Working toward a looming deadline on the eleventh Owen Archer, but wanted to share some quotes from early reviews for the Kate Clifford novel (#3), A Murdered Peace, coming out in December!
From Publishers Weekly, a starred review!
“Set in York in 1400, Robb’s superior third Kate Clifford mystery (after 2017’s A Twisted Vengeance) puts the redoubtable heroine in considerable peril. Richard II has been deposed and succeeded by his cousin, Henry IV. After Henry survives a plot to return the throne to Richard, the sovereign sees conspirators everywhere. Kate, who runs a guesthouse whose upper chambers are frequently rented to the wealthy for private assignations, finds herself between a rock and a hard place when an old friend, Lady Margery Kirkby, appears at her door seeking shelter. Lady Margery’s husband, Sir Thomas, sought to persuade Henry to improve the conditions of Richard’s imprisonment, but ended up branded an enemy of the crown and decapitated. Kate takes the new widow in, but the risks to herself increase after her former cook, who’s suspected of being a threat to Henry, is accused of murder. Robb effortlessly integrates the era’s intrigues into a whodunit framework and peoples the plot with a wide array of characters readers will come to care about.”
From Writer & Readers Magazine, Cynthianna Matthews sums up her review: “A Murdered Peace has all the hallmarks of Candace Robb’s work. Kate Clifford and her fellow people of York are complex living characters, and meticulous period research doesn’t get in the way of a fine flowing narrative and a genuine sense of mystery and peril.”
From Kirkus: “Those who meddle in the affairs of kings live to regret it…A …tale of love and murder set in a turbulent period when death and betrayal lurk around every corner.”
Remember to preorder–that and reviews on amazon or goodreads are exceedingly helpful ways to support your favorite writers!
Windows shut against the wildfire smoke, I’m madly revising A Conspiracy of Wolves–off to agent next week, to publisher at the end of September. As soon as I have a publication date I’ll let you know!