I love this series. It is a medieval mystery that is entertaining, quick to read and somewhat educational on the subjects of Abbey life and the political situation in England/wales in 1143. I would recommend The Brother Cadfael books to those who enjoy "cozy" mysteries.
#17 of this wonderful Brother Cadfael 12th century Welsh Borderlands series of not necessarily monastic mysteries.
I feel that this is one of the best in a wonderfully good series of medieval mysteries.
When a man leaves his wife to join a monastery she supposedly finds a lover and runs away with him. However her body is later found in a freshly plowed field. The mystery builds from there, and Brother Cadfael is called in to help solve it.
A decent Cadfael wherein the body found in a field reveals mystery and secrets from long before.
Two women of similar appearance are presumed dead. Yet evidence is provided that show both are still alive. So why is there a body? Who is lying and why?
An older woman is dying of a wasting disease. Hugh is called off to war. A novice monk asks release from the church. A young woman seeks love and provides Cadfael a clue that allows him to solve a mystery. So many inter-winding plot threads make this yet another wonderful mystery from Ellis Peters.
17TH BROTHER CADFAEL CHRONICLE