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The Apothecary Rose - Candace Robb
The Apothecary Rose
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In the year of our Lord 1363, two suspicious deaths in the infirmary of St. Mary’s Abbey catch the attention of the powerful John Thoresby, Lord Chancellor of England and Archbishop of York. One victim is a pilgrim, while the second is Thoresby’s ne’er-do-well ward, both apparently poisoned by a... show more
In the year of our Lord 1363, two suspicious deaths in the infirmary of St. Mary’s Abbey catch the attention of the powerful John Thoresby, Lord Chancellor of England and Archbishop of York. One victim is a pilgrim, while the second is Thoresby’s ne’er-do-well ward, both apparently poisoned by a physic supplied by Master Apothecary Nicholas Wilton. In the wake of these deaths, the archbishop dispatches one-eyed spy Owen Archer to York to find the murderer. Under the guise of a disillusioned soldier keen to make a fresh start, Owen insinuates himself into Wilton’s apothecary as an apprentice. But he finds Wilton bedridden, with the shop being run by his lovely, enigmatic young wife, Lucie. As Owen unravels a tangled history of scandal and tragedy, he discovers at its center a desperate, forbidden love twisted over time into obsession. And the woman he has come to love is his prime suspect.

Lovingly detailed, beautifully written, THE APOTHECARY ROSE is a captivating and suspenseful tale of life, love, and death in medieval England.
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Format: ebook
ISBN: 9781626819757 (1626819750)
Publisher: Diversion Books
Pages no: 313
Edition language: English
Series: Owen Archer (#1)
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Tannat
Tannat rated it
3.0 The Apothecary Rose by Candace Robb
Series: Owen Archer #1 I must confess that I’m a little disappointed by this 14th century mediaeval mystery. I’m still giving it three stars because the solution to the mystery felt natural, although the start of the book seemed to give a lot of it away. My complaints have more to do with how the ...
It's a Mad Mad World
It's a Mad Mad World rated it
3.0 The Apothecary Rose blog tour + giveaway
About The Apothecary Rose Print Length: 313 pages Publisher: Diversion Books (July 28, 2015) “Suspenseful, historically accurate, and blessed with a wonderful cast of characters, THE APOTHECARY ROSE is an absolute delight from start to finish…” — Charles de Lint, author of the Newford Series In ...
Papyrus to Datapad
Papyrus to Datapad rated it
5.0 Apothecary Rose: The First Owen Archer Mystery
Though I first encountered historical mysteries through the tv show based on Ellis Peters' Cadfael, and have since come to quite enjoy those of Peters' books I have read, my long running love affair with Historical Mysteries began here, with Candace Robb and Owen Archer, in 14th century York. There...
Wyvernfriend Reads
Wyvernfriend Reads rated it
4.0 The Apothecary Rose: The First Owen Archer Mystery
Owen Archer is a little at a loose end because of losing an eye and by a man he trusted, and had saved. He is dispached to investigate the death of two men and is sent to be undercover as one of the most likely suspect's apprentice. There he finds the suspect dying and his wife, Lucie, in charge. ...
RachelAmphlett
RachelAmphlett rated it
3.0 The Apothecary Rose: An Owen Archer Mystery (St. Martin's Dead Letter Mysteries)
I would have given this first novel in the Owen Archer 4 stars, but sadly the lack of a final edit meant there were some silly annoying mistakes which kept appearing... best example is the use of the phrase "burn in hell" to curse an adversary, which actually appears in the ebook version as "bum in ...
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