St. Peter’s Fair
St. Peter’s Fair is a grand, festive event, attracting merchants from across England and beyond. There is a pause in the civil war racking the country in the summer of 1139, and the fair promises to bring some much-needed gaiety to the town of Shrewsbury—until the body of a wealthy merchant is... show more
St. Peter’s Fair is a grand, festive event, attracting merchants from across England and beyond. There is a pause in the civil war racking the country in the summer of 1139, and the fair promises to bring some much-needed gaiety to the town of Shrewsbury—until the body of a wealthy merchant is found murdered in the river Severn. Was Thomas of Bristol the victim of murderous thieves? And, if so, why were his valuables abandoned nearby?
Brother Cadfael, that shrewd but kindly monk, offers to help the merchant’s lovely niece Emma. But while he is searching for the killer, Thomas of Bristol’s wares are ransacked and two more men are murdered. Emma almost certainly knows more than she is telling—as others will soon realize. Cadfael desperately races to save the young girl, knowing that in a country at war with itself, betrayal can come from any direction, and even good intentions can kill.
Publish date: 1992
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, British Literature
, Historical Fiction
, Historical Mystery
, Mystery Thriller
Series: Chronicles of Brother Cadfael (#4)
The great annual Fair of Saint Peter at Shrewsbury, a high point in the citys calendar, attracts merchants from far and wide to do business. But when an unseemly quarrel breaks out between the local burghers and the monks from the Benedictine monastery as to who shall benefit from the levies the fai...
bookshelves: tbr-busting-2014, winter-20132014, shropshire, series, published-1981, medieval5c-16c, film-only, mystery-thriller, britain-england Read on January 13, 2014 Description: A pause in the civil war offers Shrewsbury's townsfolk hope that the upcoming fair will be successful, but the di...
The only problem I'm finding is that I keep inserting things from the tv series into the book series as I read along.And I'm not always correct.Which makes things confusing, for me, as I'm reading along. BUT, it keeps the mystery in the book ;)
St. Peter’s Fair is the fourth book in the popular Medieval mystery series featuring Benedictine Monk Brother Cadfael. As a child, my father was a huge fan of these books and the TV series based on the books starring Derek Jacobi as Brother Cadfael. In fact I remember (vaguely) visiting the town o...
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