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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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Tannat
Tannat rated it 4 months ago
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...
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Wanda's Book Reviews rated it 7 months ago
In the gentle Shrewsbury spring of 1140, the midnight matins at the Benedictine abbey suddenly reverberate with an unholy sound—a hunt in full cry. Persued by a drunken mob, the quarry is running for its life. When the frantic creature bursts into the nave to claim sanctuary, Brother Cadfael finds h...
Locus Amoenus: All By My Shelf
Locus Amoenus: All By My Shelf rated it 1 year ago
I loved, loved, loved this book. In no particular order, some of the things I loved: - Brother Cadfael himself. He has a past he's not ashamed of; and he won't let anyone else shame him for it either. - The entire town of Gwytherin, their sense of justice and redemption, and the way they come to...
Murder by Death
Murder by Death rated it 1 year ago
I had a bit of genre whiplash with this one, as I'd picked it up after a month of binge re-reading urban fantasy. To say that the change in pace required an adjustment is an understatement. So it's possible that this book deserves a higher rating even than the 4 stars I gave it, but the fact remai...
Murder by Death
Murder by Death rated it 2 years 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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