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Feb 19, 2020 - 14:59 PMBy Alys Clare

IN A SACRED PLACE, UNHOLY PASSIONS LEAD TO MURDER.Sunlight shone on the dark crimson blood, making it shine like a jewel the body of Gunnora, a young nun from Hawkenlye Abbey, is found with her throat cut Felons have been released from English prisons at the command of the new king, Richard Plantagenet, and suspicion centers on them But when Josse d Acquin, thIN A SACRED PLACE, UNHOLY PASSIONS LEAD TO MURDER.Sunlight shone on the dark crimson blood, making it shine like a jewel the body of Gunnora, a young nun from Hawkenlye Abbey, is found with her throat cut Felons have been released from English prisons at the command of the new king, Richard Plantagenet, and suspicion centers on them But when Josse d Acquin, the king s knight, arrives from France to investigate, he discovers treacherous currents of lust, greed, and anger flowing closer to the Abbey, and in the haunted Weald of Kent, whose woods hide strange secrets.With the help of the worldly, beautiful Abbess Helewise, Josse ferrets out an array of suspects Their one precious piece of evidence is a gold, rubied cross But the shocking truth of Gunnora s death is an elusive and far dangerous prizeTHORBIO ALYS CLARE lives in Tonbridge, England, in the area where Fortune Like The Moon is set This is the first in a series of medieval mysteries set in the Weald of Kent.
  • Title: Fortune Like the Moon
  • Author: Alys Clare
  • ISBN: 9780312976323
  • Page: 114
  • Format: Paperback

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Ingrid Feb 19, 2020 - 14:59 PM
A new series to me I thoroughly enjoyed reading no 1 in which a knight of King Richard I has to solve than one murder in the convent of Hawkenlye I love the humour and the way I learned about Richard I, the Lionheart and his mother Eleanor of Aquitaine.
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LJ Feb 19, 2020 - 14:59 PM
FORTUNE LIKE THE MOON Historical Mystery England 1100s G Clare, Ayls 1st in seriesHodder Stoughton, 1999 Hardcover Josse d Acquin has been sent, by King Richard Plantagenet, to Hawkenlye Abbey Hawkenlye was designed by Richard s mother, Queen Eleanor of Aquitaine and is run by a woman, the Abbess Helewise Richard, at the decision of this Mother, had all prisoners released in celebration of Richard s coronation Now a young nun has been brutally murdered and Josee is sent to find the killer and do [...]
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Hannah Feb 19, 2020 - 14:59 PM
Rating Clarification 2.5 StarsFirst story in the series was ok, but can t hold a candle to Brother Cadfael.
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Jane Feb 19, 2020 - 14:59 PM
Delightful, light medieval mystery Set in the time of Richard I of England.Two nuns in Abbess Helenwise s abbey of Hawkenlye are murdered under mysterious circumstances Helenwise and the French knight, Sir Josse d Acquin, team up to solve the crimes They hope to prove that criminals set free under an amnesty did not kill these women Very unexpected twists at the end A fast read This novel whetted my appetite for in the series.
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Gregoire Feb 19, 2020 - 14:59 PM
Plus une enqu te polici re sur deux crimes myst rieux qu une r elle plong e dans le royaume du tout nouveau roi d Angleterre Richard I Par contre, une belle analyse psychologique un peu dans le style d Agatha Christie des protagonistes et la rencontre de deux fortes intelligences le fran ais Josse d Acquin et l abbesse Helewise Un nouveau couple suivre si l auteur arrive renouveler ses intrigues dans d autres directions que les probl mes affectifs qui, inutile de me rappeler, sont parmi les ress [...]
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Renee Feb 19, 2020 - 14:59 PM
Who is killing the NUNS For pity s sake That s heinous A true gentleman investigates with the wise and thoughtful and tough Abbess and the resolution is indeed satisfactory Well, for the reader Not so much for the deceased characters.
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Laura Feb 19, 2020 - 14:59 PM
O Fortunata velu LunaStatu variabilis,semper crescisaut decresisOh, Fortune Like the moon, changing,Forever waxing and waningFromCarmina Burana Good start for the first book of this series 3,5 stars.
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Laurie Feb 19, 2020 - 14:59 PM
After the untimely death of his older brother, and then of his father, Henry II, Richard Plantagenet has inherited the throne of England He thinks little of England he s lived in France most of his life To celebrate his coming coronation, he orders the jails emptied That turns out to be a poor idea, as many people figure this will result in a rise in crime Soon, indeed, a rape murder of a young nun, occurs, and Richard not yet the Lion Hearted sends an aide, the knight Josse d Acquin, to investi [...]
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Niffer Feb 19, 2020 - 14:59 PM
I m not a history buff Every once in awhile I read reviews about an historical fiction book full of anachronisms, followed by a list of things about how a certain paper making technique was not invented until 100 years later, or a model of gun was only issued to French soldiers 20 years after the Mexican main character had supposedly used that model in a duel Okay, so probably authors could have done slightly better research But generally it didn t detract from my reading of the book.Then there [...]
