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A Murdered Peace

(Kate Clifford #3)

4.24  ·  Rating details ·  54 ratings  ·  8 reviews
It is deep winter in York, 1400, the ground frozen, the short days dimmed with the smoke from countless fires, the sun, when it shines, low in the sky. It is rumored that the Epiphany Uprising, meant to relieve the realm of the Henry the usurper and return King Richard to the throne has, instead, spelled his doom. As long as Richard lives, he is a threat to Henry. So, too, ...more
Paperback, 304 pages
Published December 11th 2018 by Pegasus Books
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A fast paced medieval murder mystery that's so much more!

Kate Clifford, a successful York merchant, is confused by the disappearance of her friend and cook Berend. It's 1400 and what with the disastrous Epiphany Uprising, an attempt to return King Richard to his rightful place, the times are challenging and dangerous. What could have prompted his abrupt departure? In a measure Kate feels betrayed that her confidante might not have been as open as she had thought.
When a wounded Berend resurfaces,
Chris Nickson
Jan 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The best in the series so far. An intricate plot that never loses its way, no matter how far the web stretches, and a perfect evocation and place and the turbulent political times that comes to York. Kate is better than ever, stronger, firmer in her convictions (at least in some ways), and the cast of characters is more fully realised than before. We find out about Berend's past, and possibly about some of Kate's future. Robb has rarely been better than she is here, every word, action, and thoug ...more
Oct 29, 2018 rated it really liked it
The third in Candace Robb’s Kate Clifford series, set in 1400 York, finds much has changed in Kate’s world. Kate, a widow who had been shackled by her late husband’s debts, has at last paid them off. She’s a happy mother to her wards – two of them her late husband’s illegitimate children – but she loves all three of her children, one of them saved from the streets of York, equally. Her household is a bustling and happy one.

As the book opens, a friend appears of her doorstep in a snowstorm, reque
Kenneth J Boyle
Dec 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Lighten the Head that wears the Crown

Kate Clifford is an ideal heroine, independent, beautiful, ingenious, loving, and always the searcher. Ms Robb provides us with actions that demand answers by characters that are believable and always striving for answers to mysteries. Great read. Thanks,
Ken B
Dec 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Just when I think Candace Robb can't get any better as a writer, she does. I really enjoyed the previous two Kate Clifford books, and this brings her story together in a compelling way. The characters continue to be engaging and interesting. The story moves at a quick pace, but yet still gives time for development and thoughtful insights. A great read!
Ronald T. Blaise
Dec 19, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The good knights woman

While this story was interesting there were several times it was difficult to keep up with all the characters and changes. Having said that I really enjoyed the story and would recommend this book to my friends.
Jan 05, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I think this was my favorite Kate Clifford. Loved loved loved this!
Crystal Ford
Jan 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I absolutely love Candace Robb's writing style. Historical fiction is my favorite and she uses modern language with a bit of old English thrown in, so it doesn't take away from the story. Her characters are interesting, I did not see all the twists coming in this story. I also love her Owen Archer series and this book ties in a main character from it, I love it!
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Storyteller, mythweaver, author of the Owen Archer, Kate Clifford, & Margaret Kerr mysteries. Primary residence, medieval York.

I blog about writing, medieval history, writing women's stories, and feature new scholarship in my field at, and share loads of medieval news, folklore, and whimsy on my facebook page, Candace Robb

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