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Cruel as the Grave (Medieval Mystery, Bk 2)
Cruel as the Grave - Medieval Mystery, Bk 2
Author: Sharon Kay Penman
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. — Ami...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780345434227
ISBN-10: 0345434226
Publication Date: 10/5/1999
Pages: 272
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Publisher: Ballantine Books
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
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A cut above the average medieval whodunit.
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Penman does a wonderful job (in all her books) of re-creating the time period and drawing the reader in. I didn't care for this one as much as her epics, but consider that I love and adore her epics and don't take this criticism too harshly. Good beach read.
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Penman writes a good historical mystery that also helps the reader understand the intrigue and difficulties during that particular periood of history.
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Once again, Sharron Kay Penman delivers a beautiful combination of adventure and mystery. Intelligent and descriptive, the Justin De Quincy trilogy makes you feel as if you, the reader, are there in medieval England. What is even more impressive to me, is that the third book is just as good as the first one. Satisfying and well worth the read.

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