Owen Archer by Candace Robb
Owen Archer is the protagonist in a series of historical mystery novels by American novelist Candace Robb. The series is set in medieval England during the late 14th century. Owen Archer works as a spy (reluctantly) for John Thoresby, Archbishop of York.

Candace M. Robb began her Owen Archer medieval mysteries series in 1993 with the novel The Apothecary Rose. Below is a list of Candace Robb’s Owen Archer books in order of when they were first published (which is the same as their chronological order):

Publication Order of Owen Archer Books


The Apothecary Rose(1993) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Lady Chapel(1994) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Nun's Tale(1995) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The King's Bishop(1996) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Riddle of St. Leonard's(1997) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Gift of Sanctuary(1998) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Spy for the Redeemer(2002) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Cross-Legged Knight(2002) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Guilt of Innocents(2007) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Vigil of Spies(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Bone Jar(2016) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

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Owen Archer Synopses: The Apothecary Rose by Candace Robb (book 1 in the series) is set in York, where men are dying under strange circumstances. Owen Archer begins working under an apothecary in an attempt to solve the mystery. But it is from the young lady Lucie that the truth is revealed.

The Lady Chapel by Candace Robb (book 2 in the series) opens with a killing within the walls of York Minster. It is June 1365 and the feast of Corpus Christi. The dead body of a man is discovered with his right hand missing, but it is not until an identical death occurs that Owen makes the distant connection with Royal Windsor.


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