Rhys Bowen is the pen name of English author Janet Quin-Harkin. Under the Rhys Bowen pen name, she writes mystery novels. Under her real name, she started out her career writing young adult romance, adult romance and children’s books. She made the switch to adult mysteries in 1997. Today, she writes the Constable Evan Evans, Molly Murphy and Royal Spyness mystery series.

Janet Quin-Harkin became a published author in 1982 with the novel Love Match. She stopped writing under her real name in 1999. Her debut as Rhys Bowen came with Evans Above in 1997. Below is a list of Rhys Bowen’s books in order of when they were first published:

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Publication Order of Constable Evans Books

Publication Order of Friends Books

(as Janet Quin-Harkin)

Starring Tess and Ali (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Boy Trouble for Tess and Ali (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Tess and Ali and the Teeny Bikini (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Tess and Ali, Going on Fifteen (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Full House: Club Stephanie Books

(as Janet Quin-Harkin)

Flamingo Revenge (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Fun, Sun, and Flamingoes (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Heartbreak Cafe Books

(as Janet Quin-Harkin)

No Experience Required (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Just Desserts (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Main Attraction (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Catch of the Day (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
At Your Service (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Love to Go (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Her Royal Spyness Books

Her Royal Spyness (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
A Royal Pain (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Royal Flush (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Royal Blood (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Naughty in Nice (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Masked Ball at Broxley Manor (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Twelve Clues of Christmas (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Heirs and Graces (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Queen of Hearts (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Malice at the Palace (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Crowned and Dangerous (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
On Her Majesty's Frightfully Secret Service (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Four Funerals and Maybe a Wedding (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Love and Death Among the Cheetahs (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Last Mrs. Summers (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
God Rest Ye, Royal Gentlemen (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Peril in Paris (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Proof of the Pudding (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
We Three Queens (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Love Stories Books

(with Elizabeth Craft, Katherine Applegate, Kieran Scott)

Sharing Sam (By: Katherine Applegate) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Boy Next Door (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Who Do You Love? (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
What We Did Last Summer (By: Elizabeth Craft) (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Trust Me (By: Kieran Scott) (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Kiss and Tell (By: Kieran Scott) (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
While You Were Gone (By: Kieran Scott) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Torn Apart (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
How Do I Tell? (By: Kieran Scott) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Justin & Nicole (By: Elizabeth Craft) (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Jake & Christy (By: Elizabeth Craft) (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Molly Murphy Books

(with Clare Broyles)

Murphy's Law (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Death of Riley (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
For the Love of Mike (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
In Like Flynn (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Oh Danny Boy (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
In Dublin's Fair City (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Tell Me, Pretty Maiden (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
In a Gilded Cage (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Last Illusion (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Bless the Bride (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Amersham Rubies (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Hush Now, Don't You Cry (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Face in the Mirror (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Family Way (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Through the Window (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
City of Darkness and Light (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Edge of Dreams (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Away in a Manger (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Time of Fog and Fire (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Ghost of Christmas Past (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Wild Irish Rose (With: Clare Broyles) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
All That Is Hidden (With: Clare Broyles) (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
In Sunshine or in Shadow (With: Clare Broyles) (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Amersham Rubies is a prequel novella to the series.

Publication Order of NBC Great Escapes Books

(as Janet Quin-Harkin)

The Secrets of Lake Success (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Trade Winds (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of On Our Own Books

(as Janet Quin-Harkin)

The Graduates (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Trouble with Toni (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Out of Love (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Old Friends, New Friends (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Growing Pains (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Best Friends Forever (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Senior Year Books

(as Janet Quin-Harkin)

Homecoming Dance (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
New Year's Eve (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Night of the Prom (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Graduation Day (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Sister, Sister Books

(as Janet Quin-Harkin)

Cool in School (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
You Read My Mind (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
One Crazy Christmas (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Homegirl on the Range (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
He's All That (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Summer Daze (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Star Quality (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
All Rapped Up (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Sugar and Spice Books

