Synopses & Reviews
Dame Frevisse is in London to recover gold from the coffers of the murdered Duke of Suffolk and give it to her cousin. Frevisse's co-conspirators in this secrecy are seamstress Anne Blakehall and her lover, a Jewish trader smuggling the gold through Anne's shop. But their mission is jeopardized when a crucified body is discovered, supposedly scarred with Hebrew letters, stirring up anti-Semitic sentiment in the populace.
What Frazer...gets absolutely right in The Sempster's Tale are the attitudes of the characters. (Detroit Free Press)
Engrossing...Frazer offers careful historical detail and characters you'll want to befriend. (Publishers Weekly)
On behalf of her cousin, Dame Frevisse and her companions, seamstress Anne Blakehall and Anne's lover, a Jewish trader smuggling gold, head for London to recover some lost gold from the treasury of the murdered Duke of Suffolk, but their plans are threatened by the discovery of a crucified body, a crime the ignites dangerous anti-Semitic sentiment. Reprint.
The latest medieval mystery in the acclaimed series finds Dame Frevisse on a mission in London to recover gold from the coffers of the murdered Duke of Suffolk.