One Corpse Too Many (The Chronicles of Brother Cadfael Book 2)
When Shrewsbury Castle falls, Brother Cadfael discovers a murder mystery amid the wreckage 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 death. Not far from the safety... show more
When Shrewsbury Castle falls, Brother Cadfael discovers a murder mystery amid the wreckage 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 death. Not far from the safety of the abbey walls, Shrewsbury Castle falls, leaving its ninety-four defenders loyal to the empress to hang as traitors. With a heavy heart, Brother Cadfael agrees to bury the dead, only to make a grisly discovery: one extra victim that has been strangled, not hanged. This ingenious way to dispose of a corpse tells Brother Cadfael that the killer is both clever and ruthless. But one death among so many seems unimportant to all but the good Benedictine. He vows to find the truth behind disparate clues: a girl in boy’s clothing, a missing treasure, and a single broken flower . . . the tiny bit of evidence that Cadfael believes can expose a murderer’s black heart.
Publish date: 2014-08-05
Publisher: Mysterious Press
Pages no: 8
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, British Literature
, Historical Fiction
, Historical Mystery
, Mystery Thriller
Series: Brother Cadfael Mysteries (#2)
I had doubts starting this one, because it starts off slow. Really slow. Like, omg, this book is never, ever going to end. This was largely due to the history dump Peters gives the reader in the beginning; the boring-to-me kind of history about battles and wars and political shenanigans. Then...
An ingenious killer disposes of a strangled corpse on a battlefield. Brother Cadfael discovers the body, and must then piece together disparate clues--including a girl in boy's clothing, a missing treasure and a single flower--to expose a murderer's black heart. "The trouble with me, he thought un...
King Stephen marches into Shrewsbury, and by way of retribution for the trouble, orders 94 of the garrison to be hanged for defying him.As Brother Cadfael tends to the bodies for burial, he discovers there are actually 95 bodies waiting for him.He soon discovers that the extra body wasn't killed in ...
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...
bookshelves: re-read, spring-2010, fraudio, historical-fiction, mystery-thriller, medieval5c-16c, play-dramatisation, series, re-visit-2013, summer-2013 Recommended for: BBC listeners Read from March 15, 2010 to July 27, 2013, read count: 3 ** spoiler alert ** re-visit 2013 is Derek Jacobi TV ser...
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