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Susan Meyer Feb 19, 2020 - 14:59 PM
Murder by nightQuite a good read I didn t want to put it down It did drag in a spot of two, but the pace picked up again and made up for it.King Henry VII died and Richard, his younger brother, inherits the throne Richard has lived nearly all his life in Aquitaine, which he inherited from his mother, Queen Eleanor As a beneficent gesture, he released some prisoners from various gaols around England Shortly thereafter, a young noviate nun is found dead, her throat slashed and her body bloodied.Jo [...]
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Patrycja Podrazik (PK Adams) Feb 19, 2020 - 14:59 PM
One of the worst historical mysteries and, in fact, books I have ever read Bland, slow storytelling, stilted dialog that s amateurishly written, characters that didn t pull me in, extensive narrative passages with no meaningful action, including the final scene that violates every rule of dramatic storytelling basically, lots of issues that should have been caught by whoever edited the book, but weren t I had hoped to find a new mystery series to follow, but I m not going to waste my time There [...]
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Mary Beth Feb 19, 2020 - 14:59 PM
Good little afternoon mystery I liked the information about the time period Will continue with the series.
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Aidan Feb 19, 2020 - 14:59 PM
Fun, fast read Nothing super special, but couldn t find a thing wrong with it either.
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Kim Headlee Feb 19, 2020 - 14:59 PM
Fortune Like the Moon is proof that a writer of medieval crime fiction can deliver something fresh, trumpets The Times of London on this novel s cover Bless their biscuits, they re absolutely right In 1189, on the eve of her son Richard s coronation, Queen Eleanor think Katharine Hepburn in The Lion in Winter opens England s jails and releases hundreds of prisoners as an act of Christian charity in the king elect s name But her canny public relations gambit threatens to backfire when a young nun [...]
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Susan in NC Feb 19, 2020 - 14:59 PM
I thought I had read this first entry in the Hawkenlye series, but once I started reading it I realized I hadn t I ve since read and enjoyed some of the other books in the series and wanted to reacquaint myself with how the series started Very well, it turns out, with few of the awkward, contrived tricks an author often uses to start a series over explaining, too much background of characters and situations, where too much is told instead of shown.A novice nun appears to have been brutally raped [...]
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Taksya Feb 19, 2020 - 14:59 PM
Primo romanzo di una autrice inglese che, in realt , lo pseudonimo di un altra autrice famosa ma ignota Siamo alla vigilia dell incoronazione di Riccardo Cuordileone come Re di Inghilterra e, per la prima volta nella storia, il caro Riccardo descritto in maniera disincantata e anche spietata, soprattutto rispetto alla figura romantica e generosa che ci viene tramandata dagli innumerevoli scritti, soprattutto legati alla leggenda di Robin Hood Il povero Josse D Aquin, soldato, nobile e, soprattut [...]
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Marion Feb 19, 2020 - 14:59 PM
I read Fortune Like the Moon as part of my library s work s summer reading program, A Medieval Knight s Read, and wasn t too sure of what to expect While I enjoy watching many Medieval movies or television shows, I m not one for reading about them That being said, I greatly enjoyed the first of the Hawkenlye series Taking my usual dislike for Medieval literature out of the equation, the mystery surrounding the novel was very well executed and the characters were well developed As readers we don [...]
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Sue Feb 19, 2020 - 14:59 PM
It is the summer of 1189 and King Richard I is about to take the throne A young novice nun is found dead near the Hawkenlye Abbey Surely the murder must be the work of one of the recently released convicts Richard dispatches one of his soldiers, Josse D Acquin to investigate With the help of the Abbess Helewise, he finds something much complicated The first of a series suggested this to me because of my reading Ellis Peters Brother Cadfael series Cadfael it is not, but quite enjoyable for what [...]
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Cecily Feb 19, 2020 - 14:59 PM
This was for a series of nun murders a relatively lite medieval whodunnit One of the obvious limitations of having an Abbess as your sleuth is that, as a woman with responsibilities and living in a restricted world, her ability to investigate outside the Abbey or at any distance is virtually nil So we need a male side kick and in this instance we have the instinctive French knight Josse, to Helewise s calm logic and feel for the crime I really enjoyed it There were not so many characters that I [...]
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Shirley Feb 19, 2020 - 14:59 PM
The first in a series that is new to me set in the weald of Kent, close to Tonbridge, during the late 12th Century Sir Josse d Aquin is sent by new king, Richard 1st, to uncover the truth about the murder of a nun from nearby Hawkenlye Abbey, finding a wise and trusty ally in the Abbess Helewise This was an enjoyable read The solutions were not too obvious and kept me guessing The book was a little awkward in places, perhaps some of the conclusions were arrived at rather too readily, but this is [...]
