The Prioress' Tale [NOOK Book]

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DARK CORRUPTION AND THE PENITENCE OF DEATH...

Under the harsh hand of its newly elected prioress, St. Frideswide's has become a place of deadly sin. The corruption has grown subtly and slowly, but it has found fertile soil in the rage and greed of Domina Alys, who has turned the priory into a boarding house for her relatives, the Godfreys. Dame Frevisse is horrified to ...
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The Prioress' Tale

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Overview

DARK CORRUPTION AND THE PENITENCE OF DEATH...

Under the harsh hand of its newly elected prioress, St. Frideswide's has become a place of deadly sin. The corruption has grown subtly and slowly, but it has found fertile soil in the rage and greed of Domina Alys, who has turned the priory into a boarding house for her relatives, the Godfreys. Dame Frevisse is horrified to discover that the modest stores of the priory – desperately needed if the nuns are to survive the coming winter – are being completely consumed by the rapacious Godfrey clan.

But the Godfreys bring with them more immediate terrors: Torture. Madness. Kidnapping. Murder. The sanctuary of the cloister has been violated and even the holy rites of the nuns have been ripped apart.

Despite the growing crisis, Frevisse's best efforts to save the nunnery from itself are met with scorn and torment as bitter hatreds and old rivalries turn nun against nun. Suspicion, paranoia, and despair clutch the cloister's heart. If Frevisse cannot unlock the riddles of penitence for her prioress and for herself, then St. Frideswide's may be no more...

NOMINATED FOR THE 1998 EDGAR AWARD

PRAISE FOR THE PRIORESS' TALE

“When this series debuted, its publisher hailed Frazer as the logical successor to Ellis Peters... With a number of strong books already under her belt, Frazer may actually make her publisher’s dream come true.” – Star Tribune

“Often chastised for her disobedience and made to do penance, Sister Frevisse’s curious nature still wins out as she uses logic and her intelligence to sleuth with the best of them.” – Rendezvous

“Frazer is writing one of the most consistently excellent historical series in print today.” – Murder Ink

"Clearly, the setting is the star here, and Frazer is generous with her details of abbey life." - Publishers Weekly

“Margaret Frazer continues her splendid series of medieval mysteries... She has a sure grasp of the realities of medieval life: Its careless cruelty, effortless hypocrisy – particularly in matters of religion – and its disregard for women who could wield influence only in the most indirect ways.” – MLB News

PRAISE FOR THE SISTER FREVISSE MEDIEVAL MYSTERY SERIES

“A smooth and absorbing saga of conspiracy and treachery in 15th-century England…” – Publishers Weekly

“Margaret Frazer has quietly claimed her place as one of the preeminent writers of historical crime fiction, delivering the whole package – a good mystery, wonderful characters, and a fascinating period of history... Her novels are a dream to read.” – Aunt Agatha’s Newsletter

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

“The setting brims with historical details... A brilliant study of human nature... Ms. Frazer reveals her genius... Highly recommended.” – Historical Novels Review

“Mystery... Suspense... Frazer executes with audacity and ingenuity.” – Kirkus Reviews

A Romantic Times Top Pick.

Twice nominated for the Minnesota Book Award.
Twice nominated for the Edgar Award.
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MLB News - Staff Reviewer
Margaret Frazer continues her splendid series of medieval mysteries… Frevisse herself is a great reason for the appeal of this series since she is such a believable character. […] Frazer has a sure grasp of the realities of medieval life: Its careless cruelty, effortless hypocrisy – particularly in matters of religion – and its disregard for women who could wield influence only in the most indirect ways. An all-around enjoyable experience.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940014854924
  • Publisher: Dream Machine Publications
  • Publication date: 8/9/2012
  • Series: Sister Frevisse Medieval Mystery Series , #7
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 246
  • Sales rank: 150,848
  • File size: 837 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 February 15, 2013

    Deffinetly Highly Recommended along with all Margaret Frazer's other books.

    When you read The Prioress' Tale you'll be transported back in history to an era that most of us do not understand or know much of its true history. It has intrigue, mystery, some religion without overwelming, love, hate, anger murder.....everything. I would recommend all of Margaret Frazer's book even to teens.

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    Posted January 29, 2013

    Prioress's Tale

    Great characters, engrossing story.

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