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A Spy for the Redeemer St David's Wales late spring 1370 After a pilgrimage to the land of his birth Owen Archer is anxious to go back to York and his herbalist wife Lucie and children Then death changes his plans He is called to investigate the strange hanging of a young stone carver driven to suicide by a broken heartor deviously murdered Unknown to Owen Lucie is in dire trouble charged with poisoning a client Alone and distressed she turns to Harold Galfrey a mysterious steward who has appointed himself her protector Now Lucie faces an earthly temptation and a chilling betrayal But Owen is caught up in a country at war where a cunning rebel leader plots to have Owen Archer sign up for the ferocious fightand never return home Book jacket

  • Paperback
  • A Spy for the Redeemer
  • Candace Robb
  • English
  • 09 September 2016
  • 9780446679657

About the Author: Candace Robb

Storyteller mythweaver author of the Owen Archer Kate Clifford & Margaret Kerr mysteries Primary residence medieval York I blog about writing medieval history writing women's stories and feature new scholarship in my field at candacerobbbookscom and share loads of medieval news folklore and whimsy on my facebook page Candace Robb



10 thoughts on “A Spy for the Redeemer

  1. Raven Haired Girl Raven Haired Girl says:

    Robb provides plenty of Welsh history Owen explores his roots as he makes a pilgrimage to Wales ultimately causing uite a stirRobb shines in her well developed characterization You sense the anguish and concern as characters are challenged by loyalty Robb penetrates her casts thoughts and feelings raw emotions giving dimensionality as they uestion inner turmoil I liked the tension in the relationship of Owen and Lucie made this than a mystery especially with the familiarity of the characters with each installment The plot is a maze of dramatic twists roadblocks unearthed at every turn intrigue keeping your interest The plot merges with sub plots involving the main characters in the end it falls together wonderfully Robb's endings always tease just enough to make way for the next in this well crafted seriesVisit Raven Haired Girl for reviews giveaways

  2. MBP MBP says:

    I didn't think this was up to the high standard of the previous books in this series Well researched as always with maps and an author's note at the end but slower paced I agree with previous reviewers that it's also darker but I think the series has been moving in that direction for a while now and I like that And speaking of dark I wished there was of Archbishop Thoresby and Brother Michaelo; they've been developing in intriguing ways and I think they should have their own book

  3. Heather Heather says:

    Candace Robb's Owen Archer mysteries seem to be getting darker Her characters are full of doubts It's realistic if not pleasant I didn't enjoy this one as much as some of her earlier books in the seriesIn A Spy for the Redeemer we find Owen still in Wales uestioning his own politicalfamilial loyalty and assigned to find a murderer Meanwhile Lucie's back in York dealing with a teenager an attack against her ancestral home and doubts of her own

  4. Cathy Cathy says:

    I'm truly enjoying this series although I entered into midway through starting with book 6 Set during the time of Chaucer Owen Archer is a former archer who when blinded in one eye became a steward to an Archbishop His wife Lucie is an apothecary In book six Archer undertook a pilgrimage with his father in law to Wales Archer's native country After completing his pilgrimage including seeing a vision in the well Archer's father in law dies This book picks up there with Archer still in Wales and Lucie in England Intrigues spies robbers and the clergy all figure in this book Well worth the read

  5. Cyrenius H. Booth Library Cyrenius H. Booth Library says:

    I really like this historical mystery series The plots alternate between a woman who runs and apothecary in 1370's York and the adventures of her love interest a former soldier now fixer for a powerful figure in the church Some titles in the series are stronger than others but overall good reads with a lot of well researched detail about the time period

  6. Jena Jena says:

    This was a book with a very intriguing beginning and interesting characters but the story just fell flat for me at the end I guess I just didn't find the Welsh vs English tensions all that thrilling or flushed out

  7. Susan Susan says:

    1370 Owen Archer is instructed by Archdeacon Rokelyn of St David's to find the murderer of the stonemason Cynog before he will be allowed to leave with his men Meanwhile back in York Lucy Wilton has her own troubles to contend withAn enjoyable historical mystery

  8. Janey Janey says:

    Good story well told as always

  9. K.L. K.L. says:

    The lack of Lucie and the family spoiled this one for me I prefer the books set in York

  10. Pam Pam says:

    Such a different mystery being set in medieval times A nice change of pace

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