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The Canterbury Papers: A Novel (Alais Capet #1) (Paperback)

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This is book number 1 in the Alais Capet series.


The only thing I felt was a strong hand around my neck, another around my waist, and -- before I could cry out -- I smelled the thick, sweet scent of a mandrake-soaked cloth. Unforgiving hands clapped it against my face, and all went dark.

Alaïs, the king of France's sister, is abducted while on her mission for the wily Eleanor of Aquitaine, the former Queen of England, to retrieve hidden letters that, in the wrong hands, could bring down the English king. In exchange, the French princess was to receive long-heldand dangerous information. Now Alaïs, along with help from the very intriguing leader of the Knights Templar, must unravel a tangled web of family secrets and lies.

Filled with intrigue and peopled with compelling legendary figures, The Canterbury Papers is an "electrifying journey into the past" (Booklist).

About the Author

Judith Koll Healey indulges her hobby, medieval history, when she is not working as a consultant to family foundation boards in solving planning and dynamics problems. She lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Praise For…

“Intriguing premise.”
Kirkus Reviews

— Mysterious Women

“Engaging medieval suspense debut...most pleasurable.”
— Once Upon a Crime

“Brims with authentic historical detail...suspenseful.”
Minneapolis Star Tribune

“Assured and wholly entertaining.”
— Detroit Free Press
Product Details
ISBN: 9780060773328
ISBN-10: 0060773324
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
Publication Date: January 4th, 2005
Pages: 368
Language: English
Series: Alais Capet