The Servant's Tale

The Servant's Tale Review

Sister Frevisse is sinfully good at discerning the mysteries of the soul--and solving the crimes of the human heart in this charming series.

It's Christmastime, and the sisters of St. Frideswide cannot turn away travellers, even the players knocking at the nunnery door. But along with the motley troupe comes the grievously wounded husband of the cloister's scullery maid, Meg. They swear they found the drunken wastrel in a ditch, but the tale sounds like another song and dance. Especially when two dead bodies are waiting in the wings....

Now Sister Frevisse must find out if one of the actors is a murderer in masquerade--or face a very unmerry Yuletide season.

Title:The Servant's Tale
Edition Language:English

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    The Servant's Tale Reviews

  • C.

    After piecing this collection together, I started it exactly three years ago. It was a gradual acclimatization. Historical fiction is not my milieu but I was impressed. This is a 1434 timeline. This o...

  • Amanda Meggs

    Once again the characters are interesting and clearly made. The players were a good addition to the seasons happenings, discovering the husband of Meg in a ditch, crushed under the cart he was bringin...

  • Cas

    When I initially read that there was infact a whole series of murder mysteries surrounding the character Dame Frevisse and, presumably, the St. Friedeswide abbey, I was skeptical whether the author co...

  • Pamela Shropshire

    Book 2 of the series involves a series of 3 suspicious deaths. The first one appears to be an accidental death: a villager, brought to the priory after being injured in a cart accident, appears to be ...

  • Karen Brooks

    I quite enjoyed this medieval murder mystery, part of a series written by Frazer and featuring the clever and intrepid nun, Sister Frevisse who, it happens, was a great-niece of Geoffrey Chaucer. Thou...

  • Hannah Roberts

    Guys I just want to tell you that this is the best murder myster set in a cloister detected by a medieval nun that I HAVE EVER READ! Seriously. Niche market but she makes it work! ...

  • Alison

    Shifting focus to the village, the book is effective at contrasting the very difficult lives of the indentured villagers to those of the nuns and the well-to-do. As can often be a casualty in this gen...

  • Janet

    Frazer’s clues were so obvious I was certain she was tossing out a red herring. As it turns out...she's just that obvious folks. The ending was 100% predictable. What Frazer lacks in imagination she...

  • Mary Kay

    I loved this book, for the scads of historical information, and for the deep humanity of the story....

  • Kathy Davie

    An Edgar Award-nominee, it's second in the Sister Frevisse medieval mystery series based in a nunnery, St. Frideswide, near Prior Byfield outside Oxfordshire. The story revolves around Dame Frevisse, ...