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Released January 3, 2008
ISBN 9780434015474

£30.00

This book is a story of a callous murder, a devastating secret, and a crime of passion. In Bishopthorpe Palace, York, on September 1373, John Thoresby, the Archbishop of York, lies dying. One of the most powerful men in the country, his imminent demise has the dominant families of the north vying to influence his succession. Owen Archer, Thoresby's master of the guards, is one of the few men Thoresby trusts. He is determined to ensure that his lord's last days are as peaceful as possible, but his plans are thrown into disarray when Thoresby agrees to a visit from Joan, Princess of Wales, wife of the Black Prince and mother of the young heir to the throne of England. She has come to seek the great man's advice before it is too late.Owen resolves to do his duty, but within minutes of Joan's arrival things go disastrously wrong when a member of the royal party is murdered. Then, only days later, a messenger carrying urgent letters for Thoresby is found hanging in the woods. Soon, the shadow of suspicion falls on the whole household. And as Owen races against time to find the murderer amongst them, he starts to realise that not only has one of his own men been compromised, but all their lives are now in danger...

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Candace Robb

Candace Robb is a writer/historian engaged in creating fiction about the late middle ages with a large cast of characters.

Two series, the Owen Archer mysteries and the Kate Clifford mysteries, are set in late medieval York.

The Margaret Kerr trilogy is set in early 14th century Scotland, at the beginning of the Wars of Independence.

Two standalone novels (published under pseudonym Emma Campion) expand on the lives of two women in the court of King Edward III who have fascinated Robb ever since she first encountered them in history and fiction.

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