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The Cross Legged Knight
  • Published: 11 January 2011
  • ISBN: 9781446439296
  • Imprint: Cornerstone Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 384

The Cross Legged Knight




The eighth novel in the highly acclaimed series of medieval mysteries featuring the one-eyed spy Owen Archer

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 grounds of York Minster nearly kills the bishop.

Then, only a few days after, 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, asks 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 smouldering 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.

  • Published: 11 January 2011
  • ISBN: 9781446439296
  • Imprint: Cornerstone Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 384

About the author

Candace Robb

Candace Robb has read and researched medieval history for many years, having studied for a Ph.D in Medieval and Anglo-Saxon Literature. She is the author of the acclaimed Owen Archer novels and the Margaret Kerr Mysteries.

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Praise for The Cross Legged Knight

Robb paints a vivid canvas of a time when courage and chivalry combined

Choice magazine

Ellis Peters has a cohort of pretenders snapping at her heels ... most impressive of the bunch is Candace Robb. A definite tip for tomorrow

Time Out

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