Sins of the Blood (Sister Frevisse Medieval Mysteries)

Sins of the Blood (Sister Frevisse Medieval Mysteries)

Margaret Frazer


tremendous 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 travel of St. Frideswide" - an intimate peek into the fantastic, medieval international of the multiplty Edgar-nominated secret series.

"Exquisitely written... a wonderfully 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 impressive down these closest to the church. Can Dame Frevisse thwart the servants of the satan sooner than the hellfire of anxiety sears the souls of the trustworthy? 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 basis of distress in the back of a murderer's sin sooner than the subsequent deadly blow falls? Or will the village be misplaced in a hue and cry of terror? The gentling contact of the midwife could calm the tortured soul... or supply delivery 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 by way of the paintings of the sculptor Simon Maye. yet Simon is enchanted by way of the great thing about Elyn, one in all Alice's girls in ready. Clandestine conferences have given technique to sinful lust, and now the 2 fans have disappeared. The servants whisper that the fans 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 on my own suspects there's a few darker fact in 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 regular position very similar to 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, no longer so absolutely as she meant to do sooner than she died...

PRAISE FOR THE SISTER FREVISSE MEDIEVAL secret SERIES

"Dame Frevisse, the pious and perceptive nun supplies 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 buddies to the top in their own story." - Cross element publication 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, attractive sleuth." - Mostly Murder

"Truly surprising 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.
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