In the gentle Shrewsbury spring of 1140, the midnight matins at the Benedictine abbey suddenly reverberate with an unholy sound- a hunt in full cry. Persued 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 a local goldsmith's son. The cold light of morning, however, will show his supposed victim, the miserly craftsman, 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 nothing, not even the threat of hanging can stop.
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Ellis Peters is one of the pseudonyms of Edith Pargeter who wrote several books under her own name and also Peter Benedict, Jolyon Carr and John Redfern. She was the recipient of the Crime Writers Association and the Cartier Diamond Dagger Award. She died in 1995.From AudioFile:
"Steven Thorne's seventh entry to the Brother Cadfael series. Thorne's voicings are consistent and most appropriate; his narrative pacing superb." (c)AudioFile, Portland, Maine
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Book Description Time Warner Paperbacks, 1984. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110751511072
Book Description Time Warner Paperbacks, 1984. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0751511072
Book Description Time Warner Paperbacks, 1984. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Murderous through they be, the Ellis Peters books set in 12th Century Britain have the freshness of a new world at dawn. Peters weaves a complex, colourful and at times quite beautiful tapestry. Medieval of course. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0751511072