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Die Ruckkehr des Baumeisters

Die Ruckkehr des Baumeisters

Author: Ellis Peters Format: eBook Release Date: 01/12/2017

Der dritte und letzte Band der groen Mittelalter-Trilogie uber den genialen Baumeister Harry Talvace von Ellis Peters: ein literarisches GlanzstuckDer junge Harry Talvace wird vom Morder seines Vaters auf der Burg am Ufer des Severn gefangenhalten. Aber aus der Feindschaft zwischen dem Baumeister und Isambard erwachst Respekt und schlielich sogar Freundschaft. Zu spat erkennt der Burgherr, dass es sein eigener Sohn ist, der im gefahrlich werden soll. In einem dramatischen Kampf stehen ihm nun auch seine einstigen Widersacher zur Seite - aber erst als auch die Toten zur Ruhe kommen, kann Harry das Erbe seines Vaters antreten.Der dritte Band der groartigen Trilogie aus der Feder der Bestsellerautorin Ellis Peters, auch bekannt unter ihrem Klarnamen Edith Pargeter. Die weiteren Bande der "e;Heaven Tree"e;-Reihe von Ellis Peters, "e;Der Baumeister von Albion"e; und "e;Die Ruckkehr des Baumeisters"e; sind ebenfalls bei Piper Fahrenheit erschienen.

The Leper of Saint Giles

The Leper of Saint Giles

Author: Ellis Peters Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/11/2017

Saint Peter's Fair

Saint Peter's Fair

Author: Ellis Peters Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/11/2017

Das Erbe des Baumeisters

Das Erbe des Baumeisters

Author: Ellis Peters Format: eBook Release Date: 02/11/2017

Das Abenteuer des mittelalterlichen Lebens und im Mittelpunkt ein Mann, dessen Kunstwerk die Jahrhunderte uberdauern wird: ein historisches Epos und Glanzstuck des Genres historischer RomanDer junge Talvace wchst wohlbehtet im grnen walisischen Hgelland am Hof von Frst Llewelyn auf. Schon als kleiner Junge will er den Mord an seinem Vater rchen. Als diesem, dem Lord Isambard endlich gegenbersteht, erblickt dieser in ihm die Gesichtszge des legendren Baumeisters und nimmt in auf seiner Burg am Ufer des Severn gefangen. Voller Staunen sieht Harry dort zum ersten Mal das imposante Bauwerk seines Vaters. Isambard erkennt, dass Harry das Talent seines Vaters geerbt hat, lsst ihn zum Baumeister ausbilden. Llewelyn aber schwrt, Harry aus den Hnden des unerbittlichen Widersachers zu befreien ... Der zweite Band der groartigen Trilogie aus der Feder der Bestsellerautorin Ellis Peters, auch bekannt unter ihrem Klarnamen Edith Pargeter. Die weiteren Bnde der "e;Heaven Tree"e;-Reihe von Ellis Peters, "e;Der Baumeister von Albion"e; und "e;Die Rckkehr des Baumeisters"e; sind ebenfalls bei Piper Fahrenheit erschienen.

Der Baumeister von Albion

Der Baumeister von Albion

Author: Ellis Peters Format: eBook Release Date: 02/10/2017

Vor dem Hintergrund des faszinierenden Europa des ausgehenden 13. Jahrhunderts entfaltet Ellis Peters die Geschichte eines genialen Baumeisters und ein lebendiges Bild seiner Zeit: Ein farbenprachtiger historischer Roman fur alle Fans von Ken Folletts "e;Saulen der Erde"e; und Rebecca Gable!England um 1200 zur Zeit von King John - eine Epoche von Schnheit und Niedertracht, von Loyalitt und Verschwrung. Der junge Baumeister Harry Talvace und sein Freund Adam werden unrechtmig angeklagt und mssen aus ihrer walisischen Heimat nach Paris fliehen, wo sie den charismatischen Lord Isambard und die venezianische Schnheit Benedetta kennenlernen. Fr Isambard soll Harry eine nie dagewesene Kathedrale bauen, die bis zum Himmel reicht. Doch whrend das Bauwerk wchst, fallen Schatten von Eifersucht, Rache und Tod auf den jungen Knstler. Der Auftakt einer groartigen Trilogie aus der Feder der Bestsellerautorin Ellis Peters, auch bekannt unter ihrem Klarnamen Edith Pargeter. Die weiteren Bnde der "e;Heaven Tree"e;-Reihe von Ellis Peters, "e;Das Erbe des Baumeisters"e; und "e;Die Rckkehr des Baumeisters"e; sind ebenfalls bei Piper Fahrenheit erschienen.

Complete Felse Investigations

Complete Felse Investigations

Author: Ellis Peters Format: eBook Release Date: 10/12/2016

THE COMPLETE FELSE INVESTIGATIONS - 13 novels in one! No case is too strange or too baffling for the policeman George Felse and his son, Dominic. Over 13 instalments and two decades, the Felse Investigations will take them from their home on the Welsh Borders to the southernmost tip of India.

Brother Cadfael: The Complete Chronicles

Brother Cadfael: The Complete Chronicles

Author: Ellis Peters Format: eBook Release Date: 01/12/2016

THE COMPLETE CADFAEL CHRONICLES: 21 ebooks in one. Seventy years have passed since the conquest of England by William of Normandy. But following the death of Henry I, with no male heir, the country is divided - the armies of Henry's daughter the Empress Maud and her cousin, King Stephen, mass to the West and East. Each would claim the crown. Beset by civil strife, caught between Stephen's forces and the kingdoms of Wales, life in the border town of Shrewsbury continues as best it can. Even the Benedictine brothers of the Order of St Peter and St Paul cannot escape the encroaching war. And more often than not, the Abbey herbalist, a healer and skilled observer of human nature, Brother Cadfael, is called upon to use his more worldly talents in pursuit of justice. Cadfael ap Meilyr ap Dafydd (known simply as Brother Cadfael) is a Welsh monk, herbalist and apothecary of Shrewsbury Abbey. He entered the Benedictine order in 1120 after sixteen years in the armies of Britain and Normandy. As a soldier and sea captain he fought in the Holy Land, serving at the fall of Antioch and the storming of Jerusalem. As a young man, he was betrothed to Richildis Gurney, but never married. He has an illegitimate son, Olivier de Bretagne, by the Saracen widow Mariam of Antioch.This ebook contains:A RARE BENEDICTINE: The Advent of Brother Cadfael. A MORBID TASTE FOR BONES. ONE CORPSE TOO MANY. MONK'S HOOD. SAINT PETER'S FAIR. THE LEPER OF SAINT GILES. THE VIRGIN IN THE ICE. THE SANCTUARY SPARROW. THE DEVIL'S NOVICE. DEAD MAN'S RANSOM. THE PILGRIM OF HATE. AN EXCELLENT MYSTERY. THE RAVEN IN THE FOREGATE. THE ROSE RENT. THE HERMIT OF EYTON FOREST. THE CONFESSION OF BROTHER HALUIN. THE HERETIC'S APPRENTICE. THE POTTER'S FIELD. THE SUMMER OF THE DANES. THE HOLY THIEF. BROTHER CADFAEL'S PENANCE.

A Rare Benedictine

A Rare Benedictine

Author: Ellis Peters Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/03/2016

Ellis Peters' A RARE BENEDICTINE introduces Brother Cadfael, the beloved medieval sleuth brought to life by Derek Jacobi in CADFAEL. In the autumn of 1120, after sixteen years of plotting, manipulating and fighting to conquer Normandy, the King's Court has returned to England, victorious. But, for one Welshman amongst them, the adventure is just beginning. For Cadfael is about to embark on a journey that will lead him to the Abbey at Shrewsbury and into the Benedictine Order. Where mystery, intrigue and treachery await... To be treasured by Cadfael fans, this is also the perfect starting point for readers delving into the Chronicles of Brother Cadfael for the first time.

