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The young beautiful Galena and her husband, the much older Ambrose are trying for a child but to no avail. When Josse d'Acquin tells her of the healing waters of Hawkenlye she is overjoyed and sets off with her escort. But she arrives alone. A few days later her husband, befuddled and unwell, arrives and within hours she dies in agony on the infirmary floor. On examination it appears she has been poisoned and that she was pregnant after all. Josse and Helewise are determined to solve the riddle of her death even if it leads themselves also into danger.

Whiter than the lily - Alys Clare

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Title
Whiter than the lily
Author
Alys Clare
format
Hardback
Publisher
Hodder & Stoughton
Language
English
UK Publication Date
20041108

The young beautiful Galena and her husband, the much older Ambrose are trying for a child but to no avail. When Josse d'Acquin tells her of the healing waters of Hawkenlye she is overjoyed and sets off with her escort. But she arrives alone. A few days later her husband, befuddled and unwell, arrives and within hours she dies in agony on the infirmary floor. On examination it appears she has been poisoned and that she was pregnant after all. Josse and Helewise are determined to solve the riddle of her death even if it leads themselves also into danger.

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Alys Clare is a history enthusiast who has written many novels under a different name. Alys Clare lives in Kent, where the Hawkenlye mysteries are set. You can reach her on her website www.alysclare.com

'Proof that a writer of medieval crime fiction can deliver something fresh' - The Times

'A worthy heir to Ellis Peters, though grittier, materialises' - Poison in the Pen on Fortune like the Moon

Type
BOOK
Keyword Index
D'Acquin, Josse (Fictitious character) - Fiction.|Helewise, Abbess (Fictitious character) - Fiction.|England - Social life and customs - 1066-1485 - Fiction.|Detective and mystery stories.
Country of Publication
England
Number of Pages
272

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