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Winter Heart [NOOK Book]

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FOR THEY THAT WORK WICKEDNESS...

One man has been kidnapped. Another has been murdered.

In the bleakest depths of winter, Frevisse finds her soul chilled with the heavy burdens of duty and responsibility. Even the warmth of charity is in short supply as the villagers of Prior Byfield turn against each in...
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Overview

FOR THEY THAT WORK WICKEDNESS...

One man has been kidnapped. Another has been murdered.

In the bleakest depths of winter, Frevisse finds her soul chilled with the heavy burdens of duty and responsibility. Even the warmth of charity is in short supply as the villagers of Prior Byfield turn against each in bloody feuds of greed and rage, weaving knots of treachery which even the clever Frevisse may find hard to unwind.

Award-winning author Margaret Frazer gathers shadows around the hearth to tell a tale of frigid winter and icy passion. Join Frevisse in her fervent prayers for a true peace of mind and body as she pits all her forceful will against the most cunning of evils. Fear for the lives which may be destroyed in unlocking the secrets of the winter heart...

PRAISE FOR THE SISTER FREVISSE SERIES

“This is a perfect mystery: It’s flawless.” – Drood Review of Mystery

“Frazer’s grasp of the society and tangled politics in England in the mid-1400s is masterful.” – Firsts, the Book Collector’s Magazine

“Keeps readers turning the pages.” – Marina Oliver, Historical Novels Review

“Frazer’s quiet yet intense medieval mysteries are so vividly and gracefully written you just float back in time…” – BookNews from The Poisoned Pen

"Whether good or evil, her characters are vibrant and compelling. While we might like to believe that the prejudices of that era have passed into history, we are reminded that we are not so very different after all.” – Lorraine Gelly, Romantic Times Book Club
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940012438348
  • Publisher: Dream Machine Publications
  • Publication date: 5/10/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 137,217
  • File size: 204 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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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2011

    Should be read; hope for more Frevisse in the future.

    I'd been hoping for another full length novel about Domina Frevisse since we left her as the newly elected prioress of St. Frideswide (The Apostate's Tale, 2007), and this novella is the closest we've come to date. Winter Heart is a very readable, interesting, yet straightforward mystery that's well worth the reading. As usual, it contains Frazer's informative history lesson on 15th century life, although its breadth is necessarily narrowed by the brevity of the novella format. It expands on the personality of movice Sister Elianor. Is she being groomed for greater roles in future adventures? However, I wish it had been a full length novel so that Margaret Frazer again could demonstrate her special skill in the continuing character development of Frevisse - an already complex woman now burdened with the unwanted but dutifully accepted responsibilities of the prioress. Will those new burdens change Frevisse? There is a hint of the weight of her new burden of responsibilities in the closing pages, but only a hint. I think Frazer fans recognize and appreciate the success of the intervening Player series, and other new characters she's been working on, but we've missed the ironically critical, but always rational and resolute Frevisse over the past four years. Certainly fans should read this excellent novella, but with the hope that Ms. Frazer will pick up the multifaceted Frideswide storyline again soon and deliver yet another full length Frevisse mystery.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 27, 2011

    Quick, but satisfying

    No side trips in this novella. A good mystery premis, followed by a shrewd investigation, and a resolution that gives the reader the impression of justice. Uncomplicated, not a lot of medieval culture, but a goid, quick read.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 8, 2012

    Good to whet your appetite for more

    I really liked this little book. The writer is very competent and the story unfolded in a very believable way. I liked the references to things that are historically relevant and that give you a perspective on how people arranged themselves into social classes and the like in the 1400. Plus, the mistery was a good one and the carachters well developed. I truly liked it.

    I have added the other titles from this author to my "to read" list.

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    Posted July 29, 2011

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