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Heart of Ice (Hawkenlye Mysteries #9)

3.91  ·  Rating Details ·  125 Ratings  ·  14 Reviews
February 1194. A sick man is making for Hawkenlye Abbey in the desperate hope of a miracle cure. In his delirium he sees the Virgin Mary, the same miraculous vision that led to the foundation of the Abbey. He watches the woman approach and, sinking to his knees, he begins to pray. She is the last person he'll ever see.
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Published July 1st 2007 by Not Avail (first published November 1st 2006)
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LJ
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’Acquin, at the request of the Abbess, searches for the young man’s identity and murderer, more sick arrive at the Abbey. The plague has come to Hawkenlye and the only help may come from Joanna of the Forest P
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Spuddie
Feb 14, 2011 Spuddie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
#9 in the Hawkenlye Abbey historical mystery series set in 1194 England. A young man seeks care at the healing waters of Hawkenlye Abbey, but before he reaches them, he is struck on the head and killed by an unknown assailant and shoved into a pond that freezes over. A couple of days later, his body is discovered and at first he's believed to be the victim of some type of wasting disease--until the wound on his head is discovered.

Soon, more sick people arrive at Hawkenlye and Abbess Helewise an
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Ruth
Sep 19, 2011 Ruth rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: crime-historical
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Laura
This book was kindly loaned by Gundula.

The story is about a desperate ill man who is making his way to Hawkenlye Abbey believing that he will be cured by taking the Holy Water at the Abbey. But before he found the Abbey he is murdered and thrown into the punt which turn to ice.

Another good mystery story written by Alys Clare.
Cindi
Feb 19, 2012 Cindi rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another great by Alys Clare! While the mystery was a bit weak, not providing adequate clues for the reader to solve, the storyline and history was absolutely riveting! The character development and real life events bring so much depth to the storytelling! Alys Clare gets better with every book on the Hawkenlye series, can't wait for the next book!
MBP
Love this series, and it keeps getting better as the author integrates the mystery elements with the main characters' histories, the conflict (or lack of?) between the "old" and "new" religions, and the history of the era.
Abcdarian
Started slower & less inviting than most of the series, but after a bit it improved & by the end was excellent.
Ma'lis Wendt
Feb 28, 2011 Ma'lis Wendt rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another Alys Clare Hawkenlye mystery with a focus on the Black Plague's impact on the Abbey.
Kathy Moberg
The mystery is weak, but the writing is excellent and I enjoyed the book very much.
Alissa Mccarthy
Dec 10, 2016 Alissa Mccarthy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This series, the Hawkenlye Mysteries, gets better as it goes along. The characters get richer and more complex and the stories more compelling. Historical fiction that is quite good.
Andrea
Jan 12, 2009 Andrea rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Love this series after reading 2 will now go back and start at the beginning to read all 12 titles. Excellent medieval characters, mysteries and problems of the day!
Judy
Jul 31, 2014 Judy rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another in series set in 1200 England at an abbey. Mysterious murders and illness.
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Shelves: mystery-european
The story was okay. Some of the historical context was really off but didn't really detract too much from the story.
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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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