The Traitor's Tale

The Traitor's Tale

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Penguin Putnam
Dame Frevisse of St. Frideswide's nunnery is in London to assist her cousin Alice, the widowed Duchess of Suffolk, in burying her husband-but the late Duke was so hated that even being in the presence of his corpse is unsafe.

Wandering player Simon Joliffe is also in London, on a mission with vital information for the exiled Duke of York: a list naming the English noblemen who purportedly betrayed their King by conspiring with the French, including some of Suffolk's men, whom Joliffe has been seeking-and now found dead.

Joining the player on his search for the men on the list, Frevisse starts to wonder whether or not the list is real-or part of an even greater conspiracy against the crown.

Baker & Taylor
Assisting her recently widowed cousin in London, Dame Frevisse of St. Frideswide's nunnery learns a harrowing truth about the degree to which her cousin's late husband was hated, while Simon Joliffe, carrying secret information for the exiled Duke of York, investigates English noblemen who are suspected of conspiring with the French against the king. 20,000 first printing.

Blackwell North Amer
July 1450: Rebellious factions, determined to unseat King Henry from the throne, have been staging uprisings throughout England. London has been under siege for three days, and the populace is ready to repel the invading rebels and reclaim the city.
In the midst of this unrest, Dame Frevisse of St. Frideswide's nunnery has come to her cousin's side. Lady Alice, the widowed duchess of Suffolk, needs Frevisse's support in burying her husband, as the late but not lamented duke was so hated that even being in the presence of his corpse is unsafe. And when men in Suffolk's employ start disappearing, Frevisse fears for her cousin's safety.
Wandering player Simon Joliffe has also come to London, filling the role of courier for the exiled duke of York and bringing vital information - a list bearing the names of the English noblemen who purportedly betrayed their King by conspiring with the French. Included in this list are several of Suffolk's men, whom Joliffe has been seeking and finding dead.
If charges of treason are brought against Suffolk, Lady Alice fears her son will be disinherited. Joining Joliffe on his search for the men on the list, Frevisse starts to wonder whether or not the list is real or part of an even greater conspiracy against the crown.

Baker
& Taylor

Assisting her recently widowed cousin in London, Dame Frevisse of St. Frideswide's nunnery learns how much her cousin's late husband was hated, while Simon Joliffe investigates English noblemen who are suspected of conspiring against the king.

Publisher: New York : Berkley Prime Crime, 2007
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780425213704
0425213706
Characteristics: 372 p. ; 22 cm

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