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EVANLY BODIES. Copyright ? 2006 by Rhys Bowen. All rights reserved. Printed in the UnitedStates of America. No part of this book may be used or reproduced in any mannerwhatsoever without written permission except in the case of brief quotations embodied incritical articles or reviews. For information, address St. Martin's Press, 175 Fifth Avenue,New York, N.Y. 10010.
Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data
Evanly bodies / Rhys Bowen.—1st ed.
1. Evans, Evan (Fictitious character)—
PR6052.O848 E888 2006
First Edition: August 2006
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This book is dedicated to my husband, John, who has championed my writing, been chauffeur,bodyguard, editor, chief cook and bottle-washer, put up with me throughdeadlines, bad reviews, signings to which nobody came, and rejoiced with me when things wentright. May the next forty years be even better.
Contents Glossary Chapter 1 Chapter 2 Chapter 3 Chapter 4 Chapter 5 Chapter 6 Chapter 7 Chapter 8 Chapter 9 Chapter 10 Chapter 11 Chapter 12 Chapter 13 Chapter 14 Chapter 15 Chapter 16 Chapter 17 Chapter 18 Chapter 19 Chapter 20 Chapter 21 Chapter 22 Chapter 23 Chapter 24 Chapter 25 Chapter 26 Chapter 27 Chapter 28
bara brith — speckled bread. Bread with mixed fruits in it (pronounced as it looks)
cariad — darling. Term of endearment. (pronounced ca-ree-ad )
— thank you very much. (pronounced ) Diolch yn fawr dee-olch en vower
Escob Annwyl — literally, Dear Bishop. Good Heavens! (pronounced escobe an-wheel )
fach — little. Feminine of bach (pronounced vuch with the ch like the gutteral in loch
Iechyd Da — Cheers (pronounced yachy dah )
Ydych chi'n siarad Cymraeg? — Do you speak Welsh? (pronounced idich-een sharad cumr-eye-g
— How are you? Used as term of affection, same as "love" or "dear." (pronounced Sut wyt ti?
) sit wit tee<