The Cross-Legged Knight
by Candace Robb

Will the death of a prominent knight lead to the Bishop of Winchester’s downfall? Owen Archer investigates threats, scandal and murder after Sir Ranulf Pagnell dies in France.

York, 1371. William of Wykeham, Bishop of Winchester, has made many enemies since York knight Sir Ranulf Pagnell died imprisoned in France while Wykeham negotiated his ransom. After escorting Sir Ranulf’s body back to the city, Wykeham realizes that his own life is in grave danger.


The bishop’s woes increase when one of his properties in the city is set alight, with horrific consequences. Was it a thoughtless act of revenge or a deliberate murder? Why was someone searching for important documents in the house just before the fire, including those linked to the Pagnells?


As Owen investigates, he uncovers a shocking secret linked to Sir Ranulf’s terrible fate. A secret someone is prepared to go to any lengths to keep hidden . . .

1. The Apothecary Rose
2. The Lady Chapel
3. The Nun’s Tale
4. The King’s Bishop
5. The Riddle of St. Leonard’s
6. The Gift of Sanctuary
7. A Spy for the Redeemer
8. The Cross-Legged Knight
9. The Guilt of Innocents
10. A Vigil of Spies
11. A Conspiracy of Wolves
12. A Choir of Crows
13. The Riverwoman’s Dragon
14. A Fox in the Fold


“Lively, endearingly detailed . . . a convincing plot and a believable cast of characters”

Kirkus Reviews

“Hugely, but subtly, detailed . . . complex, ambiguous and gripping”

Historical Novels Review

“Robb paints a vivid canvas of a time when courage and chivalry combined”

Choice Magazine on A Spy for the Redeemer

“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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The Cross-Legged Knight by Candace Robb is available in the following formats

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