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Music of the Distant Stars (Aelf Fen #3)

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The new 'Lassair' mystery from the author of the 'Hawkenlye' books - Very early one summer morning, Lassair slips out of her Fenland village on a deeply personal mission and discovers the body of a young woman, hidden where it has no place to be. The girl's identity is quickly discovered but, as she wonders who killed her and why, Lassair swiftly becomes mystified and frig ...more
ebook, 256 pages
Published April 1st 2011 by Severn House Digital (first published December 1st 2010)
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Jun 18, 2011 Phoebe rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Young apprentice healer Lassair is distraught with grief over the death of her beloved grandmother. She goes to the grave to invoke spiritual attention and discovers the slab ajar and not one but two bodies there. The second body belongs to Ida, seamstress for Lady Claude, a visitor at the castle. Lassair and her aunt Edild begin to investigate the death, puzzled since everyone loved Ida and wished her no harm. Readers who like historical fiction and a medieval atmosphere will enjoy this second ...more
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Sep 26, 2011 John Lee rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
When I first saw the cover, I thought that the book was going to be about a new detective to me called Aelf Fen. I am not sure that I would have chosen this book if I had known what it was about and even as I started I wasnt sure , what with the strange names and a bit of difficulty grasping what was happening and where.
It soon started coming into focus and became a most enjoyable tale.
Set a couple of generations before Cadfael I am sure that this novel will appeal to his devotees.

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Quite undemanding but interesting. Soon after Norman Conquest so we actually know very little about the period. This is very much ordinary people carrying on their own lives with changes starting to impinge on them
Not many surprises here. I figured out all the mysteries & twists early on.
Mar 06, 2015 Janet rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This series is quite interesting from the standpoint of development of the main character.
Aug 26, 2011 Denise rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Book #3 in the English Fen lands series. The author picked up her momentum in this tale and I was spellbound all through it as I tried to figure out the ending. And I was wrong! LOL!
Felicity Fozard
The third Aelf Fen mystery - set back in the 11th century in Britain. I quite like them, but feel there's a bit of filler in getting to the end.
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Enjoyed this book more than the first two in the Aelf Fen series.
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Alys Clare is the pen name used by Elizabeth Harris for the Hawkenlye series of historical mysteries.

Alys Clare is the pseudonym of a novelist with some 20 published works to her name. Brought up in the countryside close to where the Hawkenlye Novels are set, she went to school in Tonbridge and later studied archaeology at the University of Kent. She lives for part of the year in Brittany, in a re
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Aelf Fen (7 books)
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