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Sins of the Blood

Sins of the Blood

(2012)
(A book in the Sister Frevisse series)
A collection of stories by

 
BRILLIANT SHORT STORIES FROM THE AWARD-WINNING PEN OF MARGARET FRAZER

Sins of the Blood collects three classic tales of Dame Frevisse: "The Witch's Tale", "The Midwife's Tale", and "The Stone-Worker's Tale".

This Kindle exclusive also contains "A Guided Tour of St. Frideswide" - an intimate peek into the wonderful, medieval world of the multiplty Edgar-nominated mystery series.

"Exquisitely written... A superbly researched medieval mystery series!" - Publisher's Weekly

THE WITCH'S TALE

Witchcraft has come to the peaceful village near St. Frideswide, and its foul touch is striking down those closest to the church. Can Dame Frevisse thwart the servants of the devil before the hellfire of hysteria sears the souls of the faithful? Or is there more to this magic than meets the eye?

THE MIDWIFE'S TALE

"Sisters! Come back! Please don't leave us yet!"

Cisily Fisher has died in childbirth and now the village of Priors Byfield is held in a grip of fear. Can Dame Frevisse find the root of misery behind a murderer's sin before the next lethal blow falls? Or will the village be lost in a hue and cry of terror? The gentling touch of the midwife may calm the tortured soul... or give birth to a bitter death.

THE STONE-WORKER'S TALE

When Frevisse is given bishop-pardoned leave to visit her cousin Alice at Ewelme, she is enchanted by the work of the sculptor Simon Maye. But Simon is enchanted by the beauty of Elyn, one of Alice's ladies in waiting. Clandestine meetings have given way to sinful lust, and now the two lovers have disappeared. The servants whisper that the lovers have eloped, and secretly pine for the passion to do the same. Lady Alice believes her sculptor has been stolen away by jealous rivals and rages at the injustice. But Frevisse alone suspects there may be some darker truth behind the midnight vanishing...

A GUIDED TOUR OF ST. FRIDESWIDE

And so we turn to St. Frideswide's in rural northern Oxfordshire. Imaginary, yes, but fully realized as an ordinary place much like many others common across England in both rural and urban settings by the 1400s. A wealthy widow founded it in the 1300s, saw to its beginning, and endowed it with lands and other income to sustain it - alas, not so fully as she intended to do before she died...

PRAISE FOR THE SISTER FREVISSE MEDIEVAL MYSTERY SERIES

"Dame Frevisse, the pious and perceptive nun gives focus to this sober series... [Frazer] shows a meticulous detail that speaks of trustworthy scholarship and a sympathetic imagination." - New York Times Book Review

"Once you begin to read this series, you will want to follow your new friends to the end of their personal story." - Cross Point Book Reviews

"Everything about it bespeaks quality and care... Frazer draws us into a medieval village in England with a story of lust, greed, and murder." - St. Paul Pioneer Press

"Sister Frevisse is a stalwart, appealing sleuth." - Mostly Murder

"Truly shocking scenes and psychological twists." - Mystery Loves Company
"Frazer uses her extensive knowledge of the period to create an unusual plot ... appealing characters and crisp writing." - Los Angeles Times

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

Genre: Mystery
 
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Kindle Editions

November 2012 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: Sins of the Blood (Sister Frevisse Medieval Mysteries)
Author(s): Margaret Frazer
Publisher: Dream Machine Productions
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   



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