Fallen into the Pit

Fallen into the Pit

Author: Ellis Peters Format: eBook Release Date: 10/08/2015

No case is too strange or too baffling for the policeman George Felse and his son, Dominic. Over 13 instalments and two decades, the Felse Investigations will take them from their home on the Welsh Borders to the southernmost tip of India. It is 1952, the shadow of World War Two still lies over the green fields of the small village of Comerford on the Welsh borders. When ex-prisoner of war Helmut Schauffler is murdered, local policeman Sergeant George Felse has his work cut out: Schauffler was Nazi to the core and the majority of the villagers had good reason to despise him. Sergeant Felse's fourteen-year-old son Dominic - who found Schauffler's body in a shallow brook - is fascinated by the case. Much to his father's disapproval, he resolves to find the murderer - a decision that places his own life in great danger...

Death and the Joyful Woman

Death and the Joyful Woman

Author: Ellis Peters Format: eBook Release Date: 10/08/2015

No case is too strange or too baffling for the policeman George Felse and his son, Dominic. Over 13 instalments and two decades, the Felse Investigations will take them from their home on the Welsh Borders to the southernmost tip of India. Is vulgarity grounds for murder? Alfred Armiger had antagonised many with his greed and crass acquisitiveness. So when the ruthless beer baron is discovered dead, his head beaten in by a magnum of champagne, there is no shortage of suspects. All of Comerford is shocked when Detective George Felse arrests Kitty Norris, the daughter of a rival beer baron, the last person to see Armiger alive, and the main beneficiary of his will. But Kitty, charming and popular, has an unexpected advocate in Felse's young son, Dominic, who is secretly in love with her. Passionately convinced of Kitty's innocence, Dominic sets out to find the true culprit, a hazardous undertaking that might well cost him his life.

Flight of a Witch

Flight of a Witch

Author: Ellis Peters Format: eBook Release Date: 10/08/2015

No case is too strange or too baffling for the policeman George Felse and his son, Dominic. Over 13 instalments and two decades, the Felse Investigations will take them from their home on the Welsh Borders to the southernmost tip of India. Annet Beck is hauntingly beautiful, which worries her parents so much that they guard her as closely as a prisoner... until the rainy Thursday in October when she disappears. Annet is last seen vanishing over the crest of the eerie Hallowmount, a hill said to be the abode of witches. Five days later she mysteriously reappears, claiming that she was gone for only two hours. Enchanted by her beauty, Annet's parents' lodger Tom Kenyon is determined to find the explanation for her disappearance: could it be deceit, amnesia or witchcraft? Tom's amateur investigations lead to nowhere until Detective Inspector George Felse finds cause to connect those missing five days with his enquiry into a death. The subsequent search takes the two men along a trail of betrayal, robbery and murder to a deadly confrontation among the ancient stones of Hallowmount...

Nice Derangement of Epitaphs

Nice Derangement of Epitaphs

Author: Ellis Peters Format: eBook Release Date: 10/08/2015

No case is too strange or too baffling for the policeman George Felse and his son, Dominic. Over 13 instalments and two decades, the Felse Investigations will take them from their home on the Welsh Borders to the southernmost tip of India. While on a seaside vacation in Cornwall with his son Dominic, Detective Inspector George Felse can't help but investigate a dark mystery of smuggling, missing bodies and murder. Jan Treverra was a legendary Cornish poet and smuggler who died two centuries ago. But when local scholar Simon Towne arranges to open Treverra's grave in search of his long-lost literary legacy, it yields not one body but two... and neither one of them is Jan Treverra. In this derelict seashore graveyard, George Felse uncovers a trail of violence in Maymouth's history that casts shadows centuries long...

Piper on the Mountain

Piper on the Mountain

Author: Ellis Peters Format: eBook Release Date: 10/08/2015

No case is too strange or too baffling for the policeman George Felse and his son, Dominic. Over 13 instalments and two decades, the Felse Investigations will take them from their home on the Welsh Borders to the southernmost tip of India. When Herbert Terrell falls off a mountain during his annual climbing holiday in in Czechoslovakia, accidental death seems the inevitable verdict. But Terrell's young step-daughter Theodosia is not convinced. She'd been planning to spend her summer vacation in Europe in any case, so what could be simpler than to persuade her travel companions to make a minor detour to the scene of the crime? Bewitched by Theodosia's beautiful brown eyes and blissfully unaware of her real motives, Dominic Felse cannot refuse her plea for a change of plan. And he's certainly not prepared for their innocent touring holiday to become a murder investigation, with Theodosia herself in grave danger of becoming another unlikely victim...

Black is the Colour of My True Love's Heart

Black is the Colour of My True Love's Heart

Author: Ellis Peters Format: eBook Release Date: 10/08/2015

No case is too strange or too baffling for the policeman George Felse and his son, Dominic. Over 13 instalments and two decades, the Felse Investigations will take them from their home on the Welsh Borders to the southernmost tip of India. Singers and musicians are gathered for a weekend course in folk music at the impressive neo-Gothic country mansion Follymead. Most come only to sing or to listen, but one or two have non-musical scores to settle. When brilliantly talented Liri Palmer sings 'Black, black, black is the colour of my true-love's heart!', she clearly has a message for someone in the audience. Passions run high, and there is murder brewing at Follymead. Among the music students are Dominic Felse and his girlfriend Theodosia. When not one, but two, members of the group go missing from the hall, Dominic calls upon his father, Detective Inspector George Felse, to help him solve this most perplexing mystery.

Grass Widow's Tale

Grass Widow's Tale

Author: Ellis Peters Format: eBook Release Date: 10/08/2015

No case is too strange or too baffling for the policeman George Felse and his son, Dominic. Over 13 instalments and two decades, the Felse Investigations will take them from their home on the Welsh Borders to the southernmost tip of India. On the eve of her 41st birthday, Bunty Felse is overcome with depression; the weather is dreary, her only child Dominic fails to call with birthday greetings, and her husband, George, arrives home only to announce that he has to leave for London immediately to attend to urgent police business. After almost 20 years as a detective's wife, Bunty doesn't protest or complain; she sends George off with a swiftly packed case. To shake off her black mood, Bunty goes out for a solitary evening walk. She stops at the local pub for a drink and accepts a lift home from a sad young man whose troubles draw her out of her own and makes her feel compelled to help him. But as soon as the car door closes, the driver reveals a dark secret that could lead them both to an early grave. Will she manage to escape the mysterious fugitive before it's too late?

House of Green Turf

House of Green Turf

Author: Ellis Peters Format: eBook Release Date: 10/08/2015

No case is too strange or too baffling for the policeman George Felse and his son, Dominic. Over 13 instalments and two decades, the Felse Investigations will take them from their home on the Welsh Borders to the southernmost tip of India. World-famous opera singer Maggie Tressider wakes up in a hospital after a car crash, haunted by the certainty that she has committed a murder some time in the past. Her doctor suggests that, with the help of a psychiatrist, she may be able to lay the nameless spectre to rest. But Maggie chooses a very different expert to help her unearth the secrets of her past. Her commission launches private investigator Francis Killian on a hunt across Europe in search of a grave. But the trail also leads him to one Bunty Felse, former colleague of Maggie's, and wife of Inspector Felse. The successful end of Killian's search is only the beginning of a long pilgrimage - a journey that leads not only back into the past, but that takes Killian, Bunty and George to a remote corner of the Austrian alps where death awaits.

