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Cadfael, Brother (Fictitious character)

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Works: 257 works in 1,252 publications in 9 languages and 62,738 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Detective and mystery stories  Historical fiction  Pictorial works  Detective and mystery stories, English  Drama 
Classifications: PR6031.A49, 823.912
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Most widely held works about Brother (Fictitious character) Cadfael
    A morbid taste for bones by Ellis Peters( Book )
    40 editions published between 1971 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 2,310 libraries worldwide
    In the 12th century Benedictine monastary of Shrewsbury, Brother Cadfael has settled down to a quiet life in charge of the herbarium after an adventurous, and far from monastic, youth. But when his piror determines to acquire the bones of a saint form a remote Welsh village, Cadfael's worldly experience becomes vitally important. It is fortunate indeed that his skills as a herbalist are matched by his prowess as a detective, since the obstacles to the expedition include murder
    Brother Cadfael's penance : the twentieth chronicle of Brother Cadfael by Ellis Peters( Book )
    22 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in English and French and held by 2,305 libraries worldwide
    In 12th Century Britain, Brother Cadfael searches for his son, Olivier de Bretagne, taken prisoner in a war between the grandchildren of William the Conqueror. In the process he discovers intrigue and murder. By the author of The Holy Thief
    The holy thief by Ellis Peters( Book )
    27 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 2,212 libraries worldwide
    Two groups seek refuge from the rain at Brother Cadfael's abbey. Bringing with them mystery and mayhem In the chill, rainy autumn of 1144, two groups of visitors seek the hospitality of the Abbey of St. Peter and St. Paul, and Brother Cadfael fears trouble has come in with them. Among the first arrivals is Brother Tutilo, a young Benedictine with a guileless face and--to Brother Cadfael's shrewd eyes--a mischievous intelligence. The second group, a ribald French troubadour, his servant, and a girl with the voice of an angel, seems to Brother Cadfael a catalyst for disaster. All of Cadfael's fears become manifest as rising floodwaters endanger the abbey's most sacred relic, the remains of Saint Winifred. When the bones disappear and a dead body is found, Brother Cadfael knows carnal and spiritual intrigues are afoot. Now, in a world that believes in signs and miracles, Brother Cadfael needs his prayers answered--as well as some heavenly guidance to crucial clues--to catch a killer hell-bent on murder
    The hermit of Eyton Forest by Ellis Peters( Book )
    24 editions published between 1987 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 2,183 libraries worldwide
    The arrival of a hermit in the neighborhood heralds misfortunes for the monks of the Abbey of St. Peter and St. Paul. Brother Cadfael investigates the murder of a recent guest and the disappearance of a young student
    Monk's-hood : the third chronicle of Brother Cadfael by Ellis Peters( Book )
    30 editions published between 1980 and 2014 in English and Russian and held by 2,071 libraries worldwide
    A wealthy landowner is poisoned while staying at the abbey, and when Brother Cadfael is called upon to identify the poison, he is shocked to discover the victim's wife is his own childhood sweetheart
    One corpse too many : a medieval novel of suspense by Ellis Peters( Book )
    36 editions published between 1979 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 2,034 libraries worldwide
    Brother Cadfael, a medieval detective of sorts, investigates when one too many prisoners is slain
    The confession of Brother Haluin by Ellis Peters( Book )
    23 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in English and Russian and held by 2,021 libraries worldwide
    A near fatal fall brings Brother Haluin to a deathbed confession heard by Brother Cadfael. A journey of expiation with Cadfael leads to many shocking discoveries and murder
    The virgin in the ice : the sixth chronicle of Brother Cadfael by Ellis Peters( Book )
    27 editions published between 1982 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 2,021 libraries worldwide
    In November, 1139 A.D., Brother Cadfeal becomes involved in the search for two missing orphans and their escort
    The heretic's apprentice by Ellis Peters( Book )
    16 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in English and Korean and held by 2,011 libraries worldwide
    The sixteenth chronicle of Brother Cadfael. Brother Cadfael must find a rebuttal for charges of heresy and solve a murder
    Dead man's ransom : the ninth chronicle of Brother Cadfael by Ellis Peters( Book )
    26 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in English and Korean and held by 2,008 libraries worldwide
    In the battle of Lincoln, the sheriff of Shropshire is captured, and the king himself is detained by his enemies. An exchange of prisoners is arranged: the sheriff will be bartered for a young Welsh lordling who has been captured during a misguided assault on a convent. All seems to be going according to plan until one of the prisoners dies under mysterious circumstances before the exchange is completed. Cadfael must determine whether the death was accidental or contrived
