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The Riddle of St. Leonard's
by Candace Robb | Mystery & Thrillers
Registered by wingPlum-crazywing of Brighouse, West Yorkshire United Kingdom on 9/21/2009
Average 7 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by ashlameer): available

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Journal Entry 1 by wingPlum-crazywing from Brighouse, West Yorkshire United Kingdom on Monday, September 21, 2009

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This story is set in Anno Domini 1369. The much loved Queen Philippa lies dying at Windsor, and the plague has returned to the city of York. In an atmosphere of fear and superstition, rumours spread that a spate of deaths at St Leonard's Hospital in York is no accident. The hospital is in debt and has suffered thefts: Sir Richard de Ravenser, Master of the Hospital, returns from Winchester painfully aware that scandal could ruin his own career. Anxious to avert a crisis, he requests the services of Owen Archer, spy for the Archbishop.

With plague rife and the city's inhabitants besieging his wife, the Apothecary, for new cures, Owen Archer is unwilling to become involved. There is too little to link the victims to each other: the riddle seems unsolvable. But careful enquiries reveal a further riddle, connected to one of the victims. Is this where the truth lies?

Journal Entry 2 by wingPlum-crazywing at Wigtownshire Animal welfare Charity Shop in Stranraer, Scotland United Kingdom on Monday, November 05, 2012

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Released 5 yrs ago (11/5/2012 UTC) at Wigtownshire Animal welfare Charity Shop in Stranraer, Scotland United Kingdom


I do like this series & had every intention of reading this but it's been sat waiting to be read for ages - & I've still books 3 & 4 to read before it! Will no doubt catch up with it at a later date :o)

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Journal Entry 3 by ashlameer at Norwich, Norfolk United Kingdom on Saturday, April 18, 2015

7 out of 10

This may not be Candace Robb's best Owen Archer book though it does develop his character further. Owen meets his match in a twelve year old girl. Quite a few twists and turns to keep your interest.Bess Merchet joins in the sleuthing. 

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