Mourning Raga

Mourning Raga

Author: Ellis Peters Format: eBook Release Date: 10/08/2015

No case is too strange or too baffling for the policeman George Felse and his son, Dominic. Over 13 instalments and two decades, the Felse Investigations will take them from their home on the Welsh Borders to the southernmost tip of India. When his girlfriend's beautiful but erratic filmstar mother Chloe calls to ask a favour, Dominic Felse fears the worst. But she makes the couple an offer they can't refuse: an all-expenses-paid trip to India to escort 14-year-old Anjili Kumar, the daughter of Chloe's co-star, to stay with her father while her mother is filming in England. But Dominic's fears are not unfounded as they soon discover that travelling with the spoilt, precocious Anjili is no sinecure - and the task of delivering her back to her family proves less than easy. Dominic and Theodosia find themselves embroiled in a mystery that swiftly and shockingly becomes a murder investigation. For behind the colourful, smiling mask of India that the tourist sees is another country - remote, mysterious - and often shatteringly brutal...

Knocker on Death's Door

Knocker on Death's Door

Author: Ellis Peters Format: eBook Release Date: 10/08/2015

No case is too strange or too baffling for the policeman George Felse and his son, Dominic. Over 13 instalments and two decades, the Felse Investigations will take them from their home on the Welsh Borders to the southernmost tip of India. No sooner than a late-Gothic, oak door is returned to its rightful place at Mottisham village church, there is a body to go with it: a news photographer is found dead at the threshold, his hand extended to its great cast iron knocker. Surely it is not a coincidence when a second victim is discovered in eerily similar circumstances? Legend holds that sinners who seize the knocker have their hands burned by the cold iron, but Gerry Bracewell didn't die of burns, and neither did the second victim. Had they knocked on death's door, or is a more down-to-earth killer at large? Detective Chief Inspector George Felse had watched the ceremony to re-dedicate the door. Little did he know that soon he would be called back to Mottisham to investigate murder...

Death to the Landlords

Death to the Landlords

Author: Ellis Peters Format: eBook Release Date: 10/08/2015

No case is too strange or too baffling for the policeman George Felse and his son, Dominic. Over 13 instalments and two decades, the Felse Investigations will take them from their home on the Welsh Borders to the southernmost tip of India. Landlords are never popular, and there is little mourning when the greedy, ruthless Mahendralal Bakhle is blown up on his boat on the beautiful Periyar Lake. Suspicion falls on the boat-boy who died with him, but Dominic Felse, one of a party of young tourists visiting the landlord's game reserve, is not convinced of the boy's guilt. And when the party move on to their next destination, the terror pursues them all the way to the southernmost tip of India.The police blame local terrorists targeting wealthy landlords, but what would that have to do with a group of innocent tourists? To get to the bottom of this trail of violence, Dominic Felse must unravel a deadly Indian rope trick of hatred and murder.

City of Gold and Shadows

City of Gold and Shadows

Author: Ellis Peters Format: eBook Release Date: 10/08/2015

No case is too strange or too baffling for the policeman George Felse and his son, Dominic. Over 13 instalments and two decades, the Felse Investigations will take them from their home on the Welsh Borders to the southernmost tip of India. When archaeologist Alan Morris disappears in Turkey, his great-niece, Charlotte, regrets never having got to know him better. In an attempt to better understand him, Charlotte begins reading the books he wrote. One of them leads her to visit the Roman site of Aurae Phiala, on the Welsh border - the last place her great-uncle worked before leaving for Turkey. But when Charlotte arrives she finds more than just a few old stones... First there is a charming young man, coincidentally staying at the same hotel, who is very insistent on being her guide. Then a troublesome schoolboy disappears and a corpse is found. Detective Chief Inspector George Felse is called in to solve a mystery whose roots go back to ancient Roman times...

Rainbow's End

Rainbow's End

Author: Ellis Peters Format: eBook Release Date: 10/08/2015

No case is too strange or too baffling for the policeman George Felse and his son, Dominic. Over 13 instalments and two decades, the Felse Investigations will take them from their home on the Welsh Borders to the southernmost tip of India. The sleepy village of Middlehope is suddenly jerked into life by nouveau riche antiques magnate Arthur Rainbow. In a whirlwind of activity, he extravagantly refurbishes the manor house, joins the golf club, angling society and arts council - and, in a ruthless coup, dislodges the old church organist to take over the position himself. But for all his reforming zeal, the Middlehope community rejects him. And when Rainbow's crushed body is found in the graveyard of St Eata's church, there is very little surprise or sorrow - but much speculation as to who the murderer could be. After all, there are so many candidates - from his young, beautiful, flirtatious wife to the usurped organist and his mutinous choir. It falls upon Superintendent George Felse, newly promoted head of the Midshire CID, to solve this most perplexing murder.

Rare Benedictine: The Advent Of Brother Cadfael

Rare Benedictine: The Advent Of Brother Cadfael

Author: Ellis Peters Format: eBook Release Date: 02/06/2014

Set in the Year of Our Lord 1120, three tales of intrigue and treachery, featuring the chain of events that led one-time crusader Cadfael into the Benedictine Order.

Morbid Taste For Bones

Morbid Taste For Bones

Author: Ellis Peters Format: eBook Release Date: 02/06/2014

In 1137, the Abbot of Shrewsbury decides to acquire the remains of St Winifred. Brother Cadfael is part of the expedition sent to her final resting place in Wales and they find the villagers passionately divided by the Benedictines' offer for the saint's relics.

One Corpse Too Many

One Corpse Too Many

Author: Ellis Peters Format: eBook Release Date: 02/06/2014

In the Summer of 1138, war between King Stephen and the Empress Maud takes Brother Cadfael from the quiet world of his garden to the bloody battlefield.

Monk's Hood

Monk's Hood

Author: Ellis Peters Format: eBook Release Date: 02/06/2014

Christmas 1138, a local dignitary is poisoned with one of the herbalist's own concoctions and Brother Cadfael has to defend himself against charges of murder.

Saint Peter's Fair

Saint Peter's Fair

Author: Ellis Peters Format: eBook Release Date: 02/06/2014

In July of 1139, a quarrel between the local burghers and the monks of the Benedictine monastery over Shrewsbury's annual Fair leaves a merchant dead.

Leper Of Saint Giles

Leper Of Saint Giles

Author: Ellis Peters Format: eBook Release Date: 02/06/2014

Autumn 1139. Outside the town of Shrewsbury is the infirmary of St Giles. When a member of a wedding party is savagely murdered, the only suspect claims sanctuary within its walls.

Virgin In The Ice

Virgin In The Ice

Author: Ellis Peters Format: eBook Release Date: 02/06/2014

During the bitter November of 1139, civil war brings refugees to Shrewsbury in search of sanctuary. But two orphans and their companion, a nun, do not arrive from Worcester as planned, and Brother Cadfael is despatched from the Abbey to try and locate them.

Sanctuary Sparrow

Sanctuary Sparrow

Author: Ellis Peters Format: eBook Release Date: 02/06/2014

In the Spring of 1140, a young man, pursued by a lynching mob, claims sanctuary just in time to save his life. Brother Cadfael believes the boy is innocent and sets out to prove it.

Devil's Novice

Devil's Novice

Author: Ellis Peters Format: eBook Release Date: 02/06/2014

September 1140. It falls to Brother Cadfael to find the disturbing truth behind the violent nightmares of a young novice in the Abbey of Shrewsbury.

Dead Man's Ransom

Dead Man's Ransom

Author: Ellis Peters Format: eBook Release Date: 02/06/2014

In the battle of Lincoln, 1141, the Sheriff of Shropshire is captured by the Welsh forces of the Empress Maud. The county proposes to exchange him for a young Welsh nobleman. But when the Sheriff is murdered only Brother Cadfael can save the captive from retaliation.

