable Evans series. Her book Royal Blood made the New York Times Bestseller list. (Bowker Author Biography)
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Janet Quin-Harkin writes books for teens. She uses the pen name Rhys Bowen for her mystery novels for adults.

Her Royal Spyness 1,814 copies, 140 reviews
A Royal Pain 995 copies, 54 reviews
Murphy's Law 905 copies, 44 reviews
Royal Flush 768 copies, 42 reviews
In Farleigh Field 749 copies, 50 reviews
Royal Blood 738 copies, 40 reviews
The Twelve Clues of Christmas 639 copies, 45 reviews
Naughty in Nice 636 copies, 41 reviews
The Tuscan Child 578 copies, 37 reviews
Death of Riley 553 copies, 22 reviews
Heirs and Graces 517 copies, 32 reviews
For the Love of Mike 512 copies, 16 reviews
Evans Above 490 copies, 16 reviews
Queen of Hearts 413 copies, 26 reviews
In Like Flynn 394 copies, 9 reviews
Tell Me, Pretty Maiden 392 copies, 10 reviews
Oh Danny Boy 388 copies, 8 reviews
The Victory Garden 383 copies, 25 reviews
Malice at the Palace 382 copies, 24 reviews
Crowned and Dangerous 378 copies, 18 reviews
In a Gilded Cage 372 copies, 14 reviews
In Dublin's Fair City 358 copies, 9 reviews
The Last Illusion 330 copies, 11 reviews
Four Funerals and Maybe a Wedding 330 copies, 20 reviews
Evan Help Us 309 copies, 9 reviews
Evan and Elle 303 copies, 2 reviews
Evanly Choirs 279 copies, 6 reviews
The Venice Sketchbook 273 copies, 17 reviews
Love and Death among the Cheetahs 267 copies, 12 reviews
Evan's Gate 260 copies, 8 reviews
Evan Blessed 260 copies, 5 reviews
Bless the Bride 247 copies, 13 reviews
Evanly Bodies 244 copies, 6 reviews
Evan Can Wait 239 copies, 3 reviews
The Amersham Rubies 229 copies, 11 reviews
Evans to Betsy 228 copies, 2 reviews
Masked Ball at Broxley Manor 228 copies, 10 reviews
Hush Now, Don't You Cry 215 copies, 8 reviews
Evan Only Knows 212 copies, 1 review
The Last Mrs Summers 210 copies, 10 reviews
Above the Bay of Angels 205 copies, 23 reviews
The Family Way 182 copies, 8 reviews
City of Darkness and Light 174 copies, 9 reviews
God Rest Ye, Royal Gentlemen 164 copies, 7 reviews
The Edge of Dreams 153 copies, 11 reviews
Time of Fog and Fire 147 copies, 13 reviews
The Ghost of Christmas Past 139 copies, 10 reviews
Away in a Manger 128 copies, 15 reviews
Where the Sky Begins 87 copies, 8 reviews
Magic Growing Powder 81 copies, 2 reviews
What Child is This 63 copies, 12 reviews
Wild Irish Rose 56 copies, 6 reviews
The Face in the Mirror 50 copies, 1 review
A Royal Threesome (3-in-1) 48 copies, 2 reviews
Through the Window 43 copies, 1 review
Peril in Paris 40 copies, 1 review
Benjamin's Balloon 32 copies, 1 review
California Girl 29 copies
Ten-Boy Summer 28 copies, 1 review
The Two of Us 27 copies
Love Match 23 copies
Daydreamer (Author) 22 copies
Ginger's First Kiss 21 copies, 1 review
Dreamwalker 20 copies, 6 reviews
Lovebirds 17 copies
Roni's Two-Boy Trouble 14 copies, 1 review
Queen Justine 12 copies
No More Boys 12 copies
Write Every Day (Author) 11 copies
My Best Enemy 11 copies
The Graduates 10 copies
Growing Pains 10 copies
Roni's Sweet Fifteen 10 copies, 1 review
Just Desserts 9 copies, 1 review
Love to Go 8 copies
My Secret Love 8 copies, 1 review
Torn Apart 6 copies
Dear Cousin 5 copies
Trade Winds 5 copies
Madame Sarah 4 copies
Surf's Up! 4 copies
All Rapped Up 4 copies
Big Sister 4 copies
Flip Side 4 copies
Road Trip 3 copies
Tug of War 3 copies
Double Take 3 copies
Summer Daze 3 copies
Last Dance 3 copies
On My Own 3 copies
Fool's Gold 3 copies
Love Potion 3 copies
Blind Date 3 copies
Star Quality 2 copies
Amazing Grace 2 copies
Voodoo 2 copies
Having a Ball 2 copies
Dear Karen 1 copy
Sherlocked 1 copy, 1 review
The Wall 1 copy
An Apple for the Creature (Contributor) 347 copies, 28 reviews
Sherlock Holmes: The Hidden Years (Contributor) 103 copies, 3 reviews
Death Dines In (Contributor) 85 copies, 3 reviews
Sherlock Holmes: The American Years (Contributor) 50 copies, 2 reviews
Blood on Their Hands (Contributor) 44 copies, 1 review
A Merry Band of Murderers (Contributor) 20 copies, 1 review
Malice Domestic 11: Murder Most Conventional (Contributor) 10 copies, 1 review
Shattering Glass: A Nasty Woman Press Anthology (Contributor) 7 copies, 2 reviews
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