"Sisters! Come back! Please don't leave us yet!"
Cisily Fisher has died in childbirth and now the village of Priors Byfield is held in a grip of fear. Can Dame Frevisse find the root of misery behind a murderer's sin before the next lethal blow falls? Or will be the village be lost in a hue and cry of terror? The gentling touch of the midwife may calm the tortured soul... or give birth to a bitter death.
(The Midwife's Tale is part of the Margaret Frazer's Tales series.)
PRAISE FOR THE SISTER FREVISSE MEDIEVAL MYSTERY SERIES
"This series is full of the richness of the fifteenth century, handled with the care it deserves. Margaret Frazer's tales are charmingly and intelligently contrived." - Minneapolis Star Tribune
"Accurate period detail, adroit characterization, and lively dialogue add to the pleasure." - Publishers Weekly
"Sister Frevisse is a stalwart, appealing sleuth." - Mostly Murder
"Truly shocking scenes and psychological twists." - Mystery Loves Company
"Frazer uses her extensive knowledge of the period to create an unusual plot ... appealing characters and crisp writing." - Los Angeles Times
Twice nominated for the Minnesota Book Award.
Twice nominated for the Edgar Award.
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Excellent short story
As always, Frazer gives enough clues to allow a reader to form an opinion about the solution without the boredom of overly formulaic and predictable plots.