Series: Justin de Quincy #1
This mediaeval mystery got off to a slow start for me. Justin de Quincy is tasked by the Queen to find the murderer of a goldsmith who had been carrying a letter for her. I spent most of the book thinking it was entertaining but not great, so when some of the characters’ motivations turned out to be not as straightforward as had been implied, I was pleasantly surprised. I liked the resolution of the murder and I quite liked Nell too. Oh, and I adored Shadow.
I hadn’t read Sharon Kay Penman before, so I guess my to-read list has just gotten longer. Sigh.
This was the More Historal than Fiction bookclub’s February pick.