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The Murderer's Tale By Margaret Frazer,

  • Title: The Murderer's Tale
  • Author: Margaret Frazer
  • ISBN: 9780425154069
  • Page: 395
  • Format: Paperback
  • Leaving St Frideswide to visit Minster Lovell was a welcome respite for Sister Frevisse until murder visited the quiet manor And though much of the household suspected a guest who was prone to violent fits, Frevisse knew too much about murder to be easily fooled.
    The Murderer s Tale Leaving St Frideswide to visit Minster Lovell was a welcome respite for Sister Frevisse until murder visited the quiet manor And though much of the household suspected a guest who was prone to violent

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    1. Haven t actually read this one in English, but found it pretty comfortable going in French Still needed to take lots of notes, but the story pulled me along nicely There was one place where I just had to pity the translator a plot element rested on the evildoer overhearing a conversation and, because of his guilty knowledge, misinterpreting the spoken word soul for sole , which precipitated him into actions that eventually brought him down Unfortunately, there s just no way to convey this in Fre [...]

    2. Sixth in the Sister Frevisse medieval mystery series revolving around a nun who solves crimes.My TakeThis was a bit Agatha Christie hearkens back and centers around a truly evil person Frazer writes this person so well that you understand how inherently evil he is and how well he covers it up so the average person doesn t see it Just not well enough It s mindblowing how Giles can twist and turn absolutely anything to the bad The way he treats Edeyn is just appalling I read this in a constant sta [...]

    3. I love the time period, setting and characters in this series, but so far only 3, The Outlaw s Tale, about Dame Frevisse s cousin, and 2, The Servant s Tale with it s connection to Frazer s other, newer and faster paced series, Joliffe the Player have I found worthy of than 3 The pace of the mystery often evolves slowly than I would wish The Murderer in this book is the protagonist and thus the reader learns his motive and intentions early in the book, so the mystery becomes how Frevisse will [...]

    4. An English mystery in the 1400 s I ended up liking this book although I didn t like it at first There was actually a plot to the story, unlike so many mysteries, and you actually get a feel for the characters and care about the outcome for them That being said, it took the author forever to get to the murder you knew was coming It would have been better not to read the back cover so you didn t know part of the story If a mystery authors have plots in their stories, it is going to take longer to [...]

    5. This was one of those books that, while interesting, simply didn t beg me to read it I kept finding better things to do The bit about the demon was an interesting example of the fifteenth century diagnosis of epilepsy Frazer departed from her usual whodunit style by telling us Giles was the bad guy right from the beginning I thought it refreshing to know than the amateur sleuth for once.

    6. When the longtime Prioress of St Frideswide dies and Sister Frevisse has trouble adjusting to the new prioress, she is happy to accompany Dame Clair on a pilgrimage The new Prioress gives them a commission to fulfill while they are away and a murder occurs at the usually quiet, happy manor where they visit.

    7. This is a favorite of mine in this medieval mystery series, because although we know who the bad guy is quite early on, we don t know how he s going to try to get his way or how he may be caught The characterizations of the supporting characters and the insights into the medieval view of the falling sickness epilepsy add a lot of interest Highly recommended.

    8. Mostly worth reading for the exploration of medieval approaches to epilepsy, the book also looks at marriage laws and customs in detail The unusual device of telling the story from a murderers point of view provides a nice counterpoint to the rest of the series.

    9. Tense, not a walking tale, Warning.May be a spoiler or two, read carefullyA new prioress has been elected after beloved Domina Edith died, but not everyone is happy Dame Claire and Sister Frevisse have an on going history with the newly elected Domina Alys, and with good cause Domina Alys is as easy to get along with as a rabid dog, but as Benedictines, all are supposed to try to bend to the Rule When both Claire and Frevisse confess in Chapter to failing in several areas and breaking the Rule, [...]

    10. Another wonderful murder mystery from the pen of Margaret Frazer featuring our protagonist of record, Dame Frevisse Although we normally see Frevisse and her sisters in the setting of their Benedictine house, this time we accompany Frevisse and one of her sisters on a pilgrimage It is during this pilgrimage, while being extended the hospitality of one of the manor houses they pass by while on pilgrimage.It is during this stop that Frevisse, her sister, and the entire household are drawn into mur [...]

