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Edith Mary Pargeter (28 September 1913 – 14 October 1995), also known by her nom de plume Ellis Peters, was an English author of works in many categories, especially history and historical fiction, and was also honoured for her translations of Czech classics. She is probably best known for her murder mysteries, both historical and modern, and especially for her medieval detective series The Cadfael Chronicles. Personal Pargeter was born in the village of Horsehay (Shropshire, England). Her father was a clerk at a local ironworks. She was educated at Dawley Church of England School and the old Coalbrookdale High School for Girls. She had Welsh ancestry, and many of her short stories and books (both fiction and non-fiction) are set in Wales and its borderlands, or have Welsh protagonists. During World War II, she worked in an administrative role in the Women's Royal Naval Service (the "Wrens") and had reached the rank of petty officer by 1 January 1944 when she was awarded the British Empire Medal (BEM) in the New Year Honours.In 1947 Pargeter visited Czechoslovakia and became fascinated by the Czech language and culture. She became fluent in Czech and published award-winning translations of Czech poetry and prose into English. Writing career She devoted the rest of her life to writing, both nonfiction and well-researched fiction. She never attended university but became a self-taught scholar in areas that interested her, especially Shropshire and Wales. Birmingham University gave her an honorary master's degree. She never married, but did fall in love with a Czech man. She remained friends with him after he married another woman. She was pleased that she could support herself with her writing from the time after the Second World War until her death.Pargeter wrote under a number of pseudonyms; it was under the name Ellis Peters that she wrote her later crime stories, especially the highly popular series of Brother Cadfael medieval mysteries, featuring a Benedictine monk at the Abbey in Shrewsbury. That pseudonym was drawn from the name of her brother, Ellis, and a version of the name of the daughter of friends, Petra. Many of the novels were made into films for television. Although she won her first award for a novel written in 1963, her greatest fame and sales came with the Cadfael Chronicles, which began in 1977. At the time of the 19th in the series of 20 novels, sales exceeded 6.5 million. The Cadfael Chronicles drew international attention to Shrewsbury and its history, and greatly increased tourism to the town. In an interview in 1993, she mentioned her own work before the Second World War as a chemist's assistant, where they prepared many of the compounds they sold. "We used to make bottled medicine that we compounded specially, with ingredients like gentian, rosemary, horehound. You never see that nowadays; those tinctures are never prescribed. They often had bitters of some sort in them, a taste I rather liked. Some of Cadfael’s prescriptions come out of those years."Her Cadfael novels show great appreciation for the ideals of medieval Catholic Christianity, but also a recognition of its weaknesses, such as quarrels over the finer points of theology (The Heretic's Apprentice), and the desire of the church to own more and more land and wealth (Monk's Hood, Saint Peter's Fair, The Rose Rent). Death She died at her home in Madeley, Shropshire, in 1995 at the age of 82, having recently returned home from hospital following a stroke. On 14 September 