Evan Blessed (Constable Evans Mysteries) (Mass Market Paperbound)

By Rhys Bowen

Berkley Books, 9780425211168, 257pp.

Publication Date: July 1, 2006



In his ninth mystery, Constable Evan Evans scours a Welsh mountainside to find a missing woman--and then copes with the subsequent disappearance of his beloved Bronwen...

Mt. Snowdon, Yr Wyddfa to the locals, is crawling with tourists in the summer months. So Constable Evans isn't unduly alarmed when a young female hiker goes missing for a few hours. She might have taken a wrong turn or even stormed off to hide after a tiff with her boyfriend.

The routine search turns more ominous, though, when the village police find an underground bunker--complete with handcuffs and chains. Now, as he copes with wedding plans and a visit from his disapproving mother, Evans has a serious investigation on his plate, searching for a link between the still-missing girl and the eerie, empty chamber.

And when his own fianc e disappears, the case goes from ominous to terrifying...

About the Author

Rhys Bowen, a New York Times bestselling author, has been nominated for every major award in mystery writing, including the Edgar(R), and has won many, including both the Agatha and Anthony awards. She is the author of the Royal Spyness Mysteries, set in 1930s London, 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 now divides her time between Northern California and Arizona.