Friday, March 16, 2007

The Traitor's Tale; M. Frazer

The Traitor's Tale is the most recent installment in the ongoing Sister Frevisse 15th century historical mystery series. Link to descrption of book and image of book jacket in link in title. This one takes place a few months after The Sempster's Tale, which I read a week or ten days ago. Some of the dangling strings leftover from TST are merely mentioned in passing. I'm not altogether pleased with that, frankly, but there's nothing I can do about it.

Basically this is a political espionage whodunit. Frevisse has been dragged out of her convent again to provide solace and support for her bereaved and beseiged cousin Alice de la Pole, Duchess of Suffolk. Joliffe pops up. He and Frevisse and Alice must work together to try and save both Alice's young son John (the new duke) and the Duke of York from unknown but powerful political enemies.

4 comments:

Gavin said...

Thank you for alerting me to a series I've never heard of. I see there are 17 books in this series. The setting seems quite unique. Is it worth getting into ?
You have a great blog here. I'll certainly be back to read more.
:)

Bookwormom said...

Hi Gavin~ I've enjoyed the Sister Frevisse novels. I think you'd enjoy them if you like Candace Robb or Peter Tremayne's Fidelma series. As is often the case, some of the novels are stronger than others, but overall the Frevisse books are very good.

Thanks for stopping by!

Gavin said...

Thank you for adding me to your links, but you've mistyped my address. It's one "l" :
http://digitalife.wordpress.com

Thanks

Bookwormom said...

Hi Gavin~ Sorry about that & thanks for bringing it to my attention.