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  • The Nun's Tale: Owen Archer Series, Book 3 | Candace Robb

    The Nun's Tale: Owen Archer Series, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Candace Robb
    • Narrated By Derek Perkins
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    When young nun Joanna Calverley dies of a fever in the town of Beverley in the summer of 1365, she is buried quickly for fear of the plague. But a year later, Archbishop Thoresby learns of a woman who has arrived in York claiming to be the resurrected nun, talking of relic-trading and miracles. And death seems to ride in her wake. The archbishop sends Owen Archer to retrace the woman's journey, an investigation that leads him across the north. Along the way he encounters Geoffrey Chaucer, a spy for the king of England.

  • The Apothecary Rose: Owen Archer Series, Book 1 | Candace Robb

    The Apothecary Rose: Owen Archer Series, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Candace Robb
    • Narrated By Derek Perkins
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    In the year of our Lord 1363, two suspicious deaths in the infirmary of St. Mary's Abbey catch the attention of the powerful John Thoresby, Lord Chancellor of England and Archbishop of York. One victim is a pilgrim, while the second is Thoresby's ne'er-do-well ward, both apparently poisoned by a physic supplied by Master Apothecary Nicholas Wilton. In the wake of these deaths, the archbishop dispatches one-eyed spy Owen Archer to York to find the murderer.

  • The Lady Chapel: Owen Archer Series, Book 2 | Candace Robb

    The Lady Chapel: Owen Archer Series, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Candace Robb
    • Narrated By Derek Perkins
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    Summer in the year of our Lord 1365. On the night after the Corpus Christi procession, a man is brutally murdered on the steps of York Minster. The next morning his severed hand is found in a room at the York Tavern - a room hastily vacated by a fellow guild member who had quarreled with the victim. Archbishop Thoresby calls on Owen Archer to investigate. As Owen tracks the fleeing merchant, he uncovers a conspiracy involving a powerful company of traders, but his only witness is a young boy who has gone into hiding.

  • The Service of the Dead: A Kate Clifford Mystery, Book 1 | Candace Robb

    The Service of the Dead: A Kate Clifford Mystery, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Candace Robb
    • Narrated By Sarah Nichols
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    Political unrest permeates York at the cusp of the 15th century, as warring factions take sides on who should be the rightful king - Richard II or his estranged, powerful cousin in exile, Henry Bolingbroke. Independent-minded 20-year-old Kate Clifford is struggling to dig out from beneath the debt left by her late husband. Determined to find a way to be secure in her own wealth and establish her independence in a male-dominated society, Kate turns one of her properties near the minster into a guesthouse and sets up a business.

    Glenda says: "Depressing & Dark "
  • The Apothecary Rose | Candace Robb

    The Apothecary Rose

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Candace Robb
    • Narrated By Stephen Thorne
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    It is the year of our Lord 1363. And in the cathedral city of York people are dying in mysterious circumstances. But there seems to be a common thread - the herbal remedies dispensed by Nicholas Wilton, Master Apothecary. The first victim is an anonymous pilgrim. But when a highborn nobleman dies after taking the same potion the authorities decide to act. Dispatched to York, in disguise, to unravel the mystery, Owen Archer, former Captain of Archers, apprentices himself to the Apothecary.

  • A Gift of Sanctuary | Candace Robb

    A Gift of Sanctuary

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Candace Robb
    • Narrated By Stephen Thorne
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    The sixth medieval whodunnit to feature Owen Archer, one-eyed former soldier and occasional sleuth, opens as he accompanies a pilgrimage to Wales, country of his birth. His task is to recruit archers to send to France, but, with his companion Geoffrey Chaucer, he must also investigate the threat of an uprising against the English led by a charismatic Welshman. As he arrives, a young man is rescued, injured, from Whitesands Beach outside St. David's, by the poet Dafydd ap Gwylim, and given refuge.

