A Play of Piety

A Play of Piety

[a Joliffe the Player Mystery]

Book - 2010
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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...
Publisher: New York : Berkley Prime Crime, c2010
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780425237090
Branch Call Number: FRAZ
Characteristics: 290 p. ; 21 cm


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Aug 13, 2015

A entertaining read. The politics between the church and secular authority is quite factual...both feeding off of each other. I look forward to reading the others in this series. SO VERY sad that we have lost this lovely author.

Jun 02, 2012

This was a delightful read, even though i jumped in the series at book 2 and had no idea of the background of the characters. Very evocative of the era.

Feb 15, 2011

I enjoyed this book more than I did the previous one in the series, "A Play of Treachery" -- probably because I enjoy a story about people more than I do one about politics. It was good to have Joliffe back among the players.

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