Janet Rudolph brings the sad news that Gail Frazer, one of two women who, under the joint pseudonym Margaret Frazer, created the Sister Frevisee mystery series, died this last Monday at age 66.
Gail Frazer was an archeology major specializing in 15th-century England. In 1992, she and her journalist friend, Mary Monica Pulver Kuhfeld, published The Novice’s Tale, the first of half a dozen collaborative works featuring their crime-solving Benedictine nun. Kuhfeld ceased to participate after the first six installments, but Gail Frazer carried on to pen another 11 Sister (aka Dame) Frevisee books. She also concocted a seven-book series of mysteries featuring the medieval actor Joliffe, most recently A
Play of Heresy (2011).
Frazer’s son explains on her Web site
that the author “will be interred at Prairie Oaks Memorial Eco Gardens in Inver
Grove Heights, Minnesota, amidst the nature and vast open vistas that she loved
so dearly during her life.”