Series: Hawkenlye Mysteries

Author: Alys Clare

The Enchanter's Forest (2008)
3.88 of 5 Votes: 3
It is midsummer 1195. An impoverished man claims to have discovered Merlin’s tomb and builds a hostel for pilgrims while spreading the word that his find is a place of miracles. This blasphemous intrusion is deeply resented both by the community at Hawkenlye Abbey and the pagan people of the fore...
Whiter Than the Lily (2005)
4.01 of 5 Votes: 5
The young, beautiful Galena and her husband, the much older Ambrose are trying for a child but to no avail. When Josse d'Acquin tells her of the healing waters of Hawkenlye, she is overjoyed and sets off with her escort. But she arrives alone, and a few days after her husband joins her she dies i...
The Faithful Dead (2003)
3.92 of 5 Votes: 3
An elderly pilgrim dies in Hawkenlye Vale. It is nothing suspicious, for he was gravely ill when he arrived. Meanwhile, Josse d’Acquin has a visit from Prince John, seeking news of a stranger, Galbertius Sidonius. Hurrying to Hawkenlye Abbey to enlist the help of Abbess Helewise, Josse finds she ...
Ashes of the Elements (2002)
3.8 of 5 Votes: 4
In this, Book II of the Hawkenlye Trilogy, the Abbess Helewise takes on another strange case with her French partner, Josse d'Acquin. A lumberjack in the Wealken forest has been found dead. The locals would have it that the mythical Forest People are to blame for his violent end. But when the Abb...
Fortune Like the Moon (2001)
3.78 of 5 Votes: 1
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 English prisons at the command of the new king,...
The Tavern in the Morning (2003)
3.88 of 5 Votes: 5
A man from London has taken over the tavern on the main London to Hastings highway to the south of Tonbridge. He is not what he appears, and his arrival ushers in a sequence of apparently unrelated but disturbing events, whose escalating violence culminates in murder.
A Dark Night Hidden (2004)
3.91 of 5 Votes: 1
Josse D’Acquin and the Abbess Helewise are appalled by the fanatical new priest, Father Micah, but are even more horrified when his body turns up by the side of the road. And when it appears that a band of evangelical heretics, whom Micah condemned to the stake, might be behind his death, the Abb...
Girl in a Red Tunic (2006)
3.87 of 5 Votes: 5
First Sentence: He had to wait until it was dark and everyone was asleep.Abbess Helewise has been thinking about her life prior to joining the Abbey. She is surprised, yet concerned, when her son Loefgar, shows up with his wife, who looks pale and ill, and their 14-month son, who is unnaturally...
Heart of Ice (2007)
3.94 of 5 Votes: 4
First Sentence: In the port of Boulogne, the enemy lay hidden.A sick man travels to take the healing waters of Hawkenlye Abby but is murdered and thrown into the pond which turns to ice. When the monks discovered his body, it is also discovered he carried apothecary herbs. While Sir Josse d’Acqui...
The Chatter of the Maidens (2003)
4.05 of 5 Votes: 1
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 convinced of her selflessness—Sister Alba is a mean-spi...