The Song of the Nightingale by Alys Clare
(Hawkenlye Mysteries)

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In the latest Hawkenlye mystery, desperate men commit terrible crimes – but vengeance is on its way . . . Winter, 1211. Former abbess Helewise moves back to her cell near Hawkenlye Abbey to help the needy, putting a strain on her relationship with Sir Josse D’Acquin, who is called to examine the bodies of three men, one of whom bears a complicated symbol carved into his chest: a symbol that signifies vengeance. Meanwhile, far from home, Sir Josse’s son Ninian has become involved in the cause of the doomed Cathar people; soon to be swept up in a fight that they cannot hope to win

About Alys Clare

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Alys Clare divides her time between Tonbridge, England-in the area where "Tavern in the Morning" is set--and her ancient stone cottage in Brittany. The author of two previous Hawkenlye mysteries, "Fortune Like the Moon" and "Ashes of the Elements," she has also studied archaeology at the University of Kent at Canterbury.
Published November 1, 2012 by Severn House Digital. 240 pages
Genres: History, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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They are soon followed by Josse and Helewise, who hope to find Ninian and tell him that he can return because he is no longer accused of murder.

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In the grim prologue of Clare’s solid 14th Hawkenlye mystery set in 13th-century England (after 2011’s The Rose of the World), three homeless thugs attack a family of three in their isolated house: a father and mother and their grown daughter.

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