The Winter King
by Alys Clare

The death of an unpopular nobleman brings trouble to Sir Josse’s family, in the latest Hawkenlye mystery

All Saint’s Eve, 1211. An overweight but wealthy nobleman, desperate for an heir, dies at the celebration feast he’s thrown in his own hall. A natural death . . . or at the hands of his reluctant new wife?

Sabin de Gifford, an apothecary and healer of note, is called to examine the body, and concludes that he died of a spasm to the heart. But she is troubled, all the same, and beset by suspicions. Did the man really die of a heart attack? Or was something more sinister to blame?

There is only one person Sabin can turn to for help: fellow healer Meggie, daughter of Sir Josse d’Acquin. But what she requires of her is dangerous indeed . . .

Reviews

Vivid details of life in eleventh century England, combined with an engaging cast and plenty of genuine suspense, will keep historical mystery devotees firmly in Clare's corner

Booklist on The Rufus Spy

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

A fascinating look at medieval England

Library Journal on The Night Wanderer

Skillful pacing and a healthy dose of mysticism add to the appeal - especially for fans of medieval historicals

Publishers Weekly on The Night Wanderer

Historical fiction fans who enjoy such authors as Ellis Peters, Simon Beaufort, Susanna Gregory and Margaret Frazer will delight in exploring Clare's medieval world

Library Journal on Blood of the South

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 Winter King by Alys Clare is available in the following formats

Ebook97817801049421st April 2014N/A240£8.99
Ebook97817801049421st April 2014N/A240$10.99
Paperback97818475149811st January 2015137 X 215mm240£12.99
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