A Hawkenlye Mystery #17
by Alys Clare
Available in hardcover, 240 pages
Pub April 28, 2017, Severn House Publishers
Other formats available Aug 1, 2017
September, 1216. A foreign army has invaded England. The country is divided. Some support the rebel barons and Prince Louis of France; others remain loyal to the king. His rule under threat, King John summons Sir Josse d'Acquin to support him. But can Sir Josse save the king from himself?
Meanwhile, Josse's daughter Meggie is summoned to Hawkenlye Abbey to attend a sick patient in a very distressed state. The elderly woman is warning of terrible danger unless she can complete her mission. What she learns from her patient will set Meggie on a perilous journey to retrieve a cursed treasure. But will she be in time to prevent a tragedy?
Things have changed on the political stage, as well as at home around the abbey. The conflict is settling. King John is dead. A successor and regent is chosen. Josse has said that he is staying home from now on. Does this mean the end of the series with this book seventeen? It rather looks like it. But if you, like me, have just found this author and series, there are sixteen other books that came before just sitting on the shelf waiting to be read. I'm rather looking forward to going back to see how it all started.
Here are the covers of the first five books
of the Hawkenlye Mysteries series.