Spine a bit creased and slanted, minor edge wear and rubbing, light reading crease. A nice copy.
Second in the Brother Cadfael medieval mystery series.
"Who killed the young man on the day of the great siege?"
"The year is 1138. King Stephen and his cousin the Empress Maud are caught in a bitter struggle for the British crown. When Stephen finally captures the castle of Shrewsbury, one of Maud's few remaining hold-outs, his victory is a bloody one. Ninety-four prisoners, the surviving defenders of the Empress's castle, are taken. And ninety-four are hanged. " Before Brother Cadfiel can give them a decent burial, he discovers an extra corpse. Cadfael determines to identify the young man -- and his murderer.; 5¾" - 6¾" Tall