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The Potter's Field (The Cadfael Chronicles) (original 1989; edition 1998)

by Ellis Peters

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Title:The Potter's Field (The Cadfael Chronicles)
Authors:Ellis Peters
Info:Time Warner Paperbacks (1998), Paperback, 229 pages
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Tags:fiction, murder mystery, england 12th century, love triangle, Cadfael (fictitious character), monks, ellis peters

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The Potter's Field by Ellis Peters (1989)



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Another excellent "Brother Cadfael" mystery. Highly recommend. ( )
  MrsRK | Nov 21, 2016 |
The seventeenth chronicle of Brother Cadfael
Peters, Ellis, 1913-1995. Cadfael chronicles ; 17.

Cadfael, Brother (Fictitious character)
Monks -- England -- Shrewsbury -- Fiction.
Detective and mystery stories.
Historical fiction.
Great Britain -- History -- Stephen, 1135-1154 -- Fiction.

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A plowed field yields a woman's skeletal remains...
Who is she?... An unusual place for a dignified burial..... ( )
  pennsylady | Jan 31, 2016 |
The remains of a woman are found in a field belonging to a potter who left his wife to entry Cadfael's abbey. At first it is thought the body is the wife, but then the wife is reported alive elsewhere. ( )
  antiquary | Oct 22, 2015 |
Six-word review: Peters gets a belated second wind.

Extended review:

There's a freshness about Ellis Peters's seventeenth chronicle of Brother Cadfael that hasn't been seen in a while. Perhaps it's that the principal characters (other than the continuing characters of the series) depart a little bit from the mold that's become customary; or maybe it's that the setup, although no less bizarre than some of the others, feels a little more as if it had proceeded from some plausible series of events and a little less as if Peters had been consorting with plot ninjas.

At any rate, I enjoyed this one a degree or two more than expected--and of course I expected to, having found the author completely reliable for a comfort read when I need one. I'm heartily sorry to be so close to the end. It's tempting to go ahead and laud The Potter’s Field with four stars; but I can't, quite, in view of how tough I've been on so many other things. Let's call this a 3.7.

I consider a synopsis to be completely irrelevant. It's a Brother Cadfael mystery. I knew what I was getting. Like a Pepperidge Farm cookie right out of the package, it was just what I wanted at the time. ( )
  Meredy | Oct 21, 2014 |
I should have read this before The Holy Thief, as it pretty much sets it up. Although it was well-written overall, it tended to drag toward the end and just needed to wrap up. I will probably cross it.
  amyem58 | Jul 3, 2014 |
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BascoveCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Chwat, SergeTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Janssens, PieterTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Maass, Hans-JoachimTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Menini, María AntoniaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Michowski, MarekTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Saint Peter's Fair of that year, 1143, was one week past, and they were settling down again into the ordinary routine of a dry and favorable August, with the corn harvest already being carted into the barns, when Brother Matthew the cellarer first brought into chapter the matter of business he had been discussing for some days during the fair with the prior of the Augustine priory of Saint John the Evangelist, at Haughmond, about four miles to the northeast of Shrewsbury.
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In October of 1142, a local landlord gives the Potter's Field to the local clergy. The monks begin to plow it, and the blades turn up the long tresses of a young woman, dead over a year. Then the arrival of a novice who fled from an abbey ravaged by civil war in East Anglia complicates life even further for Brother Cadfael.

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Brother Cadfael is asked to help identify a corpse found on Abbey Land and discovers that it is the least baffling facet of a mysterious murder.

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