The Hawkenlye Mysteries is a series of historical mystery novels by English author Alys Clare. Set in the late 12th century during the reign of Richard the Lionheart, the series follows amateur detectives Josse d’Acquin and Abbess Helewise.

Alys Clare began her Hawkenlye Mysteries series with the 1999 novel Fortune Like the Moon. The series is currently ongoing. Below is a list of Alys Clare’s Hawkenlye Mysteries books in order of when they were first published (which is the same as their chronological order):

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Publication Order of Hawkenlye Mysteries Books

Fortune Like the Moon(1999)Description / Buy at
Ashes of the Elements(2000)Description / Buy at
The Tavern in the Morning(2000)Description / Buy at
The Chatter of the Maidens(2001)Description / Buy at
The Faithful Dead(2002)Description / Buy at
A Dark Night Hidden(2003)Description / Buy at
Whiter Than the Lily(2004)Description / Buy at
Girl in a Red Tunic(2005)Description / Buy at
Heart of Ice(2006)Description / Buy at
The Enchanter's Forest(2007)Description / Buy at
The Paths of the Air(2008)Description / Buy at
The Joys of My Life(2008)Description / Buy at
The Rose of the World(2011)Description / Buy at
The Song of the Nightingale(2012)Description / Buy at
The Winter King(2014)Description / Buy at
A Shadowed Evil(2015)Description / Buy at
The Devil's Cup(2017)Description / Buy at

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Hawkenlye Mysteries Synopsis: Fortune Like the Moon is the first book in the Hawkenlye Mysteries series by Alys Clare. Shortly before his unexpected coronation, King Richard passed a law letting all of England’s prisoners go free. Shortly afterwards a young nun is found, horribly murdered. Richard swiftly employs an old military colleague of his, Josse d’Acquin, to get to the bottom of the case. Who could have wanted to kill this innocent young novice, and, perhaps more importantly, why? Josse goes to Hawkenlye Abbey to find out the answers to these questions. He is having little success until meets the Abbess Helewise, a woman who quickly proves herself to be on his level, both as an amateur sleuth, and as a figure the community can rely on during this turbulent time for England. This new duo have to find the killer, and find him quickly, or they’ll have the King of England to answer to…

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