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The Riverwoman's Dragon

#13 Owen Archer

Candace Robb



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Severn House
28 April 2022
When the wise woman Magda Digby is suspected of murder, Owen Archer sets out to prove her innocence in this intricately plotted medieval mystery.

May, 1375. Owen Archer returns from London to find York in chaos. While the citizens are living in terror of the pestilence which is spreading throughout the land, a new physician has arrived, whipping up fear and suspicion against traditional healers and midwives. With the backing of the new archbishop, he is especially hostile towards Magda Digby, the wise woman who has helped and healed the people of York for many years. At the same time, Magda is uneasy about the arrival of two long-lost kinsfolk. Though they say they are seeking her help, she senses a hidden agenda.

Magda's troubles deepen when she discovers a body in the river near her home - and finds herself under suspicion of murder. Days later, fire rips through a warehouse in the city. Amongst the charred debris lies the body of a man - not burned, but stabbed in the back. Could there be a connection to the corpse in the river?

Determined to prove Magda's innocence, Owen sets out to find answers - but the more he uncovers, the deeper the mystery becomes . . .
Imprint:   Severn House
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Edition:   Main
Dimensions:   Height: 218mm,  Width: 139mm,  Spine: 18mm
Weight:   295g
ISBN:   9781780298252
ISBN 10:   1780298250
Series:   An Owen Archer mystery
Pages:   256
Publication Date:  
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Candace Robb has read and researched medieval history for many years, having studied for a Ph.D. in Medieval & Anglo-Saxon Literature. She divides her time between Seattle and the UK, frequently visiting York to research the series. She is the author of twelve previous Owen Archer mysteries, three Kate Clifford medieval mysteries, and the Margaret Kerr trilogy.

Reviews for The Riverwoman's Dragon (#13 Owen Archer)

Robb once again effectively blends crime with the politics of 14th-century England * <b>Publishers Weekly</b> on <b>A Choir of Crows</b> * A melange of medieval political plotting ... Sure to please fans of historical mysteries * <b>Kirkus Reviews</b> on <b>A Choir of Crows</b> * History and mystery combine in a fine, complex tale of love and hate * <b>Kirkus Reviews</b> on <b>A Conspiracy of Wolves</b> * A multitude of new and old supporting characters round out the delightful cast and contribute to the twists and turns of the compelling plot * <b>Booklist</b> on <b>A Conspiracy of Wolves</b> * Recommended for fans of historical writers such as C.J. Sansom, Ellis Peters and Sharon Kay Penman * <b>Library Journal</b> on <b>A Conspiracy of Wolves</b> *

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