The King's Bishop - Owen Archer, Bk 4 Author:Candace Robb From the murky Thames to the misty Moors of the North, murder stalks Welsh soldier-sleuth Owen Archer and his dearest friend... — It is 1367. When Sir William of Wyndesore's page is found drowned in the icy Windsor Castle moat, some say he was done away with by Ned Townley-soldier, spy, and jealous lover, But Ned's struggle to prove his i... more »nnocence to his ladylove, Mary, is thwarted by his abrupt dispatch to Yorkshire on a royal mission.
Soon an unseen hand speeds Mary to a watery grave, while hot-tempered Ned vanishes in the northern wilds. And Archer, his old comrade-in-arms, must pursue him through a tangle of threats and butchered corpses, to save his life...or to bring him to justice. Owen, with his one sound eye, can see more than most with two, but what the bold ex-archer spies-with the help of his apothecary wife Lucie-will enmesh him and his friend in the dark and bloody intrigues of Church, crown, and court.« less
This is the 4th book in Candace Robb's Owen Archer series. It takes place in 1367. The historical background is very interesting discussing the later part of the Edward III's reign, but the mystery was not as good as the previous 3 books. I think she wanted to tell us about some historical facts and tried to weave a mystery around. Still enjoyable though.
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 Windsor and York, 1367.