By Ellis Peters
[This is the Audiobook CASSETTE Library version in vinyl case.]
[The 13th Chronicle of Brother Cadfael]
A past due spring in 1142 has the clergymen of Shrewsbury abbey dismayed, for there's no roses via June 22. for 3 years, filthy rich younger widow Judith Perle has rented her condominium to the clergymen for the cost of a unmarried rose every year. whilst nature ultimately complies, a pious monk is shipped to pay the rent--and chanced on murdered beside the hacked rosebush.
with no rose, the priests' condo agreement turns into void, including tremendously to the widow's dowry. yet sooner than Brother Cadfael can wonder if a grasping suitor has performed this dreadful deed, one other crime is dedicated. Now the nice monk needs to thread his approach via a tangle extra tortuous than the widow's thorny bushes.
Peters's advanced personality Brother Cadfael, who applies his forensic abilities in an actual center a long time atmosphere, surrounded through different clergymen, chivalrous knights and flirtatious girls, has gained the writer severe acclaim and comparisons with Ngaio Marsh and P.D. James. (The Brother Cadfael novels encouraged the PBS tv sequence Cadfael)