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Little, Brown Book Group Limited, Jan 1, 1984 - Cadfael, Brother (Fictitious character) - 223 pages
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Review: Monk's Hood (Chronicles of Brother Cadfael #3)

User Review  - Kathy - Goodreads

I had forgotten that I had already read through this book at library because it was old and too dirty to bring home and I was not that impressed with this one then. Definitely not impressive on second reading! Read full review

Review: Monk's Hood (Chronicles of Brother Cadfael #3)

User Review  - Lemar - Goodreads

A fully satisfying mystery in which Peters writes a compelling story in which the characters and plot points are of their time (12th c) and yet resonate with timeless gentle widsom as well. Read full review

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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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