One Corpse Too Many (The Chronicles of Brother Cadfael)

One Corpse Too Many (The Chronicles of Brother Cadfael)

Ellis Peters

When Shrewsbury fortress falls, Brother Cadfael discovers a homicide secret amid the wreckage

In the summer time of 1138, conflict among King Stephen and the Empress Maud takes Brother Cadfael from the quiet global of his backyard right into a battlefield of passions, deceptions, and loss of life. now not faraway from the protection of the abbey partitions, Shrewsbury fort falls, leaving its ninety-four defenders dependable to the empress to hold as traitors. With a heavy middle, Brother Cadfael concurs to bury the useless, in basic terms to make a grisly discovery: one additional sufferer that has been strangled, now not hanged.
This creative method to get rid of a corpse tells Brother Cadfael that the killer is either shrewdpermanent and ruthless. yet one loss of life between such a lot of turns out unimportant to all however the solid Benedictine. He vows to discover the reality in the back of disparate clues: a lady in boy’s garments, a lacking treasure, and a unmarried damaged flower . . . the tiny little bit of proof that Cadfael believes can disclose a murderer’s black heart. 

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