Brother Cadfael's Penance

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Publisher : Little Brown
ISBN 13 : 9780751513707
Total Pages : 273 pages
Book Rating : 4.5/5 (137 download)

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Download or read book Brother Cadfael's Penance written by Ellis Peters and published by Little Brown. This book was released on 1995 with total page 273 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The cloistered walls of Shrewsbury Abbey have always protected Brother Cadfael from the raging Civil War. But when fighting escalates between Empress Maud and King Stephen, the war takes a deadly step closer to him. Taken prisoner in the battle for Maud's land is Olivier de Bretagne, Brother Cadfael's own son- born as a result of a brief encouter thirty years earlier. Now Brother Cadfael resolves to plead for his son's release at a peace conference scheduled to take place in Coventry; but there is no sign of Olivier there. After much soul searching, Cadfael makes the difficult decision to break his monastic vows, leaving Coventry without permission- because he knows he must do everything in his power to find his son.

A Rare Benedictine

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Publisher : Open Road Media
ISBN 13 : 1497671655
Total Pages : 167 pages
Book Rating : 4.4/5 (976 download)

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Download or read book A Rare Benedictine written by Ellis Peters and published by Open Road Media. This book was released on 2014-08-05 with total page 167 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: “Three classic stories featuring Brother Cadfael . . . whose powers of deduction are practically miraculous” in the Silver Dagger–winning medieval mystery series (Booklist). “Brother Cadfael sprang to life suddenly and unexpectedly when he was already approaching sixty, mature, experienced, fully armed and seventeen years tonsured.” So writes Ellis Peters in her introduction to A Rare Benedictine—three vintage tales of intrigue and treachery featuring the monastic sleuth who has become the best-loved ecclesiastical detective since Father Brown. Although Cadfael has appeared in twenty novel-length chronicles, the story of his entry into the monastery at Shrewsbury has been known hitherto only to a few readers. Now his myriad fans can discover the chain of events that led him into the Benedictine Order.

The Potter's Field

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Publisher : Open Road Media
ISBN 13 : 1497671531
Total Pages : 325 pages
Book Rating : 4.4/5 (976 download)

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Download or read book The Potter's Field written by Ellis Peters and published by Open Road Media. This book was released on 2014-08-05 with total page 325 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The medieval monk digs for clues when a body is unearthed by a plow: “His detecting talents are as dazzling as ever” (Publishers Weekly). When a newly plowed field recently given to the Benedictine Abbey of Saint Peter and Saint Paul yields the body of a young woman, Brother Cadfael is quickly thrown into a delicate situation. The field was once owned by a local potter named Ruald, who had abandoned his beautiful wife, Generys, to take monastic vows. Generys was said to have gone away with a lover, but now it seems as if she had been murdered. With the arrival at the abbey of young Sulien Blount, a novice fleeing homeward from the civil war raging in East Anglia, the mysteries surrounding the corpse start to multiply.

An Excellent Mystery

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Publisher : Chronicles of Brother Cadfael
ISBN 13 : 9781504067485
Total Pages : 0 pages
Book Rating : 4.0/5 (674 download)

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Download or read book An Excellent Mystery written by Ellis Peters and published by Chronicles of Brother Cadfael. This book was released on 2021-07-27 with total page 0 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In the sunny month of August, A.D. 1141, Brother Cadfael is presented with a double mystery set against the larger drama enacted by King Stephen and his arch-enemy, cousin, and rival claimant to the throne, the Empress Maud. In the bloody struggle for the crown, Henry of Blois, Bishop of Winchester and papal legate, is drawn into a contretemps that will result in a town laid waste, a nunnery burned to the ground, churches razed, and the priory of Hyde Mead engulfed in flames. Hence the arrival of Brothers Humilis and Fidelis to the abbey of St. Peter and St. Paul at Shrewsbury. Humilis, the elder of the pair, has entered the cloister because of the profound injuries he suffered during the Crusades. His companion and friend is a retiring youth whose perfect devotion to Humilis is made all the more poignant by his muteness. Concerned with the fragile condition of Humilis's health, Cadfael comes to his assistance with his prodigious skills as an herbalist -- and as a friend. - Jacket flap.