  • A Vigil of Spies | Candace Robb

    A Vigil of Spies

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Candace Robb
    • Narrated By Christopher Scott
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    A CALLOUS MURDER. A DEVASTATING SECRET. A CRIME OF PASSION.Bishopthorpe Palace, York. September 1373: John Thoresby, the Archbishop of York, lies dying. One of the most powerful men in the country, his imminent demise has the dominant families of the north vying to influence his succession.Owen Archer, Thoresby’s master of the guards, is one of the few men Thoresby trusts

  • A Spy for the Redeemer | Candace Robb

    A Spy for the Redeemer

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Candace Robb
    • Narrated By Stephen Thorne
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    Late spring, the year of our Lord 1370. Owen Archer, ex-soldier and spy, is preparing to depart Wales, his work for John of Gaunt completed. But his attempts to arrange safe passage home to York are thwarted by a mysterious suicide. In York Lucie Wilton is disheartened by her husband’s long absence and concerned by allegations against her apothecary. Then Brother Michaelo brings upsetting news, forcing her to journey to her father’s manor outside the city.

  • The Fire in the Flint | Candace Robb

    The Fire in the Flint

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Candace Robb
    • Narrated By Lesley Mackie
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    Margaret Kerr of Perth is living in Edinburgh with her uncle Murdoch during the summer of 1297. She'd come to search for her long-absent husband who is in the service of Robert the Bruce. Margaret herself is still loyal to the deposed King John Balliol. Then terrifying raids and a brutal murder on the Kerr property bring the wrath of the English down on the heads of Margaret and her uncle.

  • The Riddle of St Leonards' | Candace Robb

    The Riddle of St Leonards'

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Candace Robb
    • Narrated By Stephen Thorne
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    The year is 1367, and the people of York are suffering. Not only has the harvest failed, but the plague has returned. In the midst of this, scandal threatens St Leonard's Hospital, which is struggling to stay solvent and has suffered thefts. The deaths of several of its aged residents seems timely, for their care has long exceeded the sums they bequeathed. Rumours start to fly that their deaths were no accident.

  • The Nun's Tale | Candace Robb

    The Nun's Tale

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Candace Robb
    • Narrated By Stephen Thorne
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    When a young nun dies of a fever in the town of Beverley in the summer of 1365, she is buried quickly for fear of the plague. But one year later a woman appears, talking of relic-trading and miracles. She claims to be the dead nun resurrected. Murder follows swiftly in her wake, and the worried Archbishop of York asks Owen Archer to investigate.

    Ceedee says: "Great reader, good story"
  • The Guilt of Innocents | Candace Robb

    The Guilt of Innocents

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Candace Robb
    • Narrated By Christopher Scott
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    Winter 1372, York. A man has drowned in the River Ouse after a skirmish with boys from St Peter’s School. It soon becomes clear that his death was not an accident – but why would a humble pilot on the river be killed for possessing a young boy’s purse? Suspicion falls on Father Nicholas Ferriby – Vicar of Weston and master of a small grammar school – who has already offended many with his unpopular beliefs. But is he really a murderer?

  • A Trust Betrayed | Candace Robb

    A Trust Betrayed

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Candace Robb
    • Narrated By Lesley Mackie
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    It is the spring of 1297, and young wife Margaret Kerr is desperately afraid.

  • The Cross Legged Knight | Candace Robb

    The Cross Legged Knight

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Candace Robb
    • Narrated By Stephen Thorne
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    England 1371. A solemn procession winds out of York Minster, after the funeral of Sir Ranulf Pagnell, patriarch of a powerful Yorkshire family. William of Wykeham, Bishop of Winchester, escorted the knight's remains north after his death in France, but he is shunned by the family. They hold him responsible for failing to negotiate the Sir Ranulf's ransom.

  • A Cruel Courtship | Candace Robb

    A Cruel Courtship

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Candace Robb
    • Narrated By Lesley Mackie
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    Scotland, 1297. In the weeks leading up to the Battle of Stirling Bridge, Margaret Kerr takes up residence in Stirling town. She has come to discover why the informer who has been providing Wallace and Murray with details of the English plans has become unreliable. Although fearful that she may have inherited her mother's visionary gift and curse, and estranged from her husband, Roger, she is as determined as ever to play her part in saving Scotland from the hammer of Edward Longshanks.

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