Book List:28 titles
  • London, 1880. “I’m dreadfully afraid someone is threatening to kill my wife …” When accounts clerk Ernest Stibbins approaches the World’s End investigation bureau with wild claims that his wife Albertina has been warned by her spirit guides...


  • Physician-sleuth Dr Gabriel Taverner uncovers dark secrets in his small Devon village in the second of this intriguing historical mystery series. June, 1604. When the emaciated body of a vagrant is found on the edge of the moor, it’s the verdic...


  • Apprentice healer Lassair heads on a perilous journey north in the absorbing new Aelf Fen medieval mystery. October, 1093. Two young men have been brutally beaten to death; a third viciously attacked. All three men are of similar appearance. But c...


  • Sir Josse d’Aquin is summoned to assist the beleaguered King John in the 17th -- and final -- Hawkenlye mystery. September, 1216. A foreign army has invaded England. The country is divided. Some support the rebel barons and Prince Louis of Fran...


  • Introducing physician-sleuth Dr. Gabriel Taverner in the first of an intriguing series of mysteries set in early 17th century Devon. 1603. Former ship’s surgeon Gabriel Taverner is attempting to re-establish himself as a country physician in ru...


  • Eleventh century Cambridge is rocked by a series of brutal murders. Called out to attend a body found on a lonely stretch of river bank, its throat torn out, apprentice healer Lassair is sceptical of the sheriff’s verdict that this was the resul...


  • February 1212. Sir Josse d’Acquin and Helewise are summoned to Southfire Hall, where Josse’s elderly uncle, Hugh, lies dying, surrounded by his children. But the pair soon discovers that Hugh’s ill health is not the only cause of distress in t...


  • Apprentice healer Lassair encounters a mysterious veiled noblewoman who brings unexpected peril When Lassair encounters a veiled noblewoman on the quay at Cambridge one morning, set on by an angry mob, she assumes involvement with her will be bri...


  • All Saint’s Eve, 1211. An overweight but wealthy nobleman, desperate for an heir, dies at the celebration feast he’s thrown in his own hall. A natural death . . . or at the hands of his reluctant new wife? Sabin de Gifford, an apothecary and h...






  • A murder seems a hundred times more shocking when you know the victim. It seems to make the danger personal . . . Apprentice healer Lassair isn’t too alarmed when a travelling peddler relates a grizzly tale of a red-bearded giant breaking into ...


  • 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...


  • Come to me! I need you! These words bring apprentice healer Lassair awake one morning in the spring of 1092, trembling with terror. Soon Lassair is certain that one of her loved ones is in terrible danger ... and when the news comes that a nun at C...


  • Autumn, 1210. A year ago, King John was excommunicated--and now his men have come to Hawkenlye Abbey to take it over. Abbess Caliste, Helewise’s successor, worries how she is to feed the nuns under her care, let alone conduct her usual good works. ...


  • Very early one summer morning, Lassair slips out of her Fenland village on a deeply personal mission and discovers the body of a young woman, hidden where it has no place to be. The girl's identity is quickly discovered but, as she wonders who killed...


  • On Ely Island, the Normans are proclaiming their authority with the construction of a magnificent cathedral. When Morcar, fishing for eels nearby, is attacked, his cousin Lassair is sent to nurse him. Morcar tells Lassair a frightening tale of assass...


  • A brand new medieval mystery from the author of the ‘Hawkenlye’ series - England, 1087. On her sister’s wedding day, Lassair meets an enigmatic stranger who brings a breath of the fascinating outside world to her backwater Fenland village. When...


  • The new novel in the Hawkenlye series - May 1199. Abbess Helewise has been summoned by Queen Eleanor to discuss the building of a chapel at Hawkenlye Abbey. Meanwhile, Sir Josse d’Acquin is on the trail of a group of mysterious knights rumoured to ...


  • A secretive stranger arrives at New Winnowlands, and Sir Josse d'Acquin guesses that he is a returning Crusader. But then the various demons that are on the man's trail begin to turn up, and Josse realizes that his mysterious guest has brought with h...


  • In the Great Wealden Forest, power has fallen into the wrong hands. 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 Ric...


  • January, 1194. A very sick man is making his way to Hawkenlye Abbey to take the Holy Water cure. In his delirium, the Virgin Mary appears before him--a seeming recurrence of the miraculous sighting that led to the establishment of the Abbey. As he wa...


  • Richard the Lionheart is still being held hostage after his crusade and his people made paupers by paying the ransom. The Abbess Helewise is struggling to keep the abbey going through a cold, brutal winter fending off starvation of her nuns and the l...


  • Invited by his neighbour to meet some new friends, Josse d'Acquin is struck by the beauty of the young wife and the age gap between her and her wealthy husband. But first impressions can be deceptive, and soon a tragic death under very puzzling circu...


  • As the news of Richard the Lionheart's capture reaches England, an unknown woman, also captive in a strange land, lies in a dark and dirty cell in Tonbridge. Her forehead branded and her back covered in infected weals from a brutal flogging, she lies...


  • An elderly pilgrim dies in Hawkenlye Vale. There's nothing suspicious about that: he was gravely ill when he arrived. Meanwhile Josse d'Acquin has a visit from Prince John, accompanied by his seer, and urgently seeking news of a mysterious strange...


  • At the end of a dark and dreary market day, Goody Anne's inn at Tonbridge is finally settling down for the night. But while Anne's serving maid and boy finish up their chores, a man lies dying in the guest chamber -- poisoned by a piece of pie made b...


  • A DARK FOREST CONTAINS FANTASTICAL SECRETS -- AND GRUESOME MURDERS... A series of mysterious and brutal murders deep inside the dark forest shatters the peaceful tranquility of the Hawkenlye Abbey. The sheriff of Tonbridge hastily blames the myt...


  • IN A SACRED PLACE, UNHOLY PASSIONS LEAD TO MURDER... Sunlight shone on the dark crimson blood, making it shine like a jewel...thus the body of Gunnora, a young nun from Hawkenlye Abbey, is found with her throat cut. Felons have been released from ...


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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 left her convent in Ely to take her grieving sisters from the scene of their sorrow. Abbess Helewise is not convince...