1997, a new stained glass window depicting St Benedict was installed in Shrewsbury Abbey and was dedicated to the memory of Edith Pargeter, with funds raised by donations from admirers of the author. Recognition The Mystery Writers of America gave Pargeter their Edgar Award in 1963 for Death and the Joyful Woman. In 1980, the British Crime Writers Association awarded her the Silver Dagger for Monk's Hood. In 1993 she won the Cartier Diamond Dagger, an annual award given by the CWA to authors who have made an outstanding lifetime's contribution to the field of crime and mystery writing. Pargeter was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) "for services to Literature" in the 1994 New Year Honours. To commemorate Pargeter's life and work, in 1999 the CWA established their Ellis Peters Historical Dagger award (later called the Ellis Peters Historical Award) for the best historical crime novel of the year.Pargeter's Cadfael Chronicles are often credited for popularizing what would later become known as the historical mystery. Bibliography As Edith Pargeter Jim Benison a.k.a. The Second World War Trilogy The Eighth Champion of Christendom (1945) Reluctant Odyssey (1946) Warfare Accomplished (1947)The Heaven Tree Trilogy The Heaven Tree (1960) The Green Branch (1962) (1230 William De Braose, a Norman Marcher Lord was hanged for an affair with Joan, lady of Wales, the wife of Prince Llywelyn ab Iorwerth.) The Scarlet Seed (1963)The Brothers of Gwynedd Quartet Four novels about Llewelyn the Last: Sunrise in the West (1974) The Dragon at Noonday (1975) The Hounds of Sunset (1976) Afterglow and Nightfall (1977)Other Hortensius, Friend of Nero (1936) Iron-Bound (1936) The City Lies Four-Square (1939) Ordinary People (1941) (a.k.a. People of My Own) She Goes to War (1942) The Fair Young Phoenix (1948) By Firelight (1948) (US title: By This Strange Fire) The Coast of Bohemia (1950) (non-fiction: an account of a journey in Czechoslovakia) Lost Children (1951) Tales of the Little Quarter (1951). Translation from Czech of the collection by Jan Neruda Most Loving Mere Folly (1953) The Rough Magic (1953) The Soldier at the Door (1954) A Means of Grace (1956) The Assize of the Dying (1958). 'The Assize of the Dying'; and 'Aunt Helen' Legends of Old Bohemia (1964). Translation from Czech of the book by Alois Jirásek The Lily Hand and other stories (1965): 1995); see pseudonym Ellis Peters (books) (chron.): 'A Grain of Mustard Seed', 'Light-Boy', 'Grim Fairy Tale', 'Trump of Doom', 'The Man Who Met Himself', 'The Linnet in the Garden', 'How Beautiful is Youth', 'All Souls' Day', 'The Cradle', 'My Friend the Enemy', 'The Lily Hand, 'A Question of Faith', 'The Purple Children', 'I am a Seagull', 'Carnival Night', 'The Ultimate Romeo and Juliet' A Bloody Field by Shrewsbury (1972) (US title: The Bloody Field) The Marriage of Meggotta (1979) (about Margaret de Burgh, daughter of Hubert de Burgh, 2nd earl of Kent, who saved Prince Arthur the first time King John tried to have him killed)Non-fiction How to destroy the human personality. Birmingham Daily Post, 28 August 1968. Translation of an article by Ivo PondelicekShort stories Brambleridge Tales Late Apple Harvest Everywoman's, October 1938 Poppy Juice Everywoman's, November 1938 Christmas Roses Everywoman's, December 1938 Under the Big Top Everywoman's, January 1939 Meet of the Clear Water Hunt Everywoman's, February 1939 Lambs in the Meadow Everywoman's, March.... Discover the Ellis Peters popular books. Find the top 100 most popular Ellis Peters books.

