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The Poisoned Serpent by Joan Wolf
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Jun 24, 12

bookshelves: historical-fiction, mystery-thriller
Read from June 21 to 24, 2012

Enjoyed reading about Hugh and his rag to riches story, whose friendship compels him to investigate a murder to establish the innocence of a friend. Gilbert DeBeaute, Earl of Lincoln, is killed, stabbed by an unknown person. Bernard Radvers, friend of Hugh De Leon, the nephew and newly discovered heir to the Earl of Wiltshire, is accused of the murder. Bernard was found by the body holding the dagger that killed the earl.

It is believed that Bernard killed the earl because of the betrothal of Hugh to his lovely, spoiled daughter, Elizabeth. Hugh resents his uncle's betrothal arrangement because he is in love with Cristin. And, because of his friendship with Bernard investigate the murder and those who might have done it. His spoiled and beautiful daughter, Elizabeth, expects everyone to admire her beauty and wants to be present when Bernard is executed for her father's murder. The reader walks with Hugh as he uncovers the murderer and what happens as a result to prove the man's guilt.
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