(as Janet Quin-Harkin)

Publication Order of TGIF Books

(as Janet Quin-Harkin)

Sleepover Madness (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Four's a Crowd (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Forever Friday (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Toe-Shoe Trouble (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Secret Valentine (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Boyfriend Club Books

(as Janet Quin-Harkin)

Ginger's First Kiss (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Roni's Dream Boy (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Karen's Perfect Match (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Queen Justine (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Ginger's New Crush (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Roni's Two-Boy Trouble (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
No More Boys (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Karen's Lessons in Love (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Roni's Sweet Fifteen (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Justine's Baby-Sitting Nightmare (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Boyfriend Wars (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Dear Karen (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Red Dragon Academy Books

(with C.M. Broyles)

Publication Order of True Love Books

(as Janet Quin-Harkin)

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Tommy Loves Tina (As:Janet Quin-Harkin) (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Winner Take All (As:Janet Quin-Harkin) (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Wanted: Date for Saturday Night (As:Janet Quin-Harkin) (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Write Every Day (As:Janet Quin-Harkin) (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Madam Sarah (As:Janet Quin-Harkin) (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Summer Heat (As: Janet Quin-Harkin) (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Fool's Gold (As:Janet Quin-Harkin) (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
My Phantom Love (As:Janet Quin-Harkin) (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
On My Own (As:Janet Quin-Harkin) (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Amazing Grace (As:Janet Quin-Harkin) (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Apartment (As:Janet Quin-Harkin) (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Sutcliffe Diamonds (As:Janet Quin-Harkin) (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Getting Personal (As:Janet Quin-Harkin) (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The King and I (As:Janet Quin-Harkin) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Love Potion (As:Janet Quin-Harkin) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
In Farleigh Field (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Tuscan Child (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
What Child Is This (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Victory Garden (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Above the Bay of Angels (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Venice Sketchbook (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Where the Sky Begins (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Paris Assignment (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

Seal of the Confessional (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Doppelganger (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Voodoo (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Please Watch Your Step (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Picture Books

Peter Penny's Dance (1976)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Benjamin's Balloon (1978)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Septimus Bean and His Amazing Machine (1980)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Magic Growing Powder (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Helpful Hattie (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Billy and Ben (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Tgif! Books

(as Janet Quin-Harkin)

Friday Night Fright (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Cozy Case Files Mystery Sampler Books

