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 . . .
Genre: Historical Crime & Mystery
“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
The Winter King by Alys Clare is available in the following formats
|Hardback - Large Print||9780727897268||28th August 2014||147 X 222mm||400||£23.99|
|Paperback||9781847514981||1st January 2015||137 X 215mm||240||£12.99|
|Paperback||9781847514981||1st January 2015||137 X 215mm||240||£13.99|
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