Pilgrim Of Hate

Pilgrim Of Hate

Author: Ellis Peters Format: eBook Release Date: 02/06/2014

During the May of 1141, pilgrims gather at Shrewsbury. The news from the road is that a knight has been murdered in Winchester. Brother Cadfael suspects this distant crime has a solution close to home.

Excellent Mystery

Excellent Mystery

Author: Ellis Peters Format: eBook Release Date: 02/06/2014

In the hot, dry August of 1141, England is still torn by civic strife. Amidst the carnage the Abbey of Hyde Meade is totally destroyed; its resident brothers dispersed, finding refuge in the Abbey of Shrewsbury. But Brother Cadfael realizes that two of these refugees are not all that they appear to be.

Raven In The Foregate

Raven In The Foregate

Author: Ellis Peters Format: eBook Release Date: 02/06/2014

Winter, 1141. The Abbot of Shrewsbury returns from London bringing with him the harsh, unforgiving Father Ailnoth as pastor for Holy Cross parish. None are surprised when Ailnoth's body is found on Christmas morning, but it falls to Cadfael to find his murderer.

Rose Rent

Rose Rent

Author: Ellis Peters Format: eBook Release Date: 02/06/2014

In June of 1142, a young monk is murdered next to a white rose bush at a property bequeathed to the Abbey by a young widow. Brother Cadfael finds evidence that points to the widow's own household.

Hermit Of Eyton Forest

Hermit Of Eyton Forest

Author: Ellis Peters Format: eBook Release Date: 02/06/2014

In the Autumn of 1142, a holy man living as a hermit is found dead. His murder coincides with the arrival at the Abbey of Shrewsbury of the new Lord of Eaton. Brother Cadfael suspects a connection, but the new lord is only ten years old - who can have been acting in his interests?

Confession Of Brother Haluin

Confession Of Brother Haluin

Author: Ellis Peters Format: eBook Release Date: 02/06/2014

December, 1142. A brother of Shrewsbury Abbey suffers a fall that almost kills him. He makes a shocking deathbed confession to Brother Cadfael. When the man recovers Cadfael accompanies him on an arduous journey to redeem his past sins.

Heretic's Apprentice

Heretic's Apprentice

Author: Ellis Peters Format: eBook Release Date: 02/06/2014

In the Summer of 1143, two visitors arrive at the gates of the Abbey of Saint Peter and Saint Paul bearing a corpse. But another violent death follows in their wake, and Brother Cadfael is called upon to investigate the connection between these two gory events.

Potter's Field

Potter's Field

Author: Ellis Peters Format: eBook Release Date: 02/06/2014

August, 1143. During the ploughing of Abbey land, the hastily buried remains of a woman's body are unearthed. Uneasiness pushes Brother Cadfael to find the whole truth behind this unexpected discovery.

Summer Of The Danes

Summer Of The Danes

Author: Ellis Peters Format: eBook Release Date: 02/06/2014

In the April of 1144, Brother Cadfael is sent to Wales on Church business, but becomes entangled in the affairs of a young woman desperate to escape an arranged marriage.

Holy Thief

Holy Thief

Author: Ellis Peters Format: eBook Release Date: 02/06/2014

In early 1145, subsiding flood waters reveal a robbery has been committed on church grounds, and Brother Cadfael thinks the robbery is connected to a murder.

Brother Cadfael's Penance

Brother Cadfael's Penance

Author: Ellis Peters Format: eBook Release Date: 02/06/2014

November, 1145. The bitter rift between King Stephen and Empress Maud at last has a chance of reconciliation. Brother Cadfael is faced with a shocking revelation: one of the hostages is his illegitimate son.

The Devil's Novice 8

The Devil's Novice 8

Author: Ellis Peters Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/05/2012

Outside the pale of the abbey of Saint Peter and Saint Paul, in September of the year of our Lord 1140, a priestly emissary for King Stephen has been reported missing. But inside the pale, Brother Cadfael's attention is turned on Meriet, a proud, secretive, nineteen-year-old novice who has been delivered to the abbey by his over-bearing father the Lord of Aspley, to begin a religious vocation. Meriet, meek by day, is so racked by dreams at night that his howl earns him the nickname of the Devil's Novice. Shunned and feared, Meriet is soon linked to the missing priest's fate. Only Brother Cadfael believes in Meriet's innocence, and only the good sleuth can uncover the truth before a boy's pure passion, not evil intent, leads a novice to the noose.

Dead Man's Ransom 9

Dead Man's Ransom 9

Author: Ellis Peters Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/05/2012

In the February of the year of our Lord 1141, men march home from war to Shrewsbury, but the captured Sheriff Gilbert Prestcote is not among them. Elis, a young Welsh prisoner, is, and he is delivered to the Abbey of Saint Peter and Saint Paul to begin a tale that will test Brother Cadfael's sense of justice . . . and his heart. By good fortune, it seems, the prisoner can be exchanged as Sheriff Prestcote's ransom. What none expects is that good-natured Elis will be struck down by Cupid's arrow. The sherrif's own daughter holds him in thrall, and she too, is blind with passion. Now regaining her father means losing her lover. But then the sheriff, ailing and frail, is brought to the abbey's infirmary and murdered there. Suspicion falls on the prisoner, who only has his Welsh honour to gain Brother Cadfael's help. And Cadfael gives it, not knowing the truth will be a trial for his own soul.

The Sanctuary Sparrow 7

The Sanctuary Sparrow 7

Author: Ellis Peters Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/05/2012

In the gentle Shrewsbury spring of 1140 the midnight matins at the Benedictine abbey suddenly reverberates with an unholy sound - a hunt in full cry. Pursued 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 himself fighting off armed townsmen to save a terrified young man. Accused of robbery and murder is Liliwin, a wandering minstrel who performed at the wedding of the local goldsmith's son. But his supposed victim, the miserly craftsman, is still alive, although a strongbox lies empty. Brother Cadfael believes that Liliwin is innocent, but finding the truth and the treasure before Liliwin's respite in sanctuary runs out may uncover a deadlier sin than thievery - a desperate love that nothing, not even the threat of hanging, can stop.

The Virgin In The Ice A Brother Cadfael Mystery

The Virgin In The Ice A Brother Cadfael Mystery

Author: Ellis Peters Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 05/01/2012

Shrewsbury, 1139. The bloody civil war between King Stephen and Empress Maud has swept through the country towards the rural security of Brother Cadfael's monastery. The citizens of Worcester have fled, among them two orphaned children of noble stock, together with their tutor, a young nun. A Benedictine monk in whose care Lady Ermina and her brother Ives were left, comes to the Abbey to ask if the children have been seen. Although it would be hard to miss Ermina, a young girl of striking beauty, no one has seen the missing pair or their companion. Cadfael sets off to lead the search for the missing trio, through the rugged wastes of snowbound Shropshire, following an elusive trail across a lawless land - until the discovery of the body of a young woman, frozen beneath the ice, adds a chilling new dimension to their journey. Starring Philip Madoc, Sir Michael Hordern and Douglas Hodge and dramatised by Bert Coules. 2 CDs. 2 hrs 15 mins.

The Leper Of Saint Giles 5

The Leper Of Saint Giles 5

Author: Ellis Peters Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/10/2011

Brother Cadfael sets out to visit the Saint Giles leper colony outside Shrewsbury, knowing that a grand wedding is due to take place at the Abbey of Saint Peter and Saint Paul. As he arrives at Saint Giles the nuptial party passes the colony's gates. He sees the fragile bride, looking like a prisoner between her two stern guardians, and the groom, an arrogant, fleshy aristocrat old enough to be her grandfather. With his usual astuteness he suspects that this union may be more damned than blessed. He is horrifically proved right when a savage murder disrupts the May-December marriage leaving Brother Cadfael with a dark and terrible mystery to solve. For the key to the killing - and a secret - are hidden among the lepers of Saint Giles and Brother Cadfael's skills must diagnose a sickness, not of the body, but of a twisted soul.

