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Heart of Ice (Hawkenlye Mysteries #9)

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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 26th 2007 by Not Avail (first published November 1st 2006)
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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
#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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Another in series set in 1200 England at an abbey. Mysterious murders and illness.
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!
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.
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.
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!
Started slower & less inviting than most of the series, but after a bit it improved & by the end was excellent.
Ma'lis Wendt
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.
Easy read, unhurried story and plot, believeable plague contagion spread.
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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
More about Alys Clare...
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