The Rufus Spy takes place in 1093 and involves Lassair, a young woman with magical gifts. When two young men are murdered and a third savagely beaten, Lassair, who has returned to her home village, is old friends with the third victim and stays in his home while treating him.
Within days, Rollo, Lassair's former lover, arrives and requests her help in escaping from a mess he has gotten himself into. Rollo, too, bears a resemblance to the three young men who have been attacked. He believes he knows who pursues him, but is he correct? Lassair agrees to pose as his wife and accompany Rollo on his search for King William and his aid.
Lassair, too, is carrying a secret.
I like this series better than Alys Clare's Hawkenlye series and her Gabriel Taverner series and enjoyed Lassair's latest adventure. Oh, and I like Jack, who is dealing with strange goings on back in Cambridge.
Read in October; blog review scheduled for Jan. 21.
Medieval Mystery. Feb. 1, 2018. Print length: 240 pages.