Publication: Heinemann, 1996, London
First edition. Signed. Fine in dust jacket. Approximately 150 copies were printed for the "true" first edition of this book. It is the end of a cold winter in Windsor and King edward want his priby counsellor, William of Wykeham, confirmed as bishop of Winchester. Owen Archer finds himself attempting to win support for Wykeham from the abbots of the Cistercian order. Archer chooses his old friend, Ned Townley, to lead a fellow company to Rievaulx. Trouble erupts in Ned's party when a friar and then Ned himself disappear. Then a death at the house of the King's cunning and ambitious mistress. A Splendid Medieval murder mystery!
Inventory Number: 18493