This will be my third year to participate in the Cozy Mystery Challenge. I enjoy reading cozies and this challenge is always particularly fun! I have signed up again this year and already read my first book.
Cruel as the Grave is the second book in a series of Medieval mysteries written by well known historical author Sharon Kay Penman. These books are so much fun! I can’t wait to get the next one. The book’s setting is primarily London. Richard the Lionhearted is imprisoned in Austria and his brother Prince John seeks the thrown. The main character, Justin de Quincey is the Queen’s man. In between errands for Queen Eleanor, he finds himself caught up in solving mysteries. In this book, a young girl is found murdered and the nephews of a close friend are the chief suspects. These books are full of intrigue, spies, and always a good mystery. This is a highly recommended read!