By Margaret Frazer
From the pages of the nationwide bestselling Dame Frevisse mysteries...
A competition OF MURDER...
In the early summer time of 1438, Joliffe and his fellow gamers have arrived in Coventry for the theatrical pageant of Corpus Christi Day. hired by way of one of many city's wealthy and robust service provider guilds, they plan to offer of the various performs in an effort to extravagantly depict all of God's tale in a parade of pomp and pageantry.
But whilst they organize to accomplish the Nativity, Joliffe can be referred to as directly to play a sensible guy off the level besides. whilst 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 avid gamers can be compelled to offer the harrowing of Hell, yet will Joliffe be ready to resolve a confession of corruption prior to Coventry's darkish enigmas unharness a medieval bloodbath of the innocents?
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