By Margaret Frazer
really good 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 comprises "A Guided travel 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 ahead of the hellfire of tension 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 depart 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 may perhaps calm the tortured soul... or supply 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 by means of the paintings of the sculptor Simon Maye. yet Simon is enchanted by means of the great thing about Elyn, certainly one of Alice's women in ready. Clandestine conferences have given approach 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 a similar. girl Alice believes her sculptor has been stolen away via jealous opponents and rages on the injustice. yet Frevisse by myself suspects there is a few darker fact at the back of the middle of the night vanishing...
A GUIDED journey OF ST. FRIDESWIDE
And so we flip to St. Frideswide's in rural northern Oxfordshire. Imaginary, definite, yet totally discovered as a standard 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 - unfortunately, now not so absolutely as she meant to do ahead of 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 element that speaks of reliable scholarship and a sympathetic imagination." - New York instances ebook Review
"Once you start to learn this sequence, you'll want to keep on with your new associates to the top in their own story." - Cross element 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, attractive sleuth." - Mostly Murder
"Truly surprising scenes and mental twists." - Mystery Loves Company
"Frazer makes use of her large wisdom of the interval to create an strange plot ... beautiful characters and crisp writing." - Los Angeles Times
Twice nominated for the Minnesota ebook Award.
Twice nominated for the Edgar Award.
A Romantic occasions best decide.