Evan's Gate (Hardcover)

By Rhys Bowen

Minotaur Books, 9780312301149, 288pp.

Publication Date: April 1, 2004

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Mass Market (4/5/2005)

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When Constable Evan Evans discovers a beautiful shepard's cottage in the mountains of Llanfair, Wales, he and his fiancée 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.

But it turns out that Evan's discovery extends far beyond the beauties of a mountain-top view and a cozy dream-house when Evan 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.

Rhys Bowen's newest spell-binding addition to her critically acclaimed cozy series will win the hearts of fans and newcomers alike. Evan's Gate is a 2005 Edgar Award Nominee for Best Novel.

About the Author

Rhys Bowen won the Agatha Award for best novel of the year and the Herodotus Award for best historical mystery of the year for "Murphy's Law," her first installment in a new series featuring Molly Murphy and set in turn-of-the-century New York City. The author of six previous Constable Evans mysteries and three Molly Murphy mysteries, she was born in Bath, England, and now lives in Northern California.