Synopses & Reviews
When Constable Evan Evans discovers a beautiful shephard's cottage in the mountains of Llanfair, Wales, he and his fiancee are thrilled. It's only months before their wedding and they are eager to begin their new life together. The cottage is in need of renovation, so Evan wastes no time before he begins making much-needed repairs." "It turns out, though, that Evan's discovery extends far beyond the beauty of a mountaintop view and a cozy dream-house when he finds the skeleton of a child buried in the front yard. His professional inclinations soon get the best of him, and he cannot rest until he discovers the identity of the child." The skeleton is decades old, but the discovery eerily coincides with the case of a present-day missing girl. Although discouraged by his fellow detectives, Evan dives into the mystery of both missing children. He soon realizes that if he can solve the decades-old death, he just might find a crucial insight into the whereabouts of the child missing in the present day.
Perfectly paced, deftly choreographed...an enchanting portrait of Wales, with genuine flawed characters. (Publishers Weekly) Bowen has a nice, light touch, with humor and menace. (Omaha World-Herald)
Welsh Constable Evan Evans plumbs the past and present to search for connections between two troubling crimes in the eighth novel in this consistently satisfying mystery series. *
Evans has found the most delightful shepherd s cottage. At the moment it s just four stone walls with gaping holes for doors and windows...but what a view But as Evans attempts to seal the deal, duty calls. A five-year-old has vanished from a seaside caravan park and Detective Constable Evans must consider all the suspects. There s the child s estranged father, who may want to spirit her back to his native Russia and the German tourists in a hurry to flee the scene.
Evans wonders if the abduction is related to the disappearance of another girl, twenty-five years ago especially since that girl s relatives have just returned to Wales for a family reunion. Now, as he and his fiancee try to rebuild their dream house, he must also build a difficult case against a possible double murderer..."
When Welsh constable Evan Evans finds the skeleton of a young child buried in the front yard of a shepherd's cottage, the discovery eerily coincides with a present-day missing child case that's suddenly taking up all of the constable's time. Martin's Press.
Welsh constable Evan Evans has found the most delightful shepherd's cottage, but before he seals the deal, a five-year-old vanishes from a seaside caravan park--and he must consider all the suspects. But he can't help wondering if the abduction is related to the disappearance of another girl, twenty-five years ago. Now, as he and his fiancée try to build their dream house, he must also build a difficult case against a possible double murderer.
About the Author
Rhys Bowen has been nominated for every major award in mystery writing, including the Edgar®, and has won seven, including both Agatha and Anthony awards. She is also the author of the Molly Murphy Mysteries set in turn-of-the-century New York, and the Constable Evans Mysteries set in Wales. She was born in England and lives in Northern California.