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The grave of a Cornish poet reveals a centuries-old mystery and leads Detective Inspector Felse on a dangerous trail of secrets and crime. While on a seaside vacation in C...

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A car crash survivor is convinced she committed murder, and private eye Francis Killian joins forces with George and Bunty Felse to uncover her past. World-famous opera si...

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A monk embarks on a dangerous quest to find a trio of missing travelers in this medieval mystery by an Edgar Award–winning author. The winter of 1139 will disrupt Brothe...

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Brother Cadfael's Penance

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To save his estranged son, a monk risks breaking his vows in this “moving and suspenseful” entry in the Silver Dagger Award–winning medieval mystery series (Booklist).

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A troubled English boy sets out to uncover the truth about his father’s death, from the Edgar Award–winning author of the Chronicles of Brother Cadfael.   Followi...

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An English hitchhiker disrupts a criminal’s plans in this caper gone wrong from the Edgar Award–winning author of the Chronicles of Brother Cadfael.   On the roa...

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The Heretic's Apprentice

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Charges of heresy and murder are complicated by the contents of a mysterious treasure chestIn the summer of 1143, William of Lythwood arrives at the Benedictine Abbey of S...

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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-Trib...

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When two attendees go missing from a folk music festival at a remote Gothic mansion, Inspector Felse arrives to solve the mystery—and protect his son. Singers and musici...

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Ignored on her birthday by her husband and son, Bunty Felse takes herself out to celebrate—and finds herself in mortal danger. On the eve of her forty-first birthday, Bu...

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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 114...

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A famous composer’s post-WWII homecoming is marred by death threats in a gripping tale of suspense from the Edgar Award–winning creator of Brother Cadfael.   Thre...

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When Inspector Felse arrests a woman for the murder of a beer tycoon, his son sets out to prove her innocence in this Edgar Award–winning mystery. Is a vulgarity ground ...

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A post-WWII love affair is eroded by suspicions of murder, from the Edgar Award–winning author of the Chronicles of Brother Cadfael.   Talented potter Suspiria Free...

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One Corpse Too Many

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Brother Cadfael discovers a murder amid the wreckage of Shrewsbury Castle in this mystery series featuring “a colorful and authentic medieval background” (Publishers Weekly).

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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 fi...

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“Bodies and red herrings pile up in a satisfying way” in the Silver Dagger Award–winning medieval mystery series starring Brother Cadfael (Library Journal). T...

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Medieval monk Brother Cadfael races to save a young man he believes is falsely accused of robbery—in the Silver Dagger Award–winning mystery series. In the gentle Shre...

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A shocking revelation in a diva’s will leads to murder in this chilling whodunit from the Edgar Award–winning author of the Chronicles of Brother Cadfael.   It’...

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In the twelfth century, merchants gather at a summertime fair—but when one of them is found dead in a river, a crime-solving monk must step in. St. Peter’s Fair is a g...

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A detective investigates the disappearance of a beautiful Welsh teenager in this “deeply satisfying” mystery by the author of the Brother Cadfael series (Publishers Weekly).

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“Three classic stories featuring Brother Cadfael . . . whose powers of deduction are practically miraculous” in the Silver Dagger–winning medieval mystery series (Bookl...

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The sleuthing monk unravels a thorny case of murder in this “accomplished whodunit meticulously wrought with a wealth of medieval detail” (Booklist).

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The “irresistible” and “compelling” first novel in the historical mystery series featuring a Welsh Benedictine monk in the twelfth century (The Washington Post).

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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)...

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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...

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A pair of gripping mystery novellas dealing with crime and punishment from the Edgar Award–winning author of the Chronicles of Brother Cadfael.   In The Assize o...

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Superstition clouds the investigation into a dead body found outside a village church in this historical mystery from the author of Fallen Into the Pit. A news phot...

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The twelfth-century Welsh monk is caught up in civil war and captured by Danish mercenaries, in the Silver Dagger Award–winning medieval mystery series. In the summer of...

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When an antiques mogul is murdered in an English village, there are many suspects and very few tears, making it a difficult case for Superintendant Felse. The sleepy vill...

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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 ou...

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In this “enchanting” historical mystery, “medieval England comes marvelously alive” as Brother Cadfael investigates a woman’s baffling disappearance (The Washington Po...

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A recent murder in Wales leads Detective Inspector Felse to the mysterious disappearance of an architect and a case dating back to ancient Rome. When archaeologist Alan Mo...

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Dominic Felse and his girlfriend escort a young girl through India and investigate a murder in this mystery from the bestselling author of Fallen Into the Pit. When...

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English teens on vacation in Italy are caught up in a murderous conspiracy, from the Edgar Award–winning author of the Chronicles of Brother Cadfael.   On a train r...

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The Devil's Novice

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From the Edgar Award–winning author: When a troubled novice is blamed for a priest’s disappearance, Brother Cadfael seeks to save his soul—and his life. Outside the ...

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An opera singer drops dead onstage in a pitch-perfect puzzler from the Edgar Award–winning author of the Chronicles of Brother Cadfael.   A plane crash kills the le...

