Patricia Ryan writes some of the best medieval historical romance novels in the business. SILKEN THREADS is a clever, well-plotted, sexy tale inspired by the Hitchcock film "Read Window." Graeham Fox is in London to fetch home the daughter of his master who suspects she is being abused by her husband, Rolf le Fever. But before Graeham can spirit her away, he is brutally attacked. Rescued by a stranger, he is taken to the home of the man's sister, Joanna Chapman, a merchant's wife. Close to being destitute, Joanna agrees to let Graeham rent her storeroom while his broken leg heals. The storeroom just happens to have a perfect view of le Fever's home, allowing Graeham to observe all manner of comings and goings, as well as his beautiful landlady whom he can't help but fall in love with. Hitchcock's movie is fun, but Patricia Ryan's SILKEN THREADS is fun and sexy.