Saint Peter's Fair 4

Saint Peter's Fair 4

Author: Ellis Peters Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/10/2011

Saint Peter's Fair is a grand festive event, attracting tradesmen 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, that is, the body of a wealthy trader is found in the River Severn. Was Thomas of Bristol the victim of murderous thieves? And if so, why were his valuables abandoned nearby? Brother Cadfael offers to help the merchant's lovely niece Emma. But while he is seaching for the killer, the man's wares are ransacked and two more men are murdered. Emma almost certainly knows more than she is telling, as others will soon realise. 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.

The Virgin In The Ice 6

The Virgin In The Ice 6

Author: Ellis Peters Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/10/2011

It is winter 1139 and the tranquil life in the monastery gardens in Shrewsbury is again interrupted by violence. Raging civil war has sent refugees fleeing north from Worcester. Among them are two orphans from a noble family, a boy of thirteen and an eighteen year old girl of great beauty, with their companion, a young Benedictine nun. But the trio have disappeared somewhere in the wild countryside. Cadfael fears for these three lost lambs, but his skills are needed to tend to a wounded monk, found naked and bleeding at the roadside. Why this holy man has been attacked and what his fevered ravings reveal soon give brother Cadfael a clue to the fate of the missing travellers and he sets out to find them. The search will lead him to discover a chilling and terrible murder, and a tale of passion gone astray.

Rose Rent

Rose Rent

Author: Ellis Peters Format: eBook Release Date: 25/05/2011

A late spring in 1142 has the monks of Shrewsbury Abbey dismayed, for there may be no roses by June 22. For three years, wealthy young widow Judith Perle has rented her house to the monks for the price of a single white rose each year, in honor of her late husband. When nature finally complies, a pious monk is sent to pay the rent-and found murdered beside the hacked rosebush. Without a rose, the monks' rental contract becomes void, adding greatly to the widow's dowry. But before Brother Cadfael can ponder whether a greedy suitor has done this dreadful deed, another crime is committed. Now the good monk must thread his way through a tangle more tortuous than the widow's thorny bushes and root out a killer.

Excellent Mystery

Excellent Mystery

Author: Ellis Peters Format: eBook Release Date: 03/05/2011

In the year of our Lord 1141, two monks ride into the Benedictine abbey of Saint Peter and Saint Paul, bringing with them disturbing news of war-and a mystery. The strangers tell how the strife between the Empress Maud and King Stephen has destroyed the town of Winchester and their priory. Now Brother Humilis, who is handsome, gaunt, and very ill, and Brother Fidelis, youthful, comely, and totally mute, must seek refuge at Shrewsbury. And from the moment he meets them, Brother Cadfael senses something deeper than their common vows binds these two good brothers. What the link is he can only guess-what it will lead to is beyond his imagining. But as Brother Humilis' health fails, Brother Cadfael faces a poignant test of his discretion and his beliefs as he unravels a secret so great it can destroy a life, a future, and a holy order. This delightful blend of suspense and historical fiction is, indeed, an excellent mystery.

Pilgrim of Hate

Pilgrim of Hate

Author: Ellis Peters Format: eBook Release Date: 03/05/2011

In the year of our Lord 1141, civil war over England's throne leaves a legacy of violence-and the murder of a knight dear to Brother Cadfael. In the spring, a flood of pilgrims comes to the celebration of Saint Winifred at the Abbey, carrying with it many strange souls...and perhaps the knight's killer. Brother Cadfael's shrewd eyes see all: the prosperous merchant who rings false; an angelic, lame boy and his beautiful, dowerless sister; and two wealthy penitents. In the name of justice, Cadfael sets out to uncover the strange and twisted tale that accompanies these travelers. Instead, he unearths a quest for vengeance, witnesses a miracle, and finds himself on a razor's edge between death or the absolution of love.

Virgin in the Ice

Virgin in the Ice

Author: Ellis Peters Format: eBook Release Date: 14/01/2011

The winter of 1139 will disrupt Brother Cadfael's tranquil life in Shrewsbury, as raging civil war has sent refugees fleeing north from Worcester. Among them are two young orphans from a noble family and their companion, a young Benedictine nun. The trio, never reaching Shrewsbury, has disappeared somewhere in the wild countryside. Cadfael fears for these three lost lambs, but another call for help sends him to the Church of Saint Mary. A wounded monk by the roadside will surely die without Cadfael's healing arts. Why this holy man has been attacked and what his fevered ravings reveal soon give Brother Cadfael a clue to the fate of the missing travelers. Now Cadfael sets out on a dangerous quest to find them-and the road will lead him to a terrible murder and a tale of passion gone awry. This is Ellis Peters' most stunning depiction yet of love and war.

Sanctuary Sparrow

Sanctuary Sparrow

Author: Ellis Peters Format: eBook Release Date: 12/01/2011

On a spring evening in 1140 Shrewsbury, the midnight matins at the Benedictine abbey suddenly reverberate with an unholy sound-a hunt in full cry. Pursued by a drunken mob, the quarry is running for its life. When the frantic creature bursts in to claim sanctuary, Brother Cadfael finds himself fighting off armed townsmen to save a terrified young man. Accused of robbery and murder is Liliwin, a wandering minstrel who performed at the wedding of a local goldsmith's son. The cold light of morning, however, will show his supposed victim still lives, although a strongbox lies empty. Brother Cadfael believes Liliwin is innocent, but finding the truth and the treasure before Liliwin's respite in sanctuary runs out may uncover a deadlier sin than thievery-a desperate love that not even the threat of hanging can stop. This finely written tale is another gem from the master of medieval intrigue.

Hermit of Eyton Forest

Hermit of Eyton Forest

Author: Ellis Peters Format: eBook Release Date: 16/06/2010

The year is 1142. England is in the iron grip of civil war, and within the sheltered cloisters of the Benedictine Abbey of St. Peter and St. Paul, there begins a chain of events no less momentous than the upheavals of the outside world. First, there is the sad demise of the Lord of Eaton, whose ten-year-old son and heir, the young Richard, is a pupil at the abbey. The boy refuses to surrender his new powers to his formidable grandmother, Dionysia. Then there is the arrival of the hermit Cuthred, who enjoys the protection of Lady Dionysia, and whose young companion, Hyacinth, befriends Richard. Despite his reputation for holiness, Cuthred's arrival heralds a series of mishaps for the monks. When Richard disappears and a corpse is found in Eyton Forest, Brother Cadfael is once more forced to leave the tranquility of his herb garden and devote his knowledge of human nature to tracking down a ruthless murderer.

Monk's-Hood 3

Monk's-Hood 3

Author: Ellis Peters Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/04/2010

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 clever and kindly Brother Cadfael, a skilled herbalist. Cadfael hurries to the man's bedside, only to be confronted by two very different surprises. In Master Bonel's wife, the good monk recognises Richildis, whom he loved many years ago before he took his vows. And Master Bonel has been fatally poisoned by a dose of deadly monk's-hood oil from Cadfael's herbarium. The Sheriff is convinced that the murderer is Richildis' son Edwin, who had reasons aplenty to hate his stepfather. But Cadfael, guided in part by his tender concern for a woman to whom he was once betrothed, is certain of her son's innocence. Using his knowledge of both herbs and the human heart, Cadfael deciphers a deadly recipe for murder . . .