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From the author of the Chronicles of Brother Cadfael: More mysteries in the “admirable” Edgar Award–winning series about an English policeman and his son (Anthony Boucher, The Ne...

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In this mystery in the award-winning series featuring a twelfth-century Benedictine monk, Brother Cadfael must travel to the heart of a leper colony to root out the secret behind a...

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In the mountains of Czechoslovakia, a possible murder has Dominic Felse suspicious of everyone—including his friend, the dead man’s beautiful stepdaughter. Theodosia B...

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The Confession of Brother Haluin

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A monk’s journey of amends leads to murder in this “thoroughly entertaining medieval mystery” in the Silver Dagger Award–winning series (Publishers Weekly)....

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In the twelfth century, merchants gather at a summertime fair—but when one of them is found dead in a river, a crime-solving monk must step in. St. Peter’s Fair is a grand, fe...

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Setting out for the Saint Giles leper colony outside Shrewsbury, Brother Cadfael has more pressing matters on his mind than the grand wedding coming to his abbey. Yet as fate wou...

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It is June in the Year of Our Lord 1143 when Elave, young clerk to William of Lythwood, returns from a pilgrimage to the Holy Land with his elderly master's body. His mission is twofold, to ...

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Gervase Bonel, with his wife and servants, is a guest of Shrewsbury Abbey of Saint Peter and Saint Paul when he is suddenly taken ill. Luckily, the Abbey boasts the services of clever and ki...

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It is Summer in the Year of Our Lord 1139 when the grand festive event, St. Peter's Fair, is held in the town of Shrewsbury. The event brings pause to the ongoing civil war, as tradesman fro...

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The winter of 1139 will disrupt Brother Cadfael’s tranquil life in Shrewsbury, as raging civil war has sent refugees fleeing north from Worcester. Among them are two young orphans from a n...

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Alfred Armiger was like a bull in the ring, belligerent and sure of himself. But Armiger was mortal after all. There was no stronger proof of it than the blood that oozed from his skull, min...

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In the year of our Lord 1141, two monks ride into the Benedictine abbey of Saint Peter and Saint Paul, bringing with them disturbing news of war—and a mystery. The strangers tell how the s...

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Helmut Schauffler, a young Nazi working in the small English village of Comerford, sets out to play upon the post-war sensibilities and fears by terrorizing his new neighbors.

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Été 1138, la guerre civile fait rage en Angleterre entre le roi Étienne et l'impératrice Mathilde. Le roi Étienne fait pendre les membres de la garnison de Shrewsbury fidèle à Mathild...

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Civil war continues to blaze in the autumn of 1139. Amid the uncertainty and peril of the moment two noble children make their escape, headed for Shrewsbury. But for reasons no one knows, th...

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In the early twelfth century, civil war rages between the English and the Welsh. In the battle of Lincoln, the Welsh capture the sheriff of Shropshire and barter him for a young Welsh lord, ...

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It is December in the Year of our Lord 1138 when Gervase Bonel dies after eating sauce laced with poison served which had been served with a partridge. The active ingredient found in the sau...

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The day after a Gothic door is returned to its original place in the Mottisham village church, two men are found dead. The Welsh villagers, closed and suspicious of outsiders, believe their ...

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Three BBC radio dramatisations of Ellis Peters' much-loved medieval murder mysteries featuring monk-cum-sleuth Brother CadfaelA onetime Crusader turned Benedictine monk, B...

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Outside the pale of the Abbey of Saint Peter and Saint Paul, in September of the year of our Lord 1140, a priestly emissary for King Stephen has been reported missing. But inside the pale, w...

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It is the Summer and Autumn of the Year of Our Lord 1143 in which the gentle monk, Brother Cadfael, is forced to leave the tranquility of his herb garden to find the whole truth behind the m...

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Christmas, AD 1141. Abbot Radulfus returns from London, bringing with him a priest for the vacant living of Holy Cross (known as the Foregate), a man of presence, scholars...

