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The King's Bishop
The King's Bishop
Author: Candace Robb
ISBN-13: 9780749319816
ISBN-10: 074931981X
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Book Type: Paperback
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If you have finished Ellis Peter's Brother Cadfael series and are looking for something comparable in quality in roughly the same time period, then read about Owen Archer, a creation of Candace Robb. Also a former soldier, and now an apprentice herbalist (sound familiar?), Captain Archer works part time as a spy and investigator for the Archbishop of Canterbury. Unlike Brother Cadfeal, Owen is married and has a daughter.

All are good, but, IMHO, book four in this series was the best yet.
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March 1367. King Edward is impatient. He wants his privy councillor, William of Wykeham, confirmed as Biship of Winchester, but Pope Urban V is stalling, deterred by the man's wealth and political ambition. Owen Archer heads a deputation from York to Fountains Abbey to win support for Wykerham from the powerful Cistercian abbots. Trouble erupts as a friar and Ned Townley vanish, following news of a murder at Windsor. The King's mistress, Alice Perrers, becomes involved.
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Medieval detective Owen Archer finds himself solving a murder involving the King's mistress, Alice Perrers, ever a dangerous enemy.