Mysteries set in another time period have their own allure. Murder and murderer have never been limited to time or place, and the reasons for murder vary and remain the same. The old axiom for motives: "love, lust, lucre, loathing" can incorporate a longer list that fit somewhere in sub-topics under those four or combinations thereof.
For those of us who love historical mysteries, the motives are also related to societal norms and events. Interest also comes from the characters tasked with solving the murders and the methods employed long before all of the technology present- day investigators have at their disposal.
Candace Robb's excellent mysteries are set in the late Middle Ages in the time of Geoffrey Chaucer and John of Gaunt.
After the death of John Thoresby, Archbishop of York, Owen Archer finds himself at a crossroads. Despite the frequent difficulties and differences of opinion Owen experienced with his late patron, Owen had gained respect and affection for the man. Now, he has decisions to make about the future for himself and his family.
As usual, an engaging mystery and well-developed characters backed by excellent research.
I love this series.
Read in April. Blog review scheduled for July 21.
Medieval Mystery. Aug. 1, 2019. Print length: 256 pages.