A Play of Lords by Margaret Frazer

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the late autumn of 1435, Joliffe and his fellow players are in London
to perform for the Bishop Beaufort. But his Eminence has other duties in
mind for the company. With the Duke of Bedford's passing, ambitious
lords and clergymen are plotting to assume his role as advisor to the
young King Henry VI - and the Bishop needs to know what his rivals are

to entertain - and spy on - England's royals, Joliffe and company
encounter intrigue from various factions both within and without the
kingdom. And when men who know too much begin to die in violent ways,
the players start to fear for their own lives...


amazing wealth of historical detail. While the mystery is compelling,
and rooted in a fascinating historical period, it's the details of
everyday life that make the story and charactes leap off the page...
Will appeal to readers who enjoy historical mystery and historical
fiction." - CA Review

entertain and confound you with its intricately plotted mystery and
richly detailed writing... Ms. Frazer knows the fifteenth century and it
shows..." - Romance Readers Connection


"Prepare to be enchanted as Margaret Frazer transports you back to the 15th century." - Romantic Times

than just a good read. The reader comes away sadder and wiser, knowing
that what tehy've read is that stuff of real life. Brava!" - Historical Novels Review

smooth and absorbing saga of conspiracy and treachery in 15th-century
England... A tantalizing secret turns out to have stunning political
implications." - Publishers Weekly

plotted and subtly shaded. Frazer has the detailed substance that
brings an era to life, while her characters' psychological makeup is as
cunningly wrought as the historical background." - Publishers Weekly

Frazer has quietly claimed her place as one of the preeminent writers
of historical crime fiction, delivering the whole package - a good
mystery, wonderful characters, and a fascinating period of history. 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 Book Award

A Romantic Times Top Pick.

About Margaret Frazer

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Margaret Frazer is the award-winning author of more than twenty historical murder mysteries and novels. She makes her home in Minneapolis, Minnesota, surrounded by her books, but she lives her life in the 1400s. In writing her Edgar-nominated Sister Frevisse (The Novice's Tale) and Player Joliffe (A Play of Isaac) novels she delves far inside medieval perceptions, seeking to look at medieval England more from its point of view than ours. "Because the pleasure of going thoroughly into otherwhen as well as otherwhere is one of the great pleasures in reading."She can be visited online at http://www.margaretfrazer.com.
Published August 7, 2007 by Berkley. 304 pages
Genres: History, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Romance. Fiction

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