The Novice's Tale

The Novice's Tale

Book - 1993
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It is the year of Our Lord's grace 1431, and the nuns of England's St. Frideswide sweetly chant their Paternosters behind gracious, trellised walls. But their quiet lives are shattered by the unwelcome visit of the hard-drinking, blaspheming dowager Lady Ermentrude, with her retinue of lusty maids and men, baying hounds, and even a pet monkey in tow. The lady demands wine, a feast, and her niece, the frail and saintly novice Thomasine.

What she gets is her own strange and sudden death.

Sister Frevisse, hosteler of the priory and amateur sleuth, fears murder. The most likely suspect is pious Thomasine . . . but Frevisse alone detects a clever web spun to entangle an innocent nun in the most unholy of passions--and the deadliest of deeds.

Publisher: New York : Berkley Pub. Group, 1993, c1992
Edition: Berkley Prime Crime ed
ISBN: 9780425143216
Branch Call Number: Suspense F FRA


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Apr 05, 2018

Frazer places herself directly in the lineage of the Brother Cadfael mysteries, and offers a strong new series. Nuns in medieval Oxfordshire, a strong-willed (and female) protagonist, and a good puzzle of a mystery set among a very rich tapestry of historical and spiritual detail await the reader.


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