One Corpse Too Many 2

One Corpse Too Many 2

Author: Ellis Peters Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/04/2010

In the summer of 1138, war between King Stephen and the Empress Maud takes brother Cadfael from the quiet world of his garden to the bloody battlefield. 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: ninety-five bodies lie in a row, and the extra corpse tells 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 boys' clothing, a missing treasure, and a single broken flower - the tiny bit of evidence that Cadfael believes can most easily expose a murderer's black heart . . .

A Morbid Taste For Bones 1

A Morbid Taste For Bones 1

Author: Ellis Peters Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/04/2010

In 1137 the ambitious head of Shrewsbury Abbey has decided to acquire the remains of Saint Winifred for his Benedictine order. Brother Cadfael is part of the expedition sent to her final resting place in Wales, where they find the villagers passionately divided by the Benedictines' offer for the saint's relics. Canny, wise and all too worldly, Cadfael isn't surprised when this taste for bones leads to bloody murder. The leading opponent to moving the grave has been shot dead with a mysterious arrow, and some say Winifred herself dealt the blow. Brother Cadfael knows that a carnal hand did the killings, but he doesn't know that his plan to unearth a murderer may dig up a case of love and justice, where the wages of sin may be scandal - or his own ruin.

St Peter's Fair

St Peter's Fair

Author: Ellis Peters Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 01/01/2007

The great annual Fair of Saint Peter at Shrewsbury, a high point in the city's 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 over who shall benefit from the levies provided by the fair, a riot ensues. In the aftermath a merchant is found dead and Brother Cadfael is summoned from his peaceful monastery herb-garden to test his skills as a detective once more.

The Confessions of Brother Haluin

The Confessions of Brother Haluin

Author: Ellis Peters Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 01/01/2007

Eighteen years before, confesses Brother Haluin, he had been responsible for the death of the girl he loved and the baby she was to bear. Now, after a near-miraculous escape from death, he wants nothing more than to beg the forgiveness of Bertrade's mother, Adelais de Clary, and do penance for his sins. But Haluin's mission brings death in its wake, for Bertrade de Clary's secrets were not hers alone and, even now, the revelation of them would bring shame and condemnation. Brother Cadfael, sent to nurse Haluin, turns detective once again with a murderer to bring to justice.

Sanctuary Sparrow

Sanctuary Sparrow

Author: Ellis Peters Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 10/08/2006

Sudden drama strikes when the Benedictine monastery at Shrewsbury when a young man, pursued by a lynching mob, claims sanctuary just in time to save his own life. The accusation is robbery and murder: yet Brother Cadfael senses his innocence and sets out to solve yet another tangle of human passions where love - both in its brighter and darker aspects - plays its inevitable part.

Ellis Peters' Shropshire

Ellis Peters' Shropshire

Author: Ellis Peters, Roy Morgan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/04/1999

Shropshire is Ellis Peters' county, the world of her medieval mysteries. In this book she takes the reader into the heart of the county, describing the Roman Road and revealing her connections with the town of Shrewsbury and the setting of the Benedictine Abbey featured in the Cadfael novels. She traces the history of the country through its border castles, Georgian country houses and old Elizabethan town houses, old monasteries and the modern office blocks of the town. In doing so, she recounts her personal connection with the county of her birth, from her childhood spent near Coalbrookdale to her later years in Madeley, Telford.

The Potter's Field

The Potter's Field

Author: Ellis Peters Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/08/1998

The year is 1143, and once again Brother Cadfael is forced to abandon the tranquility of his herb garden and use his knowledge of human nature to solve a murder- this time frighteningly close to home. When a newly ploughed field, recently given to the Abbey yields that body of a young woman, Cadfael is quickly thrown into a delicate situation. The field was once ownded by a local potter named Ruald, who deserted his beautiful wife to take monastic vows among the Benedictines. The woman was said to have gone away with a lover, but now it would appear otherwise. With the arrival of young Sulien Blount, a novice fleeing homeward from the civil war raging in East Anglia, the mysteries surrounding the corpse start to multiply.

The Holy Thief 19

The Holy Thief 19

Author: Ellis Peters Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/08/1998

In the chilly, damp Autumn of 1144, two groups of visitors seek the hospitality of the Abbey of Saint Peter and Saint Paul, and Brother Cadfael fears the trouble has come in with them. Among the first arrivals is Brother Tutilo, a young Benedictine with a guileless face and- to Brother Cadfael's shrewd eyes- a mischievous intelligence. The second group, a ribald French troubadour, his servant and a girl with the voice of an angel, seems to Brother Cadfael a catalyst for disaster. All of Cadfael's fears become manifest as rising flood waters endanger the abbey's most sacred relic, the remains of Saint Winfred. When the bones disappear and a dead body is found, Brother Cadfael knows that carnal and spiritual intrigues are afoot. Now, in a world that believes in signs and miracles, Brother Cadfael needs his prayers answered- as well as some heavenly guidance to crucial clues- to catch a killer hell-bent on murder.

The Pilgrim Of Hate 10

The Pilgrim Of Hate 10

Author: Ellis Peters Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/08/1998

In the year of our Lord 1141, civil war over England's throne leaves a legacy of violence- and the murder of a knight dear to Brother Cadfael. And with gentle budstrewn May, a flood of pilgrims comes to the celebration of Saint Winifred at the Abbey of Saint Peter and Saint Paul, carrying with it many strange souls and perhaps the knight's killer. Brother Cadfael's shrewd eyes see all: the prosperous merchant who rings false, and angelic lame boy, his beautiful dowess sister, and two wealthy penitents. In the name of justice, Cadfael decides to uncover the strange and twisted tale that accompanies these travellers. Instead he unearths a quest for vengeance, witnesses a miracle, and finds himself on a razor's edge between death and the absolution of love.

The Seventh Cadfael Omnibus The Holy Thief, Brother Cadfael's Penance, A Rare Benedictine

The Seventh Cadfael Omnibus The Holy Thief, Brother Cadfael's Penance, A Rare Benedictine

Author: Ellis Peters Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/09/1997

THE HOLY THIEF: At the height of the hot summer of 1144, the abbey at Ramsey is in danger. When heavy rain brings the threat of floods to Shrewsbury and the holy relics must be removed to a place of safety, the subsiding waters reveal a robbery has been committed. The master sleuthing of Brother Cadfael is put to the test once more, but to the crime of theft is soon added a murder... BROTHER CADFAEL'S PENANCE: In the year of our Lord 1145, the bitter rift between King Stephen and Empress Maud at last has a chance of reconciliation, particularly the question of the prisoners of war. Brother Cadfael learns that amongst the prisoner is Olivier de Bretagne; his son. His determination to come to his son's aid prompts a perplexing investigation of a uniquely personal nature. A RARE BENEDICTINE: In these three vintage tales of intrigue and treachery: 'A Light on the Road to Woodstock,' 'The Price of Light' and 'Eye Witness,' emerges the events that have turned Cadfael from a crusading and seafaring past to the momentous decision of entering the Benedictine Order of the Abbey of St Peter and St Paul.

The Rose Rent 13

The Rose Rent 13

Author: Ellis Peters Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/02/1996

A late spring in 1142 brings dismay to the Abbey of Saint Peter and Saint Paul, for there may be no roses by June the twenty-second. On that day the young widow Perle must receive one white rose as rent for the house she has given to benefit the abbey or the contract is void. When nature finally complies, a pious monk is sent to pay the rent, but discovers that the rose bush has been destroyed and he is then found murdered inside it. The abbey's wise herbalist, Brother Cadfael, follows the trail of bloodied petals. He knows the lovely widow's dowry is far greater with her house included, and she will likely wed again. But before Cadfael can ponder if a greedy suitor has done this dreadful deed, another crime is committed. Now the good monk must thread his way through a tangle more torturous than the widow's thorns.

