|Cruel as the Grave (1998) [Novel]|
by Sharon Kay Penman
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Series: Justin de Quincy
(From the publisher):
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 pedlar'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?
Original title: Cruel as the Grave
Genre: Fiction→ Historical→ European→ Medieval
Fiction→ Crime and Mystery→ Detective Story and Detectives→ Historical