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Dead Man's Ransom - Ellis Peters
Dead Man's Ransom
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Brother Cadfael must intervene when a prisoner exchange is interrupted by love and murder 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... show more
Brother Cadfael must intervene when a prisoner exchange is interrupted by love and murder

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.
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Format: kindle
ISBN: 9781497671317
ASIN: B00LUZNVSW
Publisher: MysteriousPress.com/Open Road
Pages no: 273
Edition language: English
Series: Chronicles of Brother Cadfael (#9)
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Moonlight Reader
Moonlight Reader rated it
3.5 Square 4! Penance Day Read
This is my first filled square for the 16 Tasks game. I decided to do: Book themes for Penance Day: Read a book that has a monk, nun, pastor / preacher, priest or other representative of the organized church as a protagonist, or where someone is struggling with feelings of guilt or with their cons...
Tannat
Tannat rated it
3.5 Dead Man’s Ransom by Ellis Peters
Series: Cadfael #9 Fairly standard fare for Cadfael. A murder occurs in the midst of a prisoner exchange and Hugh and Cadfield investigate. I know I complained about the insta-love, but Peters does use the relationships effectively in the plot. It’s just that the actual meeting is fairly weak. She...
Brian's Book Blog
Brian's Book Blog rated it
5.0 Dead Man's Ransom (Cadfael #9)
Set in the 12th century, The sheriff of Shrewsbury is captured by the Welsh, and a minor Welsh lord is also captured by the English. A swap is agreed, but one is murdered before the handover can take place.Brother Cadfael uses his knowledge to pick at clues until the killer can be found.A character ...
Brian's Book Blog
Brian's Book Blog rated it
5.0 Dead Man's Ransom (Cadfael #9)
Set in the 12th century, The sheriff of Shrewsbury is captured by the Welsh, and a minor Welsh lord is also captured by the English. A swap is agreed, but one is murdered before the handover can take place.Brother Cadfael uses his knowledge to pick at clues until the killer can be found.A character ...
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it
3.5 Dead Man's Ransom (Chronicles of Brother Cadfael #9)
bookshelves: adventure, britain-england, fraudio, historical-fiction, mystery-thriller, play-dramatisation, published-1985, spies, war, britain-wales Read in November, 2009 As civil war takes its toll on Shrewsbury, the detective monk takes action. Ellis Peters' medieval thriller with Philip Broa...
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