The King’s Bishop
by Candace Robb

Friend or foe? The character of Owen’s old friend is called into question when he mysteriously vanishes from the king’s mission after a page is murdered.

York, 1367.
Owen Archer and his old comrade, Ned Townley, are each leading companies of the king’s men north of York to Fountains and Rievaulx abbeys respectively, on a mission to win the support of the powerful abbots for William of Wykeham becoming the Bishop of Winchester.


But trouble stalks Ned Townley – Sir William of Wyndesore’s men at Windsor suspect he killed a page in a jealous rage over his betrothed. Is the rumour true?


When Ned and a friar in his party go missing, Owen is drawn into the intrigue surrounding his friend. As further disturbing events occur, Owen uncovers a dangerous, scandalous secret that stretches to the highest level of the court.


“Robb continues to adeptly blend politics with period detail and three-dimensioned characterizations in the Owen Archer tales”

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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