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A Joliffe Mystery Series

Margaret Frazer
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A Joliffe Mystery Series : Titles in Order

Book 7
From the pages of the national bestselling Dame Frevisse mysteries. While performing in the theatrical and religious festival of Corpus Christi Day in Coventry, Joliffe is summoned by Bishop Beaufort to use his skills as a spy to uncover the mysteries of the town’s elite. A merchant has gone missing, presumed dead-and members of Joliffe’s company are implicated in the crime. To uncover the truth, Joliffe must unravel the devilish machinations of a secret sect of heretics bent on destroying the Church.
Book 6
In harvest time of 1436, Joliffe’s troupe leader falls, leaving his players to find what work they can while he recovers. Joliffe finds work in a hospital where he unfortunately has to deal with Mistress Cisily Thorncoffyn, a widow expecting to be endlessly waited on for her mostly imaginary ailments.

When patients begin mysteriously dying, Mistress Thorncoffyn loudly insists that someone is trying to kill her. With so many suspects wishing her ill, if not outright dead, Joliffe has no choice but to find out whose anger has turned to murderous hatred and whether-having missed their target-they mean to try again…
Book 5
At the behest of his powerful patron, Joliffe journeys to France to act as a servant to the widowed duchess Jacquetta of Bedford?while actually training in spycraft. But when a member of the duchess?s household is murdered, Joliffe learns just how dangerous secrets can be…
Book 4
Joliffe and company play spies amongst the British aristocracy as lords and clergymen vie for the coveted position of regent to the young King Henry VI. But when men who know too much begin to die in violent ways, the players start to fear for their own lives.
Book 3
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 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…
Book 2
Performing at the wedding of Sir Edmund Deneby’s daughter, the player Joliffe has another task to perform—as a spy. As he uncovers the secrets of the Denebys’ sordid history, it becomes clear that this wedding celebration is destined to end in tragedy.
Book 1
When his band of traveling players are taken in by a patron, Joliffe and company find that murder has taken their place in the spotlight–and it’s up to them to catch a killer in the act.

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