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The King's Spies (Sir Geoffrey Mappestone #4)

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A Sir Geoffrey Mappestone mysteryMarch 1102. Robert de Bellme, the Black Earl of Shrewsbury, is summoned to appear before King Henry, to answer for siding with the Duke of Normandy against the King. Meanwhile, Sir Geoffrey and Sir Roger witness a man murdered the illegitimate nephew of Robert de Bellme. Solving his murder is only the first step in uncovering the plot again ...more
Hardcover, Large Print, 493 pages
Published April 1st 2007 by Severn House Publishers (first published 2004)
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LJ
Aug 24, 2007 rated it really liked it
THE KING'S SPIES (Historical Mystery-England-1102) – VG
Beaufort, Simon – 4th in series
Severn House, 2003- UK Hardcover
Crusader Knight Sir Geoffrey Mappestone witnesses a man who is murdered by hanging. The man is a member of the Belleme family, who repeatedly conspire against King Henry. There is some evidence that the Belleme family has found the secret of Greek Fire and plan to use it against the King. Henry orders Geoff to infiltrate the Belleme castle to ensure their defeat and exile from En
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Linda Murray
I have read most of the Sir Geoffrey Mappestone series,and this is one of the best----there is murder,suspense,often bizarre characters,and humour. What more could you ask for?
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Aug 26, 2015 rated it really liked it
Better. I figured out that I >REALLY< don't like Sir Roger so that tints my feelings about the series.
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My interest is flagging...Henry I is not coming off well, although he is intelligent and cunning.
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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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