15th Century

The Bastard’s Tale

By Margaret Frazer - Published 2003

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

This twelfth installment of the Dame Frevisse historical mystery series is a testament to the popularity and excellence of Margaret Frazer’s writing. ...Read Review

Desire the Kingdom

By Paula Simonds Zabka - Published 2002

Genres:

Biographical Fiction

Subtitled “A Story of the Last Plantagenets,” this is a fictionalized account of the rise and fall of Edward IV, the rise of ...Read Review

Quattrocento

By James McKean - Published 2002

Genres:

Time-slip

Matt O’Brien works for the Metropolitan Museum of Art. When we meet him, he is restoring an old Italian painting that he ...Read Review

The Silver Bride

By Isolde Martyn - Published 2002

Genres:

Romance

In 1483 England, Sir Miles Rushden, adviser and loyal friend to Henry, Duke of Buckingham, is kidnapped by Heloise Ballaster’s greedy, merchant father ...Read Review

Thief Of Souls

By Ann Benson - Published 2002

Genres:

Time-slip

Benson has made a name for herself juxtaposing the medieval and the modern (Plague Tales, for instance) and here, again, she proves that ...Read Review

The Clerk’s Tale

By Margaret Frazer - Published 2002

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

This latest entry in the Dame Frevisse mystery series does not disappoint. In 1446, Dame Frevisse and her superior, Domina Elisabeth, arrive at St. ...Read Review

The Painter’s Daughter

By Carolyn Street LaFond - Published 2001

Genres:

Biographical Fiction

Alessandra Lippi is the beautiful daughter of the infamous painter Fra Lippo Lippi. Her story begins in 1467, as she tells of her first ...Read Review

Falstaff: A Novel

By Robert Nye - Published 2001

Genres:

Biographical FictionLiterary

In this novel’s first American publication, readers are introduced to the rascal John Falstaff of Shakespeare fame. It is 1459, and Falstaff, at ...Read Review

The Family

By Carol Gino - By Mario Puzo - Published 2001

Genres:

Biographical Fiction

The title of this novel evokes The Godfather both as a marketing device and an indication of the tone to be taken. This ...Read Review

Saintly Murders

By C.L. Grace - Published 2001

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

It is 1471. Kathryn Swinbrooke, an accomplished physician, is asked to investigate a recent plague of rats in Canterbury. But Kathryn is not in ...Read Review