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A Morbid Taste for Bones Ellis Peters' introduction to the murderous medieval world of Brother CadfaelA Morbid Taste for BonesIn the remote Welsh mountain village of Gwytherin lies the grave of Saint Winifred Now in 1137 the ambitious head of Shrewsbury Abbey has decided to acuire the sacred remains for his Benedictine order Native Welshman Brother Cadfael is sent on the expedition to translate and finds the rustic villagers of Gwytherin passionately divided by the Benedictine's offer for the saint's relics Canny wise and all too wordly he isn't surprised when this taste for bones leads to bloody murderThe leading opponent to moving the grave has been shot dead with a mysterious arrow and some say Winifred herself held the bow Brother Cadfael knows a carnal hand did the killing But he doesn't know that his plan to unearth a murderer may dig up a case of love and justicewhere the wages of sin may be scandal or Cadfael's own ruin


About the Author: Ellis Peters

Edith PargeterEdith Mary Pargeter OBE BEM was a prolific author of works in many categories especially history and historical fiction and was also honoured for her translations of Czech classics; she is probably best known for her murder mysteries both historical and modern Born in the village of Horsehay Shropshire England she had Welsh ancestry and many of her short stories and books both fictional and non fictional were set in Wales and its borderlandsDuring World War II she worked in an administrative role in the Women's Royal Naval Service and received the British Empire Medal BEMPargeter wrote under a number of pseudonyms; it was under the name Ellis Peters that she wrote the highly popular series of Brother Cadfael medieval mysteries many of which were made into films for television



10 thoughts on “A Morbid Taste for Bones

  1. says:

    Great historical mystery series Since this info was hard for me to find below is a list of the Cadfael novels in order of publicationA Morbid Taste for BonesOne Corpse Too ManyMo


  2. says:

    The mid 12th century England in the Abbey of Shrewsbury lives a Welsh Benedictine monk Brother Cadfael an unusual member in as he fought and killed in the Holy Land during a bloody crus


  3. says:

    A Morbid Taste for Bones by Ellis Peters is a 2014 Mysterious Press Open Road Media publication This book was originally published in 1977 I have been curious about this series for a very long


  4. says:

    Affectionate SarcasmThis first Cadfael story is about clerical arrogance deceit vanity pettiness ambition vengefulness and ultimately homicide in a 12th century monastic community It also touches on


  5. says:

    Justice can be arrived at by routes than oneI thought this book was a swell start to this series Brother Cadfael monk by vocation and detective by circumstance is a really delightful character A medieval


  6. says:

    Note Aug 7 2017 I edited this just now to correct a minor typoDame Edith Pargeter had already by 1977 made a reputation for herself under the pen name of Ellis Peters as a mystery writer; but under her own name sh


  7. says:

    The first of the Brother Cadfael novels by Ellis Peters which I have just discovered is a pseudonym for Edith Pargeter a Welsh woman by birth and a historian by nature I would not have suspected that these stories were w


  8. says:

    This is the very first book in the Cadfael series; first published in 1977 and set in 1137 it still reads as though it could has been released this month This is a timeless classic mystery and an enjoyable introduction to the w


  9. says:

    This book is actually uite good I must admit though I had a hard time getting through it In fact I pretty much had to sit myself down and force myself to read through to the end I’ve decided that has much to do with me than the boo


  10. says:

    82019 reread listened to the audiobook this time love Patrick Tull’s narration; what a wonderfully satisfying ending makes me chuckle every time2017 I first read Brother Cadfael over 30 years ago during high school and college breaks; I became addicted and thus began a lifelong love of accurate and well written historical mysteriesI’d seen reviews by GR friends and felt it was time to revisit Shrewsbury and the delightful world of Cadfael This was a very satisfying re read for me and I’ll be revisiting this series again in the new year I love Cadfael’s decency warmth and humanity and humor Same reason I enjoyed Margaret Frazer’s Dame Frevisse series; a smart strong experienced religious makes a wonderful detective This visit to a Welsh kingdom to acuire the remains of a saint for Shrewsbury Abbey stirs up unforeseen conflicts and a murder and we are introduced to several wonderful Welsh characters along with Cadfael’s English fellow religious some truly good some cynically manipulative of the faith of othersI love reading novels set in a much slow paced time although I don’t yearn to live in a time before germ theory women’s suffrage and civil rights I do find the portrayal of such a simpler time peaceful and relaxing I look forward to visiting Shrewsbury again soon


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