Book Review: Rhys Bowen’s Evan Help Us

Posted March 1, 2011 by Kathy Davie in Book Reviews

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Book Review: Rhys Bowen’s Evan Help Us

Evan Help Us

by Rhys Bowen

three-stars

Series: Constable Evans #2

Other books by this author that I've reviewed include Evans Above, Evanly Choirs, Bless the Bride, The Last Illusion, Evan and Elle, Naughty in Nice, Evan Can Wait, Evans to Betsy, Evan Only Knows, Her Royal Spyness, A Royal Pain, Royal Flush, Evan's Gate, Royal Blood, Evan Blessed, Evanly Bodies, Rhys Bowen, Hush Now, Don't You Cry, The Twelve Clues of Christmas, The Family Way, Heirs and Graces, Queen of Hearts, Malice at the Palace, Crowned and Dangerous.

Genres: Cozy Mystery

This Paperback has on December 1, 1999. Discover more about it at Goodreads. You can also buy it at Amazon

The second in the Constable Evans Welsh mystery series.

In 1999, Evan Help Us was nominated for the Barry Award for Best Novel.

My Take

Evan Help Us has a 1950-ish feel to it with a whole crew of fun characters whom you can’t help but enjoy including the Detective Inspector who is more concerned with his fishing than the truth (he does remind me of Racer from the Inspector Jury series by Martha Grimes).

It’s an easy, fun read that pokes you into wondering how last names evolved with a lively insight into the daily life of a Welsh village.

The Story

Constable Evan Evans has transferred to Llanfair to get away from the intensity of crime in the big city only to fall into it in this tiny, picturesque Welsh village. Two murders in about as many days…not what Annie Pigeon was expecting either!

One of the murdered men is a well-loved, long-time visitor about to put Llanfair on the tourist map while the other is an unloved, unwanted local who has returned after 20 years with his ideas for pulling tourists to Llanfair.


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