Cruel As the Grave: A Medieval Mystery

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by Sharon Kay Penman | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0345434226 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingfurballwing of Alexandria, Virginia USA on 12/9/2015
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Journal Entry 1 by wingfurballwing from Alexandria, Virginia USA on Wednesday, December 09, 2015
Decent medieval mystery. It seems to me that the reign of Richard the Lionheart has been done before, or maybe I just read too many medieval mysteries. A good historical mystery should be able to transport the reader to that time with enough authentic details to bring the time period to life, but not so many that the story gets bogged down.

Life in London of 1193 is described well enough. The description of the life of the murdered girl and her family rings true, and I found the question of unintended pregnancies interesting. Not quite as enthusiastic about the mystery part, plus I have trouble being interested in royal politics, especially when I know how it ends.

Journal Entry 2 by wingfurballwing at Alexandria, Virginia USA on Thursday, December 17, 2015

Released 6 yrs ago (1/3/2015 UTC) at Alexandria, Virginia USA


Bringing to the BCinDC Holiday Party at authorauthor's house.

Journal Entry 3 by authorauthor at Alexandria, Virginia USA on Thursday, September 03, 2020
I really wanted to like this book, but I just never really got into it enough to care about the characters. This could quite possibly be because I had not read the first book in the series.

Journal Entry 4 by authorauthor at Alexandria, Virginia USA on Monday, December 21, 2020

Released 2 mos ago (12/20/2020 UTC) at Alexandria, Virginia USA


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