An Excellent Mystery
In 1141, two monks have arrived in Shrewsbury from Winchester, where their abbey was destroyed. Now Brother Humilis, who is very ill, and Brother Fidelis, who is mute, must seek refuge at Shrewsbury. And from the moment he meets them, Brother Cadfael senses something deeper than their common vows... show more
In 1141, two monks have arrived in Shrewsbury from Winchester, where their abbey was destroyed. Now Brother Humilis, who is very ill, and Brother Fidelis, who is mute, must seek refuge at Shrewsbury. And from the moment he meets them, Brother Cadfael senses something deeper than their common vows binds these two brothers. And as Brother Humilis's health fails, Brother Cadfael faces a poignant test of his discretion and his beliefs as he unravels a secret so great it can destroy a life, a future, and a holy order.
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: October 1st 1997
Publisher: Mysterious Press
Pages no: 214
Edition language: English
, British Literature
, Historical Fiction
, Historical Mystery
, Mystery Thriller
, Murder Mystery
Series: Chronicles of Brother Cadfael (#11)
An Excellent Mystery by Ellis Peters Series: Cadfael #11 This is an unusual Cadfael in that the mystery is in the form of a missing person rather than a body that someone stumbles across. I wasn’t sure what to rate it because although I did figure it out fairly early on, I wasn’t sure how my the...
I love this series more every time I read further into it. This is the eleventh of the Brother Cadfael mysteries, and is set in the fall of 1141. King Stephen and Empress Maude are making war, as usual, when two strangers show up at the Abbey in Shrewsbury. This mystery centers around a young woma...
The war between Stephen and Maude continues, leading to the sacking of Winchester.Two monks make their way to Shrewsbury and meet up with Cadfael.Add in a previous fiancee of one of the monks before he took the cloth who is missing presumed dead, and another mystery comes into Cadfaels hands.There i...
One of the better entries in the Brother Cadfael series. Listened to the audio version read by the always stellar Patrick Tull.