The Clerk's Tale

The Clerk's Tale

Book - 2002
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Penguin Putnam
In Margaret Frazer's latest medieval mystery, the "pious and perceptive" (New York Times) Dame Frevisse accompanies her prioress on a visit of mercy to a nunnery-where she becomes entangled in an inheritance dispute, a family feud, and the chaotic aftermath of a brutal murder.

"A wonderful series. Frevisse, with her common sense and humor and tang of salt, is one of my favorite sleuths." (Sharon Kay Penman, author of The Queen's Man)

"Meticulous detail that speaks of trustworthy scholarship and a sympathetic imagination." (The New York Times)

"Full of the richness of the fifteenth century...Margaret Frazer's tales are charmingly and intelligently contrived." (Minneapolis Star Tribune)

Baker & Taylor
When Dame Frevisse accompanies her prioress on a mercy mission to a nunnery, she finds herself embroiled in a deadly dispute over an inheritance, a fierce family feud, and the mystery involved with a brutal murder.

Blackwell North Amer
St. Mary's infirmary garden was place for the growing of healing herbs and a place of quiet for those nuns who had been ill. The fact that it was designed for serenity and comfort made it doubly wrong to find Master Montfort sprawled out on the grass there. Dead.
That he had died violently was neither a surprise nor a distress to Dame Frevisse. Her past dealings with him when he was crowner had not been pleasant. And as royal escheator, in charge of determining the rightful heirs of important properties, Montfort had enemies enough. In fact, his death seemed directly related to his work.
Montfort was to settle an inheritance dispute between a wealthy woman and her supposed nephew. If he is actually her dead sister's son, he stands to inherit an estate. If he is not, he'll be left with nothing. 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.

Baker
& Taylor

When Dame Frevisse accompanies her priores on a mercy mission to a nunnery, she finds herself embroiled in a deadly dispute over an inheritance, a fierce family feud, and the mystery involved with a brutal murder.

Publisher: New York : Berkley Prime Crime, 2002.
ISBN: 9780425183243
0425183246
Characteristics: 312 p. ; 22 cm.

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