By Margaret Frazer
exceptional 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 unique additionally includes "A Guided journey of St. Frideswide" - an intimate peek into the glorious, medieval global 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 remarkable down these closest to the church. Can Dame Frevisse thwart the servants of the satan earlier than the hellfire of anxiety sears the souls of the devoted? Or is there extra to this magic than meets the eye?
THE MIDWIFE'S TALE
"Sisters! get back! 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 at 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 supply delivery to a sour death.
THE STONE-WORKER'S TALE
When Frevisse is given bishop-pardoned depart to go to her cousin Alice at Ewelme, she is enchanted by way of the paintings of the sculptor Simon Maye. yet Simon is enchanted via the wonderful thing about Elyn, one in every of Alice's girls in ready. Clandestine conferences have given option to sinful lust, and now the 2 enthusiasts have disappeared. The servants whisper that the fanatics have eloped, and secretly pine for the eagerness to do an identical. girl Alice believes her sculptor has been stolen away by means of jealous opponents and rages on the injustice. yet Frevisse by myself suspects there is a few darker fact in the back of the nighttime vanishing...
A GUIDED journey OF ST. FRIDESWIDE
And so we flip to St. Frideswide's in rural northern Oxfordshire. Imaginary, convinced, yet absolutely learned as a regular position very like many others universal throughout England in either rural and concrete settings via the 1400s. A filthy rich widow based it within the 1300s, observed to its starting, and endowed it with lands and different source of revenue to maintain it - unluckily, now not so totally as she meant to do ahead of she died...
PRAISE FOR THE SISTER FREVISSE MEDIEVAL secret SERIES
"Dame Frevisse, the pious and perceptive nun provides concentration to this sober series... [Frazer] indicates a meticulous aspect that speaks of reliable scholarship and a sympathetic imagination." - New York instances e-book Review
"Once you start to learn this sequence, you'll want to persist with your new pals to the tip in their own story." - Cross element ebook 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 surprising scenes and mental twists." - Mystery Loves Company
"Frazer makes use of her vast wisdom of the interval to create an strange plot ... beautiful characters and crisp writing." - Los Angeles Times
Twice nominated for the Minnesota booklet Award.
Twice nominated for the Edgar Award.
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