By Margaret Frazer
terrific 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 travel of St. Frideswide" - an intimate peek into the fantastic, medieval international 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 extraordinary down these closest to the church. Can Dame Frevisse thwart the servants of the satan ahead of 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! 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 at the back of a murderer's sin earlier 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 may perhaps calm the tortured soul... or provide 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 via the paintings of the sculptor Simon Maye. yet Simon is enchanted via the wonderful thing about Elyn, certainly one of Alice's girls in ready. Clandestine conferences have given strategy to sinful lust, and now the 2 enthusiasts have disappeared. The servants whisper that the enthusiasts have eloped, and secretly pine for the fervour to do an analogous. woman 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, sure, yet totally discovered as a typical position very similar to many others universal throughout England in either rural and concrete settings through 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 - unfortunately, now not so absolutely as she meant to do earlier than she died...
PRAISE FOR THE SISTER FREVISSE MEDIEVAL secret SERIES
"Dame Frevisse, the pious and perceptive nun provides concentration to this sober series... [Frazer] exhibits a meticulous aspect that speaks of reliable scholarship and a sympathetic imagination." - New York instances publication Review
"Once you start to learn this sequence, you'll want to stick to your new buddies 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 broad wisdom of the interval to create an strange plot ... attractive characters and crisp writing." - Los Angeles Times
Twice nominated for the Minnesota ebook Award.
Twice nominated for the Edgar Award.
A Romantic instances best decide.