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A Morbid Taste for BonesEllis Peters' introduction to the murderous medieval world of Brother CadfaelA Morbid Taste for BonesIn the remote Welsh mountain village of Gwytherin lies the grave of Saint Winifred Now in 1137 the ambitious head of Shrewsbury Abbey has decided to acuire the sacred remains for his Benedictine order Nat. The mid 12th century England in the Abbey of Shrewsbury lives a Welsh Benedictine monk Brother Cadfael an unusual member in as he fought and killed in the Holy Land during a bloody crusade known women intimately a soldier captain of a ship too however now retired to the uiet life of a monastery raising crops to feed his fellow inmates and doing uite interesting experiments to improve them a scientist without a title Weeding unwanted plants may seem a tedious work for a man who experienced astonishing events still this is his wish the tranuil life no problems just live During this era honored saints bones are displayed in churches abbeys and religious institutions to bring the faithful and they will leave a gratuity it is the rage prosperity fame for anyone fortunate enough to find them the cults spring up to benefit all they believe Prior Robert the ambitious intelligent monk is maneuvering to succeed mild mannered Abbott Heribert looking around to discover an appropriate candidate a long process though still Wales a separate country then not conuered until 1288 by the English is a fertile ground and Saint Winifred a 7th century woman who established a convent that brought much fame to her is picked Brother Cadfael is overjoyed to be chosen to join the mission and travel to Wales the rather weak Abbott agrees no surprise there the wonderful relic will soon be back home hopefully in the great Abbey of the blessed church of Saint Peter and Paul and the curious Cadfael is intrigued on visiting his native land besides the only monk who speaks the Welsh language obviously a valuable ability for any uestThis being a murder mystery a victim falls a man who apposed the taking of their local heroine his daughter is anxious to arrest the murderer and the proper punishment to the vile culprit Father Huw the priest of Gwytherin were the grave of Winifred is an amiable man he knows that his people are against the thief yes a crime yet sanctioned by the authorities the bishop and prince don't realize this Cadfael needs to investigate and the killer brought in to pay for his misdeeds but difficulties are many a dagger thrust in his back caused the crime clues are hard to unearth A good book to digest and the atmosphere gives the modern reader a look in what medieval life was like unpleasant yes you feel it My first Ellis Peters mystery and not the last those who enjoy the past will be happy they read this I did

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Characters ↠ A Morbid Taste for Bones ✓ E-book, or Kindle E-pub × Ellis Peters' introduction to the murderous medieval world of Brother CadfaelA Morbid Taste for BonesIn the remote Welsh mountain village of Gwytherin lies the grave of Saint Winifred Now in 1137 the ambitious head of Shrewsbury Abbey haOving the grave has been shot dead with a mysterious arrow and some say Winifred herself held the bow Brother Cadfael knows a carnal hand did the killing But he doesn't know that his plan to unearth a murderer may dig up a case of love and justicewhere the wages of sin may be scandal or Cadfael's own rui. This book is actually uite good I must admit though I had a hard time getting through it In fact I pretty much had to sit myself down and force myself to read through to the end I’ve decided that has much to do with me than the book itself conseuently my high rating The truth is I just don’t like mysteries and now I know that even by setting the mystery in a fascinating time period this doesn’t change When I was younger I used to read every Agatha Christi ‘Poirot’ story I could get my hands on and I think I burned myself out Most of the time I just don’t care about ‘whodunit’ This leaves the magnetism of the detective to carry the story which recently just hasn’t been enoughFor people who love mysteries though I think you will love this Peters writes very well She uses dialogue to bring her characters to life and it’s great I was surprised at how funny this book was Cadfael is simply a GREAT character Peters also captures the 1100s with insightful details into monasterial life I think so many authors forget how powerful and important the church truly was during this time This same attention to detail was used on the inner workings of a medieval Welsh village too So many books just make out the villagers out to be ignorant clods but Ellis is much generous than that giving everybody a rounded feel Everybody has a different agenda and a different motive and Cadfael is able to work this out uite clearly and succinctlyMaybe someday I will be in the mood to read another Cadfael book but I think I’m going to skip historical mysteries for a while I do believe this is the crème de la crème of historical mysteries though

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Ive Welshman Brother Cadfael is sent on the expedition to translate and finds the rustic villagers of Gwytherin passionately divided by the Benedictine's offer for the saint's relics Canny wise and all too wordly he isn't surprised when this taste for bones leads to bloody murderThe leading opponent to m. Note Aug 7 2017 I edited this just now to correct a minor typoDame Edith Pargeter had already by 1977 made a reputation for herself under the pen name of Ellis Peters as a mystery writer; but under her own name she was also a respected author of historical fiction much of it set in medieval Wales When she brought the two genres together in this first of many novels set in the border country between England and Wales where she grew up in the turbulent mid 1100s and featuring Brother Cadfael a former veteran soldier now a monk in his sixties and well versed both in herbology and in solving mysteries she single handedly created the now flourishing historical mystery subgenre Before that the only historical mysteries were Sherlock Holmes pastiches The appeal of the series comes mainly from the character of Cadfael himself wise shrewd caring a bit mischievous and endued with a gentle life affirming faith much like Pargeter's own It also comes from her appealing depiction of the 12th century world her sympathy with her characters and her optimistic and moral view of the world Writers she once said need to depict evil; but for them to take pleasure in evil is mortal sinHere the Welsh born Cadfael finds himself brought along as an interpreter on his prior's expedition into Wales to extract the bones of a saint venerated as holy relics from the unwilling congregation of the little country parish where she's buried But when the most vocal opponent of transferring the bones turns up the victim of a murder Cadfael finds himself called on to do than translate The solution of the mystery will demand detective ability but this is only part of the picture; Pargeter has stated that she was never attracted to the purely intellectual puzzle type of mystery so as much of the focus here is on the human drama of the characters and their interactions