The Holy Thief: The Nineteenth Chronicle of Brother Cadfael

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Warner Futura, 1992 - Cadfael, Brother (Fictitious character) - 274 pages
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Kriminalroman fra England Śr 1144.

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Review: The Holy Thief (Chronicles of Brother Cadfael #19)

User Review  - Tree - Goodreads

Same basic plot as the rest (young heterosexual lovers sweetly united at the end); same reliable characters. Nice overlay of historical context & medieval herbalism. As usual. Read full review

Review: The Holy Thief (Chronicles of Brother Cadfael #19)

User Review  - ☯Bettie☯ - Goodreads

Description: The 19th chronicle of Brother Cadfael. In the chill autumn of 1144, rising flood waters endanger the sacred remains of St. Winifred, the abbey's most cherished possession. When the bones ... Read full review

About the author (1992)

Ellis Peters is the pseudonym for Edith Pargeter, who was born in Horsehay, Shropshire. She was a chemist's assistant from 1933 to 1940 and participated during World War II in the Women's Royal Navy Service. The name "Ellis Peters" was adopted by Edith Pargeter to clearly mark a division between her mystery stories and her other work. Her brother was Ellis and Petra was a friend from Czechoslovakia, thus the name. She came to writing mysteries, she says, "after half a lifetime of novel-writing." Her detective fiction features well-rounded, knowledgeable characters with whom the reader can empathize. Her most famous literary creation is the medieval monk Brother Cadfael. The blend of history and the formula of the detective story gives Peters's works their popular appeal. As detective hero, Brother Cadfael remains faithful to the requirements of the formula, yet the historical milieu in which he operates is both fully realized and well textured. Peters received the Mystery Writers of America's Edgar Award in 1963 and the Crime Writers Association's Silver Dagger Award in 1981.

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