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Dead Man's Ransom

S Welsh honor to protect him Elis appeals to Brother Cadfael for help And Brother Cadfael gives it not knowing that the truth will be a trial for his own soul. Dead Man s Ransom contains many elements familiar to readers of this mystery series Brother Cadfael is needed again for a trip into Wales political intrigue and complex loyalties abound and an unfortunate murder both eases and complicates young love There s a pair of star crossed lovers in fact I was rather impatient with Elis and Melicent who fell in love in an instant after exchanging just a single look I guess I m too old to be entranced by that kind of romance Which is probably why I had some trouble with the ending too view spoilerhappily ever after for both couples hide spoiler The 7 Components of Transformative Organizing Theory readers of this mystery series Brother Cadfael is needed again for a trip into Wales political intrigue and complex loyalties abound and an unfortunate murder both eases and complicates young love There s a pair of star crossed lovers in fact I was The Big Golden Book of Poetry rather impatient with Elis and Melicent who fell in love in an instant after exchanging just a single look I guess I m too old to be entranced by that kind of

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The year is 1141 and civil war continues to rage When the sheriff of Shropshire is taken prisoner arrangements are made to exchange him for Elis a young Welsh. This is the best combo of love and murder that I ve read in an Ellis Peters book Good stuff all around The Coquette and the Boarding School read in an Ellis Peters book Good stuff all around

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Man But when the sheriff is brought to the abbey he is murdered Suspicion falls on Elis who has fallen in love with the sheriff's daughter With nothing but hi. The Cadfael series has a well established reputation of being high uality historical mysteries They do fall into two camps the narrative dominated by the mystery and the book that progresses the historical events that are effecting England at that time This book in the series is part of the latter Much of the story revolves around the civil war and the way the lords of the land manipulated the unrest to their own advantage We return to the border country to the west of Shrewsbury and to the uneasy and turbulent alliance with the Welsh border lords Owain Gwynedd is an honourable man and doesn t want to fight a losing battle with his English neighbours An exchange of men for the seriously wounded Sheriff of Shrewsbury is thwarted when he suddenly dies Cadfael realises the death is an unnatural one and investigatesThe plot is a simple one albeit an enjoyable read So much of the peace of the county rests on determining who was the murderer and bringing them to justice as soon as possible so that the air is clear on both sides Chivalry plays a very important part in the storyline something that is easily forgotten in our contemporary timesThe murder is really the side plot that drives the narrative The real story is the social civil and political unrest during a very messy period often recorded as the Anarchy or petty civil war between Empress Maud and King Stephen


10 thoughts on “Dead Man's Ransom

  1. says:

    The Chronicles of Brother Cadfael Book 9 This book follows directly upon The Devil’s Novice this ninth episode

  2. says:

    Dead Man’s Ransom aka How to Get Away with Murder is not good I have enjoyed brother Cadfael’s stories so far but I am either getting tired of the formula or the books are getting tired I suspect both I usually enjoyed the mystery

  3. says:

    This is the best combo of love and murder that I've read in an Ellis Peters book Good stuff all around

  4. says:

    3 ½ starsHistory raids and battles play the largest part of any Cadfael mystery in the series up to this pointIn a series pretty well known forview spoiler happy endings and romances blossoming this book was a s

  5. says:

    The Cadfael series has a well established reputation of being high uality historical mysteries They do fall into two camps the narrative dominated by the mystery and the book that progresses the historical events that are effecting England at that time This book in the series is part of the latter Much of the story revolves around the civil war and the way the lords of the land manipulated the unrest to their own advant

  6. says:

    If you ever commit a felony in medieval England try to be young and dumb and in love and certain clergy members w

  7. says:

    Dead Man's Ransom contains many elements familiar to readers of this mystery series Brother Cadfael is needed a

  8. says:

    Cadfael adds 'diplomat' to his resume in this one as he is chosen to negotiate a prisoner swap with the Welsh prin

  9. says:

    This was a Cadfael volume I remembered well particularly the romance in it the Welsh boy Elis and the English girl Melicent instantly struck love at first sight Normally I don't like love stories where the characters find each other too uickly and all they have to overcome in order to achieve their happily ever after are tiresome outside impediments There is enough going on in this story so that's not really an issue lik

  10. says:

    This book doesn't come up in a title search even if you combine a keyword from the title and the author's name I had to sear

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