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Margaret Frazer (1946–2013)

Autor(a) de The Novice's Tale

47+ Works 6,073 Membros 115 Críticas 13 Favorited

About the Author

Disambiguation Notice:

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Margaret Frazer is a pen name used at first by Mary Monica Pulver Kuhfeld and Gail Frazer for a series of historical medieval mysteries featuring Dame Frevisse. After the sixth novel, the works are written by Gail Frazer alone. A second series of novels set in the same time and place feature the player/minstrel Joliffe

Séries

Obras por Margaret Frazer

The Novice's Tale (1992) 605 exemplares
The Servant's Tale (1993) 375 exemplares
The Reeve's Tale (1999) 308 exemplares
The Boy's Tale (1995) 292 exemplares
The Squire's Tale (2000) 285 exemplares
The Prioress' Tale (1997) 282 exemplares
The Hunter's Tale (2004) 274 exemplares
The Clerk's Tale (2002) 274 exemplares
The Sempster's Tale (2006) 260 exemplares
A Play of Isaac (2004) 250 exemplares
The Bastard's Tale (2003) 249 exemplares
The Maiden's Tale (1998) — Autor — 248 exemplares
The Widow's Tale (2005) 234 exemplares
The Outlaw's Tale (1994) 231 exemplares
The Bishop's Tale (1994) 227 exemplares
The Apostate's Tale (2008) 198 exemplares
The Traitor's Tale (2007) 189 exemplares
A Play of Dux Moraud (2005) 187 exemplares
A Play of Knaves (2006) 184 exemplares
The Murderer's Tale (1996) 177 exemplares
A Play of Lords (2007) 174 exemplares
A Play of Treachery (2009) 124 exemplares
A Play of Piety (2010) 114 exemplares
A Play of Heresy (2011) 104 exemplares
The Midwife's Tale (2010) 35 exemplares
Sins of the Blood (2012) 33 exemplares
The Witch's Tale (2010) 32 exemplares
Winter Heart (2011) 25 exemplares
The Stone-Worker's Tale (2011) 24 exemplares
The Simple Logic of It (2010) 13 exemplares
Heretical Murder (2011) 11 exemplares
Lowly Death (2011) 10 exemplares
Neither Pity, Love, Nor Fear (2010) 7 exemplares
This World's Eternity (2010) 7 exemplares
The Death of Kings (2011) 6 exemplares
Circle of Witches (2013) 6 exemplares
Shakespeare's Mousetrap (2010) 5 exemplares
Strange Gods, Strange Men (2010) 4 exemplares
Volo te Habere... (2010) 2 exemplares
That Same Pit 1 exemplar

Associated Works

The Mammoth Book of Historical Whodunits Volume 1 (1993) — Contribuidor — 564 exemplares
The Mammoth Book of Historical Detectives (1995) — Contribuidor — 223 exemplares
The Mammoth Book of More Historical Whodunnits (2001) — Contribuidor — 148 exemplares
Shakespearean Whodunnits (1997) — Contribuidor — 143 exemplares
The Mammoth Book of New Historical Whodunits (1993) — Contribuidor — 138 exemplares
The Mammoth Book of Locked-Room Mysteries and Impossible Crimes (2000) — Contribuidor — 118 exemplares
Much Ado About Murder (2002) — Contribuidor — 98 exemplares
Royal Whodunnits: Tales of Right Royal Murder and Mystery (1999) — Contribuidor — 70 exemplares
Murder Most Medieval: Noble Tales of Ignoble Demises (2000) — Contribuidor — 65 exemplares
The Black Lizard Big Book of Locked-Room Mysteries (2019) — Contribuidor — 24 exemplares
Murder Most Divine: Ecclesiastical Tales of Unholy Crimes (2000) — Contribuidor — 23 exemplares
Murder Most Catholic: Divine Tales of Profane Crimes (2002) — Contribuidor — 21 exemplares

Etiquetado

Conhecimento Comum

Nome canónico
Frazer, Margaret
Nome legal
Frazer, Gail
Data de nascimento
1946-11-26
Data de falecimento
2013-02-04
Sexo
female
Nacionalidade
USA
Local de nascimento
Kewanee, Illinois, USA
Locais de residência
Elk River, Minnesota, USA
Educação
University of Oxford
Ocupações
historical novelist
Nota de desambiguação
Margaret Frazer is a pen name used at first by Mary Monica Pulver Kuhfeld and Gail Frazer for a series of historical medieval mysteries featuring Dame Frevisse. After the sixth novel, the works are written by Gail Frazer alone. A second series of novels set in the same time and place feature the player/minstrel Joliffe

Membros

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In the spring of 1435, Joliffe and his fellow players are sent to the village of Ashewell not only to stage plays, but to uncover some dark secrets about the town's three wealthy families. A rivalry has been brewing among the families, entangling the entire town in a web of seduction, deception, and blackmail. Matters go beyond the breaking point when someone turns to murder to settle their grievances. And if one murder is good, why not another? If all the world is a stage, then it's up to Joliffe to bring the curtain down on.this tragedy.… (mais)
 
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taurus27 | 3 outras críticas | Aug 24, 2023 |
The priory is thrown into upheaval by the return of the apostate nun who ran away nine years ago. I always enjoy reading the Dame Frevisse novels, and this was no exception. Seeing the inside workings of the priory from two opposing viewpoints was interesting and refreshing.
 
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MrsLee | 4 outras críticas | Aug 6, 2023 |
Loved reading this, being among friends again. It certainly drew out the mystery until the end; not sure the author played fair with it, but I didn't care. I love absorbing the place and time.
 
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MrsLee | 4 outras críticas | Aug 5, 2023 |
As much a fan as I am of Peter Tremayne's Sister Fidelma series, I think it has met its match with Frazer's Sister Frevisse. Frazer's sense for character development is obvious at the outset, and she manages to create a colorful cast of characters who are not caricatures. Pious Thomasine becomes a murder suspect when her aunt Lady Ermentrude--who I pictured like the Red Queen from Alice and Wonderland--succumbs to her own "strange and sudden death" (that's from the back cover, so I'm not counting it as a spoiler!). There is also Dame Claire, the herbalist and someone who deserves a large bit of credit, as does the entire convent of St. Frideswide, and their leader Domina Edith. One of the contrasts with Tremayne's series is that Sister Frevisse, while a major player, is not the only player. Granted, given the fifteenth-century setting and the Benedictine context, Frazer has less to explain than Tremayne with his seventh-century tensions between the Roman and Irish churches. Those who like fast-moving plots may be a bit frustrated here, but Frazer does an artful job of making everything matter! Take your time with this one--enjoy each and every character as they are all important here and there. Quite a great first book in the series--I'll be reading the rest!… (mais)
 
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rebcamuse | 14 outras críticas | Jun 6, 2023 |

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Estatísticas

Obras
47
Also by
12
Membros
6,073
Popularidade
#4,054
Avaliação
3.8
Críticas
115
ISBN
142
Línguas
2
Marcado como favorito
13

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