One Corpse Too Many Author:Ellis Peters Brother Cadfael is once again the delightfully engaging hero in this next of Ellis Peters' medieval tales of murder, desperate ambition, gentle love, and clever disguises. Cadfael, Peters' best detective, has joined the bortherhood aftermany years in the world. Though determined to live quietly, he is inevitably distractedby the evil doings and... more » wounded hearts of others, and is impelled to try to set things right again.
Whenthe town of Shrewsbury is captured by Stephen, one of two royal cousins battling for the throne of England, Brother Cadfael is asked to administer rites to the hanged prisoners. Cadfael soon discovers that the body count is one too many. There is no doubt in his mind that one of the hanged men was not executed - but murdered. Cadfael decides to enlist the aid of a lovely young fugitive who proves to be the perfect sidekick to the discerning monk. Together they watch and plot as new evidence comes to light.
A chilling tale of revenge and a heartwarming love story by a brilliant writer of suspense, One Corpse Too Many is full of the Peters inimitable wit and rich senseof place. We are drawn into the dark, silent woods of Shrewsbury and the secrets of the Severn River with anticipation, and we are captivated by Peters' most unforgettable creation, Brother Cadfael, who makes every page a joy to read.« less