Review: The Bishop’s Tale

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The Bishop’s Tale by Margaret Frazer My rating: 4 of 5 stars Another good yarn from Margaret Frazer that this times see Dame Frevisse, and her companion, outside the walls of her Benedictine house to attend a family funeral, and all that comes with it. It is there that Frevisse gets drawn into the kind […]

Review: The Outlaw’s Tale

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The Outlaw’s Tale by Margaret Frazer My rating: 4 of 5 stars I was beginning to worry towards the mid point of this novel that there wasn’t going to be a murder, and therefore a mystery for Dame Frevisse to solve. But never fear, Margaret Frazer delivered – almost as on cue – and the […]

Review: The Servant’s Tale

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The Servant’s Tale by Margaret Frazer My rating: 4 of 5 stars The title should have given it away but I was quite surprised at the revelation of the perpetrator of the horrible crimes portrayed in this book. Again, Frazer captures the nature of the late medieval Benedictine priory well, and weaves the advent of […]

Review: The Novice’s Tale

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The Novice’s Tale by Margaret Frazer My rating: 4 of 5 stars A thoroughly enjoyable little murder mystery (yes, I know that sounds macabre) set in a late medieval Benedictine priory. The historical context is that of the early reign of Henry VI, though it is only through references to known historical events on the […]

Review: The Twelve Children of Paris

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The Twelve Children of Paris by Tim Willocks My rating: 2 of 5 stars As a sequel to his first book in the trilogy, The Religion, this novel was a disappointment. I rather enjoyed the first instalment, but this was just too long, too convoluted, and too bloody and violent even for my tastes. The […]