    11. Things are not all they should be at St Frideswide convent Domina Edith is dead, replaced by the loud, ambitious and difficult Domina Alys Sister Frevisse is far quick witted than the average nun at St Frideswide and often, to her shame, less than diplomatic in speech when it comes to her new superior She chafes under Alys rule and is glad to escape on an errand to Minster Lovell, with her friend Dame Claire, to sort out a property dispute with Lord Lovell.Along the way, they meet up with Lione [...]

    12. So very glad that Margaret Gail Frazer s children have continued to market her books after her death She was my very very favorite author and the first Medieval Mysteries I read Her history and her managing both time and place were the very best No one else comes close to her A very few of her books were not in print earlier, although she did try to make them available Kindle has helped that effort Please check them out The Murderer s Tale was one of the best ones and I am happy that I was able [...]

    13. In this first book since Dame Edith s death, we find Frevisse and Claire quite unhappy with the new conditions Dame Alys is abbess and is lax and mean at times Claire and Frevisse are on pilgrimage to make penance for this and are stopped at a local lord s home on abbey business A young lordling is epileptic aka seized by the demon when his steward is killed Lionel is blamed, but Frevisse is not so sure and of course can t help but pry We see the murder in this one as is fitting given the title, [...]

    14. The Sister Frevisse tales are for those that can enjoy a good tale in which the character s sensibilities don t necessarily sit easily with our modern sensibilities The author does a good job in trying to capture the cultural attitudes of late medieval England while still engaging the reader in a good story In this volume, Sister Frevisse and her companion venture forth from the convent in penance Along the way, they journey with a young lord who suffers from demon possession grand mal epileptic [...]

    15. As all the other Dame Frevisse novels, this one is a sure bet The setting is outside St Frideswide s Nunnery, in the town of Minster Lovell, where Dame Claire and Dame Frevisse have traveled and are taking a few days rest As the reader would expect, the two nuns have met some fine travelers along the way, and as one would expect, one of the travelers is murdered in the Chapel of the Manor House of Minster Lovell The twist this time is that the reader KNOWS who the murderer is, and we read along [...]

    16. This is a superior medieval series, each novel set in a specific time period, often with action concerning the political doings of the time Each novel also explores the world of the particular tale, in this case, the world of really nasty rich man out to hurry along a death which will benefit him I don t like this mystery as well as the others I have read because the perpetrator is so awful and makes life miserable for many around him as the nun protagonist must puzzle out how to prove his guilt [...]

    17. The writing of this one was uneven the overall impression very poor Had I not read another from this series I would have tossed it and any thought of reading further Curious, I researched and found that this author died Feb 2013 and her first 7 or so books in the series had been a collaboration between two authors in Minnesota Now I will have to read reviews prior to selecting another I think it was Widow s Tale I read previously and thought was ok better, complex and written better

    18. I love all of Margaret Frazer s mysteries they re like Cadfael but three hundred years later and for grown ups I am rereading all of the Sister Frevisse ones in order and then I will do the Joliffe ones but I just found out from that the author DIED a month ago Boo I hate when beloved authors die I wasn t done enjoying the world she created so well, sigh.

    19. This book deviated from the pattern of the other books in that you know the identity of the murderer and, in fact, are privy to the planning and execution of the murder The suspense comes in finding out how the wrong suspect will be exonerated, and the right one caught There is not much question that everything will be neatly sewed up in the end but as to how

    20. If you are a fan of medieval English history, this will be the series for you Sister Frevisse deals efficiently and effectively with murder when it invades her nunnery and its environs This is number six in the series.

    21. A part of Sister Frevisse s medieval mystery series On a pilgrimage to Oxford Sister Frevisse manages to solve a case of murder allegedly committed by a demon possessed suffering from epilepsy man.

    22. Better than the earlier ones Makes an attempt to get inside the murderer s head and, for the most part succeeds in showing why he acts the way that he does Less a whodunnit than a whydunnit.

    23. Delightful Simply delightful I liked the narrative I liked how sister frevisse discussed her shortcomings I liked the medieval setting of the book I can t wait to read .

    24. The first couple of chapters were tedious, but once I got into the story, I thoroughly enjoyed it One character, Lionel, has seizures MF presents his problem matter of factly and sympathetically.

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