The Rose Rent

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Publisher : Open Road Media
ISBN 13 : 1497671418
Total Pages : 301 pages
Book Rating : 4.4/5 (976 download)

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Download or read book The Rose Rent written by Ellis Peters and published by Open Road Media. This book was released on 2014-08-05 with total page 301 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The sleuthing monk unravels a thorny case of murder in this “accomplished whodunit meticulously wrought with a wealth of medieval detail” (Booklist). A late spring in 1142 brings dismay to the Abbey of Saint Peter and Saint Paul, for there may be no roses by June 22. On that day the young widow Perle must receive one white rose as rent for the house she has given to benefit the abbey, or the contract is void. When nature finally complies, a pious monk is sent to pay the rent—and is found murdered beside the hacked rosebush. The abbey’s wise herbalist, Brother Cadfael, follows the trail of bloodied petals. He knows the lovely widow’s dowry is far greater with her house included, and she will likely wed again. Before Cadfael can ponder if a greedy suitor has done this dreadful deed, another crime is committed. Now the good monk must thread his way through a tangle more tortuous than the widow’s thorny bushes.

Monk's Hood

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Publisher : Open Road Media
ISBN 13 : 1497671116
Total Pages : 297 pages
Book Rating : 4.4/5 (976 download)

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Download or read book Monk's Hood written by Ellis Peters and published by Open Road Media. This book was released on 2014-08-05 with total page 297 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Silver Dagger Award Winner: In this medieval mystery, Brother Cadfael faces suspicion when one of his herbal ingredients is used to kill a man. Gervase Bonel is a guest of Shrewsbury Abbey of Saint Peter and Saint Paul when he suddenly takes ill. Luckily, the abbey boasts the services of the clever and kindly Brother Cadfael, a skilled herbalist. Cadfael hurries to the man’s bedside, only to be confronted with two surprises: In Master Bonel’s wife, the good monk recognizes Richildis, whom he loved before he took his vows—and Master Bonel has been fatally poisoned by monk’s-hood oil from Cadfael’s stores. The sheriff is convinced that the murderer is Richildis’s son, Edwin, who hated his stepfather. But Cadfael, guided in part by his concern for a woman to whom he was once betrothed, is certain of her son’s innocence. Using his knowledge of both herbs and the human heart, Cadfael deciphers a deadly recipe for murder.

The Pilgrim of Hate

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Publisher : Open Road Media
ISBN 13 : 1497671329
Total Pages : 283 pages
Book Rating : 4.4/5 (976 download)

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Download or read book The Pilgrim of Hate written by Ellis Peters and published by Open Road Media. This book was released on 2014-08-05 with total page 283 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A monk must find a killer among a flood of religious pilgrims in this medieval mystery by the Edgar Award–winning author: “A series like no other” (TheSan Diego Union-Tribune). In the year of our Lord 1141, civil war over England’s throne leaves a legacy of violence—and the murder of a knight dear to Brother Cadfael. And with gentle bud-strewn May, a flood of pilgrims comes to the celebration of Saint Winifred at the Abbey of Saint Peter and Saint Paul, carrying with it many strange souls—and perhaps the knight’s killer. Brother Cadfael’s shrewd eyes see all: the prosperous merchant who rings false, an angelic lame boy, his beautiful dowerless sister, and two wealthy penitents. In the name of justice Cadfael decides to uncover the strange and twisted tale that accompanies these travelers. Instead he unearths a quest for vengeance, witnesses a miracle, and finds himself on a razor’s edge between death and the absolution of love.

The Raven in the Foregate

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Publisher : Open Road Media
ISBN 13 : 1497671388
Total Pages : 299 pages
Book Rating : 4.4/5 (976 download)

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Download or read book The Raven in the Foregate written by Ellis Peters and published by Open Road Media. This book was released on 2014-08-05 with total page 299 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A despised priest is drowned in a pond in this medieval mystery filled with “lively period detail” (Kirkus Reviews). In a mild December in the year of our Lord 1141, a new priest comes to the parishioners of the Foregate outside the Abbey of Saint Peter and Saint Paul. Father Ailnoth brings with him a housekeeper and her nephew—and a disposition that invites murder. Brother Cadfael quickly sees that father Ailnoth is a harsh man who, striding along in his black cassock, looks like a doomsaying raven. The housekeeper’s nephew, Benet, is quite different—a smiling lad, a hard worker in Cadfael’s herb garden, but, as Brother Cadfael soon discovers, an impostor. And when Ailnoth is found drowned, suspicion falls on Benet, though many in the Foregate had cause to want this priest dead. Now Brother Cadfael is gathering clues along with his medicinals to treat a case of unholy passions, tragic politics, and perhaps divine intervention.

