Cruel as the Grave (Justin de Quincy Series #2)

Cruel as the Grave (Justin de Quincy Series #2)

by Sharon Kay Penman
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Cruel as the Grave (Justin de Quincy Series #2) by 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. 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?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780345441447
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/30/2001
Series: Justin de Quincy Series , #2
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 247,715
Product dimensions: 4.18(w) x 6.85(h) x 0.69(d)

About the Author

Sharon Kay Penman has lived in England and Wales and currently resides in New Jersey. She is the author of six other novels: Falls the Shadow, Here Be Dragons, The Reckoning, The Sunne in Splendour, When Christ and His Saints Slept, and the first Justin de Quincy adventure: The Queen’s Man.

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Cruel as the Grave 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 17 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I discovered this book purely by chance, and found a wealth of other books to read! I'm now one of SKPenman's biggest fans! This is a wonderful medieval mystery that lets you into the heart of Eleanor of Aquitaine's (my favorite character from history) kingdom with a unique perspective. The whole storyline is interesting and refreshing. So refreshing, in fact, that when I lent this and The Queen's Man to a friend who was searching for something new to read she totally fell in love with it. Now we're both drilling book stores for information on when the third book will be released! We want to see what will happen to the fascinating Justin, his mysterious father, and his sultry lover, along with all of his friends (and enemies-including Prince John) at the castle and inn. This is a truly well-written book, as are all of Penman's. You'll never want to put it down- trust me, you'll be dying for the third book, too!
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