By Margaret Frazer
From the pages of the Edgar-nominated Dame Frevisse series...
A ROYAL INTRIGUE...
In the overdue autumn of 1435, Joliffe and his fellow avid gamers are in London to accomplish for the Bishop Beaufort. yet his Eminence has different tasks in brain for the corporate. With the Duke of Bedford's passing, bold lords and priests are plotting to imagine his position as consultant to the younger King Henry VI - and the Bishop must comprehend what his opponents are planning.
Dispatched to entertain - and undercover agent on - England's royals, Joliffe and corporate come upon intrigue from a number of factions either inside of and with out the dominion. And while males who understand an excessive amount of start to die in violent methods, the avid gamers begin to worry for his or her personal lives...
PRAISE FOR JOLIFFE
"[In A Play of Knaves] the writer seamlessly weaves in interval information that supply the reader a real experience of the perils, good looks, and truth of lifestyles at present. The secret, as constantly, is expertly performed, and revolves round precise issues of the time. Any reader drawn to mysteries and heritage will locate this one worth the time." - CA Reviews
"If you're an historic secret fan...you'll are looking to rush out and get this excellent sequence ... Entertains and confounds with its intricately plotted secret and richly special writing..." - The Romance Readers Connection
"Brings the interval to lush life... Such richly imagined mysteries come round too rarely." - Roundtable Reviews
compliment FOR MARGARET FRAZER
"Prepare to be enchanted as Margaret Frazer transports you again to the fifteenth century." - Romantic Times
"More than simply a great learn. The reader comes away sadder and wiser, understanding that what tehy've learn is that stuff of genuine lifestyles. Brava!" - Historical Novels Review
"A gentle and soaking up saga of conspiracy and treachery in 15th-century England... A tantalizing mystery seems to have lovely political implications." - Publishers Weekly
"Finely plotted and subtly shaded. Frazer has the distinct substance that brings an period to existence, whereas her characters' mental make-up is as cunningly wrought because the ancient background." - Publishers Weekly
"Margaret Frazer has quietly claimed her position as one of many preeminent writers of historic crime fiction, providing the total package deal - a superb secret, superb characters, and a desirable interval of background. Her novels are a dream to read." - Aunt Agatha's Newsletter
Herodotus Award Winner.
Twice nominated for the Edgar Award
Twice nominated for the Minnesota publication Award
A Romantic instances most sensible Pick.