The Potter's Field
The Seventeenth Chronicle of Brother Cadfael
By (author) Ellis Peters
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Potter's Field by Ellis Peters
Book DescriptionThe 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.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780751527339
(184mm x 142mm x 16mm)
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Publish Date: 13-Aug-1998
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Ellis Peters
Rare Benedictine, Paperback (March 2016)
A beautifully illustrated collection of short stories, introduced by Ellis Peters, telling the tale of how Brother Cadfael, one of our most beloved sleuths, came to be.
Morbid Taste for Bones, Paperback / softback (November 2014)
Originally published in Great Britain in 1977.
One Corpse Too Many, Paperback / softback (November 2014)View all books by Ellis Peters
"The second chronicle of Brother Cadfael, of the Benedictine Abbey of Saint Peter and Saint Paul, at Shrewsbury " --Title page.
US Kirkus Review » Wise, wily Brother Cadfael, herbalist and supersleuth of the 12th-century Benedictine Abbey at Shrewsbury, is once again faced with an unsettling puzzle. A parcel of land, recent gift to the Abbey from Eudo Blount the younger, lord of the manor at nearby Longner, is being newly plowed when a woman's body, dead at least a year, is accidentally uncovered. Who was she and how did she die? Those acres were once home to the potter Ruald and his beautiful Welsh wife, Generys, before Ruald was seized by a passionate calling to the church. He has lived in the Abbey as a postulant for over a year, leaving his wife embittered and, according to local gossip, long gone off with a lover. Cadfael and Sheriff Hugh Beringar are inclined to absolve Ruald from guilt in what may be his wife's death - their decision vindicated when young Sullen Blount, a novice monk just arrived from an abbey in far-off Ramsey, produces proof that Generys was recently seen in that area. Sulien has decided to rejoin the world and his family at the manor in Longner, where his dying mother Donata and older brother Eudo preside over the estates left by the elder Blount - killed in King Stephen's service the year before. When Sullen becomes involved in proving the innocence of a second suspect, Cadfael begins to feel an uneasiness not put to rest until all the bizarre, surprising pieces come together in another of Ellis's beautifully constructed, gracefully written stories. (Kirkus Reviews)
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Author Biography - Ellis Peters
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.
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