One Corpse Too Many Author:Ellis Peter In the summer of 1138, war between King Stephen and the Empress Maud takes Brother Cadfael from the quiet world of his garden into a battlefield of passions, deceptions, and deathl. Not far from the safety of the abbey walls, Shrewsbury Catle falls, leaving its ninety-four defenders loyal to the Empress to hang as traitors. With a heavy heart,... more » Brother Cadfael agrees to bury the dead, only to make a grisly discovery: ninety-five dead bodies lie in a row -- the extra victim has been cruelly strangled, not hanged.
This ingenious awy to dispose of a corpse tells Brother Cadfael that the killer is both clever and ruthless. But one death among so many seems unimportant to all but the good Benedictine. He vows to find the truth behind disparate clues: a girl in boy's clothing, a missing treasure, and a single broken flower...the tiny bit of evidence that Cadfael believes can most expose a murderer's black heart.« less