Celebrating Owen Archer 14

Publication day for A FOX IN THE FOLD is just over a week away. I’m excited for you to read this book, which shines a light on a life-changing moment in Owen’s past. Returning to that momentous event after so many years moved me deeply. I hope you feel the same.

On publication day, 4 October, I will be talking about the book with Barbara Peters, Poisoned Pen Books, on Facebook and Youtube Live at 5:00 pm PDT/MST. It’s a free event. Below is the link to log on and also to order a signed copy–as you can see, they sent quite a pile for me to sign! https://calendar.time.ly/9plshfqx/posterboard;event=73606013;instance=20221004170000

If you’re in the Seattle area, come join me at Third Place Books, the Ravenna store, at 7:00 pm, 18 October. I’ll be in conversation with Alice Boatwright (the Ellie Kent mysteries), fellow member of the Medieval Women’s Choir and a gifted writer. It should be fun! AND I will be signing books. Here’s the link to save your space for this free event: https://www.thirdplacebooks.com/event/candace-robb-alice-boatwright

AND there’s a Goodreads Giveaway (US only)! From 26 September-24 October you can enter to win an ebook of A FOX IN THE FOLD –50 copies available from Severn House. Here’s the link: https://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/show/353429-a-fox-in-the-fold

Finally, I am thrilled to share this starred review from Publishers Weekly:

“In Robb’s excellent 14th Owen Archer mystery featuring Capt. Owen Archer (after 2021’s The Riverwoman’s Dragon), Archer, an experienced soldier and a devoted family man, seeks to keep order in 14th-century York. The first sign that a new danger has come to York is the discovery of a dead man just outside the city gates, naked and covered with stab wounds. When Archer learns the murdered man was one of a party coming from far away Winchester to deliver special stones to a Benedictine convent, he suspects there are some serious agendas at work. One of the men Archer must now contend with is William Wykeham, Bishop of Winchester, who’s been “a catalyst for death in the city.” But even worse, other newcomers to York include an enemy from Archer’s past, from a time long before he became captain of the bailiffs. What makes this entry a standout are the supporting characters, all of them carefully nuanced, and the emotions boiling up in Archer, who must fight to protect his wife and children as they become targets of violence. This is a mystery with both high stakes and a layer of true feeling. Robb reinforces her place among the top writers of medieval historicals.”

Thank you for reading!

11 Comments on “Celebrating Owen Archer 14

  1. I’m wracking my brain trying to work out who the enemy from Owen’s past could be.I think it might be from his time in Wales but we will never know until we read the book.

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    • Yes, you’ll need to read it! I didn’t realize who this was at first, then sat down with Owen when it dawned on me and had a good chat. At which point I revised what I’d written. A subconscious plotter at work.


  2. I read in the book that Jasper “usually enjoyed playing with Magda’s riddling”, and this made me curious whether she also spoke in riddles to her husbands and lovers? I know that romantic relationships often involve a fair amount of teasing and being cryptic as a “turn-on”, so I thought that “romantic teasing” and “cryptic mentor” would make a perfect overlap.


    • Interesting question. I’ve never considered this. I don’t see teasing and riddles as synonyms or even related to each other. She is not teasing when she riddles.


      • Very interesting, because she often seems gleeful and amused when she riddles (this is also the case for many Zen mentors).


  3. I’ve been waiting for B&N to list the ebook version of Fox In The Fold, like Amazon has, but 5 days after the release, it still shows only the hardback.


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