Danger Lurks Behind Every Corner in Candace Robb’s ‘A Murdered Peace’ [BOOK BLAST]

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Royal secrets. Dangerous liaisons. A conspiracy that could destroy the throne. All the best literary elements are here in Candace Robb’s third installment of the Kate Clifford saga, A Murdered Peace. But this time out, someone close to Kate is hiding something, and she doesn’t know if he can be trusted. Will she discover what lurks behind the facade before it is too late? Welcome to York, where nothing and no one is what it appears. 

Candace Robb's A MURDERED PEACE

Pegasus Books

It is deep winter in York, 1400, the ground frozen, the short days dimmed with the smoke from countless fires, the sun, when it shines, low in the sky. It is rumored that the Epiphany Uprising, meant to relieve the realm of the Henry the usurper and return King Richard to the throne has, instead, spelled his doom. As long as Richard lives, he is a threat to Henry. So, too, the nobles behind the plot. The ringleaders have been caught, some slaughtered as they fled west by folk loyal to Henry, and the king’s men now search the towns for survivors.

A perilous time, made worse for Kate Clifford by the disappearance of Berend, her cook and confidante, shortly after Christmas. Her niece saw his departure in a dream—he said he was honor bound to leave. Honor bound—to a former lord? One of the nobles who led the uprising? Is he alive? She is hardly consoled when Berend reappears, wounded, secretive, denying any connection to the uprising, but refusing to explain himself.

When he is accused of brutally murdering a spice seller in the city, Kate discovers a chest of jewels in his possession. Some of the jewels belong to her old friend Lady Margery, wanted by the king for her husband’s part in the uprising. For the sake of their long friendship, and the love she and her wards bear for him, Kate wants to believe his innocence. So, too, does Sir Elric. And he has the powerful backing of the Earl of Westmoreland. All she need do is confide in him. If only she trusted her heart.

PRAISE

“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.” -Kirkus Reviews

“Superior. 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.” –Publishers Weekly (starred)

“A fine flowing narrative and a genuine sense of mystery and peril.” -Writers & Readers

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Candace Robb

Candace Robb

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Candace Robb is the bestselling author of 16 crime novels set in 14th century England, Wales, and Scotland, including the acclaimed Owen Archer series and the Margaret Kerr trilogy. Candace lives in Seattle, Washington.

Readers may visit the author’s home on the Web at CandaceRobb.com, like her on Facebook, and follow her on Twitter and Goodreads.

A MURDERED PEACE
By Candace Robb
304 pgs. Pegasus Books. $15.95

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Giveaway Alert! Historical Fiction Virtual Book Tours is giving away a signed set of Candace Robb’s Kate Clifford series! To enter, visit Gleam’s Rafflecopter form here. Please note, the giveaway ends at 11:59 p.m. EST on Dec. 21, 2018. Participants must be 18 or older to enter and only one entry is permitted per household. The giveaway is open to US residents only. All giveaway entrants agree to be honest and not cheat the systems. Any suspicion of fraud is decided upon by the blog/site owner and the sponsor, and entrants may be disqualified at our discretion. The winner will have 48 hours to claim the prize or a new winner will be chosen.

A Murdered Peace is brought to you in association with Historical Fiction Virtual Book Tours.

About J.R. Wallace
J.R. Wallace is a freelance writer and blogger who enjoys cooking, reading, travel and fitness. He lives in Ohio with his family, two cats and a ferret named Igor.

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