Rhys Bowen is the New York Times bestselling author of the Royal Spyness series, Molly Murphy mysteries, and the Constable Evans series. Rhys is the winner of Agatha Awards for Murphy’s Law (2001) and Naughty in Nice (2011), and received an Edgar Award nomination for Evan’s Gate (2004). She served on the national board of Mystery Writers of America and appears in Who’s Who. Rhys is a transplanted Brit who divides her time between California and Arizona, where she goes to escape the harsh California winters. She has been a professional writer all her life, moving from plays with the BBC in London, to books for children and young adults, and finally to her real love, mysteries.