An Excellent Mystery (Chronicles of Brother Cadfael, Book 11)

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9781470847913: An Excellent Mystery (Chronicles of Brother Cadfael, Book 11)

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In 1141, two monks arrive at the Benedictine abbey bringing news of war - and a mystery. Sensing a mysterious link between these two brothers, Brother Cadfael faces a poignant test of his discretion and his beliefs as he unravels a devastating secret.

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Ellis Peters (1913-1995) was the pen name of English novelist Edith Pargeter, author of scores of books under her own name. She was a recipient of the Silver Dagger Award and the Cartier Diamond Dagger Award, conferred by the Crime Writers' Association of Great Britain, as well as the coveted Edgar, awarded by the Mystery Writers of America.

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The Shrewsbury Abbey of 1141 is refuge to Brother Humilis, a terminally ill monk, and his companion and caregiver, the mute Brother Fidelis. Unlike other Brother Cadfael books, no murder or crime is committed, but a mystery still lurks here to be solved. In addition to the usual lush and evocative rendering of medieval life for which Peters is famous, this is a touching and beautifully realized love story. Stephen Thorne handles it all with aplomb. In his hands the landscapes and scenery, the mannerisms and wonderful language of the time seem to be painted before you as you listen. You long to step into the herbarium to see the vivid colors and smell the pungent aromas. As mentally stimulating and appealing a story as you are likely to find anywhere. D.G. © AudioFile 2001, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine

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