Sharon Kay Penman

For many years while she was a student and then a lawyer, Sharon Kay Penman slowly but steadily worked on a novel about the life of Richard III. However, after finishing the manuscript, her only copy was stolen from her car in a busy parking lot. Devastated but resolved, Penman rewrote the entire novel, which became The Sunne in Splendour. Originally published in 1982, it became a favorite of readers and critics alike, and she soon quit her job to write full-time. Penman is the author of several critically acclaimed historical novels and medieval mysteries, one of which, The Queen's Man, was a finalist for an Edgar Award for Best First Mystery from the Mystery Writers of America.


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July 22, 2014

Comment on Read This at Your Peril by Stephanie Ling

Sharon asked me to post a little note on her behalf to let everyone know that she injured her wrist and may not be around for a few days while it heals. She just wanted to be sure no one worries about her or thinks she has been inhaled whole by that nasty Deadline Dragon.

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Cruel as the Grave
Justin de Quincy Mysteries
Sharon Kay Penman
Henry Holt and Co.

April 1193. England's King Richard Lionheart languishes in a German prison, and treason scents the air. Richard's younger brother, John, seizes Windsor...


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When Christ and His Saints Slept
Plantagenet Series
Sharon Kay Penman
Henry Holt and Co.

In When Christ and His Saints Slept, the newest addition to her highly acclaimed novels of the middle ages, and the first of a trilogy that will tell the story...


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The Reckoning
Welsh Princes Trilogy
Sharon Kay Penman
St. Martin's Griffin

“Penman’s characters are so shrewdly imagined, so full of resonant human feeling that they seem to breathe on the page.” —San Francisco Chronicle “Never...


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Falls the Shadow
Welsh Princes Trilogy
Sharon Kay Penman
St. Martin's Griffin

Simon de Montfort was a man ahead of his time in the thirteenth century, a disinherited Frenchman who talked his way into an English earldom and marriage with...


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Here Be Dragons
Welsh Princes Trilogy
Sharon Kay Penman
St. Martin's Griffin

Thirteenth-century Wales is a divided country, ever at the mercy of England’s ruthless, power-hungry King John. Llewelyn, Prince of North Wales, secures an...


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The Sunne In Splendour

Sharon Kay Penman
St. Martin's Griffin

A glorious novel of the controversial Richard III---a monarch betrayed in life by his allies and betrayed in death by history In this beautifully rendered...


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