When Constable Evan Evans is persuaded to join the local male choir for the upcoming eisteddfod (cultural festival), he doesn't think the addition of his mediocre voice will do them much good. In spite of all the effort that choirmaster Mostyn Phillips puts in to the choir, it is not exactly first class. Hope arrives in the form of world-renowned tenor Ifor Llewelyn, come home to Llanfair to rest, on doctor's orders.
Llewelyn immediately sets about renewing old friendships, and Mostyn even persuades him to sing with the choir. But Ifor isn't in Llanfair long before the residents decide that his presence is a mixed blessing. Noisy fights between Ifor and his wife, a threatening stranger, and Ifor's own warped sense of humor make life in Llanfair increasingly tense. When he announces that he is planning to write his memoir, telling all about his numerous relationships with famous and infamous women, he jokes that some people won't be happy. But is someone unhappy enough to commit murder to stop him? While tracking down a dangerous killer, Constable Evans also manages to navigate the treacherous waters of neighborhood rivalries, lusty barmaids, and local gossip.
With her third book in this acclaimed series, Rhys Bowen offers another pause-resisting tale of small-town mayhem and murder in Evanly Choirs.
©1999 Rhys Bowen (P)2016 Audible, Inc.
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"Good for escape to wilds of wales"
Perfect for not-scary, fun (if not complex) characters with Welsh accents. Not as much laughing as Her Royal Spyness, yet smiles of amusement frequently.
Why are next books in series not available?
It's a a bit like your pub refusing to refill your glass...
"Love this series"
I love listening to these stories. They are a comfortable, delightful read while I am driving. The characters are charming, the story and mystery will hold your attention and might even surprise you and make you laugh on occasion.
2 things, however. There were 2 different narrators, thus 2 different voices for the characters during the first 3 books! This I did not like. Second, Audible.com published books 1, 2, 3, and 9. Seriously!! Why the hell would you jump to book #9?? I cannot read this. Too much happens in between.
"Cant stop listening"
I got the first book and had to get all the rest in the series, theyre charming and captivating, kinda feels like harry potter in that some of it is really melow, other parts are tense, others are dark, its just so good.
"Cymru am byth!"
passable whodunit worthwhile for its welshness. Pity the reader couldn't pronounce Welsh worth a damn.
"Another great book in this mystery series"
Love these books. I first read this series years ago and am so happy that Audible is making these available. Engaging characters and a well crafted mystery. The main character is a Welsh Constable in a little town in North Wales. He's sort of an endearing boy scout (in the best possible sense). The townspeople are great and by the second book they seem like old friends. This is a light mystery (not much blood or gore), but sophisticated in that the mystery really kept me guessing until the very end. Love the narrator and the story.
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