Leaving the safety of her nunnery walls behind, Dame Frevisse is waylaid on the King's Highway by a band of outlaws and drawn into an unholy web of treachery and deceit.
The Outlaw's Tale is the third installment of award-winning author Margaret Frazer's twice Edgar-nominated Dame Frevisse Medieval Mystery series.
Dame Frevisse suspects that the scandal which has drawn her and the innocent Sister Thomasine from the safety of the priory is but the tip of a terrible intrigue which threatens both nunnery and village alike: The good, kind, and honest Master Naylor stands accused of a crime which threatens to strip him and his entire family of their freedom. Can even God pardon one who turns from a holy path?
Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live...
Witchcraft has come to the peaceful village near St. Frideswide, and its foul touch is striking down those closest to the church. Can Dame Frevisse thwart the servants of the devil before the hellfire of hysteria sears the souls of the faithful? Or is there more to this magic than meets the eye? The truth can only be found in the Witch's Tale.
Simon the sculptor had been truly touched by God's gift. He saw beauty that others could not and brought it to life through his craft.
But Simon also saw the beauty of Elyn. Clandestine meetings have given way to sinful lust, and now the two lovers have vanished. But Frevisse alone suspects there may be some darker truth behind the midnight vanishing...