Cozy Case Files Volume 1 (By: Cynthia Riggs,Mindy Quigley) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Cozy Case Files Volume 2 (By: Carolyn Haines,Donna Andrews,Hannah Dennison,Cate Conte,Diane Kelly,E.J. Copperman,Ellie Alexander,Cynthia Riggs,Susan C. Shea,Mindy Quigley) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Cozy Case Files Volume 3 (By: M.C. Beaton,Donna Andrews,Ellie Alexander,Mindy Quigley) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Cozy Case Files Volume 4 (By: Parnell Hall,Shari Randall,Ellen Hart,Ellie Alexander,Frances Brody,Tessa Arlen,Vivien Chien,Julia Chapman,Paige Shelton,Jane K. Cleland,Mindy Quigley) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Cozy Case Files Volume 5 (By: Carolyn Haines,Donna Andrews,Carola Dunn,Sheila Connolly,Ellie Alexander,Susan C. Shea,Judith Flanders,Mindy Quigley,Auralee Wallace) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Cozy Case Files Volume 6 (By: Carolyn Haines,Donna Andrews,Cate Conte,Kylie Logan,Leonard Goldberg,Allison Montclair,Ellen Hart,Sheila Connolly,Mindy Quigley) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Cozy Case Files Volume 7 (By: Donna Andrews,Diane Kelly,Ellen Crosby,Ellie Alexander,Vivien Chien,Ashley Weaver,Mindy Quigley) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Cozy Case Files Volume 8 (By: M.C. Beaton,Diane Kelly,Vivien Chien,Paige Shelton,SusanCox,Elizabeth Penney,Mindy Quigley) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Cozy Case Files Volume 9 (By: Carolyn Haines,Donna Andrews,Hannah Dennison,Kylie Logan,Leonard Goldberg,Susanna Calkins,Allison Montclair,Ellie Alexander,Eve Calder,Mindy Quigley) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Cozy Case Files Volume 10 (By: Carolyn Haines,Donna Andrews,Cate Conte,Diane Kelly,Ellen Hart,Ellie Alexander,Vivien Chien,Jane K. Cleland,Ashley Weaver,SusanCox,Elizabeth Penney,Mindy Quigley) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Cozy Case Files Volume 11 (By: Diane Kelly,Ellie Alexander,Vivien Chien,Paige Shelton,Mariah Fredericks,Elizabeth Penney,Mindy Quigley) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Cozy Case Files Volume 12 (By: Carolyn Haines,Donna Andrews,Hannah Dennison,Cate Conte,Kylie Logan,Leonard Goldberg,Allison Montclair,Sheila Connolly,Ellie Alexander,Ashley Weaver,S.C. Perkins,Eve Calder,Jess Dylan,Mindy Quigley,Meri Allen) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Cozy Case Files Volume 13 (By: Mindy Quigley) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Cozy Case Files Volume 14 (By: Diane Kelly,Gigi Pandian,Ellie Alexander,Paige Shelton,Mindy Quigley,Korina Moss) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Cozy Case Files Volume 15 (By: Mindy Quigley) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Cozy Case Files Volume 16 (By: Carolyn Haines,Donna Andrews,Diane Kelly,Elizabeth Penney,Mindy Quigley,Korina Moss,M. C. Beaton) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Cozy Case Files Volume 17 (With: Diane Kelly,Gigi Pandian,Ellie Alexander,Paige Shelton,Jean-Luc Bannalec,Olivia Matthews,Olivia Blacke,Mindy Quigley,Clare Broyles,Korina Moss,Anastasia Hastings) (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Cozy Case Files, Volume 18 (By: Carolyn Haines,Donna Andrews,Leonard Goldberg,Allison Montclair,Vivien Chien,Olivia Matthews,Olivia Blacke,Mindy Quigley,Meri Allen,Katharine Schellman,Korina Moss) (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Cozy Case Files, Volume 19 (By: M.C. Beaton,Donna Andrews,Cate Conte,Diane Kelly,Ellie Alexander,Cynthia Riggs,R.W. Green,Elizabeth Penney,Korina Moss,Celeste Connally) (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Cozy Case Files, Volume 20 (With: Gigi Pandian,Ellie Alexander,Paige Shelton,Olivia Matthews,Jennifer J. Chow,Olivia Blacke,Mindy Quigley,Clare Broyles,Anastasia Hastings) (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Anthology series.If author is listed on a book then this author wrote a story within that book.

Publication Order of Caroline Canfield Mysteries Books

(with Various, Joyce Christmas, Rochelle Krich, G. Miki Hayden, Terence Faherty, Kate Charles, Margaret Frazer, Dianne Day, Serita Stevens, Jacqueline Fiedler, Tom Kreitzberg)

Tiger's Palette (By: Jacqueline Fiedler) (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Sketches with Wolves (By: Jacqueline Fiedler) (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Sweet Dreams Books

