By Margaret Frazer
From the pages of the nationwide bestselling Dame Frevisse mysteries...
A pageant OF MURDER...
In the early summer season 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 strong service provider guilds, they plan to provide of the numerous performs as a way to extravagantly depict all of God's tale in a parade of pomp and pageantry.
But while they organize to accomplish the Nativity, Joliffe will be referred to as directly to play a sensible guy off the level to boot. whilst the service provider grasp Kydwa is going lacking and is presumed useless, the crafty Bishop Beaufort calls on Joliffe's abilities as a secret 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 avid gamers should be pressured to give the harrowing of Hell, yet will Joliffe be ready to get to the bottom of a confession of corruption sooner than Coventry's darkish enigmas unharness a medieval bloodbath of the innocents?
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Fairfax and Cromwell have soundly defeated the Cavaliers, and the King's army is in tatters. In the midst of the gloom which surrounds you, there is one bright spot. Dell is still alive. Now turn to 207. 155 153 As you relate your story, you watch his face harden in disbelief. When you have finished, he answers you. 'I have never heard such incredible tales in my entire career,' he says. 'I do not believe a word of it. Instead, Master Worden, I believe you to be a Roundhead spy. And we have only one way of dealing with spies.
If you have done so only one or two times, then turn to 229. If you have opposed the majority three or more times, then turn to 88. 175 Standing, you tell the House of Commons that it You rise to your feet and acknowledge the people's request to take your place on the platform. Thinking quickly, you realize that the most important thing to do is to arm yourselves. You tell them this and they agree. The only store of weapons near here is the county armoury,' you say. 'It is important that we secure this before the forces of the King can deprive us of these weapons.
Cries one man. ' cries another. 'Tell your lies to the Irish,' shouts another. ' The messenger stumbles away down the road, very much the worse for wear, and the crowd disperses. Now turn to 222. 111 Rupert, assessing the state of the battle, decides that the King is in danger, and that the battle cannot be won. He rallies you and others around him and carves a way through to the King to cover his retreat from the field. Arriving at the King's side, you realize with a shock that one of the horsemen already there is Dell!