Candace Robb with Alice Boatwright — 'A Fox in the Fold'

Owen Archer suspects an old adversary is on his tail as he seeks to solve the mystery surrounding a dead body found on the road to York. . .


Third Place Books welcomes local mystery author Candace Robb to our Ravenna store! Robb will be discussing the 14th installment in her thrilling Owen Archer series, A Fox in the Fold, in conversation with fellow author Alice Boatwright. This event is free and open to the public. Registration is required in advance.

Copies of A Fox in the Fold will be available for purchase at the store. This event will include a public signing and time for audience Q&A. Sustain our author series by purchasing a copy of the featured book!

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About A Fox in the Fold. . .

Owen Archer suspects an old adversary is on his tail as he seeks to solve the mystery surrounding a dead body found on the road to York.

October, 1376. Owen Archer is summoned by sheriff Sir Ralph Hastings regarding a stripped and bloodied body discovered on the road north to York. Could it be connected to an attack on a carter and his labourers who were transporting stone destined for St. Clement's Priory? The carter fled, but his men stayed to fight and are now missing. Is the victim one of them?

At first Owen believes the catalyst for murder and menace in York is the arrival of the political pariah William Wykeham, Bishop of Winchester. But he soon suspects that a formidable and skillful adversary from his past has arrived in the city, thrusting him and his family into grave danger, and his investigation becomes a race to uncover the truth before his old nemesis destroys all he holds dear.


Praise for Candace Robb. . .

“What makes this entry a standout are the supporting characters, all of them carefully nuanced, and the emotions boiling up in Archer, who must fight to protect his wife and children as they become targets of violence. This is a mystery with both high stakes and a layer of true feeling. Robb reinforces her place among the top writers of medieval historicals."
Publishers Weekly, starred review

"A multitude of new and old supporting characters round out the delightful cast and contribute to the twists and turns of the compelling plot."
Booklist on A Conspiracy of Wolves

"Magda, who's appeared in many of Owen's adventures, is the rightful star of this tale of murder, betrayal, and superstition."
Kirkus Reviews on The Riverwoman's Dragon

"A detailed ramble through 1376 York peopled by a brace of engaging characters."
Kirkus Reviews

In 20 crime novels and two fictional biographies, Candace Robb has brought to life the rich culture of the late medieval period, from the arts to the politics. A Fox in the Fold is the 14th crime novel in the popular, bestselling series featuring one-eyed sleuth Owen Archer, captain of the city of York and spy in the north for Joan of Kent and her young son, Prince Richard, heir to the throne. In addition to the Owen Archer series she is the author of the Kate Clifford mysteries and the Margaret Kerr trilogy, as well as two historical novels writing as Emma Campion Candace and Alice Boatwright have sung together in the Medieval Women’s Choir and collaborated on Mysterious England, a popular event at libraries and online. She lives in Seattle and considers the city of York her second home. For more information, including her blog, visit:

Alice K. Boatwright is the author of the award-winning Ellie Kent mysteries, Under an English Heaven and What Child is This? as well as literary fiction, including Collateral Damage and Sea, Sky, Islands . Her most recent book is Mrs. Potts Finds Thanksgiving, a story inspired by Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” for children 8 to 108. Alice is currently the convener of the UK Crime Writers Association’s North America chapter and has collaborated with Candace on the popular “Mysterious England” book program offered at numerous libraries in the Seattle area. They have also sung together for years as members of the Seattle Medieval Women’s Choir. For more information, visit

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