Dragon's Lair

Dragon's Lair

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Penguin Putnam
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.

Baker & Taylor
When her beloved son Richard is imprisoned and held for ransom in an Austrian dungeon and the hated Prince John plots with King Phillippe of France to prevent Richard's return, Queen Eleanor sends Justin de Quincy into Wales to recover a ransom payment that has gone missing. 50,000 first printing.

Blackwell North Amer
July 1193: Richard Lionheart, eldest and most favored son of Dowager Queen Eleanor, languishes in a German dungeon, held for ransom by the Holy Roman Emperor. In England, his brother John, desperate for the crown, plots with the King of France to make sure Richard never leaves his prison alive. But the queen has already begun to meet the ransom demands. It is only a matter of time before the Emperor turns over his 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. Murder soon follows.

Baker
& Taylor

When her son Richard is held for ransom in an Austrian dungeon and Prince John plots with the French king to prevent Richard's return, Queen Eleanor sends Justin de Quincy into Wales to recover a ransom payment that has gone missing.

Publisher: New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, [2003]
Copyright Date: ©2003
ISBN: 9780399150777
0399150773
Branch Call Number: MYS Penman, S 200.3 2003
Characteristics: 322 pages ; 22 cm
Audience: Accelerated Reader AR UG 7.5 16.0 79476

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