The Raven In The Foregate 12

The Raven In The Foregate 12

Author: Ellis Peters Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/02/1996

In a mild December in the year of our Lord 1141, a new priest comes to the parishoners of the Foregate outside the Abbey of Saint Peter and Saint Paul. Father Ailnoth brings with him a housekeeper and her nephew- and a disposition that invites murder. Brother Cadfael quickly sees that Father Ailnoth is a harsh man who behaves like a doom-saying raven. The housekeeper's nephew, Benet, is quite different, a smiling lad, a hard worker in Cadfael's herb garden but, as Brother Cadfael soon discovers, an impostor. And when Ailnoth is found drowned, suspicion falls on Benet, though many in the Foregate had cause to want the priest dead. Now Brother Cadfael is gathering clues along with his medicinals to treat a case of unholy passions, tragic politics, and perhaps divine intervention.

The Sixth Cadfael Omnibus The Heretic's Apprentice, The Potter's Field, The Summer of the Danes

The Sixth Cadfael Omnibus The Heretic's Apprentice, The Potter's Field, The Summer of the Danes

Author: Ellis Peters Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/01/1996

THE HERETIC'S APPRENTICE: In the summer of 1143 two visitors arrive at the Abbey of Saint Peter and Saint Paul- one dead and two very much alive. But when a violent death ensues, Brother Cafael is called once more to turn detective and solve the murder- but matters are complicated still further by the marvellous treasure box in Elave's care... THE POTTER'S FIELD: During the ploughing of the Potters Field in October 1143 the grisly remains of a woman's body are unearthed. Abandoned by her husband, the tenant potter, rumour had it that the woman had returned to her homeland- perhaps with a lover. But the discovery of the corpse on Abbey land raises all sorts of questions. THE SUMMER OF THE DANES: In April 1144 Brother Cadfael leaves his monastery once more representing the bishop on a matter of church diplomacy. Cadfael does not forsee trouble on this errand, but then becomes entangled in the affairs of Heledd, a young woman desperate to escape an arranged marriage, and in conflict between Owain Gwynedd and his treacherous brother Cadwaladr...

Brother Cadfael's Penance 20

Brother Cadfael's Penance 20

Author: Ellis Peters Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/10/1995

The cloistered walls of Shrewsbury Abbey have always protected Brother Cadfael from the raging Civil War. But when fighting escalates between Empress Maud and King Stephen, the war takes a deadly step closer to him. Taken prisoner in the battle for Maud's land is Olivier de Bretagne, Brother Cadfael's own son- born as a result of a brief encouter thirty years earlier. Now Brother Cadfael resolves to plead for his son's release at a peace conference scheduled to take place in Coventry; but there is no sign of Olivier there. After much soul searching, Cadfael makes the difficult decision to break his monastic vows, leaving Coventry without permission- because he knows he must do everything in his power to find his son.

The Fifth Cadfael Omnibus The Rose Rent, The Hermit of Eyton Forest, The Confession of Brother Haluin

The Fifth Cadfael Omnibus The Rose Rent, The Hermit of Eyton Forest, The Confession of Brother Haluin

Author: Ellis Peters Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/09/1994

THE ROSE RENT: A young woman, recently widowed bestows one of her properties on the Abbey of Shrewsbury. In return she expects an annual rent of a single rose. But such a beautfiul and wealthy woman is an attractive proposition for suitors. Someone it seems will stop at nothing to prevent the payment of the rose- not even murder. THE HERMIT OF EYTON FOREST: Ten year old Richard Ludel has become the new Lord of Eaton following the death of his father and is expected to make a marriage of convenience. But Richard befriends the young companion of Cuthred the Hermit who has recently taken up residence at Eyton Forest; a place of peace. But its tranquility is shattered by the discovery of a corpse. THE CONFESSION OF BROTHER HAULIN: Brother Haulin slips from the roof of the Abbey and makes his deathbed confession to the Abbot and Brother Cadfael. When Haulin recovers he sets on an arduous journey of expiation, with Cadfael as his sole companion. It is a journey which leads to some shocking revelations, and eventually to murder.

The Heretic's Apprentice 16

The Heretic's Apprentice 16

Author: Ellis Peters Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/05/1994

In the summer of 1143, William of Lythwood returns to Shrewsbury in a coffin... his pilgrimage at last at an end. William's young attendant, Elave, accompanies the body and sets about trying to secure a burial place on the grounds of the Abbey of Saint Peter and Saint Paul, despite William's once having been reproved for 'heretical views.' Elave too, has evidentally learned scepticism. After he drunkenly expresses heretical opinions, the mighty prelate Gerbert brings capital charges against him. The beautiful Fortunata, whom Elave adores, becoms a reluctant witness for the prosecution. When violent death follows, Brother Cadfael is once again called from his herbiary to aid his old friend Hugh Beringar, the sherriff. Cadfael's new task is twofold- there are charges of heresy to be rebutted as well as a murder to be solved...

An Excellent Mystery 11

An Excellent Mystery 11

Author: Ellis Peters Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/05/1994

In the year of our Lord 1141, August comes in golden as a lion, and two monks ride into the Benedictine abbey of Saint Peter and Saint Paul bringing with them disturbing news of war- and a mystery. The strangers tell how the strife between the Empress Maud and King Stephen has destroyed the town of Winchester and their priory. Now Brother Humilis, who is handsome, gaunt and very ill, and Brother Fidelis, youthful, comely- and mute- must seek refuge at Shrewsbury. From the moment he meets them, Brother Cadfael senses that they are bound by something deeper than their common vows. What the link is he can only guess; what it will lead to is beyond imagining. But as Brother Humilis's health fails, Brother Cadfael faces a poignant test of his discretion and his beliefs as he unravels a secret so great it can destroy a life, a future, and a holy order.

The Confessions Of Brother Haluin 15

The Confessions Of Brother Haluin 15

Author: Ellis Peters Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/05/1994

In the winter of 1142, snow blankets the Bendictine Abbey of Saint Peter and Saint Paul causing damage to the guest hall, and the brothers must repair its roof before the danger worsens. The treacherously icy conditions are to prove nigh fatal for Brother Haulin when he slips from the roof in a terrible fall, sustaining such grave injuries that he makes his deathbed confession to the Abbot and Brother Cadfael. A startling story of trespasses hard for God or man to forgive emerges. But Haulin does not die. On his recovery, he sets out on a journey of expiation, with Cadfael as his sole companion. An arduous trip, it leads to horrifying discoveries, and to murder...

The Hermit Of Eyton Forest 14

The Hermit Of Eyton Forest 14

Author: Ellis Peters Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/05/1994

The year is 1142, and all England is in the iron grip of a civil war. And within the sheltered cloisters of the Benedictine Abbey of Saint Peter and Saint Paul, there begins a chain of events no less momentous than the political upheavals of the outside world. First, there is the sad demise of Richard Ludel, Lord of Eyton, whose ten year old son and heir, also named Richard, is a pupil at the Abbey. Supported by the Abbot Radulfus, the boy refuses to surrender his new powers to Dionysia, his furious, formidable grandmother. A stranger to the region is the hermit Cuthred, who enjoys the protection of Lady Dionysia, and whose young companion Hycacinth, befriends Richard. Despite his reputation for holiness, Cuthred's arrival heralds a series of mishaps for the monks. When Richard disappears and a corspe is found in Eyton forest, Brother Cadfael is once more forced to leave the tranquility of his herb garden and devote his knowledge of human nature to tracking down a ruthless murderer.

