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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (1,883 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ellis Peters Narrator: Vanessa Benjamin Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Chronicles of Brother Cadfael Release Date:
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On a spring evening in 1140 Shrewsbury, the midnight matins at the Benedictine abbey suddenly reverberate with an unholy sound—a hunt in full cry. Pursued by a drunken mob, the quarry is running for its life. When the frantic creature bursts in 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 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 not even the threat of hanging can stop.

This finely written tale is another gem from the master of medieval intrigue.

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  • “Gripping and knowledgable.”


  • “A welcome treat for Brother Cadfael fans.”

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Frode | 2/16/2014

    " Another great story by Ellis Peters. The ending line by Brother Cadfael is precious and dead on. The murderer takes a while to umask, and the plot moves along with a variety of side trails. I like it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Jill Crosby | 1/21/2014

    " You'll read it in one sitting. The characters are SO REAL in spite of the 900-year gap between Cadfael and us, you'll find yourself owned after the first few pages. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Janet | 1/15/2014

    " Brother Cadfael does it again. Without judgement but carefully seeks the truth and justice. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Hazel | 1/9/2014

    " The Brother Cadfael series by Ellis Peters is a wonderful set of mysteries that take place in 12th century England. Ellis Peters does a wonderful job of describing all the characters and she is a great mystery writer. The cases are complicated enough to make them interesting. "

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