"Some of the most elegant, unstilted prose being written in mystery novels . . . . A
bestselling phenomenon on both sides of the Atlantic."Chicago Sun-Times
"Peters continues to provide the type of superior medieval mystery that has spawned a host of unabashed
This is the tenth chronicle of Brother Cadfael, of the Benedictine Abbey of Saint Peter and Saint Paul, at
In the year of our Lord 1141, civil war over Englands throne leaves a legacy of violenceand the murder of
a knight dear to Brother Cadfael. And with the gentle bud-strewn 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 knights killer.
Brother Cadfaels shrewd eyes see all: the prosperous merchant who rings false, an angelic lame boy, his
beautiful dowerless sister, and two wealthy penitents.
Ellis Peters was the nom-de-crime of English novelist Edith Pargeter, author of scores of books under her own name. She was the recipient of the Silver Dagger Award, conferred by the Crime Writers Association in Britain, as well as the coveted Edgar, awarded by the Mystery Writers of America. Miss Pargeter was also well known as a translator of poetry and prose from the Czech and had been awarded the Gold Medal and Ribbon of the Czechoslovak Society for Foreign Relations for her services to Czech literature. She died in 1995.
Roe Kendall, a native of the British Isles, graduated from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, London. She has performed on stage, as a voice-over artist, and as an audiobook narrator. "I really love playing all the parts when I narrate a book. It's an adventure, a challenge, and above all I feel that I learn something new with each book I read."
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