A Morbid Taste for Bones

A Morbid Taste for Bones

By Ellis Peters

  • Release Date : 2014-11-25
  • Genre : Cozy
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A Morbid Taste for Bones In the first installment of an iconic historical mystery series, a medieval monk seeks a saint’s remains for Shrewsbury Abbey—but finds a murderous sinner instead.

A Welsh Benedictine monk living at Shrewsbury Abbey in western England, Brother Cadfael spends much of his time tending the herbs and vegetables in the garden—but now there’s a more pressing matter. Cadfael is to serve as translator for a group of monks heading to the town of Gwytherin in Wales. The team’s goal is to collect the holy remains of Saint Winifred, which Prior Robert hopes will boost the abbey’s reputation, as well as his own. But when the monks arrive in Gwytherin, the town is divided over the request.

When the leading opponent to disturbing the grave is found shot dead with a mysterious arrow, some believe Saint Winifred herself delivered the deadly blow. Brother Cadfael knows an earthly hand did the deed, but his plan to root out a murderer may dig up more than he can handle.

Before CSI and Law & Order, there was Brother Cadfael, “wily veteran of the Crusades” (Los Angeles Times). His knowledge of herbalism, picked up in the Holy Land, and his skillful observance of human nature are blessings in dire situations, and earned Ellis Peters a Crime Writers’ Association Silver Dagger Award. A Morbid Taste for Bones kicks off a long-running and much-loved series that went on to be adapted for stage, radio, and television.

Praise for the Chronicles of Brother Cadfael
“A pleasing, and unusual, mixture of suspense and historical fiction.” —London Evening Standard

“Cadfael must surely become a cult figure of crime fiction.” —Financial Times

“You’ll love Brother Cadfael, wily veteran of the Crusades. . . . This was England before the age of tea and crumpets.” —Los Angeles Times

Ellis Peters is a pseudonym of Edith Mary Pargeter (1913–1995), a British author whose Chronicles of Brother Cadfael are credited with popularizing the historical mystery. Cadfael, a Welsh Benedictine monk living at Shrewsbury Abbey in the first half of the twelfth century, has been described as combining the curious mind of a scientist with the bravery of a knight-errant. The character has been adapted for television, and the books drew international attention to Shrewsbury and its history.

Pargeter won an Edgar Award in 1963 for Death and the Joyful Woman, and in 1993 she won the Cartier Diamond Dagger, an annual award given by the Crime Writers’ Association of Great Britain. She was appointed officer of the Order of the British Empire in 1994, and in 1999 the British Crime Writers’ Association established the Ellis Peters Historical Dagger award, later called the Ellis Peters Historical Award., a morbid taste for bones, a morbid taste for bones summary, a morbid taste for bones pdf, a morbid taste for bones free ebook, a morbid taste for bones sparknotes, a morbid taste for bones audiobook, a morbid taste for bones movie, a morbid taste for bones review, a morbid taste for bones discussion questions, a morbid taste for bones free download


  • Audio book - A morbid taste for bones

    By 11Balto
    The book itself is worth 5 stars but the audio book? it doesn't even deserve 1 star. If you're familiar with audio books you would understand my frustration. It sounded like just some old man rambling all the time. Even when it supposed to be a 16 year old girl speaking, it souunded just as hoarse as a 80 years old Benedictine brother grumbling. Every character (English or Welsh, young or old) sounded exactly the same nasty old guy. Such a disappointment. I really had a high hope for this audio book version of brother Cadfael story. Oh well.