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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.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “The joys in the Peters mysteries lie in the telling—the historical detail, the view of medieval life in town and monastery, the lively characterization, and the author’s graceful, literate prose.”

    Washington Post

  • “Not only immensely competent and professional, but also a delight to read.”

    Times Literary Supplement (London)

  • “Brother Cadfael, in this thirteenth adventure, is as keen and human as ever. The Rose Rent is one of his most satisfactory chronicles.”

    Financial Times (London)

  • “Peters is in fine form in this thirteenth book, with a leisurely mystery that once again creates a twelfth century world that is both comfortable and strange, and a series of delightful, interesting characters.”

    Publishers Weekly

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Miriam | 4/16/2011

    " Not my favorite in the series, but definitely enjoyable. Another interesting look into the society of the time. The story was sad, but told sympathetically. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Beka | 11/12/2010

    " A typically good mystery solved by the quirky brother Cadfael. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Robin | 5/1/2009

    " Or maybe this one is the most romantic .... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Haywardpoolpj | 2/4/2009

    " This was one of my favorite in this series. I actually cried at the end but I cry very easily. Any story about a woman who's lost a baby resonants with me and this one was very well done. As always I would recommend this series to anyone and everyone. "

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