I love mysteries and I love historical fiction. I had heard that Sharon Kay Penman was a good historical fiction writer and had planned to pick up some of her stuff. I didn’t realize she also wrote mysteries until I stumbled upon this book at the library. I simply had to check it out! I am so glad I did. This book takes place in Medieval England. King Richard hasn’t returned from the Crusades and no is quite certain he is even still alive. His brother, Prince John is eager to claim the throne. A man is killed on his to deliver a message to Queen Eleanor (Richard and John’s mother). Who killed this messenger? Could it have been Prince John? This was a fun book to read. I loved the story and the characters. I can’t wait to get back to the library and pick up the next book in the series.