Saturday, January 25, 2014

The Novice's Tale, by Margaret Frazer: a review in brief.

The Novice's Tale by Margaret Frazer

The coziest of cozies, since it's set in a cloistered convent, yet this book manages to touch on Chaucer, Henry VI, the laws of entail and of marriage.

It also introduces an unique detective, Dame Frevisse, the hosteler (guest accommodator) at the convent of St. Frideswide's, who is good not because she is innocent of sin but because she knows herself.  I am looking forward to reading more of this series.