At the monastery in Shrewsbury in 1138, the gardens are flourishing under the expert tending of Brother Cadfael. His workshop shelves boast all sorts of medication for every kind of ailment. Then one Gervase Bonel, who had planned to leave his valuable manor to the Abbey in exchange for a house... show more
At the monastery in Shrewsbury in 1138, the gardens are flourishing under the expert tending of Brother Cadfael. His workshop shelves boast all sorts of medication for every kind of ailment. Then one Gervase Bonel, who had planned to leave his valuable manor to the Abbey in exchange for a house run by the monks where his comfort will be guaranteed for life, is poisoned with Cadfael's own concoction intended for aching joints. As the monk investigates he finds a web of family intrigue, where suspicion has fallen on someone he is certain is innocent.
Publish date: 1984
Pages no: 223
Edition language: English
Series: Brother Cadfael Mysteries (#3)
I finished this two days ago, which means the details are fuzzy at this point. It's excellently written, of course, and the plotting equally well done. Peters was clever; obfuscating the murderer with ease and subtlety. I resisted this series for a long time; I like historical mysteries, but t...
Gervase Bonel, with his wife and servants, is a guest of Shrewsbury Abbey of Saint Peter and Saint Paul when he is suddenly taken ill. Luckily, the Abbey boasts the services of Brother Cadfael, a skilled herbalist. Cadfael hurries to the man's bedside, only to be confronted by two very different sur...
(this and Death on the Water are going to be part of the Bookish Halloween bingo but I need to do some finessing tonight with them before being done, that and decide what squares they're going to be for) I believe I've seen this one at some stage so much of the plot was known to me before reading....
I know that I previously mentioned that I had signed up for scribd. One of the big reasons that I decided to take the plunge and pay the $8.99 per month for the subscription was that the entire Brother Cadfael series was available. I read the first book, A Morbid Taste for Bones, years ago when I...
Truth be told, I am enjoying this series, but it can get pedestrian at times.Thankfully, the Father Abbot Heribert is being replaced, so I'm hoping the new Father will play a slightly larger role.
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