When a young nun dies of a fever in the town of Beverley in the summer of 1365, she is buried quickly for fear of the plague. But one year later a woman appears, talking of relic-trading and miracles. She claims to be the dead nun resurrected. Murder follows swiftly in her wake, and the worried Archbishop of York asks Owen Archer to investigate.
Travelling to Leeds and Scarborough to unearth clues, Owen finds only a trail of corpses, until a meeting with Geoffrey Chaucer, spy for King Edward, links the nun with mercenary soldiers and the powerful Percy family. Meanwhile, in York, the apothecary Lucie Wilton has won the mysterious woman's confidence. But the troubled secrets which start to emerge will endanger them all....
©1995 Cadace Robb (P)2009 Isis Publishing Ltd, published in the UK by Random House Audiobooks
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"Great reader, good story"
If you love murder mysteries then this is for you. Candice is one of the 'Medieval Murderers', so if you've tried any of the Brother Cadfael series or similar this is more of the same good stuff. recommended.
Stephen can do so many great voices, he gives each one it's own character.
we're all as crazy as we seem.
I would listen to anything with Stephen Thorne reading - he is so mellow and so telented at giving all the characters their own style. His accents are brilliant, he's such a chameleon.
"The Nun's Tale"
This was another good book from the Owen Archer series, though quite a disturbing story.
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