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Gervase Bonel, with his wife and servants, is a guest of Shrewsbury Abbey of Saint Peter and Saint Paul when he is suddenly taken ill. Luckily, the Abbey boasts the services of clever and ki...

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The nearing December-May marriage between a wealthy merchant and a resigned bride has one of the lepers at Saint Giles nursing bitter plans for revenge.

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Brother Cadfael finds himself caught up in a bitter feud between two royal brother whose armies teeter on the brink of civil war.

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The year is 1142. England is in the iron grip of civil war, and within the sheltered cloisters of the Benedictine Abbey of St. Peter and St. Paul, there begins a chain of events no less mome...

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Despite all evidence, world-class singer Maggie Tressider is convinced that she has killed someone. Her doctor suggests a psychiatrist, but Maggie hires a private investigator named Francis ...

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On a spring evening in 1140 Shrewsbury, the midnight matins at the Benedictine abbey suddenly reverberate with an unholy sound—a hunt in full cry. Pursued by a drunken mob, the quarry is r...

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A Morbid Taste for Bones

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Murder in the twelfth century is no different from murder today. There is still a dead body, though this time with an arrow through the heart instead of a bullet. There is still a need to bu...

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When a fatal draught of Monk's Hood turns up in the dinner plate of a guest at the Shrewsbury abbey, fingers point at half a dozen likely suspects, including an abashed and bewildered Cadfae...

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Eté 1138, la guerre civile fait rage en Angleterre entre le roi Etienne et l'impératrice Mathilde. Le roi Etienne fait pendre les membres de la garnison de Shrewsbury fidèle à Mathilde.

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In 1137 the ambitious head of Shrewsbury Abbey has decided to acquire the remains of Saint Winifred for his Benedictine order. Brother Cadfael is part of the expedition sent to her final res...

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In the middle of the abbey's evening services, an angry mob pursues a young boy into the sacred peace of the sanctuary. Terrified and in tatters, he clutches at the altar-cloth, grasping for...

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City of Gold and Shadows

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In search of a missing uncle, Charlotte Rossignol travels to the ancient Roman site of Aurae Phiala on the Welsh border, where she is assisted in her search and the solution to a murder by I...

The Pilgrim of Hate MP3 Audiobook

The Pilgrim of Hate

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As England's civil war draws to a close, two travelers arrive at Cadfael's herbarium door: the dark-eyed Ciaran who has vowed to walk unshod as a kind of penance and, his companion, Matthew....

The Devil's Novice MP3 Audiobook

The Devil's Novice

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Meriet Aspley, a young novitiate, causes havoc at the Shrewsbury monastery when his violent nightmares cause him to scream his anguish in the dead of night, earning him the nickname, Devil's...

One Corpse Too Many MP3 Audiobook

One Corpse Too Many

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In the summer of 1138, war between King Stephen and the Empress Maud takes brother Cadfael from the quiet world of his garden to the bloody battlefield. Not far from the safety of the Abbey ...

St. Peter's Fair MP3 Audiobook

St. Peter's Fair

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King Stephen's bloody siege against the town of Shrewsbury has reduced many of its stores and homes to rubble. The townspeople, busy preparing for the annual St. Peter's Fair, complain that ...

The Confession of Brother Haluin MP3 Audiobook

The Confession of Brother Haluin

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Brother Cadfael accompanies a crippled young monk on his journey of penance--a path that will lead them into a web of old jealousy and deceit.

The Raven in the Foregate MP3 Audiobook

The Raven in the Foregate

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After years of studying with the Bishop, young Father Ailnoth has come to take over the parish of Holy Cross. But soon Ailnoth's true nature surfaces-harsh, cold-hearted, and merciless-and s...

The Rose Rent MP3 Audiobook

The Rose Rent

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A wealthy widow rents her house to the Shrewsbury Abbey for the price of a single rose cut from the bush near the house. Shortly before the rent is due, the rosebush is destroyed and the wid...

