A Play of Heresy (Joliffe the Player, Book 7) by Margaret Frazer

By Margaret Frazer

From the pages of the nationwide bestselling Dame Frevisse mysteries...

A competition OF MURDER...

In the early summer season of 1438, Joliffe and his fellow gamers have arrived in Coventry for the theatrical pageant of Corpus Christi Day. hired by means of one of many city's wealthy and strong service provider guilds, they plan to give of the various performs as a way to extravagantly depict all of God's tale in a parade of pomp and pageantry.

But whilst they arrange to accomplish the Nativity, Joliffe should be known as directly to play a sensible guy off the level to boot. while the service provider grasp Kydwa is going lacking and is presumed lifeless, the crafty Bishop Beaufort calls on Joliffe's abilities as a undercover agent to discover the mysteries of Coventry's elite. As suspicion falls on his personal partners, Joliffe is drawn into the devilish machinations of a mystery sect of heretics bent on destroying the Church. The gamers can be pressured to give the harrowing of Hell, yet will Joliffe be capable to resolve a confession of corruption sooner than Coventry's darkish enigmas unharness a medieval bloodbath of the innocents?

PRAISE FOR THE JOLIFFE MEDIEVAL MYSTERIES

"If you're an historic secret fan...you'll are looking to rush out and get this glorious sequence ... Entertains and confounds with its intricately plotted secret and richly specific writing..." - The Romance Readers Connection

"Brings the interval to lush life... Such richly imagined mysteries come round too rarely." - Roundtable Reviews

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By Margaret Frazer

From the pages of the nationwide bestselling Dame Frevisse mysteries...

A competition OF MURDER...

In the early summer season of 1438, Joliffe and his fellow gamers have arrived in Coventry for the theatrical pageant of Corpus Christi Day. hired by means of one of many city's wealthy and strong service provider guilds, they plan to give of the various performs as a way to extravagantly depict all of God's tale in a parade of pomp and pageantry.

But whilst they arrange to accomplish the Nativity, Joliffe should be known as directly to play a sensible guy off the level to boot. while the service provider grasp Kydwa is going lacking and is presumed lifeless, the crafty Bishop Beaufort calls on Joliffe's abilities as a undercover agent to discover the mysteries of Coventry's elite. As suspicion falls on his personal partners, Joliffe is drawn into the devilish machinations of a mystery sect of heretics bent on destroying the Church. The gamers can be pressured to give the harrowing of Hell, yet will Joliffe be capable to resolve a confession of corruption sooner than Coventry's darkish enigmas unharness a medieval bloodbath of the innocents?

PRAISE FOR THE JOLIFFE MEDIEVAL MYSTERIES

"If you're an historic secret fan...you'll are looking to rush out and get this glorious sequence ... Entertains and confounds with its intricately plotted secret and richly specific writing..." - The Romance Readers Connection

"Brings the interval to lush life... Such richly imagined mysteries come round too rarely." - Roundtable Reviews

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Johannes Robin, formerly Rabinowich, was making money again, though on a far more modest scale than that which he had known in Germany. Johannes didn’t sell anything to Nazis or Fascists—he left that to his long-time partner, Robbie, who had a stronger stomach. Johannes was tireless in reading newspapers and technical journals, watching out for large-scale business enterprises which perhaps had never realized how they might speed up their work by the use of airplanes. A greatly changed Johannes Robin from the eager and rather egotistical person whom Lanny Budd had happened to meet on a railroad train in Europe nearly a quarter of a century ago.

In America it was supposed to be “sporting” to take divorce lightly and remain friends; and Irma, as an American, would take that right. Nobody, save perhaps the rector of Wickthorpe parish, would be shocked to meet her ladyship’s first husband at dinner in her home; and Fanny Barnes would take the rector off, explain matters to him, and require him to show a true Christian spirit. For heaven’s sake, let him get away with it, and don’t say a word, don’t even frown, but make him feel that he is the most appreciated of personalities!

One hour every morning she sat for him; not being a chatty person, she sat for the most part in silence, considering whether the armor room of the castle should be left in its present gloomy condition, or should be done over in batik or something else cheerful. Irma was only twenty-seven, but had lived a great deal, so she considered; she had come close to those satanic forces, and been shocked to the depths of her otherwise placid being; she hated them, and knew that she was going to devote her influence, social and political as well as financial, to combat them.

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