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The First Cadfael Omnibus
Ellis Peters

Classification : Thriller, Crime & Mystery
Pub Date : Dec 04, 2003
Imprint : Sphere
Page Extent : 544
Binding : PB
ISBN : 9780751504767
Price : 1,299

About the book

A MORBID TASTE FOR BONES. In 1137 the head of Shrewsbury Abbey decided to acquire the remains of St Winifred. Brother Cadfael is part of the expedition sent to her final resting place in Wales and they find the villagers passionately divided by the Benedictines' offer for the saint's relics. Canny, wise and all too worldly, Cadfael isn't surprised when this taste for bones leads to bloody murder.
ONE CORPSE TOO MANY. In 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 walls, Shrewsbury Castle falls, leaving its ninety-four defenders loyal to the Empress to hang as traitors. With a heavy heart, Brother Cadfael agrees to bury the dead, but discovers ninety-five bodies awaiting his attention.
MONK'S-HOOD. Brother Cadfael's herb garden is flourishing under his care, then a local dignitary is poisoned with one of the herbalist's own concoctions and Cadfael finds he has to defend himself and another suspect whom he is sure is innocent.


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A cult figure of crime fiction.
Soothing, but no shortage of mayhem.
A pleasing, and unusual mixture of suspense and historical fiction.
     
Ellis Peters
Ellis Peters is one of the pseudonyms of Edith Pargeter who wrote several books under her own name and also Peter Benedict Jolyon Carr and John Redfern. She was the recipient of the Crime Writers Asso...(+)
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