The Summer Of The Danes 18

The Summer Of The Danes 18

Author: Ellis Peters Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/05/1994

In the summer of 1144, a strange calm has settled over England. The armies of King Stephen and Empress Maud have temporarily exhausted each other. Brother Cadfael considers peace a blessing, but a little excitement never comes amiss to a former soldier and Cadfael is delighted to accompany his young friend, Brother Mark, on a mission of church diplomacy to his native Wales, not expecting to be caught up in yet another royal feud. The Welsh prince Owain Gwynedd has banished his brother Cadwaladr, accusing him of the treacherous murder of an ally. The reckless Cadwaldr has retaliated by landing an army of Danish mercenaries, poised to invade Wales and retake his lost lands. As the two armies teeter on the brink of bloody civil war, Cadfael is captured by the Danes together with a headstrong young woman fleeing an arranged marriage, but before he can untangle such domestic passions, Cadfael has to survive the brotherly quarrel that could plunge an entire kingdom into deadly chaos.

The Fourth Cadfael Omnibus The Pilgrim of Hate, An Excellent Mystery, The Raven in the Foregate

The Fourth Cadfael Omnibus The Pilgrim of Hate, An Excellent Mystery, The Raven in the Foregate

Author: Ellis Peters Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/09/1993

The Pilgrim of Hate: As the pilgrims gather at Shrewsbury, in distant Winchester a knight has been murdered. Among the throng of pilgrims, some strange customers indeed begin to puzzle Brother Cadfael, and as events unfold it becomes clear that the murder is a much less remote affair that it first seemed. An Excellent Mystery: In 1141 England is still torn by civic strife. Among the victims of the carnage is the Abbey of Hyde Meade, totally destroyed. But as its brothers attempt to rebuild their lives, old wounds are re-opened, painfully relived and harsh deeds committed. Only Brother Cadfael can ultimately distinguish between victim, innocent and guilty party. The Raven in the Foregate: Abbot Radulfus returns from London, bringing with him a priest for the vacant living of the Holy Cross (known as the Foregate)- a man of scholarship and discipline, but not humility. When he is found drowned in the millpond, suspicion is cast in many directions... and only the perseverance of Brother Cadfael can unravel the threads that lead to the murderer.

The Third Cadfael Omnibus The Sanctuary Sparrow, The Devil's Novice, Dead Man's Ransom

The Third Cadfael Omnibus The Sanctuary Sparrow, The Devil's Novice, Dead Man's Ransom

Author: Ellis Peters Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/09/1992

The Sanctuary Sparrow: Sudden drama strikes the Benadictine monastery at Shrewsbury when a young man, pursued by a lynching mob, claims sanctuary just in time to save his life. Cadfael senses the young man's innocence and sets out to solve yet another tangle of human passions where love plays its inevitable part. The Devil's Novice: The Benedictine monastery at Shrewsbury finds its new novice Meriet Aspley a disturbing presence. Meek and bidable by day, his sleep is rent with nightmares so violent as to earn him the nickname of Devil's Novice. Can Meriet be involved in the nearby disappearance of a superior prelate? As events take a sinister turn, it falls to Brother Cadfael to detect the truth behind the young man's predicament. Dead Man's Ransom: In the battle of Lincoln, the sherrif of Shropshire is captured and the King himself taken prisoner by his enemies. Nothing more natural than that an exchange of prisoners should take place. But before this can be completed, one captive is murdered. And to Brother Cadfael, who notices the evidence of unnatural death, falls the task of gathering enough clues to prove it.

The Second Cadfael Omnibus Saint Peter's Fair, The Leper of Saint Giles, The Virgin in the Ice

The Second Cadfael Omnibus Saint Peter's Fair, The Leper of Saint Giles, The Virgin in the Ice

Author: Ellis Peters Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/10/1991

This volume contains three of Brother Cadfael's Chronicles: ST PETER'S FAIR. An unseemly quarrel between the local burghers and the monks from the Benedictine monastery in Shrewsbury over who shall benefit from the levies on Shrewsbury's annual Fair leaves a merchant dead, and Cadfael is summoned from the peace of his herb garden to practice his skills as a detective. THE LEPER OF ST GILES. Outside the walls of Shrewsbury is St Giles, a sanctuary for the sick, but also a possible refuge for a wanted man. When a member of a wedding party is savagely murdered, Brother Cadfael finds himself at St Giles as herbalist and as detective in search of the killer. THE VIRGIN IN THE ICE. In the winter of 1139 civil war brings refugees to Shrewsbury in search of sanctuary. But two orphans and their companion, a nun, don't arrive from Worcester, and Cadfael is despatched from the Abbey to try and locate them in the harsh winter landscape of frost and snow.

The First Cadfael Omnibus A Morbid Taste for Bones, One Corpse Too Many, Monk's-Hood

The First Cadfael Omnibus A Morbid Taste for Bones, One Corpse Too Many, Monk's-Hood

Author: Ellis Peters Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/12/1990

A MORBID TASTE FOR BONES. In 1137 the head of Shrewsbury Abbey decided to acquire the remains of St Winifred. Brother Cadfael is part of the expedition sent to her final resting place in Wales and they find the villagers passionately divided by the Benedictines' offer for the saint's relics. Canny, wise and all too worldly, Cadfael isn't surprised when this taste for bones leads to bloody murder. ONE CORPSE TOO MANY. In 1138, war between King Stephen and the Empress Maud takes Brother Cadfael from the quiet world of his garden to the bloody battlefield. 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, but discovers ninety-five bodies awaiting his attention. MONK'S-HOOD. Brother Cadfael's herb garden is flourishing under his care, then a local dignitary is poisoned with one of the herbalist's own concoctions and Cadfael finds he has to defend himself and another suspect whom he is sure is innocent.

Brother Cadfael Mysteries: Dead Man's Ransom (BBC Radio Crimes)

Brother Cadfael Mysteries: Dead Man's Ransom (BBC Radio Crimes)

Author: Ellis Peters Format: eBook Release Date: 01/01/1970

A BBC Radio 4 dramatisation of Ellis Peters' thrilling mystery featuring medieval monk Brother Cadfael. It is 1141. In Shrewsbury, civil war is tearing the country apart as the bitter feud between King Stephen and Maud shows no sign of abating. Cadfael, safe within the peaceful walls of the Abbey, does not expect to be drawn on to the battlefield - but when a Welsh prisoner of war is brought to him for treatment of a sword-wound, he finds himself embroiled in the conflict. The young soldier is the foster son of the Prince of North Wales, and a prized possession. In fact, he is so valuable that he can be offered in exchange for Gilbert Prescott, the Sheriff of Shrewsbury, who has been captured by the Welsh. A swap is duly arranged, but when one of the prisoners is found dead before the transaction takes place, the community learns the horrifying truth: there is a murderer in the monastery. Can Cadfael find out who it is? Starring Philip Madoc, Michael Kitchen and Susannah York and dramatised by Bert Coules. This recording was previously released on cassette in 1995 and 2000.

Cadfael: The Virgin in the Ice (BBC Radio Crimes)

Cadfael: The Virgin in the Ice (BBC Radio Crimes)

Author: Ellis Peters Format: eBook Release Date: 01/01/1970

Shrewsbury, 1139. The bloody civil war between King Stephen and Empress Maud has swept through the country towards the rural security of Brother Cadfael's monastery. The citizens of Worcester have fled, among them two orphaned children of noble stock, together with their tutor, a young nun. A Benedictine monk in whose care Lady Ermina and her brother Ives were left, comes to the Abbey to ask if the children have been seen. Although it would be hard to miss Ermina, a young girl of striking beauty, no one has seen the missing pair or their companion. Cadfael sets off to lead the search for the missing trio, through the rugged wastes of snowbound Shropshire, following an elusive trail across a lawless land - until the discovery of the body of a young woman, frozen beneath the ice, adds a chilling new dimension to their journey. Starring Philip Madoc, Sir Michael Hordern and Douglas Hodge and dramatised by Bert Coules.