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The Raven In The Foregate by ELLIS PETERS

The Raven In The Foregate (original 1986; edition 1987)


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Title:The Raven In The Foregate
Info:Futura (1987), Edition: First Thus, Paperback, 208 pages
Collections:Read but unowned, Read in 2012
Tags:Fiction, Mystery, Medieval, Series, British Literature, Historical Fiction, Religion, 2012/12

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The Raven in the Foregate by Ellis Peters (1986)

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a strict new priest, unpopular in his parish, is murdered, and Cadfael investigates. ( )
  antiquary | Sep 20, 2015 |
Continuing my re-read of the series. One of my favorite parts of this one is Father Abbot's speech (at the end) about virtue and seeking your own perfection versus helping others.
  devafagan | Jan 2, 2015 |
Six-word review: Unlamented sudden death exposes many secrets.

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Brother Cadfael's twelfth outing as a medieval sleuth in monastic robes combines familiar elements: mysterious death, misplaced suspicion, disguised aristocrats, young love, and natural justice played out against a vast political field and a very small Benedictine one. Plot predictability, almost inevitable within such a narrow setting featuring a distinctive, knowable character, is its virtue as well as its shortcoming; the writing is, as ever, deft and elegant.

I continue to enjoy this series, but I think it would also do to let a little more time elapse between episodes to offset a cloying sameness. Just what I needed at this juncture, however. ( )
  Meredy | Feb 22, 2014 |
the fourth in the "Brother Cadfel" mysteries. This is a taut and competent who-dunnit, an evening's entertainment. ( )
  DinadansFriend | Oct 25, 2013 |
Meh. ( )
  amelish | Sep 12, 2013 |
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Ellis Petersprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Benjamin, VanessaNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Chwat, SergeTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Fredriksson, Karl G.Translatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Fredriksson, LilianTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Abbot Radulfus came to chapter, on this first day of December, with a preoccupied and frowning face, and made short work of the various trivialities brought up by his obedientiaries.
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It is Christmas, A.D. 1141, Abbot Radulfus returns from London, bringing with him a priest for the vacant living of Holy Cross, also known as the Foregate. The new priest is a man of presence, learning, and discipline, but he lacks humility and the common touch. When he is found drowned in the millpond, suspicion is cast upon a young man who arrived with the priest's train and was sent to work in Brother Cadfael's garden. Indeed, he is soon discovered to be an impostor. To Brother Cadfael, now falls the familiar task of sorting out the complicated strands of innocence and guilt.

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When a priest is found drowned in the mill-pond, suspicion is cast upon a young man who came with the priest from London. Brother Cadfael is left with the familiar task of sorting the complicated strands which define guilt and innocence.

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