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Ellis Peters
Edith Mary Pargeter, OBE, BEM, 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... show more
Edith Mary Pargeter, OBE, BEM, 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.

Pargeter wrote under a number of pseudonyms; it was under the name Ellis Peters that she wrote crime stories, especially the highly popular series of Brother Cadfael medieval mysteries, many of which were made into films for television. The Brother Cadfael Chronicles drew international attention to Shrewsbury and its history, and greatly increased tourism to the town.

Pargeter was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) "for services to Literature" in the 1994 New Year Honours. In 1993 she won the Cartier Diamond Dagger, an annual award given by the Crime Writers' Association of Great Britain to authors who have made an outstanding lifetime's contribution to the field of crime and mystery writing. The Mystery Writers of America gave her their Edgar Award in 1963 for the novel Death and the Joyful Woman.
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Birth date: September 28, 1913
Died: October 14, 1995
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If This Bookworm Has Offended rated it 2 months ago
Title: One Corpse Too ManyAuthor: Ellis PetersSeries: Cadfael, 2Format: bind-upLength: 181 pagesRating: 3 stars Synopsis: In the summer of 1138, war between King Stephen and the Empress Maud takes Brother Cadfael from the quiet world of his garden into a battlefield of passions, deceptions, and de...
If This Bookworm Has Offended
If This Bookworm Has Offended rated it 2 months ago
Title: A Morbid Taste For BonesAuthor: Ellis PetersSeries: Brother Cadfael, #1Format: paperback, bind-upLength: ? Synopsis: In the remote Welsh mountain village of Gwytherin lies the grave of Saint Winifred. Now, in 1137, the ambitious head of Shrewsbury Abbey has decided to acquire the sacred rem...
If This Bookworm Has Offended
If This Bookworm Has Offended rated it 2 months ago
Title: The Grass Widow's TaleAuthor: Ellis PetersSeries: The Felse Investigations, 7 Format: hardcoverLength: 192 pagesRating: 4.5 stars Synopsis: When George Felse finds himself called away to London on urgent police business, his wife Bunty is left alone feeling depressed on the eve of her 41st ...
Murder by Death
Murder by Death rated it 8 months ago
My mother gave me this book when I was last home (I come by my tendency to buy duplicate books honestly), and it wasn't until I was shuffling through my TBR a few days ago that I actually stopped and looked at this one. I wanted to know which books I needed to find to complete my collection of Brot...
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Wanda's Book Reviews rated it 8 months ago
A savage murder interrupts an ill-fated marriage set to take place at Brother Cadfael's abbey, leaving the monk with a terrible mystery to solve. The key to the killing is hidden among the inhabitants of the Saint Giles leper colony, and Brother Cadfael must ferret out a sickness not of the body, bu...
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