The Song of the Nightingale
by Alys Clare

In the latest Hawkenlye mystery, desperate men commit terrible crimes – but vengeance is on its way . . .

Winter, 1211. Former abbess Helewise moves back to her cell near Hawkenlye Abbey to help the needy, putting a strain on her relationship with Sir Josse D’Acquin, who is called to examine the bodies of three men, one of whom bears a complicated symbol carved into his chest: a symbol that signifies vengeance.

Meanwhile, far from home, Sir Josse’s son Ninian has become involved in the cause of the doomed Cathar people; soon to be swept up in a fight that they cannot hope to win.

Reviews

"Clare skillfully ties together a number of seemingly disparate plot threads, weaving a mystical, adventure-filled tale that's part love story, part murder mystery, and part historical saga"

Booklist

"Like other entries in this pleasing series... this one is much stronger on history than mystery"

Kirkus Reviews

"Clare has never been better at showing how the common folk struggled to survive under the oppressive reign of King John"

Publishers Weekly

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 and Gabriel Taverner historical mystery series.

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Editions

The Song of the Nightingale by Alys Clare is available in the following formats

Ebook97817801030371st November 2012N/A240£8.99
Ebook97817801030371st November 2012N/A240$10.99
Paperback978184751447931st May 2013139 X 216mm240£12.99
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