The Rufus Spy

Represented by:
Sophie Gorell Barnes


Severn House

Publication date:
October 2017

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US publication by Severn House in January 2018

October, 1093. Two young men have been brutally beaten to death; a third viciously attacked. All three men are of similar appearance. But could there be another connection?

Lassair meanwhile has agreed to accompany her former lover Rollo on a perilous journey north in search of King William. On their trail is a skilled, relentless and ruthless assassin. Who is he – and why has he targeted Rollo? If they are to survive, the hunted must become the hunters: Rollo and Lassair must lure their pursuer to the treacherous fenland terrain Lassair knows so well and turn the tables on their would-be killer.

An Aelf Fen Mystery, eighth in the series.










'Vivid details of life in eleventh-century England, combined with an engaging cast and plenty of genuine suspense, will keep historical-mystery devotees firmly in Clare's corner.' Booklist

'Historical fiction fans who enjoy such authors as Ellis Peters, Simon Beaufort, Susanna Gregory and Margaret Frazer will delight in exploring Clare’s medieval world' Library Journal on Blood of the South