The Hunter's Tale

The Hunter's Tale Margaret Frazer
  • Title: The Hunter's Tale
  • Author: Margaret Frazer
  • ISBN: 9780425199428
  • Page: 356
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Hunter's Tale Margaret Frazer The Hunter s Tale When the vicious Sir Ralph Woderove is found murdered near his estate Dame Frevisse finds that the evil that men do sometimes does live after them
    When the vicious Sir Ralph Woderove is found murdered near his estate, Dame Frevisse finds that the evil that men do sometimes does live after them.
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    About Margaret Frazer


    1. Margaret Frazer is a pen name used at first by Mary Monica Pulver Kuhfeld and Gail Lynn Frazer writing in tandem for a series of historical medieval mysteries featuring Dame Frevisse After the sixth novel, the works are written by Gail Frazer alone, and the name has subsequently been used exclusively by her A second series of novels by Ms Frazer set in the same time and place feature the player minstrel Joliffe.See also Monica Ferris, Mary Monica PulverSeries Sister Frevisse Joliffe


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    1. This is the third Sister Frevisse book I ve read and the 13th in the series, so obviously these don t need to be read in order.Frazer is a terrific historical writer the 15th century she presents is vivid, realistically peopled, and the research she obviously does yay her never gets in the way of the story Sister Frevisse is not the center of attention in these books which gives a broader perspective to the series, and Frevisse herself reads like a real nun Although she is driven to find the tru [...]

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    2. I ve really enjoyed this series, which I ve read in order some installments have felt weaker or tedious, but I think Hunter s Tale was well done I love well written historical fiction and mysteries, and Dame Frevisse has the additional attraction of being very human aware of her own faults and honest about them Frevisse has got a sharp wit and is not afraid to show her intelligence, which was not always welcome and certainly never encouraged for women in 15th century England as I ve read throug [...]

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    3. Good for a holiday read 15th cent England, despised knights, plucky nuns As far as historical mysteries go this was very enjoyable, the hero, Dame Frevisse, is very likable and believable than Sister Fidelma

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    4. This is an excellent series for many reasons but I think the one I find myself returning to these books again and again is Frazer s wonderful sense of place The plot and characters are always well drawn, but the settings and the little historical details are what keep me coming back I ll be sad to see Dame Frevisse go when I finish the last one.

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    5. Dark throughout and no happy ending but haunting.

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    6. Thirteenth in the Sister Frevisse medieval mystery series and revolving around a Benedictine nun with a head for puzzles The story is set in St Frideswide s nunnery in northern Oxfordshire in the mid 1400s.My TakeFrazer catches us up on what s happening at St Frideswide s along with an unexpected expedition sigh it s a sad tale and difficult for Frevisse as it goes against what normally feels right And I m all for the final decision It s only fair As usual, Frazer delivers a compelling story wit [...]

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    7. Reading my way through this series in order, this being 13 in the Dame Frevisse Medieval Mysteries, known as Sister Frevisse series on I love the time period as well as Frevisse s sharp mind and the various situations and crimes in which she becomes involved The first book in the series, The Novice s Tale, was set in 1431 and The Hunter s Tale is set in 1448, so throughout the series is seen the passing of time in the nunnery, the lives of the sisters, and the history of England.This one would n [...]

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    8. Very interesting can t remember the last time I read a murder mystery based in the middle ages I wasn t familiar with the series, just picked it up at random, but it was easy to get into without being familiar with the characters etc.It s been a week or so since I read it so apologies for forgetting names overall a nice amount of attention was given to characters, though I think the mom was a bit overdone I felt like I was being hit over the head with SHE HAS BEEN HOLDING IN ALL HER EMOTIONS FOR [...]

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    9. It has been rather a long time since I read a book from the Frevisse series, and I know for certain had I picked up this book today having never read one previously I would have abandoned it due to boredom This particular book is very, very slow Knowing, however, there is just one other book from the Dame Frevisse series I have yet to find I decided to savor the pace since there would be no coming I do think I have enjoyed the Joliffe players series , but Frazer s books are hard to find This bo [...]

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    10. Not one of the most memorable of the Dame Frevisse stories, but still worth reading The inspiration for the book came from the author s desire to show how dogs, especially hunting dogs, fit into the lives of wealthier people I was confused most of the time trying to follow the multitude of suspects, all of whom hated the victim, and a complicated subplot involving a will Still, a satisfying read On to The Widow s Tale in my desire to honor Margaret Frazer s memory by reading all the books in ord [...]

