The Clerk's Tale (Sister Frevisse Medieval Mystery Series #11)

The Clerk's Tale (Sister Frevisse Medieval Mystery Series #11)

by Margaret Frazer

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The Clerk's Tale (Sister Frevisse Medieval Mystery Series #11) by Margaret Frazer

St. Mary’s nunnery is a place of prayer and healing for women—so it is surprising to see a man sprawled out in the cloister garden. Dead. Less surprising, to Dame Frevisse, was the identity of the victim. Master Montfort was not particularly liked by anyone in the town of Goring—even his own wife and clerk. As royal escheator, he was trying to settle a heated inheritance dispute between a wealthy woman and her supposed nephew.
Now Dame Frevisse must step in and untangle the fortunes and felonies in this complicated case of political and familial rivalries. But her real challenge is to put aside her feelings and serve justice for the murder of an unjust man.

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ISBN-13: 9781440673931
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 12/03/2002
Series: Sister Frevisse Medieval Mystery Series , #11
Sold by: Penguin Group
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 110,808
File size: 331 KB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Margaret Frazer was nominated for an Edgar Award for Best Original Paperback for both The Servant’s Tale and The Prioress’ Tale. The Sister Frevisse series includes The Novice’s Tale, The Servant’s Tale, The Outlaw’s Tale, The Bishop’s Tale, The Boy’s Tale, The Murderer’s Tale, The Prioress’ Tale, The Maiden’s Tale, The Reeve’s Tale, and The Squire’s Tale. She lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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Clerk's Tale (Sister Frevisse Medieval Mystery Series #11) 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
harstan More than 1 year ago
It is a comparative mild January day in 1446 England. However, Dame Frevisse has a mixed blessing about the weather, as she must leave her home in the St. Frideswide¿s Priory. Travel is awful because the roads are muddy and slick. She and her prioress, Sister Domina Elisabeth are going to see her dying cousin at St. Mary¿s Priory.

Once they arrive, they find no room for them even though they were expected. A murder has been committed and people are gathering for the inquest. They find out the victim is her old nemeses Morys Montfort who had come to Goring to settle an inheritance dispute. Although Frevisse never liked the victim, she felt it was up to God to bring him to justice not man. When Morys' son asks Frevisse to investigate she feels she has no choice but to agree. As she learns more about the inheritance dispute she becomes convinced that one of the many parties involved is the killer. The only problem is how to prove who it is.

Margaret Frazer is in top form as she write the eighth installment in the ¿Dame Frevisse Medieval Mystery¿ series. The heroine, who has chosen her true calling, feels closer to God than anyone and the audience responds to her goodness and purity of soul. THE CLERK¿S TALE is an excellent work for fans of historical mysteries as the tale is thoroughly researched and totally believable.

Harriet Klausner

Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great knowledge of the time period! Intrique and mysterious characters interacting as you can't wait to turn the pages .
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Diane Trim More than 1 year ago
I suspected nearly everyone of the first crime and was pleased with the ending. On the way, the interesting characters kept me entertained and subtly educated about life and culture in the middle ages. I'm working my way through the Frevisse books and this is the best one I've read so far. It's the first one of the Dame Frevisse novels that compares favorably to the solid writing and plot structure of Margaret Frazer's Joliffe the Player series. Unfortunately, the two Edgar-nominated books (The Servant's Tale and The Novice's Tale) are unavailable for the Nook at the time of this posting.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago