Death, the pious say, is the great mystery and Sister Frevisse finds it puzzling indeed. She has come to grieve for her uncle at Ewelme Manor, where his old friend Bishop Beaufort is also in attendance. Neither expected querulous Sir Clement Sharpe to stand at the funeral feast, dare God to strike him down and then actually collapse. With all the guests having supped on the same meat and wine without ill effect, was it indeed the Lord's hand that smote Sir Clement? The wily bishop suspects an unusual poison and orders ...

The Bishop's Tale 2005, Robert Hale Ltd, London

ISBN-13: 9780709078678


The Bishop's Tale 1994, Berkley Books

ISBN-13: 9780425144923

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