Sins of the Blood (Sister Frevisse Medieval Mysteries)

Sins of the Blood (Sister Frevisse Medieval Mysteries)

Margaret Frazer


terrific brief tales FROM THE AWARD-WINNING PEN OF MARGARET FRAZER

Sins of the Blood collects 3 vintage stories of Dame Frevisse: "The Witch's Tale", "The Midwife's Tale", and "The Stone-Worker's Tale".

This Kindle particular additionally includes "A Guided journey of St. Frideswide" - an intimate peek into the glorious, medieval international of the multiplty Edgar-nominated secret series.

"Exquisitely written... a perfectly researched medieval secret series!" - Publisher's Weekly

THE WITCH'S TALE

Witchcraft has come to the peaceable village close to St. Frideswide, and its foul contact is extraordinary down these closest to the church. Can Dame Frevisse thwart the servants of the satan ahead of the hellfire of tension sears the souls of the devoted? Or is there extra to this magic than meets the eye?

THE MIDWIFE'S TALE

"Sisters! come again! Please do not go away us yet!"

Cisily Fisher has died in childbirth and now the village of Priors Byfield is held in a grip of worry. Can Dame Frevisse locate the foundation of distress in the back of a murderer's sin ahead of the subsequent deadly blow falls? Or will the village be misplaced in a hue and cry of terror? The gentling contact of the midwife might calm the tortured soul... or provide beginning to a sour death.

THE STONE-WORKER'S TALE

When Frevisse is given bishop-pardoned go away to go to her cousin Alice at Ewelme, she is enchanted via the paintings of the sculptor Simon Maye. yet Simon is enchanted via the wonderful thing about Elyn, one in all Alice's women in ready. Clandestine conferences have given option to sinful lust, and now the 2 enthusiasts have disappeared. The servants whisper that the fans have eloped, and secretly pine for the fervour to do an identical. woman Alice believes her sculptor has been stolen away by means of jealous competitors and rages on the injustice. yet Frevisse on my own suspects there's a few darker fact at the back of the hour of darkness vanishing...

A GUIDED travel OF ST. FRIDESWIDE

And so we flip to St. Frideswide's in rural northern Oxfordshire. Imaginary, sure, yet totally learned as a standard position very like many others universal throughout England in either rural and concrete settings by way of the 1400s. A prosperous widow based it within the 1300s, observed to its starting, and endowed it with lands and different source of revenue to maintain it - lamentably, now not so totally as she meant to do sooner than she died...

PRAISE FOR THE SISTER FREVISSE MEDIEVAL secret SERIES

"Dame Frevisse, the pious and perceptive nun offers concentration to this sober series... [Frazer] exhibits a meticulous aspect that speaks of reliable scholarship and a sympathetic imagination." - New York instances booklet Review

"Once you start to learn this sequence, you'll want to persist with your new buddies to the top in their own story." - Cross aspect booklet Reviews

"Everything approximately it bespeaks caliber and care... Frazer attracts us right into a medieval village in England with a narrative of lust, greed, and murder." - St. Paul Pioneer Press

"Sister Frevisse is a stalwart, beautiful sleuth." - Mostly Murder

"Truly stunning scenes and mental twists." - Mystery Loves Company
"Frazer makes use of her wide wisdom of the interval to create an strange plot ... attractive characters and crisp writing." - Los Angeles Times

Twice nominated for the Minnesota publication Award.
Twice nominated for the Edgar Award.
A Romantic occasions best decide.

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