Saint Peter's Fair

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Publisher : Cadfael Chronicles
ISBN 13 : 9780751547078
Total Pages : 0 pages
Book Rating : 4.5/5 (47 download)

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Download or read book Saint Peter's Fair written by Ellis Peters and published by Cadfael Chronicles. This book was released on 2011 with total page 0 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Saint Peter's Fair is a grand festive event, attracting tradesmen from across England and beyond. There is a pause in the civil war racking the country in the summer of 1139, and the fair promises to bring some much needed gaiety to the town of Shrewsbury. Until, that is, the body of a wealthy trader is found in the River Severn. Was Thomas of Bristol the victim of murderous thieves? And if so, why were his valuables abandoned nearby? Brother Cadfael offers to help the merchant's lovely niece Emma. But while he is seaching for the killer, the man's wares are ransacked and two more men are murdered. Emma almost certainly knows more than she is telling, as others will soon realise. Cadfael desperately races to save the young girl, knowing that in a country at war with itself, betrayal can come from any direction, and even good intentions can kill.

The Summer Of The Danes

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Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN 13 : 1784080683
Total Pages : 361 pages
Book Rating : 4.7/5 (84 download)

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Download or read book The Summer Of The Danes written by Ellis Peters and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2014-06-02 with total page 361 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Discover Brother Cadfael: Former soldier. Benedictine monk. Amateur sleuth. The Cadfael Chronicles, by Diamond Dagger winner Ellis Peters, follow the mediaeval mysteries of one of classic crime's most unique detectives. In the April of 1144, Brother Cadfael is sent to Wales on Church business, but becomes entangled in the affairs of a young woman desperate to escape an arranged marriage.

The Heretic's Apprentice

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ISBN 13 : 9780446400008
Total Pages : 250 pages
Book Rating : 4.4/5 ( download)

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Download or read book The Heretic's Apprentice written by Ellis Peters and published by . This book was released on 1991 with total page 250 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: When he comes to the aid of his old friend, Sheriff Hugh Beringar, twelfth-century sleuth Brother Cadfael becomes embroiled in a case involving a mysterious treasure, murder, and charges of heresy

The Devil's Novice

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Publisher : Mysterious Press
ISBN 13 : 9780446405157
Total Pages : 292 pages
Book Rating : 4.4/5 (51 download)

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Download or read book The Devil's Novice written by Ellis Peters and published by Mysterious Press. This book was released on 1997-02-01 with total page 292 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In the autumn of 1140 the Benedictine monastery at Shrewsbury finds its new novice Meriet Aspley a bit disturbing. The younger son of a prominent family, Meriet is meek and biddable by day, but his sleep is rife with nightmares so violent that they earn him the name of "Devil's Novice". Shunned by the other monks, Aspley attracts the concern of Brother Cadfael. Then a body appears, that of a young priest last seen at the Aspley estate. Can Meriet be involved in the death? As events take a sinister turn, it falls to Brother Cadfael to detect the truth.

The Holy Thief

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Publisher : Open Road Media
ISBN 13 : 1497671590
Total Pages : 310 pages
Book Rating : 4.4/5 (976 download)

