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Clare, Alys

Works: 36 works in 220 publications in 5 languages and 13,187 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery stories  History  Historical fiction 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PR6053.L286, 823.914
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Publications about Alys Clare
Publications by Alys Clare
Most widely held works by Alys Clare
Mist over the water by Alys Clare( Book )
7 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 900 libraries worldwide
When her cousin Morcar is attacked while fishing for eels near Ely Abbey, Lassair is sent to the Norman occupied island to nurse him. As the secret hidden within the walls of the abbey claims more victims, Lassair is forced to face a challenge that she fears is far beyond her
Out of the dawn light by Alys Clare( Book )
6 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 867 libraries worldwide
1st in a new series featuring Lassair, a 14-year-old girl with special gifts training to be a healer in a Fenland village, in 11th century England
Music of the distant stars by Alys Clare( Book )
8 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 842 libraries worldwide
Psychic Lassair finds the body of a young woman, and becomes involved in the search for the killer. Suspicion points to the brother of the woman who is about to become Lassair's sister-in-law!
The joys of my life by Alys Clare( Book )
11 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 830 libraries worldwide
May 1199: a party of five from Hawkenlye Abbey is summoned to the Ile d'Oleron by Queen Eleanor and have journeyed hundreds of miles for more than three weeks to reach their destination. The queen has summoned Abbess Helewise and her party to discuss the building of a chapel, dedicated to the well-being of the soul of her dear son King Richard
Fortune like the moon by Alys Clare( Book )
18 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 741 libraries worldwide
The Abbess Helewise of Hawkenlye and a representative of King Richard, Josse d'Acquin, work together to solve the murder of a young nun in twelfth-century Kent
The way between the worlds by Alys Clare( Book )
6 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 728 libraries worldwide
Lassair awakes in the morning with the feeling that something in the spirit world is trying to reach her. When Lassair learns that a nun has been murdered at the same nunnery where her sister lives, Lassair sets out to investigate
The rose of the world : a Hawkenlye mystery by Alys Clare( Book )
6 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 709 libraries worldwide
In the autumn of 1210, Abbess Caliste is concerned about the welfare of her nuns at Hawkenlye Abbey after King John's men have taken it over, Helewise has moved into Hawkenlye Mannor with Josse, and Helewise's eleven-year-old granddaughter, Rosamund, goes missing
Ashes of the elements by Alys Clare( Book )
18 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 704 libraries worldwide
When a man is killed in the Wealden Forest, the Sheriff of Tonbridge is happy to assume the Forest People did it, but two girls from Hawkenlye Abbey seem to be involved, and Josse d'Acquin and Abbess Helewise join forces to solve the mystery
The paths of the air by Alys Clare( Book )
5 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 632 libraries worldwide
Late autumn, 1196. A stranger arrives at New Winnowlands but disappears. A body is found in the forest, and three Knights Hospitallers arrive on the trail of a runaway monk. Josse realizes the mysterious guest brought a terrible secret- and danger
The winter king : a Hawkenlye mystery by Alys Clare( Book )
14 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 617 libraries worldwide
All Saint's Eve, 1211. An overweight but wealthy nobleman, desperate for an heir, dies at the celebration feast he's thrown in his own hall. Is it a natural death, or at the hands of his reluctant new wife? Sabin de Gifford, an apothecary and healer of note, is called to examine the body, and concludes that he died of a spasm to the heart. But she is troubled, all the same, and beset by suspicions. Did the man really die of a heart attack? Or was something more sinister to blame?
