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The Holy Thief (Book 19) by Ellis Peters
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The Holy Thief (Book 19) (original 1992; edition 1992)

by Ellis Peters

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Title:The Holy Thief (Book 19)
Authors:Ellis Peters
Info:Time Warner Paperbacks (1998), Paperback, 274 pages
Collections:Your library, Brother Cadfael mysteries
Rating:****
Tags:mystery, hardcover

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I enjoyed it. Be warned, it has some major spoilers for some previous Cadfael mystery. I'm not sure which, as this is my first Cadfael in decades. ( )
  AmphipodGirl | Oct 14, 2014 |
A good book, just not my cup of tea. A medieval monk as a detective? I'll pass (even though it was very well written). ( )
  AliceAnna | Aug 10, 2014 |
Took it's time getting going and then dragged at the end but the middle was very enjoyable. I just kept thinking she was going to throw a few more twists in at the end and she didn't and I wondered if she just lost interest and wrapped it up.
  amyem58 | Jul 3, 2014 |
Some terribly exciting names in this one. ( )
  amelish | Sep 12, 2013 |
I enjoyed this one about as much as I have enjoyed any in the series. The story is a fairly typical one for the series (Cadfael helping out young lovers), but there are a number of interesting twists. The story revolves about the reliquary containing teh "remains" of St. Winifred and has a much greater sense of the mystery of why the reliquary of St. Winifred actually works at Shrewsbury - even though, as we learned early on in the series, St. Winifred is still in Wales. The emphasis on faith was done impressively and was refreshing. ( )
  Bill.Bradford | Apr 28, 2013 |
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Ellis Petersprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Chwat, SergeTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Janssens, PieterTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Kim, HunTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Menini, María AntoniaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Michowski, MarekTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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In the height of a hot summer, in late August of 1144, Geoffrey de Mandeville, Earl of Essex, deferred to the heat of the sun, and made the final, fatal mistake of his long and opportunist career.
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Nach einem Unwetter müssen die Benediktinerbrüder des Klosters von Shrewsbury voller Entsetzen feststellen, daß ihnen die wertvollen Reliquien der Heiligen Winifred gestohlen wurden. Der Verdacht fällt schnell auf zwei Gäste, Mönche aus dem zerstörten Kloster von Ramsey. Als dann auch noch der wichtigste Zeuge ermordet wird, scheint die Schuld festzustehen.
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During the hot summer of 1144, the Earl of Essex succumbs to a fatal arrow, but only after a lingering fever during which his officials do their best to save him from hellfire by restoring various properties he has annexed. And then heavy rains bring threats of floods and the holy relics must be saved. When the waters subside, a robber is revealed and before Brother Cadfael can solve that case a murder is added.… (more)

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