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Download or read book The Holy Thief written by Ellis Peters and published by Open Road Media. This book was released on 2014-08-05 with total page 310 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Strangers seek refuge at the abbey as floodwaters rise, a body falls, and a relic vanishes—in this “top drawer” mystery featuring the twelfth-century monk (Chicago Sun-Times) In the chill, rainy autumn of 1144, two groups of visitors seek the hospitality of the Abbey of St. Peter and St. Paul, and Brother Cadfael fears trouble has come in with them. Among the first arrivals is Brother Tutilo, a young Benedictine with a guileless face and—to Brother Cadfael’s shrewd eyes—a mischievous intelligence. The second group, a ribald French troubadour, his servant, and a girl with the voice of an angel, seems to Brother Cadfael a catalyst for disaster. All of Cadfael’s fears become manifest as rising floodwaters endanger the abbey’s most sacred relic, the remains of Saint Winifred. When the bones disappear and a dead body is found, Brother Cadfael knows carnal and spiritual intrigues are afoot. Now, in a world that believes in signs and miracles, Brother Cadfael needs his prayers answered—as well as some heavenly guidance to crucial clues—to catch a killer hell-bent on murder.

Dead Man's Ransom

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Publisher : Open Road Media
ISBN 13 : 149767123X
Total Pages : 289 pages
Book Rating : 4.4/5 (976 download)

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Download or read book Dead Man's Ransom written by Ellis Peters and published by Open Road Media. This book was released on 2014-08-05 with total page 289 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Brother Cadfael must intervene when a prisoner exchange is interrupted by love and murder, in the Silver Dagger Award–winning medieval mystery series. In February of 1141, men march home from war to Shrewsbury, but the captured sheriff Gilbert Prestcote is not among them. Elis, a young Welsh prisoner, is delivered to the Abbey of Saint Peter and Saint Paul to begin a tale that will test Brother Cadfael’s sense of justice—and his heart. By good fortune, it seems, the prisoner can be exchanged as Sheriff Prestcote’s ransom. What no one expects is that good-natured Elis will be struck down by cupid’s arrow. The sheriff’s own daughter holds him in thrall, and she, too, is blind with passion. But regaining her father means losing her lover. The sheriff, ailing and frail, is brought to the abbey’s infirmary—where he is murdered. Suspicion falls on the prisoner, who has only his Welsh honor to gain Brother Cadfael’s help. And Cadfael gives it, not knowing the truth will be a trial for his own soul.

Brother Cadfael's Herb Garden

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Publisher : Bulfinch Press
ISBN 13 : 9780821223871
Total Pages : 200 pages
Book Rating : 4.2/5 (238 download)

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Book Synopsis Brother Cadfael's Herb Garden by : Robin Whiteman

Download or read book Brother Cadfael's Herb Garden written by Robin Whiteman and published by Bulfinch Press. This book was released on 1997 with total page 200 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: More than 140 color illustrations accompany this one-year visit with a fictional twelfth-century monk, following him on his rounds as Shrewsbury's apothecary and healer, and teach readers about hundreds of herbs and their remedial powers.

Criminal Poisoning

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Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN 13 : 1597452564
Total Pages : 181 pages
Book Rating : 4.5/5 (974 download)

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Book Synopsis Criminal Poisoning by : John H. Trestrail, III

Download or read book Criminal Poisoning written by John H. Trestrail, III and published by Springer Science & Business Media. This book was released on 2007-10-28 with total page 181 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In this revised and expanded edition, leading forensic scientist John Trestrail offers a pioneering survey of all that is known about the use of poison as a weapon in murder. Topics range from the use of poisons in history and literature to convicting the poisoner in court, and include a review of the different types of poisons, techniques for crime scene investigation, and the critical essentials of the forensic autopsy. The author updates what is currently known about poisoners in general and their victims. The Appendix has been updated to include the more commonly used poisons, as well as the use of antifreeze as a poison.

Season of the Raven

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Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN 13 : 9781495290459
Total Pages : 0 pages
Book Rating : 4.2/5 (94 download)

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Book Synopsis Season of the Raven by : Denise Domning

Download or read book Season of the Raven written by Denise Domning and published by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform. This book was released on 2014-01-21 with total page 0 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A MILLER FOUND UNDER HIS WHEEL It's 1194 and Sir Faucon de Ramis, the shire's newly appointed Keeper of the Pleas, must do his duty and make an official declaration of the cause of a miller's death. Saddled with a clerk who names Faucon his 'penance', the shire's first Crowner must thread the tangled relationships between the sheriff, the village of Priors Holston and the priory that once ruled it. As a simple task takes a turn to the political, what seems obvious isn't and what appears safe turns out to be more dangerous than he could imagine.