The Widow's Tale (Sister Frevisse, Book 14)

The Widow's Tale (Sister Frevisse, Book 14)

Margaret Frazer


Don't be discouraged by means of a complicated hawk-hunting scene introducing quite a few characters first and foremost of Frazer's 14th Dame Frevisse secret (after 2004's The Hunter's Tale), simply because what follows is a gentle and soaking up saga of conspiracy and treachery in 15th-century England. In 1449, landowner Edward Helyngton lies on his deathbed whereas his jealous cousin Laurence waits raptor-like to swoop down and grab his property. quickly after Edward's loss of life, his widow, Cristiana, is banished to St. Frideswide's nunnery, the place she's compelled to do penance face down at the chilly chapel ground for unspecified sins alleged via Laurence's brokers. dwelling on bread and water, the embittered Cristiana finally tells her unhappy story to Dame Frevisse, who's initially just a sympathetic listener, yet later takes a extra energetic sleuthing function. A tantalizing mystery confided to Cristiana via her loss of life husband seems to have gorgeous political implications. The suspense builds gradually towards a trip from King Henry VI during this well-wrought story related to homicide, treason and "layers of ambition and betrayal." FYI: A two-time Edgar nominee, Frazer can be the writer of A Play of Isaac (2004), the 1st in a brand new medieval secret sequence. "Margaret Frazer" is the pseudonym of Gail Frazer, who collaborated with Mary Pulver Kuhfeld at the first six books within the sequence.

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