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Heretical Murder

(A book in the Bishop Pecock Tales series)
A Novella by



Questionable matters? Strange deaths? Mysteries most foul? The cleverest man in 15th century England lives at Master Whittington's Almshouse! Turn right off College Hill Street, go through the narrow Paternoster Passage, and knock on the third door on the left.

Dick Colop, student and scrivener, knows those directions well. They take him to the quiet study of Sire Pecock, priest of the Church and scholar of both man and book. A man has been cut down in the busy streets of London. The sheriff thinks it nothing more than a tavern brawl, but Colop knows that he never made it through the door.

A terrible accident or something worse? Sire Pecock will follow the dark and murderous ways of heresy to find the truth of sin.


"Frazer's graceful prose transports the reader to a medieval England made vivid and a world of emotions as familiar then as now." - Publisher's Weekly

"Frazer's powers of description are evocative. Her knowledge of the medieval broad. With a satisfying mystery, her books are to be savored." - Ricardian Register

"The period detail is lavish, and the characters are full-blooded." - Booked & Printed

"Exciting writing, colorful characters, and historical accuracy!" - St. Paul Pioneer Press

"Frazer is a rollicking good storyteller." - Detective as Historian

Twice nominated for the Edgar Award
Twice nominated for the Minnesota Book Award
A Romantic Times Top Pick.

(This novelette is one of the Bishop Pecock Tales.)

Genre: Historical Mystery

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