Above the Bay of Angels

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Lake Union Publishing
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5.5 X 1.6 X 8.4 inches | 1.05 pounds

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About the Author
RHYS BOWEN is the New York Times bestselling author of the Anthony Award- and Agatha Award-winning Molly Murphy mysteries, the Edgar Award-nominated Evan Evans series, the Royal Spyness series, and several stand-alone novels including In Farleigh Field. Born in England, she lives in San Rafael, CA.

"This delightful mystery neatly blends historical details of late Victorian life, from rich foods to royalty, into a story spiced with humor and romance. Bowen's depiction of Bella as a modern Victorian woman, skillfully navigating class differences while struggling with the choice between a safe life and her ambitions, rings true." --Library Journal (starred review)

"A treasure trove of Victoriana...A truly delightful read." --Kirkus Reviews

"Bowen serves up a vivid picture of turn-of-the-century London with its strict class distinctions, crowded streets, and devotion to the Queen...Fans of Bowen and Victorian cozies will enjoy this inside-the-palace romp." --Booklist

"[Bowen] recreates her landscapes of 'Palace' and 'Kitchen' with great skill, and readers are drawn into the lives of the characters, as much is revealed even in the close quarters of the kitchen...A delightful way to learn more about food, its preparation and its presentation; and a tender love story." --Historical Novel Society

"Rhys Bowen is a gift to all who love great writing, rich and complex characters and a plot that grabs from first words. I dare you to put it down once you've read [the] opening sentence. Set in Nice, Bowen brings to life a little known and riveting episode in history--the annual visit of Queen Victoria to the French seaside town and the tumult that ensues. She takes us inside the royal court, inside the kitchens, through the eye of a junior chef, and into the towns and villages of the French Riviera. It is sweeping and intimate, warm and gripping. Above the Bay of Angels is a wonderful read that will stay with you long after the book is finished. I loved it!" --Louise Penny, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Chief Inspector Gamache novels