Kinx's Book Nook: Throwback Thursday (18): The Queen's Man

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Throwback Thursday (18): The Queen's Man

Throwback Thursday is a weekly meme hosted by The Housework Can Wait andNever Too Fond of Books.
It’s the nature of book blogging to focus mainly on new releases, but there are thousands of great books out there that haven’t seen the “New Releases” shelf in years. We hope to be able to bring attention to some older titles that may not be at the top of the current bestseller list, but still deserve a spot in your To-Be-Read pile.
You don’t have to be a book blogger to participate! You can put up a Throwback Thursday post on your non-bookish blog; or if you don’t have a blog at all, just use the comments to tell us about a book you remember fondly.
My Throwback Thursday:
The Queen's Man by Sharon Kay Penman
Originally published in 1996
Epiphany, 1193. Eleanor of Aquitaine sits upon England's throne. Her beloved son Richard Lionheart is missing, presumed dead - and the court whispers that her younger son, John, is plotting to seize the crown. Meanwhile, on the snowy highroad from Winchester, a destitute young man falls heir to a blood stained letter, pressed into his hand by a dying man. The missive becomes Justin de Quincy's passport into the queen's confidence - and into the heart of danger, as he pursues a cunning murderer and jousts with secret traitors in Eleanor's court of intrigue and mystery . . 

Sharon Kay Penman is my absolute favorite HF writer. The Queen's Man is her first attempt at a historical mystery and it is wonderful. There are four so far in the series and you should definitely try them. There are several covers for the first book in the Justin de Quincy series, but this one is my favorite and it's the First Edition. 


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