Alys Clare ist das Pseudonym von Elizabeth Harris, geb. 1944, die erfolgreich historische Krimis im mittelalterlichen England schreibt.
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The serenity of Hawkenlye Abbey has been disturbed by the arrival of a new nun and her two young sisters. Recently orphaned, Alba has had to leave her convent at Ely to take her grieving sisters far away from the scene of their sorrow. However Abbess Helewise cannot quite believe in the selflessness of this gesture; Sister Alba is, everyone agrees, a mean-spirited and turbulent presence.
Band 4 der Hawkenlye Mysterys. “This is my kind of book, a medieval mystery with interesting characters and a wonderful feel for the period.” (Leserin) (14 Rezensionen / 4,9 Sterne), 256 Seiten noch günstig?
The young beautiful Galena and her husband, the much older Ambrose are trying for a child but to no avail. When Josse d’Acquin tells her of the healing waters of Hawkenlye she is overjoyed and sets off with her escort. But she arrives alone. A few days later her husband, befuddled and unwell, arrives and within hours she dies in agony on the infirmary floor.
Band 7 der Hawkenlye Mysterys. “I have not yet become tired of the adventures of the Abbess and Josse. They behave correctly, but oh what simmers beneath the surface. As usual after several red herrings they arrive at he answer, often entirely unexpected.” (Leserin) (13 Rezensionen / 4,7 Sterne), 368 Seiten noch günstig?
With Richard the Lionheart still being held hostage after his crusade, his people have been made paupers paying his ransom. The Abbess Helewise is struggling to keep her abbey going through a cold, brutal winter as she fends off starvation of her nuns and the local people.
Band 8 der Hawkenlye Mysterys. “Proof that a writer of medieval crime fiction can deliver something fresh” (The Times) (13 Rezensionen / 4,7 Sterne), 304 Seiten noch günstig?
It is Midsummer 1195. A ruthlessly ambitious man has fallen deeply into debt, his desperate situation made even more difficult by the contribution he has had to pay towards King Richard’s ransom. To make matters worse the beautiful wife he tricked into marriage has tired of him and her mother hates his guts.
Band 10 der Hawkenlye Mysterys. “Alys Clare’s novels are like a breath of fresh air. I love medieval murder mysteries and there are certainly a lot of them about (thank goodness), but the authors books breathe new life into the period and her will they won’t they situation with Helewise and Sir Josse, holds the reader’s attention as well.” (Leser) (15 Rezensionen / 4,9 Sterne), 356 Seiten noch günstig?