One Corpse Too Many

One Corpse Too Many

Book - 2014
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"In the summer of 1138, war between King Stephen and the Empress Maud takes Brother Cadfael from the quiet world of his garden into a battlefield of passions, deceptions, and death. Not far from the safety of the abbey walls, Shrewsbury Castle falls, leaving its ninety-four defenders loyal to the empress to hang as traitors. With a heavy heart, Brother Cadfael agrees to bury the dead, only to make a grisly discovery: one extra victim that has been strangled, not hanged. This ingenious way to dispose of a corpse tells Brother Cadfael that the killer is both clever and ruthless. But one death among so many seems unimportant to all but the good Benedictine. He vows to find the truth behind disparate clues: a girl in boy's clothing, a missing treasure, and a single broken flower ... the tiny bit of evidence that Cadfael believes can expose a murderer's black heart."--Publisher's description.
Publisher: New York :, Road Integrated Media,, 2014
Copyright Date: ©1979
ISBN: 9781504001960
Characteristics: 284 pages : maps ; 21 cm


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Nov 02, 2019

This is the second installment in the Brother Cadfael series and did not disappoint, not at all! The Shrewsbury monastery becomes the hub for several stories: there is Godric, who is not what he says he is; there a mysterious extra-body, a young man killed for no apparent reason and hidden among several victims of a king's greed; there is a would-be thief who is actually an idealist young knight. And of course there is Brother Cadfael with his kindness, his deep understanding of human nature also in its basest aspects, and his bright intelligence. Although I did prefer the first book in the series (A Morbid Taste for Bones), I also liked this one very much. If you like historical mysteries and really lovable characters, this book is for you.

Feb 10, 2018

Ellis Peters has an interesting way around a murder mystery! This is my second, so much easier to read in the large print version!!


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