The Guilt of Innocents
by Candace Robb

Is an innocent act behind a tragedy? Owen Archer investigates when a drowning in the River Ouse leads him on a chilling trail involving a boy’s stolen scrip and a valuable golden cross.

York, 1372
. When river pilot Drogo stole young Hubert’s scrip, Hubert’s friends swore they would get it back. But their worthy endeavour is brought to an abrupt end when Drogo is visciously attacked and left to drown in the River Ouse.


Is Drogo’s murder linked to the missing scrip? And where is Hubert? As the scrip is recovered and the river gives up a terrible secret, Owen becomes intrigued by a missing gold cross pendant Hubert carried in his scrip to remind him of his mother.


Hubert’s seemingly innocent act leads to dark revelations as Owen unravels a shocking chain of misfortune and murder linked to Hubert’s precious possession. Can he discover the truth in time to prevent more deaths?

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


“A vivid portrait of fourteenth-century England which gives us a hero who is cunning and capable, whether navigating the Court or the open moors”

Time Out

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

Kirkus Reviews on The Cross-Legged Knight

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

Historical Novels Review on The Cross-Legged Knight

“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.

View author page


The Guilt of Innocents by Candace Robb is available in the following formats

Ebook978144831335820th February 2024N/A256$6.99
Ebook978144831335820th February 2024N/A256£4.99
FormatISBNPublication DateDimensionsPagesPrice