The song of the nightingale : a Hawkenlye mystery by Alys Clare( Book )
7 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 609 libraries worldwide
Winter, 1211. King John's reign is harsh, and his tax collectors wring money from people near to starvation. Homeless, desperate men are reduced to walking the streets, begging for handouts, and the nuns at Hawkenlye Abbey, now under John's iron rule, are all but powerless to help. Former abbess Helewise decides to move back to her cell near the abbey, to better help the needy, putting a strain on her tentative relationship with Sir Josse D'Acquin. But he must put his personal feelings aside when he is called examine the body of a man who bears a complicated symbol carved into his chest: a symbol that signifies vengeance. Meanwhile, far from home, Josse's son Ninian has become involved in the lives and cause of the doomed Cathar people
The tavern in the morning by Alys Clare( Book )
24 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 601 libraries worldwide
Josse d'Acquin investigeates the death of a guest at Goody Anne's inn at Tonbridge and comes to believe that the poison that killed the man was meant for a local nobleman
Land of the silver dragon : an Aelf Fen mystery by Alys Clare( Book )
4 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 569 libraries worldwide
Apprentice healer Lassair isn't too alarmed when a travelling peddler relates a grisly tale of a red-bearded giant breaking into a woman's home and caving in her skull like an eggshell; peddlers, she has observed, tend towards the dramatic. But her attitude changes when she learns that the dead woman is a distant relation. The incident makes Lassair's family uneasy, for the intruder seemed to be searching for something. What could it be? Lassair has no idea. But as the stranger grows increasingly desperate, his search brings violence to her very home
The enchanter's forest by Alys Clare( Book )
6 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 504 libraries worldwide
Midsummer 1195. A ruthlessly ambitious man in debt makes an extraordinary discovery that changes his fortunes ... until his lifeless body is found hidden in the undergrowth
Blood of the south by Alys Clare( Book )
6 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 456 libraries worldwide
In Autumn of 1093, Lassair encounters a veiled noblewoman on the quay at Cambridge, set on by an angry mob. She has no idea that the woman, alone but for her infant child, brings both mystery and peril. Then a devastating flood hits the fens, and among the wreckage washed up Aelf Fen is a body. Lassair, in the company of a sheriff's officer, wonders if she is dealing with murder. Meanwhile, in the south, Lassair's beloved Rollo is moving with relief towards the conclusion of his mission for King William in the Holy Land. But then disaster strikes, and, with the mighty forces of an emperor on his heels, abruptly he turns from hunter to hunted. In order to escape alive, he risks help from a stranger, and embarks on a voyage that turns out to be far more dangerous than he could ever have imagined
Whiter than the lily by Alys Clare( Book )
12 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 363 libraries worldwide
Invited by his neighbour to meet some new friends, Josse d'Acquin is struck by the beauty of the young wife and the age gap between her and her wealthy husband. But first impressions can be deceptive and soon a tragic death under very puzzling circumstances sets Josse off on a dangerous trail ... The Abbess Helewise is distracted by events closer to home. The frightful death that she witnessed is bad enough, but to have her nuns held responsible is far worse. Helewise finds herself drawn down the same mysterious path trodden by Josse as the peril that he faces reaches out a long arm towards the Abbey itself
The chatter of the maidens by Alys Clare( Book )
10 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 343 libraries worldwide
Abbess Helewise investigates an attempted poisoning of her friend Josse D'Acquin and a girl's disappearance and their link to the girl's sister, Sister Alba, who recently arrived at Hawkenlye Abbey
Girl in a red tunic by Alys Clare( Book )
5 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and German and held by 340 libraries worldwide
"Richard the Lionheart is still being held hostage after his crusade; in paying his ransom, his people have been made paupers. Abbess Helewise is struggling to keep the Abbey going through a brutal winter, fending off the starvation of her nuns and the townspeople. In the midst of this hardship, a loved one returns to Helewise after twenty years, in desperate need of help. Her son. Then a man is found strangled, dangling from a tree near the Abbey. The next day, her son flees. Helewise and Knight Josse d'Acquin must now investigate the past--to a time before Helewise took the veil. Was her handsome husband and her enigmatic father-in-law all that they seemed? And can she prevent another terrible murder--or will the sins of the fathers be laid upon her innocent son?"--Fantastic Fiction website
A dark night hidden by Alys Clare( Book )
10 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 323 libraries worldwide
Heart of ice by Alys Clare( Book )
7 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and German and held by 311 libraries worldwide
January, 1194. A very sick man is making his way to Hawkenlye Abbey to take the Holy Water cure. In his delirium, the Virgin Mary appears before him?a seeming recurrence of the miraculous sighting that led to the establishment of the Abbey. As he watches the beautiful woman approach, he begins to pray. But she strikes him with a club, then rolls him into a ditch. Winter becomes increasingly bitter. It is only when the thaw comes that the corpse is discovered by two travelers. It appears that he had come from France, carrying papers that Abbess Helewise asks Josse d?Acquin to decipher. As Josse sets off to find out what he can about the man, the two travelers who have brought them the body fall sick. And the sickness looks very much like plague?
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Alys Clare British author
English (148)
Spanish (27)
German (6)
Italian (3)
Russian (1)
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