Winter Heart by Margaret Frazer
Approx. 19,220 words.
Published on May 10, 2011 by
One man has been kidnapped. Another has been murdered.
In the bleakest depths of winter, Frevisse finds her soul chilled with the heavy burdens of duty and responsibility. Even the warmth of charity is in short supply as the villagers of Prior Byfield turn against each in bloody feuds of greed and rage, weaving knots of treachery which even the clever Frevisse may find hard to unwind.