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A Medieval Mystery

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The Justin de Quincy Mysteries

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The long-awaited third novel in Sharon Kay Penman's much-loved medieval mystery series.

July 1193: Richard Lionheart, eldest and most favored son of Dowager Queen Eleanor of Aquitane, languishes in an Austrian dungeon, held for ransom by the Holy Roman Emperor. Lusting after the crown in England, his brother John plots with his country's bitterest foe, King Philippe of France, to see to it Richard never leaves Austria alive. But the Queen has already begun to meet the ransom demands, and it is only a matter of time before the Austrians turn over their royal prisoner. And then one of the ransom payments vanishes in the fastnesses of Wales, itself wracked by rebellion and intrigue. Into this maelstrom, Eleanor sends her trusted man, Justin de Quincy -- and murder soon follows.

First introduced in The Queen's Man -- an Edgar nominee for best first mystery -- Justin de Quincy returns in what may well be Penman's strongest mystery to date.



Published October 2003
by Putnam
hardcover / $23.95
ISBN: 0399150773

paperback / $13.95
ISBN: 0345434234
ISBN13: 9780345434234
Published by Ballantine Books

 


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