Magdalene la Batarde
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  • 1
    A Mortal Bane | Roberta Gellis

    A Mortal Bane

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    • By Roberta Gellis
    • Narrated By Nadia May
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Magdalene la Batarde is the madam of the Old Priory Guesthouse in Southwark. She and her women are expected to engage in a number of sinful activities, but bloody murder isn't one of them until Baldassare, the messenger, dies. Though Baldassare isn't a regular client of the Old Priory Guesthouse, Magdalene and her women refuse to allow his death to go unavenged. Of course, their efforts aren't completely altruistic.

    Incredible

    I haven't read the print book, but this was so captivating. Too often if you read historical novels, it only concerns, the nobility but this we see t..Show More »

    Reviewed on 02 May 2014 by Ama (High Wycombe, United Kingdom)
  • 2
    A Personal Devil: A Magdalene la Bâtarde Mystery | Roberta Gellis

    A Personal Devil: A Magdalene la Bâtarde Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Roberta Gellis
    • Narrated By Nadia May
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    In 12th century London, Magdalene la Bâtarde is the madam of the Old Priory Guesthouse in Southwark. She is not in the least bit sorry to learn that Bertrild, the unpleasant wife of Master Mainard, is dead. Bertrild was insulting to most people. She made threats, using terrible revelations as a weapon against those who would not bow down to her demanding ways.

    12th Century London

    I found this book interesting in that it gave many fine details about life in London in the medieval period under the reign of Stephen, but I found if..Show More »

    Reviewed on 24 July 2008 by Rogayah (Reading, United Kingdom)
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  • 4
    Chains of Folly: A Magdalene la Batarde Mystery, Book 4 | Roberta Gellis

    Chains of Folly: A Magdalene la Batarde Mystery, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Roberta Gellis
    • Narrated By Susan Duerden
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    That Nelda Roundheels had been murdered would have been of little interest to anyone - except that her body turned up in the bishop of Winchester's bedchamber with a letter to the bishop, from the king's most important enemy, rolled up in her breastband. The bishop and his knight, Sir Bellamy of Itchen, realize immediately that the purpose of putting the body in Winchester's bedchamber is to embarrass and discredit the bishop. And the reason for this attack on Winchester is his calling of a convocation to chastise the king for acting high-handedly against the bishop of Salisbury.

    Shame

    Such a shame the narrator has changed. It spoiled my enjoyment of the story.

    I find her cadence annoying and condescending.

    Reviewed on 13 April 2013 by mrs (RUISLIP, United Kingdom)