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Fortune like the Moon - Alys Clare
Fortune like the Moon
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Shortly before his unexpected coronation, King Richard passed a law letting all of England's prisoners go free. Shortly afterwards a young nun is found, gruesomely murdered. Richard swiftly employs an old military colleague of his, Josse d'Acquin, to unravel this hideous mystery. Who could have... show more
Shortly before his unexpected coronation, King Richard passed a law letting all of England's prisoners go free.

Shortly afterwards a young nun is found, gruesomely murdered. Richard swiftly employs an old military colleague of his, Josse d'Acquin, to unravel this hideous mystery. Who could have wanted to kill this innocent young novice, and, more worryingly, why?

Josse goes to Hawkenlye Abbey to find out the answers to these questions. He is having little success until meets the Abbess Helewise, a woman who quickly proves herself to be his equal, both as an amateur sleuth, and as a figure the community can rely on during this turbulent time for England.

This duo have to find the murderer, and find him quickly, or they'll have the King of England to answer to...
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Format: ebook
ISBN: 9781444726718
Publisher: Hodder
Pages no: 256
Edition language: English
Series: Hawkenlye Mysteries (#1)
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Tannat
Tannat rated it
3.5 Fortune Like the Moon by Alys Clare
Richard I is worried about the fallout from his mother’s decision to release all the prisoners to commemorate the start of his reign when a nun is found brutally murdered, so he sends Josse d’Acquin to investigate at Hawkenlye. I quite liked this mystery, there were several clever reversals, and i...
Snowie
Snowie rated it
3.5 A Promising Start to a Series
This was an excellent start to a a series but it had some of the flaws of a new series. There were some sudden POV changes, for about 3/4 of the book we were seeing things through Josse's eyes and then things flipped to Helewise and then to other characters. I do see why she switched POV but it was ...
Wyvernfriend Reads
Wyvernfriend Reads rated it
4.0 Fortune Like the Moon (Hawkenlye Mysteries)
A very enjoyable historical murder mystery. It starts off with a dead body of a nun outside a convent. King Richard sends one of his court to investigate and Josse finds a good partner in investigation in Abbess Helewise. When another body turns up things get more complicated, but are tbe bodies r...
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