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A Play of Treachery (Joliffe, Bk 5)
A Play of Treachery - Joliffe, Bk 5
Author: Margaret Frazer
In the pages of Margaret Frazer's national bestselling Dame Frevisse Mysteries, the player Joliffe has assumed many roles on stage, to the delight of those he entertains. Now, in the company of a troupe of traveling performers, he finds himself cast in the role of sleuth... — In agreeing to serve the powerful Bishop Beaufort, Joliffe and his ...  more »
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PBS Market Price: $8.09 or $4.19+1 credit
ISBN-13: 9780425223338
ISBN-10: 0425223337
Publication Date: 12/1/2009
Pages: 336
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.

4.1 stars, based on 20 ratings
Publisher: Berkley
Book Type: Paperback
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annapi avatar reviewed A Play of Treachery (Joliffe, Bk 5) on + 334 more book reviews
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Joliffe the player's life takes an unexpected turn as the powerful Bishop Beaufort, whom he agreed to serve, sends him to France as a spy in the household of Duchess Jacquetta, the Duke of Bedford's widow. War is brewing and Paris may not hold. As well, Joliffe is to be trained in skills useful to a spy, and though he welcomes lessons in wrestling and defense, he is discomfited to be taught how to kill as well. When one of Lady Jacquetta's ladies in waiting is murdered, Joliffe must solve the mystery before scandal erupts and war overtakes them all.

Although I missed the presence of the other players, Joliffe's transformation into a real spy is no less fascinating than his previous adventures. As usual, Frazer steeps the reader in historical facts and figures, weaving her characters and story around them with her usual skill. And we can expect more, as the story ends with war about to erupt and Joliffe being sent into the thick of the turmoil for his next assignment. I'm getting antsy for the next book!
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Pegeen avatar reviewed A Play of Treachery (Joliffe, Bk 5) on + 3 more book reviews
I love this series. The writer seems so comfortable in the time period, and the characters are well drawn, down to the cart horse, Tisbe.
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Excellent adventure story that will leave you desiring more from the author.