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The deadliest sin : a historical mystery, by The Medieval Murderers

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The deadliest sin : a historical mystery
Title
The deadliest sin
Title remainder
a historical mystery
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by The Medieval Murderers
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Language
eng
Summary
In the spring of 1348, tales begin arriving in England of poisonous clouds fast approaching, which have overwhelmed whole cities and even countries, with scarcely a human being left. While some pray more earnestly and live yet more devoutly, others vow to enjoy themselves and blot out their remaining days on earth by drinking and gambling. And then there are those who hope that God's wrath might be averted by going on a pilgrimage. But if God was permitting his people to be punished by this plague, then it surely could only be because they had committed terrible sins? So when a group of pilgrims are forced to seek shelter at an inn, their host suggests that the guests should tell their tales. He dares them to tell their stories of sin, so that it might emerge which one is the best -- or the worst. A weary soldier tells of the war of Calais, a city plagued by Lust. A bewitching Venetian woman counters with a tale of Greed, while Gluttony and treacherous wives fill timid old Falconer's story. The empty soul of Sloth is detailed by Father Prior, the Innkeeper reveals a friendship poisoned by Anger, and the son of a coroner weaves a dark tale of murder by Envy. Finally, the mysterious and silent Randal introduced the father of all sins, Pride
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Summary
In the spring of 1348, tales begin arriving in England of poisonous clouds fast approaching, which have overwhelmed whole cities and even countries, with scarcely a human being left. There are those who hope that God's wrath might be averted by going on a pilgrimage. But if God was permitting his people to be punished by this plague, then it surely could only be because they had committed terrible sins? So when a group of pilgrims are forced to seek shelter at an inn, their host suggests that the guests should tell their tales. He dares them to tell their stories of sin, so that it might emerge which one is the best. That is, the worst
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10523805
Cataloging source
NOV
Dewey number
823.92
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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Medieval Murderers
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1958-
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  • Beaufort, Simon
  • Gregory, Susanna
  • Knight, Bernard
  • Morson, Ian
  • Maitland, Karen
  • Gooden, Philip
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True
Series statement
Historical mysteries (Medieval Murderers)
Series volume
0010
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Great Britain
Target audience
adult
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a historical mystery
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The deadliest sin : a historical mystery, by The Medieval Murderers
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
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rdacontent.
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
vii, 470 pages
Isbn
9781471114373
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(pbk.)
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unmediated
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rdamedia.
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n
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(Sirsi) i9781471114373
Label
The deadliest sin : a historical mystery, by The Medieval Murderers
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
vii, 470 pages
Isbn
9781471114373
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(Sirsi) i9781471114373

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