A Play of Knaves

A Play of Knaves Margaret Frazer
  • Title: A Play of Knaves
  • Author: Margaret Frazer
  • ISBN: 9780425211113
  • Page: 262
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • A Play of Knaves Margaret Frazer A Play of Knaves In the spring of Joliffe and his fellow players are sent to the village of Ashewell not only to stage plays but to uncover some dark secrets about the town s three wealthy families the Ashewell
    In the spring of 1435, Joliffe and his fellow players are sent to the village of Ashewell not only to stage plays, but to uncover some dark secrets about the town s three wealthy families the Ashewells, the Medcotes, and the Gosyns A rivalry has been brewing among the families, entangling the entire town in a web of seduction, deception, and blackmail.Matters go beyond tIn the spring of 1435, Joliffe and his fellow players are sent to the village of Ashewell not only to stage plays, but to uncover some dark secrets about the town s three wealthy families the Ashewells, the Medcotes, and the Gosyns A rivalry has been brewing among the families, entangling the entire town in a web of seduction, deception, and blackmail.Matters go beyond the breaking point when someone turns to murder to settle their grievances And if one murder is good, why not another If all the world is a stage, then it s up to Joliffe to bring the curtain down on this tragedy before another man takes his final curtain call
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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. Third in the Joliffe medieval mystery series revolving around a group of players who roam the English countryside in the early 1400s My Take Beautifully crafted mystery which I can really appreciate after watching all those CSIs We ve come to expect that DNA and fingerprint matches along with cellphones and computers are necessary to solve crimes that it s almost difficult to understand how they were ever solved before this I love Frazer s depiction of life in medieval England and the uncertain [...]

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    2. The book A Play of Knaves is one of a series of historical mysteries that follow the player Joliffe as he ends up in a variety of situations that require some serious sleuthing to stay out of trouble.While it is not difficult to follow and enjoy the mystery of A Play of Knaves without having read the rest of the series, some of the introspection of the main character seemed misplaced because I had not read earlier works and had not yet formed a connection of any sort with Joliffe I still felt li [...]

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    3. This is a very appealing series to me, and I think much of that has to do with the lives of itinerant players Neither fish nor fowl, they are at the edges of society and their lives are both difficult and fascinating The mysteries in these books are often nearly afterthoughts, but I m okay with that.

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    4. Margaret Frazer s books pen name of medieval mystery are entertaining, light reading, and give the reader what seems to be a close to true picture of life in those times, both for the common folk and for the landed gentry Very fun reads.

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    5. This was a good counterpoint to the Fools Guild Novels, The Main character is only an actor in the troupe NOT A fool attached somewhere trying to unravel a problem or mystery In this novel the players are asked to look into a problem and the mystery unfolds from there, If you Like the Fools Guild mysteries you will like this.

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    6. I am really enjoying the Joliffe mysteries Intriguing, great depictions of medieval life, and well written.

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    7. It is the spring of 1435, just after Easter week, when the player Joliffe and his fellow actors go on the road at the behest of their Patroness, Lady Lovell, to the village of Ashewell in White Horse Vale beneath the chalky hoofs of the White Horse of Uffington The ancient horse and its hillfort cast a mystical presence over all the villages in the Vale, but Ashewell has caught the attention of a Prioress friend of Lady Lovell who suspects the village s three leading families are no longer passi [...]

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    8. This mystery, set in the 1400s, started strong, but ended flatly Not much suspense, seemed to take too long to get to the mystery which then went on longer than necessary I was disappointed as it started out so well I do like the characters, the time period, and the historical details Frazer includes.Found out after I was half way through that this is 3 in the Joliffe series and I had thought it was 2, will now read 2, A Play of Dux Moraud next.

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    9. This finishes my reading of the series Since I own the books I may some day in the future revisit them because they retain standards of humanity I hope for in a body of work, as well as the added interest of the Middle Ages being represented as accurately as we might know from study of recognized resources I find it sad that many of my admired authors have left life behind and with that the ability to continue creating books I would enjoy Selfish, I know.

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    10. Another magnificent medieval mystery I can always trust Margaret Frazer to deliver a well written, believable mystery that carries me back to medieval society and culture Her insights into human nature and her ability with turning a phrase makes reading richly rewarding This is true of her books in general, and of this one in particular Read it, you ll love it.

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    11. This is the third book in a series by Margaret Frazer about the player Joliffe, who solves murders in medieval England I read this book back to back with the second book, A Play of Dux Moraud I still like the series, but have the same reservations Still good characterizations, milieu, plot Still lots of crazy people But I still read the next one.

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    12. Another satisfying tale from Margaret Frazer This one is about e slow demise of villeinage in medieval England Change always comes with conflict and this tale is filled with jealousy,greed, villainy, and murder An interesting stew with pre Shakespearean drama thrown in to add another dimension.

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    13. If you like Ellis Peters Cadfael mysteries, you will probably like these as well Set in medieval times, this series stars traveling players, one of whom has an investigative turn of mind Highly recommended if you like mysteries set in historical settings Margaret Frazer is another favorite author of mine.

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    14. A fun read set in the world of a medieval village, with all the intrigues of it s wealthier and ruling families at the centre of the conflict The world of the travelling players remains engaging Great distraction reading at a time I badly needed it.

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    15. The Joliffe mysteries are every bit as enjoyable as The Dame Frevisse, but the nun gets the hardcover huh Love Gil, the new player, and have found he does get developed as the series goes on.The titles are intriguing, and very apt.

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    16. Frazer is back in stride in this third entry in the Joliffe series A good read.

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    17. An interesting mystery plot and great historical context of the 1400 s There hasn t been a lot of character development since the first book, but they are still likable.

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    18. Joliffe and his troupe of medieval traveling players visit a village near an ancient chalk cliff horse and become immersed in local feuds and murders.

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    19. A fun light mystery Interesting look at that period of time in England

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    20. Still loving the great historical detail and wonderful glimpses of the life of a traveling group of actors in 1400 s England Joliffe is a joy.

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    21. This book was fun to read but it wasn t something that I couldn t wait to get back to each day.

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    22. I like getting to know Joliffe better in this series I always liked him when he showed up in the Frevisse books.

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    23. The culprit was obvious from the start, but as usual, Frazer gives a detailed picture of the lives of the traveling players and the people with whom they visit.

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    24. Another good book by Ms Fraser with a good representation of history of the time.

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