The Apothecary Rose

by Candace Robb | Mystery & Thrillers |
ISBN: 0312953607 Global Overview for this book
Registered by book_drunkard of Osgood, Indiana USA on 2/21/2013
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Journal Entry 1 by book_drunkard from Osgood, Indiana USA on Thursday, February 21, 2013
Once the king's captain of archers, now he must penetrate a poisoner's secrets...

Christmastide, 1363-and, at an abbey in York, two pilgrims die mysteriously dead of an herbal remedy. Suspicious, the Archbishop sends for Owen Archer, a Welshman with the charm of the devil, who's lost one eye to the wars in France and must make a new career as an honest spy.

Masquerading as an apprentice to Apothecary Nicholas Wilton, whose shop dispensed the fatal potion, Owen's dark curls, leather eyepatch and gold earring intrigue Wilton's wife. But is this lovely woman a murderess? and what links the Wiltons to bumbling Brother Wulfstan, ascetic Archdeacon Anselm and his weaselly agent Potter Digby, and the ragged midwife Magda the Riverwoman? Answers as slippery as the frozen cobblestones draw Owen into a dangerous drama of old scandals and tragedies, obsession and unholy love...

The Apothecary Rose marks the arrival of a bold and quick-witted detective in this expertly detailed, engrossing tale of medieval life-and death.

Journal Entry 2 by book_drunkard at Wishlist Tag, by mail -- Controlled Releases on Thursday, February 21, 2013

Released 6 yrs ago (2/21/2013 UTC) at Wishlist Tag, by mail -- Controlled Releases

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Shipping directly to bookstogive from Better World Books for the wishlist tag game.

Journal Entry 3 by wingbookstogivewing at Springville, Tennessee USA on Tuesday, February 26, 2013
I received this great book as part of the Wishlist Tag Game, thanks so much for tagging me! I am really looking forward to reading this wonderful book and then passing it on.

Journal Entry 4 by wingbookstogivewing at Springville, Tennessee USA on Saturday, August 01, 2015
This was a really nice Medieval mystery featuring Owen Archer. Owen was Captain of Archers for the Duke of Lancaster till he received a terrible wound that left him blind in one eye. When the Duke dies he is taken under the wing of the Archbishop of York to act as his eyes in the town of York and is called to investigate 2 deaths at the abbey.

This is the 1st in the series and I will be looking for the rest of them to read. Thanks for sharing!

Journal Entry 5 by wingbookstogivewing at North Vancouver, British Columbia Canada on Monday, June 06, 2016

Released 2 yrs ago (6/6/2016 UTC) at North Vancouver, British Columbia Canada

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Releasing as a selection from the Mystery/Thriller VBB, Happy Reading!

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Journal Entry 6 by wingjumpinginwing at Vancouver, British Columbia Canada on Friday, July 08, 2016
Arrived safely! Thanks so much!

Journal Entry 7 by wingjumpinginwing at Vancouver, British Columbia Canada on Friday, June 01, 2018
I enjoyed this book very much. I liked the main characters and I'm looking forward to reading the next in the series.

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