Cruel as the Grave

Cruel as the Grave

Book Title: Cruel as the Grave

Author: Sharon Penman

Format: Paperback | 272 pages

Publication Date: 30 Oct 2001

ISBN-13: 9780345441447

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?