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Cruel as the Grave - Sharon Kay Penman
Cruel as the Grave
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April 1193. England’s King Richard Lionheart languishes in a German prison, and treason scents the air. Richard’s younger brother, John, seizes Windsor Castle, and Dowager Queen Eleanor of Aquitaine summons her trusted personal “queen’s man,” Justin de Quincy, to do the impossible– mediate a... show more
April 1193. England’s King Richard Lionheart languishes in a German prison, and treason scents the air. Richard’s younger brother, John, seizes Windsor Castle, and Dowager Queen Eleanor of Aquitaine summons her trusted personal “queen’s man,” Justin de Quincy, to do the impossible– mediate a truce with her rebel son. Amid such fateful events, the murder of a Welsh peddler’s daughter seems small. But the cruel demise of the beautiful Melangell so troubles Justin that not even a threatened French invasion can keep him from investigating her death. Yet can he bring Melangell’s craven killer to justice?
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780345441447 (0345441443)
ASIN: 345441443
Publisher: Fawcett
Pages no: 272
Edition language: English
Series: Justin de Quincy (#2)
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Lisa (Harmony)
Lisa (Harmony) rated it
3.5
I'd actually rate this three and a half stars if I could--I enjoyed it more than I did the first book in the series, "The Queen's Man." Part of that might have been because I had just finished Penman's trilogy dealing with Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine and was loathe to leave that world. On the ...
Carpe Librum
Carpe Librum rated it
As usual, SKP is flawless in her creation of the late 12th century including Eleanor of Aquitaine and her treacherous son John. I found this 2nd of the De Quincy novels more entertaining than the first as there was two storylines carried out and the mystery had a more satisfying ending than the firs...
By Singing Light
By Singing Light rated it
3.0
I didn’t enjoy this one quite as much as the first. Justin seemed a little less sympathetic as a character somehow. [Oct 2010]
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