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Mrsgaskell Feb 19, 2020 - 14:59 PM
Richard Plantagenet, the second son of Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitane has unexpectedly succeeded to the throne of England on the death of his brother Having spent most of his life in France, and hardly speaking English, his mother tries to pave the way for his acceptance She recommends that he release all prisoners in a gesture of clemency Shortly after this a nun is murdered at Hawkenlye Abbey and the king sends an investigator, Josse d Acquin, to prove that the murder was not committed by a [...]
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Sara Gale Feb 19, 2020 - 14:59 PM
I was hoping to find another great religious detective series along the lines of Cadfael or Dame Frevisse I was disappointed The story was predictable, even the twist at the end There wasn t enough character development for me to understand why Josse and Helewise worked well together or why he d pick up and move back to England at the end I like detail, but at the author chose to highlight the grim aspects, from describing the blood and cuts of the original victim to drawing out the suicidal th [...]
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Nick Feb 19, 2020 - 14:59 PM
With so many books currently to read, i m finding it ever difficult to force myself to read a book that doesn t immediately grab me in one way or another I m finding this particularly a problem when it comes to historical mysteries a genre I love dearly, however have recently been finding that some of its popular and prolific authors are somewhat less than satisfactory.A chapter and a half in to this book and it has still done little beyond exposition, characterisation has been minimal at best [...]
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Denise Feb 19, 2020 - 14:59 PM
The first book I ve read by this author and the first in her Hawkenlye Mystery series I was impressed enough by the tight plot to rate it 4 stars I only rate books 5 stars when they re so good I feel the need to go out and buy them for my home collection Only 242 pages long a quick read for me but thankfully, the author didn t feel the need to bloat the book to tell and complete the story Good enough detail on the characters especially on the Abbess that I m intrigued enough to search out the ne [...]
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Kay Webb Feb 19, 2020 - 14:59 PM
12th century France England Henry II has just died and Richard Plantagenet is preparing for his coronation.Most of the action takes place at and around Hawkenlye Abbey, a nunnery near the town of Tonbridge, which is on the road from Hastings to London.I really liked the first book of this mystery series because it has many of the elements that made Ellis Peters s Brother Cadfael books so enjoyable for me interesting characters from all levels of the society, everyday happenings that intersect wi [...]
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Anne Slater Feb 19, 2020 - 14:59 PM
This is the first of 12in the Hawkenlye series I ve read 5 with great delight so I m not going to review or list all 12.This series begins in 1157, with 2 protagonists, male and female, who depend upon each other The Old Religion Earth centered is featured deeply and respectfully throughout In fact a third important person in the series is a Priestess of the Old Religion it doesn t have a name that I recall, but that s what I call it.She has another series set a couple of decades earlier I ve on [...]
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Val Sanford Feb 19, 2020 - 14:59 PM
Though to start, I ended up liking this book, and the medieval Abbess and young knight challenged by King Richard to discover the truth behind a vicious killing of a young novice Then another nun is found dead before they can learn the truth Lies, greed, and fear are at the heart of these murders The plot is a bit too twisty for me too many sudden revelations but the story holds together and is a clever first book I look forward to mysteries to solve with Sir Josse and Abbess Helewise.
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Fred Rauch Feb 19, 2020 - 14:59 PM
This is the first of many adventures of Abbess Helewise and Josse d Aquin I have read several others in the series and finally got to read book 1 I enjoy the entire series She is worldly and he is charming Together they make a great pair of sleuths It is a fairly easy read Then there are the last 5 pages OMG, I did not see that coming The mystery has been solved, the killer hung after all it is England in the 1100 s and then the ending WOW No spoiler alert as you will have to read it yourself.
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Fortune Like the Moon By Alys Clare IN A SACRED PLACE, UNHOLY PASSIONS LEAD TO MURDER.Sunlight shone on the dark crimson blood, making it shine like a jewel the body of Gunnora, a young nun from Hawkenlye Abbey, is found with her throat cut Felons have been released from English prisons at the command of the new king, Richard Plantagenet, and suspicion centers on them But when Josse d Acquin, thIN A SACRED PLACE, UNHOLY PASSIONS LEAD TO MURDER.Sunlight shone on the dark crimson blood, making it shine like a jewel the body of Gunnora, a young nun from Hawkenlye Abbey, is found with her throat cut Felons have been released from English prisons at the command of the new king, Richard Plantagenet, and suspicion centers on them But when Josse d Acquin, the king s knight, arrives from France to investigate, he discovers treacherous currents of lust, greed, and anger flowing closer to the Abbey, and in the haunted Weald of Kent, whose woods hide strange secrets.With the help of the worldly, beautiful Abbess Helewise, Josse ferrets out an array of suspects Their one precious piece of evidence is a gold, rubied cross But the shocking truth of Gunnora s death is an elusive and far dangerous prizeTHORBIO ALYS CLARE lives in Tonbridge, England, in the area where Fortune Like The Moon is set This is the first in a series of medieval mysteries set in the Weald of Kent.

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