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The devil's novice (original 1983; edition 1993)

by Ellis Peters, Patrick Tull (Narrator)

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At first I thought I read it before but perhaps I am just getting better at seeing the mystery. A good Cadfael, some medieval trappings but mostly a modern cozy.
  amyem58 | Dec 17, 2014 |
When I reached the 10% area, I thought I would pack it in. Found it boring. But the dust cleared and it came back on track. Not as good as the previous stories. ( )
  delta61 | Sep 29, 2014 |
an easy-to-read, enjoyable mystery that felt pretty true to its time period (1100s England) ( )
  TnTexas | Oct 15, 2013 |
Six-word review:

Pleasing variant on successful mystery formula. ( )
  Meredy | Sep 28, 2013 |
Not her best. ( )
  amelish | Sep 12, 2013 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Ellis Petersprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Benjamin, VanessaNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Chwat, SergeTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Doleżal-Nowicka, IrenaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Hansson, LarsTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Langowski, JürgenTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Menini, María AntoniaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Thorne, StephenNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Tull, PatrickNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Zardoni, MonicaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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In the middle of September of that year of our Lord, 1140, two lords of Shropshire manors, one north of the town of Shrewsbury, the other south, sent envoys to the abbey of Saint Peter and Saint Paul on the same day, desiring the entry of younger sons of their houses to the Order.
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It is 1140. The Benedictine monastry at Shrewsbury finds its new novice Meriet Aspley a disturbing presence. Meek by day, his sleep is disturbed by violent nightmares that earn him the nickname of "Devil's Novice". Can he be involved with the disappearance of a superior prelate?
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Suspicions abound when a young man turns up at Shrewsbury Abbey wanting to join as a novice and the half-burnt body of a missing cleric is found.

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