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The Virgin in the Ice (Brother Cadfael Mysteries) (1982)

by Ellis Peters

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Series: Brother Cadfael (6)

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This is the first Brother Cadfael book I ever read. Nowadays people have been exposed to the series through the PBS TV programs but when they first came out Ellis Peters was not well known. It is more common now to have mysteries set in long ago times but I suspect Ellis Peters was the first one to do it and she did it marvelously. A real gem. ( )
  gypsysmom | Aug 11, 2017 |
My pleasure was immense at finding this audiobook narrated by Brother Cadfael himself, Derek Jacobi. I grew up loving the show and have yet to read the books they are based off of. I was insanely happy to find that some of the audiobooks were narrated by the lead of the show because it takes me back, plus Jacobi is an excellent narrator. This is book six in the Brother Cadfael series but honestly you can read any of these books out of order. Brother Cadfael is a benedictine monk during the middle ages that helps solve murder mysteries. In The Virgin in the Ice two high ranking children are lost, a monk found beaten nearly to death, and a nun murdered. Cadfael and the local sheriff, Hugh Berringer work together to unravel what has happened. An excellent read and the TV shows follows the story-line to a T. ( )
  ecataldi | Aug 26, 2016 |
4 ★

...Winter of 1139 will disrupt Brother Cadfael’s tranquil life in Shrewsbury ....historical mystery....a wounded Benedictine monk and three missing refuges....#6 ( )
  pennsylady | Feb 11, 2016 |
I have vaguely bad mem,ories of this as being oo grim for my taste,. Cadfael finds a girl frozen in ice. ( )
  antiquary | Oct 30, 2015 |
[re-read 2012]

Continuing my re-read of the series with one of my absolute favorites. I appreciate that this book provides not only another engaging mystery, endearing characters, and a fully realized, lovingly detailed setting, but also deeper revelations of Brother Cadfael's personal arc and his past as a crusader. ( )
  devafagan | Jan 2, 2015 |
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Peters, Ellisprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
BascoveCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Benjamin, VanessaNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Ch'oe, In-sŏkTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Christensen, JanTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Doleżal-Nowicka, IrenaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Fradkinoĭ, ElenyTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Gunsteren, Dirk vonTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Hansson, LarsTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Hovland, RagnarTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Janssens, PieterTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Jensen, EdmondtTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Loṭem, ʻImanuʼelTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Menini, María AntoniaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Natale, Isabelle diTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Novak, AndrejTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Okamoto, HamaeTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Pelitti, ElsaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Thorne, StephenNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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It was early in November of 1139 that the tide of civil war, lately so sluggish and inactive, rose suddenly to sweep over the city of Worcester, wash away half its livestock, property and women, and send all of those inhabitants who could get away in time scurrying for their lives northwards away from the marauders, to burrow into hiding wherever there was manor or priory, walled town or castle strong enough to afford them shelter.
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Winter, 1139: Brother Cadfael's tranquil life in the monastery gardens at Shrewsbury is once again interrupted by violent, mysterious happenings. Raging civil war has sent many refugees fleeing north from Worcester, among them two orphans of a great family and their companion, a nun. But they seem to have disappeared somewhere in the wild winter landscape of frost and snow - and Cadfael sets out to find them.
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Raging civil war has sent many refugees fleeing north from Worcester, among them two orphans of a great family and their companion, a nun. They all seem to disappear in the wild winter landscape and Brother Cadfael sets out to find them.

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