Join us at Lake Forest Park for a special birthday celebration book event for Agatha Christie and Candace Robb, and the return of Owen Archer!
1374. When a member of one of York's most prominent families is found dead in the woods, his throat torn out, rumours spread like wildfire that wolves are running loose throughout the city. Persuaded to investigate by the victim's father, Owen Archer is convinced that a human killer is responsible. But before he can gather sufficient evidence to prove his case, a second body is discovered, stabbed to death. Is there a connection? What secrets are contained within the victim's household? And what does apprentice healer Alisoun know that she's not telling? Teaming up with Geoffrey Chaucer, who is in York on a secret mission on behalf of Prince Edward, Owen's enquiries will draw him headlong into a deadly conspiracy.
'"tmospheric... Alisoun raises the novel's energy whenever she appears" - Publishers Weekly
"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
'"History and mystery combine in a fine, complex tale of love and hate." - Kirkus Reviews
Candace Robb has read and researched medieval history for many years, having studied for a Ph.D. in Medieval & Anglo-Saxon Literature. She divides her time between Seattle and the UK, frequently visiting York to research the series. She is the author of ten previous Owen Archer mysteries and three Kate Clifford medieval mysteries.