It is June in the Year of Our Lord 1143 when Elave, young clerk to William of Lythwood, returns from a pilgrimage to the Holy Land with his elderly master's body. His mission is twofold, to bury William in his home abbey of St. Peter and St. Paul, and to deliver a dowry to William's adopted daughter Fortunata. But Elave, suspected of harboring views inimical to church doctrine, is held for ecclesiastical trial. And when Aldwin, the Lythwood family clerk hired in Elave's absence, is stabbed to death, Elave is incarcerated not only for heresy, but for murder. Fortunata's dowry, an intricately carved box with mysterious contents, holds the key to the mysteries that spring up around Elave and the Lythwood family. Shrewd and patient, Brother Cadfael is at his best here.
Performed by Tony Award-winning actor Derek Jacobi, this sixteenth chronicle of Brother Cadfael is sure to delight old friends and new fans.
©1989 Ellis Peters (P)1995, 2014 Dove Audio, Phoenix Books
"Peters' historical mysteries are vivid standouts...an old-fashioned joust between good and evil." (Chicago Sun-Times)
I'm a retired retail exec and have taken up my love of quilting as a retirement vocation. I devour audiobooks as I sew. Love it. Picture is of me and my BFF, Bill. 2013
The poor quality of the recording of this book made it very difficult to hear or discern the words within the strong British accent. The accent wouldn't have been a problem if the audio was not so tiny and garbled.
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