It was Christmastide in 1434 and the sister’s routine at St. Frideswide is disrupted when a group of players brings in a wounded man found under a cart in a ditch. The man’s wife, Meg, is a servant at the church so Sister Frevisse takes charge. In those day groups of players travel around and perform but have a reputation of not being trusted. Frevisse is sympathetic towards the group when they are accused of another death, Meg’s son Sym. While waiting for the crowner to arrive Frevisse plays detective. I enjoyed this book and will continue to read the rest of the series.