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The Riddle of St. Leonard's

(1997)
(The fifth book in the Owen Archer series)
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Anno Domini 1369. The much loved Queen Phillippa lies dying at Windsor, and in the city of York the harvest has failed and the plague has returned. Welcome to the world of Owen Archer. In the atmosphere of fear and superstition that grips the city, rumors spread that the spate of deaths at St. Leonard's Hospital is no accident. Several "corrodians" - elderly people who have paid a dear sum to St. Leonard's hospital to care for them until they die - have died suspiciously, and there has been a number of thefts from the hospital as well. Sir Richard de Ravenser, Master of the Hospital, returns from Westminster painfully aware that scandal could ruin the hospital and his own career. Anxious to address the crisis, he presses one-eyed spy Owen Archer into service to investigate the mysterious goings-on. With plague rife and the city's inhabitants daily besieging his apothecary wife for new preventatives and cures, Owen is unwilling to become involved. There is too little to link the victims to one another; the riddle seems unsolvable. But careful inquiries reveal a further riddle, spoken by one of the dead, that might be the key Owen needs. Three seemingly separate mysteries intertwine and Owen Archer must solve them all if he is to decipher the Riddle of St. Leonard's.

Genre: Historical Mystery

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Hardback Editions

May 1997 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Riddle of St. Leonard's (Owen Archer Mystery S.)
Author(s): Candace Robb
ISBN: 0-434-00293-3 / 978-0-434-00293-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: William Heinemann Ltd
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December 1997 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Riddle of St. Leonard's: An Owen Archer Mystery
Author(s): Candace M Robb
ISBN: 0-7862-1246-2 / 978-0-7862-1246-0 (USA edition)
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August 1997 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Riddle of St. Leonard's: An Owen Archer Mystery
Author(s): Candace M Robb
ISBN: 0-312-16983-3 / 978-0-312-16983-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: St Martins Pr
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Paperback Editions

July 2015 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Riddle of St. Leonard's: The Owen Archer Series - Book Five (The Owen Archer Series, 5)
Author(s): Candace Robb
ISBN: 1-68230-105-2 / 978-1-68230-105-0 (USA edition)
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September 2000 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Riddle Of St Leonard's: An Owen Archer Mystery (Owen Archer Mysteries 05)
Author(s): Candace Robb
ISBN: 0-09-941694-8 / 978-0-09-941694-4 (UK edition)
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November 1998 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Riddle of St. Leonard's (Owen Archer Mysteries)
Author(s): Candace Robb
ISBN: 0-312-96651-2 / 978-0-312-96651-5 (USA edition)
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May 1998 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Riddle Of St Leonard's: An Owen Archer Mystery (Owen Archer Mystery S.)
Author(s): Candace Robb
ISBN: 0-7493-2365-5 / 978-0-7493-2365-3 (UK edition)
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May 1997 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Riddle Of St Leonard's: An Owen Archer Mystery (Owen Archer Mystery S.)
Author(s): Candace Robb
ISBN: 0-434-00327-1 / 978-0-434-00327-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: William Heinemann
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Audio Editions

March 2011 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Riddle of St Leonards'
Author(s): Candace Robb
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March 2011 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Riddle of St Leonards'
Author(s): Candace Robb
ISBN: 1-4070-1296-7 / 978-1-4070-1296-4 (UK edition)
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March 2011 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Riddle of St Leonards'
Author(s): Candace Robb
Publisher: Random House AudioBooks
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August 2005 : UK Audio CD
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Title: The Riddle of St. Leonard's [Complete & Unabridged]
Author(s): Candace Robb
ISBN: 1-84559-237-9 / 978-1-84559-237-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Soundings Ltd
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Kindle Editions

July 2015 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Riddle of St. Leonard's (The Owen Archer Series Book 5)
Author(s): Candace Robb
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January 2011 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Riddle Of St Leonard's: An Owen Archer Mystery
Author(s): Candace Robb
Publisher: Cornerstone Digital
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