The Outlaw's Tale (Sister Frevisse Medieval Mystery Series #3) [NOOK Book]

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ACT OF MERCY, ACT OF MURDER

Leaving the safety of her nunnery walls behind, Dame Frevisse is drawn into an unholy web of treachery and deceit. Waylaid on the King's Highway by a band of outlaws, Frevisse is shocked to discover that their leader is her long-lost cousin Nicholas. When he pleads with her to help him obtain a pardon for his crimes, she finds herself trapped ...
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The Outlaw's Tale (Sister Frevisse Medieval Mystery Series #3)

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Overview

ACT OF MERCY, ACT OF MURDER

Leaving the safety of her nunnery walls behind, Dame Frevisse is drawn into an unholy web of treachery and deceit. Waylaid on the King's Highway by a band of outlaws, Frevisse is shocked to discover that their leader is her long-lost cousin Nicholas. When he pleads with her to help him obtain a pardon for his crimes, she finds herself trapped between the harsh edicts of the law and the mercy of her vows.

But even as she struggles to restore his fortunes, Frevisse must fight to save his soul... and his life. Before the outlaw's tale can be told, the saintly nun will find herself trapped in a manor house of murder, caught between the holy passions of the heart and the sinful greeds of man.

PRAISE FOR THE OUTLAW'S TALE

"A tale well told, filled with intrigue and spiced with romance and rogues." - School Library Journal

"...a meticulous recreation of not only how people lived more than five hundred years ago, but how they loved, suffered and sinned. Just the thing for anybody who usually disparages the genre to show how well it can be done, in the right hands." - Myshelf.com

"Dame Frevisse is well-born, well-educated, and not at all afraid to stick her inquisitive nose into anything which just does not seem right." - Tower Books Mystery Newsletter

PRAISE FOR THE SISTER FREVISSE MEDIEVAL MYSTERY SERIES

"Frazer's writing is both erudite and vivid, and she has the ability to bring characters to life within a strong, clear story." - Drood Review of Mystery

"This series is full of the richness of the fifteenth century, handled with the care it deserves. Margaret Frazer's tales are charmingly and intelligently contrived." - Minneapolis Star Tribune

"Accurate period detail, adroit characterization, and lively dialogue add to the pleasure." - Publishers Weekly

Twice nominated for the Minnesota Book Award.
Twice nominated for the Edgar Award.
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Editorial Review
A tale well told, filled with intrigue and spiced with romance and rogues. Sister Frevisse and Master Naylor journey with Sister Emma toward her godchild's christening. Their trip is interrupted by Nicholas, Frevisse's cousin, who seeks her assistance in obtaining a pardon for him and his band of outlaws. Teens who like their violence offstage and their heroines strong and smart will enjoy the story, and they are likely to learn quite a bit about daily life in 1434 as they join Frevisse's quest
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940012161949
  • Publisher: Dream Machine Productions
  • Publication date: 1/17/2011
  • Series: Sister Frevisse Medieval Mystery Series , #3
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 137,865
  • File size: 706 KB

Meet the Author

Margaret Frazer is the award-winning author of more than twenty historical murder mysteries and novels. She makes her home in Minneapolis, Minnesota, surrounded by her books, but she lives her life in the 1400s. In writing her Edgar-nominated Sister Frevisse (<em>The Novice's Tale</em>) and Player Joliffe (<em>A Play of Isaac</em>) novels she delves far inside medieval perceptions, seeking to look at medieval England more from its point of view than ours. "Because the pleasure of going thoroughly into otherwhen as well as otherwhere is one of the great pleasures in reading."

She can be visited online at http://www.margaretfrazer.com.
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  • Posted October 29, 2011

    A great read. I loved it!!

    This was such an interesting book, with its detective cloistered nun as its main character. Sister Frevisse is an appealing character, with a deep love of God, yet who is thrown into the midst of a puzzling mystery. She weaves in and out of the other characters of the story, asking polite questions, which, because of her station in life, disarms the suspect and leads to the solving of the crime. This is my first introduction to Margaret Frazer's incredible talent, and I'm already into the next one. A really great read!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 11, 2014

    OK but not her best work.

    As a fan of this series, I have read many of the later ones in real print, but decided to buy up all I could as eBooks for my collection. Although this is only #3 in the set, I had not read it before and was a bit disappointed by it. I would say too much emphasis on the cousin as a character and not enough on Frevisse and her deductive abilities. I place it near the bottom of the ones I have read (7 of them as of this one)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 6, 2014

    Sister Frevisse Medieval Myster Series

    Excellent books. The mystery in each is wonderfully wrapped in medieval history that keeps you very interested. I have all of this series as well as the 'Play' series with Joliffe.

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  • Posted May 13, 2012

    This is one of the best in this series.

    This is one of the best of the Sister Frevisse series.

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  • Posted September 12, 2011

    Excellent read

    I truly enjoyed this because it wove a romantic thread into the mystery and kept you guessing as to the real murderer. I also liked the inclusion of hinting at who the actual character of the "outlaw" was as well as having Chaucer once again in the book. This has been my favorite one so far in the series.

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