The Cross-legged Knight (Owen Archer, Bk 8)
The Cross-legged Knight - Owen Archer, Bk 8 Author:Candace Robb England 1371: a solemn convoy wends its way into York. William of Wykeham, Bishop of Winchester, is bringing home the remains of Sir Ranulf Pagnell, patriarch of a powerful local family, who has died in France. But the family hold the bishop responsible for Sir Ranulf's death, and ill feeling surrounds his arrival. — An accident in the ground... more »s of York Minster nearly kills the bishop. Then, only a few days later, his townhouse is found ablaze, When the body of a young woman is discovered in the undercroft of the house, scandal threatens to destroy Wykeham.
The Archbishop of York, John Thoresby, ask Owen Archer for his help. The one-eyed spy is troubled. Was the fire an accident or arson? Was the woman trapped or the fire started to conceal a corpse? Stationing guards in front of the smoulder remains, he starts to ask questions. When it appears the dead woman was a midwife known to many of the city's women, including Lucie, Owen's wife, his quest becomes personal.« less