A Choir of Crows

A Choir of Crows

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When two bodies are discovered in the grounds of York Minster shortly before the enthronement of the new archbishop, Owen Archer is summoned to investigate. December, 1374. With the great and the good about to descend on York for the enthronement of Alexander Neville as the new archbishop, the city authorities are in a state of high alert. When two bodies are discovered in the grounds of York Minster, and a flaxen-haired youth with the voice of an angel is found locked in the chapter house, Owen Archer, captain of the city bailiffs, is summoned to investigate. Tension deepens when an enigmatic figure from Owen's past arrives in the city. Why has he returned from France after all these years - and what is his connection with the bodies in the minster yard and the fair singer? Before Owen can make headway in the investigation, a third body is fished out of the river - and the captain finds himself with three mysterious deaths to solve before the all-powerful Neville family arrives in York.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 288 pages
  • 146 x 223 x 27mm | 485g
  • Sutton, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Main
  • 1780291264
  • 9781780291260
  • 429,381

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CANDACE ROBB A CHOIR OF CROWS December, 1374. With the great and the good about to descend on York for the enthronement of Alexander Neville as the new archbishop, the city authorities are in a state of high alert. When two bodies are discovered in the grounds of York Minster, and a flaxen-haired youth with the voice of an angel is found locked in the chapter house, Owen Archer, captain of the city bailiffs, is summoned to investigate. Tension deepens when an enigmatic figure from Owen's past arrives in the city. Why has he returned from France after all these years - and what is his connection with the bodies in the minster yard and the fair singer? Before Owen can make headway in the investigation, a third body is fished out of the river - and the captain finds himself with three mysterious deaths to solve before the all-powerful Neville family arrives in York.
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"A multitude of new and old supporting characters round out the delightful cast and contribute to the twists and turns of the compelling plot" Booklist on A Conspiracy of Wolves "Recommended for fans of historical writers such as C.J. Sansom, Ellis Peters, and Sharon Kay Penman" Library Journal on A Conspiracy of Wolves "Robb effortlessly integrates the era's intrigues into a whodunit framework and peoples the plot with a wide array of characters readers will come to care about" Publishers Weekly on A Murdered Peace "Robb's deft hand creates a realistic political and commercial climate . Comparable to Sara Poole's Poisoner mysteries and Ariana Franklin's Adelia Aguilar series" Booklist on The Service of the Dead
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Recommended for fans of historical writers such as C.J. Sansom, Ellis Peters, and Sharon Kay Penman--Library Journal on A Conspiracy of Wolves
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About Candace Robb

Candace Robb has read and researched medieval history for many years, having studied for a Ph.D. in Medieval & Anglo-Saxon Literature. She divides her time between Seattle and the UK, frequently visiting York to research the series. She is the author of eleven previous Owen Archer mysteries and three Kate Clifford medieval mysteries.
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