In the 12th-century Benedictine monastery of Shrewsbury, Brother Cadfael has settled down to a quiet life in charge of the herbarium. It is fortunate his prowess as a herbalist is matched by his detective skills - and when his prior acquires the bones of a saint, the obstacles include murder. 1st Cadfael mystery
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THE ASSIZE OF THE DYING
Louis Stevenson is convicted of murder but protests his innocence. A young couple are determined to unmask the real killer before he strikes again.
BROTHER CADFAEL'S PENANCE
The Civil War takes a step closer to Cadfael when he discovers that his own son, born as a result of a brief encounter thirty years earlier, has been taken prisoner. Cadfael decides to break his monastic vows and do everything possible to find and release his son. 20th Cadfael mystery.
THE CONFESSION OF BROTHER HALUIN
December, 1142. A brother of Shrewsbury Abbey suffers a fall that almost kills him. He makes a shocking deathbed confession to Brother Cadfael. When the man recovers Cadfael accompanies him on an arduous journey to redeem his past sins. 15th Cadfael Mystery.
DEAD MAN'S RANSOM
Sheriff Prestcote is murdered in the Abbey’s infirmary and suspicion falls on Elis, a young Welsh prisoner, who is in love with the Sheriff’s daughter. Cadfael agrees to help him prove his innocence but the truth proves difficult for him. 9th Cadfael mystery.
THE DEVIL'S NOVICE
A priest goes missing outside the Abbey walls and a novice, Meriet, is soon linked to the crime. Only Brother Cadfael believes in his innocence and he has to employ all his powers of detection to save the boy from the noose. 8th Cadfael mystery.
AN EXCELLENT MYSTERY
August 1141 and two monks ride into the Abbey with the news that the war has destroyed the town of Winchester and their priory. Cadfael senses a powerful link between them and he faces a test of his discretion and beliefs as he unravels a secret which could wreak destruction. 11th Cadfael mystery.
FALLEN INTO THE PIT
George Felse investigates the murder of a Nazi land-worker in an English village just after the Second World War. His son discovers a clue to the killer’s identity and thus puts his own life in danger.
THE HERETIC'S APPRENTICE
Elave, the young attendant to William of Lythwood, returns to Shrewsbury to bury his master in the Abbey and to deliver a dowry to William's adopted daughter. He is arrested for expressing heretical views and when the Lythwood family clerk is stabbed to death, Elave is accused of the murder. 16th Cadfael Mystery.
HOLIDAY WITH VIOLENCE
It should have been a wonderful holiday, but the four young people travelling to Venice are shocked when an elderly travelling companion is brutally attacked.
THE HOLY THIEF
The abbey of Ramsey in the Fens is in a dilapidated state and an appeal is made to all Benedictine houses for help in restoring it. Two monks come to Shrewsbury seeking funds and while they are there a flood occurs, forcing the monks from the Abbey to relocate their treasures. Not long afterwards it is discovered that a theft has occurred. 19th Cadfael mystery.
THE LEPER OF ST GILES
With Brother Mark tending the sick in the lazar house, Cadfael must train a new assistant. In the town there is concern over the proposed marriage of a young woman to a much older man. When the bridegroom is murdered, Cadfael must investigate, but can Brother Oswin be trusted as the herbalist's assistant? 5th Cadfael Mystery.
In 1138, Brother Cadfael's workshop contains medications for every kind of ailment. When Gervase Bonel is poisoned with one of them, suspicion falls on someone who Cadfael is certain is innocent. 3rd Cadfael mystery.
ONE CORPSE TOO MANY
In the Summer of 1138, after a bloody battle between royal cousins squabbling over the English throne, Brother Cadfael, performing funeral rights, discovers an extra body. One death among so many seems unimportant to all but the good Benedictine. He vows to expose the truth and sets out to find the murderer.
THE PILGRIM OF HATE
Pilgrims are gathering to celebrate the translation of Saint Winifred's bones to the Benedictine abbey at Shrewsbury. In Winchester, a Knight has been murdered - not apparently an event of importance to those seeking miraculous cures at the saint's shrine. It soon becomes evident that the murder is much less remote than it first seems. 10th Cadfael Mystery.
THE POTTER'S FIELD
In August 1143 the Potter's field is to be transferred to the Benedictine Abbey in Shrewsbury. When the monks begin to plough it, they turn up the long, raven tresses of a young woman, dead a year or more; even Brother Cadfael, herbalist and student of all things medical, cannot say how long. 17th Cadfael mystery.
A RARE BENEDICTINE
Three vintage tales of medieval intrigue and treachery featuring the author's monastic sleuth Brother Cadfael. The stories show the chain of events that led him into the Benedictine Order and, evoking Shropshire backgrounds and his understanding of the frailties of human nature, show him at the height of his detecting skills.
THE RAVEN IN THE FOREGATE
When the unpopular new priest of the Holy Cross is found drowned in the millpool, Cadfael and the sheriff, Hugh Beringar, find themselves investigating an extraordinary mystery. 12th Cadfael Mystery.
THE ROSE RENT
In 1142 someone is plotting to prevent the Abbey making an annual payment to a young widow. Cadfael must find out who and why? 13th Cadfael mystery.
SAINT PETER'S FAIR
At the annual fair of St Peter in Shrewsbury a quarrel breaks out between the local burghers and the monks over who shall benefit from the money raised by the fair. A riot breaks out, after which a merchant is found dead and Brother Cadfael must once more employ his skills as a detective.
THE SUMMER OF THE DANES
Cadfael accompanies his young friend, Brother Mark, on a mission to Wales and finds himself caught up in a royal feud between Owain Gwynedd and his brother Cadwaladr. Cadfael is captured, together with a young woman seeking to escape an arranged marriage. 18th Cadfael mystery.
THE VIRGIN IN THE ICE
A BBC Radio 4 Dramatisation featuring crime-solving medieval monk, Cadfael. Winter, 1139, and Brother Cadfael's tranquil life at Shrewsbury monastery is once again interrupted by violent, mysterious happenings. As civil war rages close by, two orphans of a great family and their companion, a nun, disappear in the woods. Cadfael sets out to find them.