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Paths of the Air (Hawkenlye Mysteries #11)

3.98  ·  Rating Details  ·  142 Ratings  ·  12 Reviews
A Hawkenlye medieval mystery - Autumn 1196. A secretive stranger arrives at New Winnowlands, and Sir Josse d'Acquin guesses that he is a returning Crusader. Josse seeks the assistance of Abbess Helewise of Hawkenlye to have the man's injuries treated in the infirmary. But then the various demons who are on the man's trail begin to turn up, and Josse realizes that his myste ...more
ebook, 224 pages
Published March 1st 2012 by Severn House Digital (first published July 1st 2008)
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Sep 01, 2011 Denise rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A man has been savagely killed in the old forest near Hawkenlye Abbey and Sir Josse d'Acquin and Abbess Helewise have another mystery to unravel. It is 1196 and someone has committed a foul crime that must be solved before others become victims too!

Have enjoyed this series but am frustrated by the lack of several titles at my local library. Have run into this problem before with English authors. Some of their books are produced in limited quantities and trying to find them here in the states bec
Jan 22, 2012 Frances rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery-series
For those of you who enjoy mediaeval religious mysteries (hard to believe that could be considered a genre in itself) this series is as good as any. Well drawn characters, intricate plots which stay within the realm of possibility, interesting historical details which don't overwhelm the story and a great contrast between the main characters-the Abbess of Hawkenlye and Sir Josse d"Acquin, an ex-crusader. These two unlikely friends now often find themselves working together to solve crimes commit ...more
This entry in the series was a little more interesting and enjoyable because of the flashbacks to the most recent Crusade and European doings in "Outremer". There was almost no fantasy/Pagan stuff.
Oct 21, 2011 Ruth rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: crime-historical
c2008. A much better book than the last 2. Back to form - is a phrase that comes to mind. The story is much more concentrated on Josse without much of the supernatural that was evident in the previous 2. Both the murder and mystery was more complicated and less easily anticipated than the earlier ones. I loved the addition of the Hospitallers - they rank just under the Templars in my interest. Again, the blurb on the back does not refer to this actual book but to the author and series in general ...more
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Oct 04, 2014 Ann O. rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Easy read and enjoyable.
Kathy Moberg
Jul 17, 2011 Kathy Moberg rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another excellent book in the series. The story is not as believable as usual for Alys Clare, but nonetheless, a great read. I love the regualr characters in this series, and that part of the storyline takes some very interesting twists and turns! Now, I'm on to the next one!
Marie Murphy
Jun 13, 2009 Marie Murphy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great book - very entertaining. Mystery set in the time of the Crusades
1190. Is the latest in a series of books. Well written and keeps you guessing till the end.
Apr 14, 2012 Cindi rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Terrific read! Another great mystery by Alys Clare! This one in particular had a lot of twists and turns, and things NOT turning out as one would expect!
Ma'lis Wendt
A fine medieval mystery. The plot thicken as the book progressed and actually got very complicated and interesting.
Finished 6th December 2008

A good plot and quite a few twists and turns enjoyable light reading.
Jan 16, 2009 Cindy rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Not quite as good as Ellis Peters' Brother Cadfael, but a very enjoyable book.
Mary Craig
Sep 04, 2015 Mary Craig rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great series. Well written.
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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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