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The Plymouth Cloak (Chapman Mysteries)

Kate Sedley

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ISBN 10: 0750506148 / ISBN 13: 9780750506144
Published by Magna Large Print Books
Condition: VERY GOOD Hardcover
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Very Good copy, cover and pages show some wear from reading and storage. Binding may have light creases. Lots of life left in these pages. Bookseller Inventory # 2646275741

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Title: The Plymouth Cloak (Chapman Mysteries)

Publisher: Magna Large Print Books

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:VERY GOOD

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When Philip Underdown, a Royal Messenger carrying an important letter from Kind Edward IV to Duke Francis of Brittany, is murdered, the finger of suspicion points at Roger the Chapman, whose cudgel - or "Plymouth Cloak" - is the undoubted murder weapon. Roger must use all his deductive powers in order to unmask the culprit and discover a grotesque evil from the past.

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In her second well-crafted medieval mystery featuring valiant Roger the sic Chapman, Sedley ( Death and the Chapman ) places her strapping 21-year-old peddler in the treacherous duplicity of the War of the Roses. In 1473, a benign Richard of Gloucester (who will become Richard III) picks Roger to guard Philip Underdown, who is carrying a message to Duke Francis of Brittany on behalf of Richard's embattled brother King Edward IV. Underdown's unsavory past has earned him many enemies, so Roger arms himself with a stout cudgel, known as a "Plymouth cloak." Although his dislike of Philip intensifies when he learns that Philip has been a slaver specializing in dwarfs, then all the rage at European courts, Roger successfully foils various attackers. Then they seek shelter in a castle, where Philip, sneaking out on apparently amorous quest, is fatally beaten and stabbed. Roger, acting as detective, sorts through various suspects, wraps up the case and sees that Richard's message is delivered. The story compares well to Ellis Peters's Brother Cadfael tales.
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