The Novice's Tale

The Novice’s Tale

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Ebook
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$7.99
 
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  • Ebook
  • ISBN 9781101651445
  • 240 Pages
  • Berkley
  • Adult

Overview

FIRST IN THE NATIONAL BESTSELLING SISTER FREVISSE MEDIEVAL MYSTERY SERIES FROM TWO-TIME EDGAR AWARD NOMINEE MARGARET FRAZER

In the tradtion of Ellis Peters’ Brother Cadfael novels, Sister Frevisse is sinfully good at discenring the mysteries of the soul…and solving the crimes of the human heart. 

It is the year of Our Lord’s grace 1431, and the nuns of England’s St. Frideswide sweetly chant their Paternosters behind gracious, trellised walls. But their quiet lives are shattered by the unwelcome visit of the hard-drinking, blaspheming dowager Lady Ermentrude, with her retinue of lusty maids and men, baying hounds, and even a pet monkey in tow. The lady demands wine, a feast, and her niece, the frail and saintly novice Thomasine.

What she gets is her own strange and sudden death.

Sister Frevisse, hosteler of the priory and amateur sleuth, fears murder. The most likely suspect is pious Thomasine…but Frevisse alone detects a clever web spun to entangle an innocent nun in the most unholy of passions—and the deadliest of deeds.

The Novice's Tale

The Novice’s Tale

Margaret Frazer

Praise

PRAISE FOR MARGARET FRAZER’S NATIONAL BESTSELLING SISTER FREVISSE MEDIEVAL MYSTERIES
 
“Meticulous detail that speaks of trustworthy scholarship and a sympathetic imagination.”—The New York Times
 
“Frevisse, with her common sense and humor and tang of salt, is one of my favorite sleuths.”—Sharon Kay Penman
 
“Frazer uses her extensive knowledge of the period to create an unusual plot…appealing characters and crisp writing.”—Los Angeles Times
 
“An exceptionally strong series…full of the richness of the fifteenth century, handled with the care it deserves.”—Minneapolis Star Tribune
 
“As exquisitely woven as a fine medieval tapestry…Frazer’s research is dazzling…as it characterizes the mores and rituals of the time. You’ll believe you’re living through them.”—The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Series

A Dame Frevisse Mystery
Margaret Frazer
Margaret Frazer
Margaret Frazer
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