A Gift of Sanctuary
by Candace Robb

An act of kindness or unforgivable treason? Owen Archer investigates a murder in Wales with links to a controversial offer of refuge.

Wales, 1369.
Owen Archer is travelling to Wales on a mission for the Duke of Lancaster, recruiting archers in anticipation of King Charles of France’s invasion of England. Joining him are Brother Michaelo, Geoffrey Chaucer and his father-in-law, Sir Robert D’Arby, who is on pilgrimage to the shrine of St David.


When the body of John de Reine, one of the Duke of Lancaster’s men, is found at the gate of St David’s, the bishop asks Owen to return the corpse to John’s father, Sir John Lascelles.


Could John’s death be linked to his father’s decision to grant sanctuary to a man accused of harbouring a French spy and the wounding of a mysterious pilgrim? As Owen investigates, he uncovers betrayal, treason, acts of passion and dark secrets . . .


“This compelling historical mystery lives up to the standard set by the master medievalist Ellis Peters”


“Robb deftly interweaves a complex story of love, passion and murder into the troubled and tangled fabric of Welsh history, fashioning a rich and satisfying novel”

Publishers Weekly

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

Publishers Weekly Starred Review of The Fox in the Fold

“Gripping and believable . . . you can almost smell the streets of 14th-century York as you delve deeper into an engrossing plot”

Prima on The Riddle of St. Leonard's

“Meticulously researched, authentic and gripping”

Yorkshire Evening Post on Vigil of Spies

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 Gift of Sanctuary by Candace Robb is available in the following formats

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