A Vigil of Spies

A Vigil of Spies

(The Owen Archer Mysteries: book X): another thrilling Medieval mystery from the bestselling Owen Archer series


As we've come to expect from much-loved author Candace Robb, her story-telling here is of a top-notch quality - everything comes vividly to life within this magnificent medieval mystery. Perfect for fans of Ellis Peters, S J Parris, Conn Iggulden and Bernard Cornwell.

'Meticulously researched, authentic and gripping' --
Yorkshire Evening Post
'This is as full of intrigue as a Deighton or a Le Carré' --The Guardian
'The most accomplished Owen Archer mystery yet' -- ***** Reader review
'Unable to put this tale down' -- ***** Reader review
'I put off reading this last one for quite a while, postponing the time when there would be no more to look forward to' -- ***** Reader review
'Another enthralling Owen Archer book I found difficult to put down' -- ***** Reader review
'A joy to read' -- ***** Reader review
'Captivating' -- ***** Reader review


1373: John Thoresby, the Archbishop of York, lies dying. Owen Archer, Thoresby's master of the guards, is determined to ensure that his lord's last days are as peaceful as possible, but his plans are thrown into disarray when Thoresby agrees to a visit from Joan, Princess of Wales, wife of the Black Prince and mother of the young heir to the throne of England.

Owen resolves to do his duty, but within minutes of Joan's arrival things go disastrously wrong when a member of the royal party is murdered.

Then, only days later, a messenger carrying urgent letters for Thoresby is found hanging in the woods.

As Owen races against time to find the murderer, he starts to realise that not only has one of his own men been compromised, but all their lives are now in danger...

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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