Tuesday, July 7, 2009

On Rhy's Royal Flush!

HALLIE: Sound the trumpets! Cue cornets! Lady Georgiana -- great granddaughter of Queen Victoria and 34th in line to the English thrown -- is back!

Join us in welcoming "Royal Flush," the third in Rhys Bowen's Royal Spyness series. In which Georgiana fails to grasp the difference between Escort Service and High Class Girls." Banished to a drafty Scottish castle, what ensues is a romp. As our Royal Rhysness told "Hollywood Today," “Picture Georgie at a royal wedding in Transylvania in a castle like Dracula’s where there may or may not be vampires! Plenty of dead bodies, anyway."

So, Rhys, I know you're signing books all over California, Texas, Oregon, Arizona, Florida and beyond.

What's up today with the big launch?

Today is one of those big days in any writer's life--the birthday of a new book. It doesn't matter how many books we have written or how successful they have been, each new one feels rather like the birth of a new child (a little less uncomfortable, I have to admit). Will readers like it? Will reviewers like it? Will anyone come to my signings? So I'm pacing and worrying when I should be packing sensibly for my book tour that starts on Thursday. Summer book tours are hard. I can't wear my staple black pants and different jackets when the temperature in Houston was 101 yesterday and in Scottsdale was 108. But cotton and linen crease so badly on the plane.

I have an event tonight and a big launch party tomorrow, with champagne, strawberries and chocolate--what more could I add to bribe people to come? Waiters who are also body builders?

ROYAL FLUSH is my third Lady Georgiana mystery and it takes place in 1930s Britain. As usual it is full of madcap adventures as it takes Georgie back to her ancestral castle in Scotland, complete with ghosts, haggis and a monster in the loch.

signing schedule is up on my website, www.rhysbowen.com and click on Rhys on the Road. I'd love to see friendly faces!

HANK: Rhys! We're all so proud of you--you are truly the royalty in our little group. And it's very comforting, actually, to see that even you still have qualms and worries...! But of course, it will all be marvelous!
Send photos!


  1. Congratulations Rhys on the new baby! Can't wait to read this one...and do let us know what you decide to pack:)

  2. I have clothes laid out all over the room as we speak. I have a great linen suit but will it look like a crumpled rag in Houston's humid heat? I'm thinking filmy skirt and sleeveless silk top for some events, tailored pants and cotton jacket for others. I'll try to take pictures, if I remember.

  3. Congratulations on the new arrival! Can't wait to read it.

    I usually go for lots of loose dresses this time of year...in the types of fabric that can be rolled up in a suitcase. :)

    Mystery Writing is Murder

  4. Congratuatlions Rhys!

    I know only too well the 108 - 115 deg. of the Phoenix area!!! Be sure to take a bottle of water, at least a quart with you at all times. I was there one time and had meetings all day as soon as I got off the plane. Had no extra water with me. Well the plane is dehydrating to begin with, so by 4 I was feeling run down and tired. I wound up drinking a 1/2 gallon of water in a 1/2 hr or so at my motel to recover and then never went anywhere without a quart with me!!! It took me awhile to figure out I was dehydrated.