A Fox in the Fold
by Candace Robb

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.

“A standout . . . Robb reinforces her place among the top writers of medieval historicals” – Publishers Weekly Starred Review

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.


“Robb reinforces her place among the top writers of medieval historicals”

Publishers Weekly Starred Review

“A standout”

Publishers Weekly Starred Review

“A detailed ramble through 1376 York peopled by a brace of engaging characters”

Kirkus Reviews

“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 highlight in a solid series”

Publishers Weekly on The Riverwoman's Dragon

“Robb once again effectively blends crime with the politics of 14th-century England”

Publishers Weekly on A Choir of Crows

“A melange of medieval political plotting . . . Sure to please fans of historical mysteries”

Kirkus Reviews on A Choir of Crows

“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

“Recommended for fans of historical writers such as C.J. Sansom, Ellis Peters and Sharon Kay Penman

Library Journal on A Conspiracy of Wolves

Candace Robb

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 eleven previous Owen Archer mysteries and three Kate Clifford medieval mysteries.

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A Fox in the Fold by Candace Robb is available in the following formats

Hardback - Large Print978144831154511th July 2023146 X 222mm384£23.99
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