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    11. A standout among the Sister Frevisse mystery novels, this entry in the series leads to an ambiguous outcome in relation to justice man s and God s that is somewhat disturbing to Frevisse but is satisfying to the reader Fine insight into the possible lifelong effects of an abusive, powerful father upon his wife, children, and the household and workers he controls Also an interesting look at the machinations of a man without integrity to gain power and the near helplessness of a woman he targets.

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    12. It had potential, but Frazer just kept harping on how much everyone hated the murder victim that why would anyone bother trying to figure out the crime And not that it was particularly surprising who did it in the end Dame Frevisse didn t really understand why she was involved but then starts investigating the murder anyhow Not very convincing Interesting plotting and positioning for power during this feudal time, but it needs a lot of editing.

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    13. This is my favorite Frevisse mystery so far Beautifully done The characters are vibrant, and I loved them the atmosphere of the book perfectly matched the plot Frevisse Johane s relationship was also really well done And finally, on a craftsman s level, I liked how Frazer bookended two murders of unredeemably bad people around an accident that took somebody everyone in the book cared deeply for The contrast was masterful.

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    14. This was very good but depressing A cruel man, who made his family miserable all his life, is murdered and no one grieves or is concerned with finding out the murderer s identity In fact, no one wants to know because it must have been one of the family But even after his death, this man s cruelty continues, abetted by others, through what is in his will In the end, Dame Frevisse unravels the mystery and the family begins to heal.

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    15. It was a good mystery in that I didn t know the killer until the end though others figured it out a bit quicker There were some good plot twists and the historical setting seemed well researched and believable The characters were fleshed out enough It just wasn t very exciting and doubt it will be memorable a year from now Not a bad book, but not a great one either Not sure if it was good enough to make me want to read of her work.

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    16. This is one of the darker books of the series Oddly enough, Dame Frevisse is not the strongest woman in the story, nor does she succeed in bringing the murderer to trial All is resolved at the end, but less in a storybook way and the way many families confront their secrets and go on Frevisse and Sister Johane I suspect we ll hear of her are lucky to have the cloister to go home to.

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    17. I really enjoyed this book It is a psychological murder mystery set in medieval England The details are authentic and fascinating The research has clearly been done but it is subtle rather than obvious The characters are well drawn, both male and female A very good summer read Apparently this is book 13 of the series so I shall go back and try to find some earlier ones.

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    18. Unlike any other mystery story I ve ever read Quite impressive knowledge of life style of northern Europe on the manor without overwhelming the story with detail Made it easy to visualize the setting Great insights into human nature I would definitely read of this series.

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    19. It s 1448 and Dame Frevisse is involved with the murder of a much hated man, Sir Ralph Woderove No one appears to be grieving for him, not his wife, nor his children He treated his hunting dogs better than people Very fast read and good story line.

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    20. This was the Margaret Frazer that drew me into Dame Frevisse s world Vivid characterization and almost an ode to the English countryside I swear I could smell the new mown hay Well done indeed, and highly recommended.

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    21. I liked it, buty like It seemed kinda like this was a rough draft some of the sentences had to be read four or five times to make any sense, and I was constantly getting deja vu did she really reuse paragraphs

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    22. Sir Ralph Woderove is found dead, to no one s regret Then his son dies and things get complicated Dame Frevisse escorts the widow home and lands into a complicated situation She does sort it all out, but most will never know.

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    23. A tense psychological mystery set in a small and terrorised family, this book explores the implications of medieval s regarding marraige, ownership and gender One of the memorable in the series, it also has a SLGHTLY greyer area of complexity to the morality.

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    24. Another good one.

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    25. Intriguing family dynamics across families , and Dame Frevisse is not always the most sympathetic character, which makes this book an interest piquing read.

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    26. There was a lot to like in this series The time period is interesting, the insights into how nuns lived in the 1600 s in England and other historic trivia but I preferred others in this series.

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    27. Another wonderful taleI can always trust Ms Frazer to provide a great story This one has dark moments, but is still of the same high quality we always find from Margaret Frazer.

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    28. The characters were not well developed The plot had to be explained to the reader because the sophistication and threading of themes and ideas was completely lacking.

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    29. This one s an ok mystery set in Medieval times, but with the complex relationships of a modern soap opera I liked the puzzle and the intrigue, but not so much the denouement.

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