Book Reviews of The Nun's Tale

The Nun's Tale
The Nun's Tale
Author: Candace Robb
ISBN-13: 9780749319823
ISBN-10: 0749319828
Publication Date: 1995
Pages: 402
Rating:
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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4 stars, based on 6 ratings
Publisher: Arrow Books (UK)
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 3
i enjoyed reading another owen archer mystery. candace robb writes in detail about england and its people. i have enjoyed each book i have read with the character of owen archer. any fan of archer and robb will enjoy this book too.
spring 1366, beverly england-a ghostly pale young women claims to be the resurrected joanna calverly, a nun who died of a fever some months before. it would be a matter for the church alone, were it not for the murders that seen to follow in her wake.
owen archer finds the case a frustrating one. dame joanna is by turns cagey and hysterical, while always clutching her secrets tightly. worse yet, the nun's keepers ask owen's pregnat wife, lucie, to use her healing skills on joanna's behalf, placing the archer family in gravest danger.
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Helpful Score: 2
This 14th century mystery series set in York is, in my humble opinion, ranked only behind the pinnacle of Medieval mysteries, Ellis Peters' Cadfael series. This one takes place in 1365-1366.
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Helpful Score: 2
I really enjoy this series and this entry is very good, although the plot is quite complex. Robb handles it nicely, though. The main attraction to me remains the characterizations and excellent sense of time and place.
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Another great OA Mystery! #3 I
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Read this first in the Owen Archer series and now want to read all of them! Ordered 2 today (to add to the 4 I already have) - does anyone have the whole list, in the order they were written? Thanks so much, Mary
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this is the 3rd of so far 10 books, set in the late 1300's york england. you don't have to be a history buff to enjoy the story. I like that you are taken slowly into their time,their religious beliefs, you will recognize some. some olde english is used but not so much that it is difficult to read.
this is about a girl that had taken vows for a religious life but was not happy in doing so. she ran away, taking a relic with her. a no-no that would keep her from heaven. she is thought dead, but after a yr she turns up at the last known house she was in, 'wanting the relic she had left there and saying she was risen from the grave'.
owen archer is sent to investigate. he learns the whole story but it takes awhile. he has help from his wife, adopted son,brothers,nuns among others. many of the same characters that were in the first 2 books return. fun to revisit with them.
I am on book 7 now.
I would suggest you read in order starting at book 1 as it sets up many of the recuring people you will see even if they are not in everyone. some come back when you least expect it.
a very good series.I would encourage teens to read as well,but it is aimed at adults.
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I very much enjoyed the characters and reading about the time period but found the mystery to be convoluted with an unbelievable body count by the end.
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This 14th century mystery series set in York is, in my humble opinion, ranked only behind the pinnacle of Medieval mysteries, Ellis Peters' Cadfael series. This one takes place in 1365-1366.