    The raven in the foregate : the twelfth chronicle of Brother Cadfael by Ellis Peters( Book )
    26 editions published between 1986 and 2014 in English and held by 1,965 libraries worldwide
    Christmas, 1141. After refusing to baptize the illegitimate baby of a local prostitute, the new parish priest is found dead in the river. Brother Cadfael investigates
    The sanctuary sparrow : the seventh chronicle of Brother Cadfael by Ellis Peters( Book )
    23 editions published between 1983 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,924 libraries worldwide
    A young man pursued by a lynching mob seeks sanctuary at the Benedictine monastery in Shrewsbury. He is accused of robbery and murder, but Cadfael senses his innocence and sets out to prove it
    The leper of Saint Giles : the fifth chronicle of Brother Cadfael by Ellis Peters( Book )
    27 editions published between 1981 and 2014 in English and Russian and held by 1,908 libraries worldwide
    A savage killing occurs before the wedding between an aging nobleman and a very young woman, and Brother Cadfael is called to investigate the leper house of Saint Giles where the killer may be hiding
    Saint Peter's Fair : the fourth chronicle of Brother Cadfael by Ellis Peters( Book )
    33 editions published between 1981 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,885 libraries worldwide
    When a wealthy merchant and two other men are murdered during the fair in the summer of 1139, Brother Cadfael helps the merchant's niece Emma search for the killer before everyone realizes that she knows more than she is telling
    The summer of the Danes by Ellis Peters( Book )
    18 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in English and French and held by 1,790 libraries worldwide
    In the summer of 1144, a strange calm has settled over England. The armies of King Stephen & Empress Maud, the two royal cousins contending for the throne, have temporarily exhausted each other. On the whole, Brother Cadfael considers peace a blessing & agrees to accompany a friend to Wales. When Cadfael is captured by an army of Danish mercenaries, he finds himself in the midst of a brotherly quarrel that could plunge an entire kingdom into deadly chaos.--Publisher's description
    The rose rent : the thirteenth chronicle of Brother Cadfael by Ellis Peters( Book )
    19 editions published between 1986 and 2001 in English and held by 1,678 libraries worldwide
    Brother Cadfael investigates the disappearance of Judith Perle, owner of the Shrewsberry cottage his abbey rents for one rose per annum
    An excellent mystery : the eleventh chronicle of Brother Cadfael by Ellis Peters( Book )
    27 editions published between 1985 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,660 libraries worldwide
    In the sunny month of August, A.D. 1141, Brother Cadfael is presented with a double mystery set against the larger drama enacted by King Stephen and his arch-enemy, cousin, and rival claimant to the throne, the Empress Maud. In the bloody struggle for the crown, Henry of Blois, Bishop of Winchester and papal legate, is drawn into a contretemps that will result in a town laid waste, a nunnery burned to the ground, churches razed, and the priory of Hyde Mead engulfed in flames. Hence the arrival of Brothers Humilis and Fidelis to the abbey of St. Peter and St. Paul at Shrewsbury. Humilis, the elder of the pair, has entered the cloister because of the profound injuries he suffered during the Crusades. His companion and friend is a retiring youth whose perfect devotion to Humilis is made all the more poignant by his muteness. Concerned with the fragile condition of Humilis's health, Cadfael comes to his assistance with his prodigious skills as an herbalist -- and as a friend. - Jacket flap
    The pilgrim of hate : the tenth chronicle of Brother Cadfael by Ellis Peters( Book )
    25 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in English and Polish and held by 1,627 libraries worldwide
    Cripples Day at Shrewsbury brings a hoard of disabled pilgrims to the Abbey, within a short while, a body is found in a leather sack amongst the visitors. Cadfael boils down the man's body to inspect the bones and uncovers two possible explanations for his death
    A rare Benedictine by Ellis Peters( Book )
    8 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in English and held by 1,621 libraries worldwide
    A collection of three stories of 12th-century monastic life including a Christmas story, a tale of robbery and attempted murder, and a narrative of Brother Cadfael's early years
    The potter's field : the seventeenth chronicle of Brother Cadfael, of the Benedictine Abbey of Saint Peter and Saint Paul, at Shrewsbury by Ellis Peters( Book )
    11 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in English and held by 1,617 libraries worldwide
    Brother Cadfael becomes involved in a mystery when the corpse of a young woman is plowed up in a potter's field in 1143
 
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Russian (8)
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