This is my first Sister Frevisse book, wanted to start at the beginning of the series to see how the author develops. Liked the Middle Ages English and details without it being too difficult to follow. You can learn a lot of history while enjoying a very well-paced mystery. Details of cloister life were interesting as well. Very real ladies behind those walls. Will try to get the next in the series.
In the same vein as Ellis Peters' Brother Cadfael tales, this is a darn good series. Another medieval historical mystery.
This is a historical mystery taking place in a convent in 1431. I am not sure exactly where in England it is but the what is inside the walls are what is important. In reading this you get the sense of the pace of prayer and work until the outside world intrudes.But there quiet lives are shattered when hard-drinking, cursing Lady Ermentrude comes to visit and is murdered. Sister Frevisse is the convent hosteler so she is assigned to clear the intrusion us.
Very good story and well written. The time period is intriguing and easy to get lost in.
The first Sister Frevisse mystery. A good mystery, in the style of Ellis Peter's Brother Cadfael mysteries, though not quite on the same level.
Popular and well-written whodunnit.