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A Dead Man's Secret (Sir Geoffrey Mappestone #8)

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The new ‘Sir Geoffrey Mappestone’ mystery - When the former crusader knight Geoffrey Mappestone is ordered by King Henry to deliver a series of mysterious letters to the restless western reaches of Wales, he agrees only reluctantly. His conviction that the simple mission hides something more sinister is strengthened when the letters’ scribe is murdered before the journey b ...more
Hardcover, 256 pages
Published March 1st 2011 by Severn House Publishers
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Jun 01, 2011 Mel rated it it was ok
A Dead Man's Secret (Sir Geoffrey Mappestone Mysteries) by Simon Beaufort

Simon Beaufort is a collaboration of the two writers, Susanna Gregory and Beau Riffenburgh.

I really enjoy Susanna Gregory's stand alone work and I thoroughly enjoy the Simon Beaufort short stories in the Medieval Murderers collections ...

... but I didn't enjoy this book so much. Far too much emphasis on the political machinations of the factions of the day and far too little on the murder mystery.

I read a lot of historical "whodunits". I enjoy solving the mystery while learning a little about
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Jul 16, 2016 Georgia Lengyel rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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A very good plot. This book was published in 2010. Will this be the last in the series? Hope not.
Linda Murray
Nov 23, 2011 Linda Murray rated it really liked it
This is a very entertaining novelwritten by Susanna Gregory under the name of Simon Beaufort. Like the other books in the series the main character is Sir Geoffrey Mappestone ex-crusader and sleuth.
There are the usual murders and mysteries,weird characters and humour. In this book the plot is possibly a bit thinner than in the others that I have read,but I still rate it above average,and a good read.
Oct 12, 2011 Kel rated it liked it
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A very decent mystery set in the early reign of Henry I. Layers upon layers of mystery intertwine--everyone had hidden motives except for the main character just trying to deliver his letters.
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AKA Susanna Gregory with Beau Riffenburgh.
Simon Beaufort is the pseudonym of Elizabeth Cruwys, a Cambridge academic who was previously a coroner's officer. She writes detective fiction.
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Sir Geoffrey Mappestone (8 books)
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  • The King's Spies (Sir Geoffrey Mappestone, #4)
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  • The Bloodstained Throne (Sir Geoffrey Mappestone, #7)

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