Owen Archer

10 books in series
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The Apothecary Rose Summary

It is the year of our Lord 1363. And in the cathedral city of York, people are dying in mysterious circumstances. But there seems to be a common thread - the herbal remedies dispensed by Nicholas Wilton, Master Apothecary. The first victim is an anonymous pilgrim. But when a highborn nobleman dies after taking the same potion the authorities decide to act.

Dispatched to York, in disguise, to unravel the mystery, Owen Archer, former Captain of Archers, apprentices himself to the Apothecary. But it is from Wilton’s beautiful wife Lucie that he must learn the arcane secrets of the trade. Slowly but surely, Owen begins to uncover the truth. And when the deaths continue, he realises to his horror he must count Lucie among the suspects.

©1994 Candace Robb (P)2009 Random House Audio
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  • Book 1

    • The Apothecary Rose

    • By: Candace Robb
    • Narrated by: Stephen Thorne
    • Length: 10 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 112
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 80
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 79

    It is the year of our Lord 1363. And in the cathedral city of York people are dying in mysterious circumstances. But there seems to be a common thread - the herbal remedies dispensed by Nicholas Wilton, Master Apothecary. The first victim is an anonymous pilgrim. But when a highborn nobleman dies after taking the same potion the authorities decide to act. Dispatched to York, in disguise, to unravel the mystery, Owen Archer, former Captain of Archers, apprentices himself to the Apothecary.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The first of a great series

    • By Amazon Customer on 10-04-13

    Regular price: £22.09

  • Book 2

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  • Book 3

    • The Nun's Tale

    • By: Candace Robb
    • Narrated by: Stephen Thorne
    • Length: 11 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 53
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 43
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 44

    When a young nun dies of a fever in the town of Beverley in the summer of 1365, she is buried quickly for fear of the plague. But one year later a woman appears, talking of relic-trading and miracles. She claims to be the dead nun resurrected. Murder follows swiftly in her wake, and the worried Archbishop of York asks Owen Archer to investigate.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Nun's Tale

    • By Penelope on 05-08-13

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  • Book 4

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  • Book 5

    • The Riddle of St Leonards'

    • By: Candace Robb
    • Narrated by: Stephen Thorne
    • Length: 9 hrs and 54 mins
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    The year is 1367, and the people of York are suffering. Not only has the harvest failed, but the plague has returned. In the midst of this, scandal threatens St Leonard's Hospital, which is struggling to stay solvent and has suffered thefts. The deaths of several of its aged residents seems timely, for their care has long exceeded the sums they bequeathed. Rumours start to fly that their deaths were no accident.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Riddle of St.Leonards'

    • By Penelope on 05-08-13

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  • Book 6

    • A Gift of Sanctuary

    • By: Candace Robb
    • Narrated by: Stephen Thorne
    • Length: 9 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
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      5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15

    The sixth medieval whodunnit to feature Owen Archer, one-eyed former soldier and occasional sleuth, opens as he accompanies a pilgrimage to Wales, country of his birth. His task is to recruit archers to send to France, but, with his companion Geoffrey Chaucer, he must also investigate the threat of an uprising against the English led by a charismatic Welshman. As he arrives, a young man is rescued, injured, from Whitesands Beach outside St. David's, by the poet Dafydd ap Gwylim, and given refuge.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good yarn pleasantly narrated

    • By Ariadne on 02-07-15

    Regular price: £19.99

  • Book 7

    • A Spy for the Redeemer

    • By: Candace Robb
    • Narrated by: Stephen Thorne
    • Length: 9 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33
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      5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 21

    Late spring, the year of our Lord 1370. Owen Archer, ex-soldier and spy, is preparing to depart Wales, his work for John of Gaunt completed. But his attempts to arrange safe passage home to York are thwarted by a mysterious suicide. In York Lucie Wilton is disheartened by her husband’s long absence and concerned by allegations against her apothecary. Then Brother Michaelo brings upsetting news, forcing her to journey to her father’s manor outside the city.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A page turner

    • By KG07 on 15-04-18

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  • Book 8

    • The Cross Legged Knight

    • By: Candace Robb
    • Narrated by: Stephen Thorne
    • Length: 10 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 23

    England 1371. A solemn procession winds out of York Minster, after the funeral of Sir Ranulf Pagnell, patriarch of a powerful Yorkshire family. William of Wykeham, Bishop of Winchester, escorted the knight's remains north after his death in France, but he is shunned by the family. They hold him responsible for failing to negotiate the Sir Ranulf's ransom.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • They got the wrong midwife!!

    • By Mary Carnegie on 28-05-16

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  • Book 9

    • The Guilt of Innocents

    • By: Candace Robb
    • Narrated by: Christopher Scott
    • Length: 9 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
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      5 out of 5 stars 13
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      5 out of 5 stars 15

    Winter 1372, York. A man has drowned in the River Ouse after a skirmish with boys from St Peter’s School. It soon becomes clear that his death was not an accident – but why would a humble pilot on the river be killed for possessing a young boy’s purse? Suspicion falls on Father Nicholas Ferriby – Vicar of Weston and master of a small grammar school – who has already offended many with his unpopular beliefs. But is he really a murderer?

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • NOT THE SAME

    • By Mr. David A. Jenkins on 19-07-11

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  • Book 10

    • A Vigil of Spies

    • By: Candace Robb
    • Narrated by: Christopher Scott
    • Length: 10 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 23

    A CALLOUS MURDER. A DEVASTATING SECRET. A CRIME OF PASSION.Bishopthorpe Palace, York. September 1373: John Thoresby, the Archbishop of York, lies dying. One of the most powerful men in the country, his imminent demise has the dominant families of the north vying to influence his succession.Owen Archer, Thoresby’s master of the guards, is one of the few men Thoresby trusts

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Meet some interesting characters

    • By Kindle Customer on 13-12-17

    Regular price: £22.09