Saturday, 19 June 2010

The Guilt of Innocents.

The Guilt of Innocents by Candace Robb.

Set in the winter of 1372 this novel follows the travels of Owen Archer. He is the Captain of Archbishop Thoresby's guard. The Archbishop has great influence in York, being connected to the Minster and St Peter's School. When a lowly river boatman is found dead Owen Archer is called to investigate. The boatman had been in possession of a St' Peter's schoolboys purse , but would this be sufficient to cause his death...

Owen is brought on the scene to find both the killer and the importance of the purse, and more precisely it's contents and these are missing. In this book , which is no. 9 in the series Owen is helped by his adopted son Jasper and between them they need to solve the crime quickly as the captain's wife is due to give birth to their third child any day.
A harsh winter is experienced in York that year and as Owen needs to travel to find the murderer another crime is committed and he fears for his family, will the bad weather slow his progress home...

Another great book by Candace Robb. This is the third of Owen Archer books I have read and all are brilliant --- a good storyline and excellent characters. They do not have to be read in order so if you come across any give it a go!

1 comment:

Chipchick said...

I haven't read this one, but I've read the first 8 and this one is next! They are all good!