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Cruel as the Grave by Sharon Kay Penman
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Feb 06, 2012

really liked it
bookshelves: own-it, british-history, mysterious, plantagenets
Read from January 30 to February 06, 2012

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 first novel (The Queen's Man). Though not completely unpredictable the murder of young Mellangel did keep me guessing, maybe it was him . . . no maybe him, until the very end. The drama between Eleanor and Prince John is well known and believably brought to life in this novel. Fun, quick, easy read.

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