The Popularity Plan (By: Rosemary Vernon) (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Problem with Love (By: Rosemary Vernon) (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
It Must Be Magic (By: Marian Woodruff) (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Popularity Summer (By: Rosemary Vernon) (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Popularity Summer (By: Rosemary Vernon) (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Forbidden Love (By: Marian Woodruff) (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Dear Amanda (By: Rosemary Vernon) (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
California Girl (As:Janet Quin-Harkin) (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Love Match (As:Janet Quin-Harkin) (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Ten-Boy Summer (As:Janet Quin-Harkin) (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Daydreamer (As:Janet Quin-Harkin) (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Dial L for Love (By: Marian Woodruff) (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Love in the Fast Lane (By: Rosemary Vernon) (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Language of Love (By: Rosemary Vernon) (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Kiss Me, Creep (By: Marian Woodruff) (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Ghost of a Chance (As:Janet Quin-Harkin) (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Exchange of Hearts (As:Janet Quin-Harkin) (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Lovebirds (As:Janet Quin-Harkin) (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Two of Us (As:Janet Quin-Harkin) (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Ten-Speed Summer (By: Deborah Kent) (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Follow That Boy (As:Janet Quin-Harkin) (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Questions of Love (By: Rosemary Vernon) (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
101 Ways to Meet Mr. Right (As:Janet Quin-Harkin) (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Great Boy Chase (As:Janet Quin-Harkin) (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
If You Love Me (By: Barbara Steiner) (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
My Secret Love (As:Janet Quin-Harkin) (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Heartbreak Hill (By: ) (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Taking the Lead (By: Deborah Kent) (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Never Say Goodbye (As:Janet Quin-Harkin) (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Stand By for Love (By: ) (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
My Dream Guy (By: Carla Bracale) (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Dream Date (By: Carla Bracale) (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Puppy Love (By: Carla Bracale) (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Down with Love! (By: Carla Bracale) (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Wrong-Way Romance (By: Sheri Cobb South) (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Opposites Attract (By: Linda Joy Singleton) (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Too Good to Be True (By: Susan Kirby) (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
That Certain Feeling (By: Sheri Cobb South) (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Cinderella Game (By: Sheri Cobb South) (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Partners in Love (By: Susan Kirby) (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Love to Spare (By: Linda Joy Singleton) (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
My Secret Heart (By: Susan Kirby) (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Don't Bet On Love (By: Sheri Cobb South) (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Deep in My Heart (By: Linda Joy Singleton) (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Blame It on Love (By: Sheri Cobb South) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Dreamboat (By: Linda Joy Singleton) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Anthologies

Unholy Orders(2000)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Blood on Their Hands(2003)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Sherlock Holmes: The Hidden Years(2004)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The World's Finest Mystery and Crime Stories 5(2004)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
A Merry Band of Murderers(2006)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Sherlock Holmes: The American Years(2010)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Mysterious Writers: The Many Facets of Mystery Writing(2010)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Malice Domestic 11(2016)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Silent Night, Deadly Night(2016)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Private Investigations: Mystery Writers on the Secrets, Riddles, and Wonders in Their Lives(2020)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Shattering Glass(2020)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Nothing Good Happens After Midnight(2020)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Promophobia: Taking the Mystery Out of Promoting Crime Fiction(2022)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Cozy Case Files Volume 17(2023)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Notes: All novels except for the books in her Constable Evan Evans, Molly Murphy and Royal Spyness series were written under her real name of Janet Quin-Harkin. The Red Dragon Academy series is written with C.M. Broyles.

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2 Responses to “Order of Rhys Bowen Books”

  1. Erik Vahl Meyer: 1 year ago

    Dear Janet,
    I have read about 6 of the Evan’s books and thoroughly enjoy them. Wales fascinates me as my wife of 58 years is Welsh. Pure she says! Her mother’s father was called Evan Evans too. She was born in Pontypridd (Home of the National Anthem) in 1943.

    I am being picky here but there is an error in “Evan to Betsey”. You describe the Oxford Colleges as Built in Beautiful ‘Sandstone’. The buildings are in fct built in Limestone. Having done my degree in Geology in Oxford (’63 to’66) the colleges are built in Jurassic ‘Oolitic’ Limestone.
    Your stories are superb and I love Betsey.
    Take care
    Erik Vahl Meyer

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  2. Loretto Glennon: 3 years ago

    I just can not get enough of your books – I absolutely love them.

    Reply

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