Music of the Distant Stars (An Aelf Fen Mystery)

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9780727879776: Music of the Distant Stars (An Aelf Fen Mystery)

The new ‘Lassair’ mystery from the author of the ‘Hawkenlye’ books - Very early one summer morning, Lassair slips out of her Fenland village on a deeply personal mission and discovers the body of a young woman, hidden where it has no place to be. The girl's identity is quickly discovered but, as she wonders who killed her and why, Lassair swiftly becomes mystified and frightened. Why did a sweet-natured seamstress have to die? Suspicion soon creeps uncomfortably close to home; then another body is found . . .

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Alys Clare divides her time between Tonbridge, England-in the area where ""Tavern in the Morning"" is set--and her ancient stone cottage in Brittany. The author of two previous Hawkenlye mysteries, ""Fortune Like the Moon"" and ""Ashes of the Elements,"" she has also studied archaeology at the University of Kent at Canterbury.

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Clare uses mysticism, mystery, and murder—set against the dramatic backdrop of eleventh-century Norman Britain—to create her unusual and engaging Aelf Fen series. Healer apprentice Lassair has a knack for getting involved in solving murders, but the last thing she expects when she visits her grandmother’s grave is to find the body of a young woman. Lassair discovers ligature marks around the girl’s neck; she also notices that the victim was pregnant. Although the authorities launch their own investigation, Lassair won’t rest until she finds out who murdered the girl, who turns out to have been a seamstress named Ida. Suspicion falls on several people, including a man whose love was spurned by Ida and Derman, a man-boy “not quite right in the head.” Then another body is found, and the initial suspects are ruled out as Ida’s killers, both raising the stakes and complicating the case. A gripping, atmospheric mystery that will keep readers engaged throughout. --Emily Melton

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