The Fifth Omnibus Edition Of Ellis Peters Compulsive And Bestselling Mediaeval Mysteries.The Rose Rent A Young Woman, Recently Widowed, Bestows One Of Her Properties On The Abbey Of Shrewsbury In Return She Expects Payment An Annual Rent Of A Single Rose, To Be Delivered On The Day Of Translation Of St Winifred But Such A Beautfiul Woman, And With Such A Substantial Dowry, Is An Attractive Proposition For Would Be Suitors And Even So If The House Should Revert To Her Someone It Seems, Will Stop At Nothing To Prevent The Payment Of The Rose Not Even Murder To Brother Cadfael, As Ever, Falls The Enquiry Into This Sensational Crime.The Hermit Of Eyton Forest Ten Year Old Richard Ludel Has, Rather Reluctantly, Become The New Lord Of Eaton Following The Death Of His Father With The Position Come The Inevitable Burdens Of Responsibility, Among Them The Expectation That Young Richard Will Make A Marriage Of Convenience But Richard Has His Own Ideas, And Befriends The Young Companion Of Cuthred The Hermit, Who Has Recently Taken Up Residence In Eyton Forest It Is A Peaceful Place But Its Tranquility Is Rudely Shattered By The Discovery Of A Corpse, Forcing Brother Cadfael To Leave His Treasured Herb Garden And Begin His Quest To Solve The Mystery And Track Down A Ruthless Killer.The Confession Of Brother Haluin A Harsh Winter, And The Roof Of The Benedictine Abbey Of St Peter And St Paul Threatens To Give Way Under The Weight Of Snow Brother Haulin, Working On The Necessary Repairs In Treacherous Conditions, Slips From The Roof And Sustains Such Grave Injuries That He Makes His Deathbed Confession To The Abbot And Brother Cadfael But Haulin Recovers, And In Order To Atone For His Sins He Sets Out On An Arduous Journey Of Expiation, With Cadfael As His Sole Companion It Is A Journey Which Leads To Some Shocking Revelations, And Eventually To Murder
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- 505 pages
- The Fifth Cadfael Omnibus
- Ellis Peters
- 14 March 2017 Ellis Peters