By Margaret Frazer
From the pages of the nationwide bestselling Dame Frevisse mysteries...
A competition OF MURDER...
In the early summer time of 1438, Joliffe and his fellow gamers have arrived in Coventry for the theatrical pageant of Corpus Christi Day. hired via one of many city's wealthy and robust service provider guilds, they plan to offer of the various performs to be able to extravagantly depict all of God's tale in a parade of pomp and pageantry.
But whilst they organize to accomplish the Nativity, Joliffe could be referred to as directly to play a smart guy off the level to boot. whilst the service provider grasp Kydwa is going lacking and is presumed lifeless, the crafty Bishop Beaufort calls on Joliffe's talents as a undercover agent to discover the mysteries of Coventry's elite. As suspicion falls on his personal partners, Joliffe is drawn into the devilish machinations of a mystery sect of heretics bent on destroying the Church. The gamers might be compelled to provide the harrowing of Hell, yet will Joliffe have the capacity to get to the bottom of a confession of corruption ahead of Coventry's darkish enigmas unharness a medieval bloodbath of the innocents?
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On the tenth day of the fourth month of Chòtoku 1, Regent Michitaka passed away at the relatively young age of fortythree. It was only natural that Korechika, who earlier had been commissioned by the emperor to act in Michitaka’s stead as regent during the latter’s illness, should desire to maintain a grip on the reins of power and succeed to the position of regent, just as his father had wished. For his young age, Korechika excelled in learning and ability and was, moreover, of a handsome appearance.
Her attendants fled, and as she was about to be kidnapped, she was rescued by Yukikuni who, as luck would have it, was passing by. Following the description of this episode, A Tale of False Fortunes notes: 52 c A Tale of False Fortunes However, this too had something about it that bespoke Michinaga’s cunning. Yukikuni was a handsome young man with a strong constitution, and Michinaga often gave him charge of tasks, saying that he was the surest among the Imperial Police to accomplish an assignment.
As recorded in A Tale of False Fortunes, Toyome’s words to Kaneie at that time were as follows: I am truly grateful that Your Lordship should grant the request of one so inept as I, and that you are willing to take Ayame into your service. Ayame is now fifteen years old, and her younger sister Kureha is only twelve. When Kureha is a few years older, I hope that she too might attend His Lordship’s wife. If I can entrust my daughters to His Lordship, I shall have no worry about their future. But I should like to make just one request: I do not want them to work as mediums.
A Play of Heresy (Joliffe the Player, Book 7) by Margaret Frazer