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5.0 out of 5 stars Owen Archer Books are always a Good Read, 19 May 2007
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J. Chippindale (England) - See all my reviews
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As I only live 20 miles from York where most of these books are set, I can perhaps visualise better than most the area of England the books take place in. Many of the streets of York mentioned in the books are still there and of the course so is the Minster.

Owen Archer the lead character in the book is a Welsh longbow man who works for a high church dignitary and spends some of his spare time helping in his wife's apothecary shop. He is called upon by William of Wykeham, the Bishop of Winchester, to help him with a serious problem. I myself am interested in this period of English history and the author's authenticity cannot be questioned and her excellent story telling is spellbinding. I cannot recommend her books highly enough and I am always eager for the next offering.

The book takes place in the city of York in the year 1372. A man has drowned in a fight with some boys from St. Peter's School. It becomes apparent that his death was no accident, the man had been poisoned. The question is why would a poor river pilot be killed. Suspicion fall on the master of a small grammar school, Father Nicholas Ferriby. But is he a man of the cloth capable of murder? And if so why? OOwen Archerwen Archer is quickly informed of the death and his master, Thorseby reluctantly allows Archer to investigate the murder. When another man is found dead in the river and Owen and his son Jasper get near to solving the mystery they find that there lives are also in jeopardy and Owen is torn between solving the crime and being at his wife Lucy's side as she prepares to give birth to their third child.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Owen Archer Books are Always a Terrific Read, 12 April 2008
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J. Chippindale (England) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: The Guilt of Innocents (Owen Archer Mysteries 09) (Paperback)
As I only live 20 miles from York where most of these books are set, I can perhaps visualise better than most the area of England the books take place in. Many of the streets of York mentioned in the books are still there and of the course so is the Minster.

The series started in 1993 with Apothecary Rose: The First Owen Archer Mystery. Owen Archer the lead character in the books is a Welsh longbow man who works for a high church dignitary and spends some of his spare time helping in his wife's apothecary shop. He is called upon by William of Wykeham, the Bishop of Winchester, to help him with a serious problem. I myself am interested in this period of English history and the author's authenticity cannot be questioned and her excellent story telling is spellbinding. I cannot recommend her books highly enough and I am always eager for the next offering.

The book takes place in the city of York in the year 1372. A man has drowned in a fight with some boys from St. Peter's School. It becomes apparent that his death was no accident, the man had been poisoned. The question is why would a poor river pilot be killed. Suspicion fall on the master of a small grammar school, Father Nicholas Ferriby. But is he a man of the cloth capable of murder? And if so why? OOwen Archerwen Archer is quickly informed of the death and his master, Thorseby reluctantly allows Archer to investigate the murder. When another man is found dead in the river and Owen and his son Jasper get near to solving the mystery they find that there lives are also in jeopardy and Owen is torn between solving the crime and being at his wife Lucy's side as she prepares to give birth to their third child.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Continues recent improvement in the series, 24 July 2009
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John Hopper (London, UK) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: The Guilt of Innocents (Owen Archer Mysteries 09) (Paperback)
The previous two in this series were better than the previous couple and this positive trend continues here. I will forget the plot very quickly but the characters are as great as ever.
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5.0 out of 5 stars cons books, 14 Mar 2014
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I would like to say that Candace Robb books are very good and would tell any one to read them
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4.0 out of 5 stars very good nick and hoping it to be a good read, 6 Dec 2013
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this is number 9. i am currently on number 5 - bought the whole series because the characters grow and develop well. never found a series that did not bore me by the 3rd if not the 2nd one. so its been nice
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book, 20 Oct 2013
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All the Owen Archer books are excellent the sense of history is real and the stories hold you in suspense til the last pages
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good read, 13 Mar 2013
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Good read. Very entertaining. Characters well drawn and the background well researched. Candace Robb is always good value; she can take you back in time within minutes.
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5.0 out of 5 stars a 14th Century mystery, 19 Feb 2013
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Owen Archer is involved in a murder mystery in York. He is helped by his adopted son Jasper and between them they solve the murders. Again excellent historical settings with believable characters you care for. That makes all the difference.
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4.0 out of 5 stars owen archer mysteries, 11 Mar 2012
Action keeps you interested all the time, and you are immersed in the feeling of the period Characters are well drawn and are alive.I thoroughly enjoyed this book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good intrigue/plot/story line, 22 Aug 2014
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Very readable. Good intrigue/plot/story line. Historically accurate and Candace sets the scene vividly.
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