The Lammas Wild
by Alys Clare

Healer Lassair returns to England and uncovers a secret that puts the lives of everyone she knows in grave danger, in the final Aelf Fen medieval mystery.

It is the summer of 1100, and after seven long years away in Spain, Lassair is finally going home. Back to her beloved mentor Gurdyman. Back to her family. And back to young lawman Jack Chevestrier, who Lassair hopes still carries the same deep feelings for her as she does for him.

Before she can reunite with her loved ones, however, Lassair has a long-overdue task to perform. Old flame – and king’s spy – Rollo Guiscard left her a chest before he died, and it is finally time for her to collect it. But the chest contains more than gold, and soon Lassair is caught up in a web of danger and deception that threatens not just her own life, but the lives of everyone she holds dear.

And this is not the only peril Lassair must face. For although she’s left the south behind her forever, the south is not done with her yet . . .

Gripping, tense and moving, the last installment of the Aelf Fen series provides both a twisty and compelling historical murder mystery and a hugely satisfying end to Lassair’s story, which began over a decade ago with OUT OF THE DAWN LIGHT.


A strong 10th and final Aelf Fen mystery … Readers will be sorry to see the last of Lassair

Publishers Weekly

Riveting … An exciting, mysterious adventure

Kirkus Reviews

Clare produces another winner

Booklist on City of Pearl

Eerie ... Those who enjoy mystical thrillers set in medieval Europe will be well rewarded

Publishers Weekly on City of Pearl

Engrossing ... All will relate to the empathetic Lassair and her authentic emotional responses to the people in her life

Publishers Weekly on The Rufus Spy

An engaging case and plenty of genuine suspense will keep historical mystery devotees firmly in Clare’s corner

Booklist on The Rufus Spy

Alys Clare

Alys Clare lives in the English countryside where her novels are set. She went to school in Tonbridge and later studied archaeology at the University of Kent. She is also the author of the Hawkenlye, Aelf Fen, World’s End Bureau and Gabriel Taverner historical mystery series.

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The Lammas Wild by Alys Clare is available in the following formats

Hardback97807278900926th July 2021145 X 220mm256$28.99
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