Brother Cadfael's Penance: The Twentieth Chronicle of Brother Cadfael MP3 Audiobook

Brother Cadfael's Penance: The Twentieth Chronicle of Brother Cadfael

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It is nearing the end of the Year of Our Lord 1145. A monk vows to abandon all earthly ties, but how can Brother Cadfael obey when his son is captured in battle? Olivier de Bretagne is one o...

The Adventures of Brother Cadfael: A Collection of Chronicles MP3 Audiobook

The Adventures of Brother Cadfael: A Collection of Chronicles

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A collection of chronicles including The Summer of the Danes, Brother Cadfael's Penance, The Heretic's Apprentice, Monk's Hood, The Potter's Field, Sain...

The Hermit of Eyton Forest MP3 Audiobook

The Hermit of Eyton Forest

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Shortly after he inherits the powerful position of Lord of Eaton, 10-year-old Richard Ludel disappears from Shrewsbury Abbey, where he had been a student. Did he run away or was he kidnapped...

An Excellent Mystery MP3 Audiobook

An Excellent Mystery

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A mysterious pair of monks, whose abbey has burned down, have come to Shrewbury seeking refuge. Their story is tragic, and Cadfael quickly senses, riddled with half-truths. What dark secret ...

Black is the Colour of My True Love's Heart MP3 Audiobook

Black is the Colour of My True Love's Heart

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Sparks fly when two famous folksingers and former lovers encounter each other at a folk music seminar. When one of them disappears, Dominic Felse and his girlfriend Tossa struggle to find an...

The Pilgrim of Hate: The Tenth Chronicle of Brother Cadfael MP3 Audiobook

The Pilgrim of Hate: The Tenth Chronicle of Brother Cadfael

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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. In the spring, a flood of pilgrims comes to ...

Rainbow's End MP3 Audiobook

Rainbow's End

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Wealthy, talented Arthur Rainbow was a guaranteed success. But there was one place he hadn't expected to end up, and that was beneath a church tower, his body smashed like a cracked walnut.

The Rose Rent: The Thirteenth Chronicle of Brother Cadfael MP3 Audiobook

The Rose Rent: The Thirteenth Chronicle of Brother Cadfael

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A late spring in 1142 has the monks of Shrewsbury Abbey dismayed, for there may be no roses by June 22. For three years, wealthy young widow Judith Perle has rented her house to ...

One Corpse Too Many MP3 Audiobook

One Corpse Too Many

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When the castle of Shrewsbury is taken during the war between Empress Maud and King Stephen, 94 prisoners are taken, 94 are hanged. When Brother Cadfael arrives to perform the burial rites, ...

St. Peter's Fair: The Fourth Chronicle of Brother Cadfael MP3 Audiobook

St. Peter's Fair: The Fourth Chronicle of Brother Cadfael

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St. Peter’s Fair was a grand event, attracting merchants from across England and beyond. With the pause in the Civil War during the summer of 1139, the fair would bring some much-needed ga...

Dead Man's Ransom: A Brother Cadfael Mystery MP3 Audiobook

Dead Man's Ransom: A Brother Cadfael Mystery

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When the village of Shrewsbury's own sheriff, Gilbert Prestcote, is taken prisoner by the Empress Maud's forces, its citizens are prepared to exchange him for a man of equal value they have ...

The Piper on the Mountain MP3 Audiobook

The Piper on the Mountain

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Inspector Felse's college-age son, Dominic, is spending his first summer abroad and has fallen in love with Tossa, a woman who appears to be arranging their travel itinerary for her own insc...

A Nice Derangement of Epitaphs MP3 Audiobook

A Nice Derangement of Epitaphs

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A vacation in Cornwall embroils the Felse family in the beguiling 18th-century legend of Jan Treverra and his beloved Morwena. When Felse assists a famous scholar in exhuming their bodies, h...

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