Overview - First in the Renaissance Faire mystery series featuring craft apprentice and sleuth Jessie Morton. INCLUDES RENAISSANCE RECIPES AND FUN FACTS Assistant professor Jessie Morton spends her summers at the Renaissance Village honing her skills and finding the lady, lord, or serf whodunnit. Read more...
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First in the Renaissance Faire mystery series featuring craft apprentice and sleuth Jessie Morton.
INCLUDES RENAISSANCE RECIPES AND FUN FACTS
Assistant professor Jessie Morton spends her summers at the Renaissance Village honing her skills and finding the lady, lord, or serf whodunnit.
This summer Jessie is the apprentice to Mary Shift, a basket-maker with a dark past as well as incredible weaving skills. One day a man is bid a deadly fare-thee-well with Mary's signature weave around his neck. It's up to Jessie to spring Mary from the stocks of the Myrtle Beach police station. Yet innocence is hard to prove in a place where there's a fine line between reality and good theater?and history is bound to repeat itself.
- ISBN-13: 9780425223307
- ISBN-10: 0425223302
- Publisher: Berkley Books
- Publish Date: September 2008
- Page Count: 259
- Dimensions: 6.5 x 4.2 x 0.9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 0.25 pounds
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This jolly series debut from the husband-and-wife Lavene team serves up medieval murder and mayhem. USC doctoral candidate Jessie Morton studies medieval crafts every summer at Columbia, S.C.’s Renaissance Faire Village. While working with basket weaver Mary Shift, Jessie gets a shock when Mary’s estranged husband, Joshua, is murdered in broad daylight. She quickly learns the actors at the Faire may be hiding more than their mundane lives. Jessie is certain that Mary is innocent of the murder, but also suspects the old weaver knows more than she’s revealing. The situation becomes more complicated as secrets from Mary’s turbulent past comes to light. Faire bailiff Chase Manhattan (whose hilarious name goes oddly unremarked) occasionally distracts Jessie with the promise of summer romance, but her focus is on solving the mystery. Fans of the Lavenes’ Peggy Garden mysteries will appreciate Jessie’s charm and determination as she sets out to clear her teacher’s name. (Sept.)