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The Sanctuary Sparrow by Ellis Peters

The Sanctuary Sparrow (1983)

by Ellis Peters

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Series: Brother Cadfael (7)

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A young minstrel pursued by a mob takes sanctuary in Shrewsbury abbey, accused of murder -ii turns out the victim is not dead, but has been robbed. The real robber (and eventual murderer) dies what I have to call a tragic death.-- a powerful though sad climax. ( )
  antiquary | Oct 31, 2015 |
[re-read 2012]
Very good, but one of the most tragic mysteries in the series, in my opinion.
  devafagan | Jan 2, 2015 |
Enjoyable but not particularly complex mystery but well set in the Middle Ages. Sometimes she does write a 20th century mystery set in the 12th century but I think she managed this one very well, with a better sense of the times and mores. We'll see how the remainig Peters go.
  amyem58 | Jul 3, 2014 |
ugh, so noony. ( )
  amelish | Sep 12, 2013 |
Six-word review:

Monastic sleuth sees what escapes others. ( )
  Meredy | Sep 4, 2013 |
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Ellis Petersprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Benjamin, VanessaNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Christensen, JanTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Čeligoj, MetkaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Dahlman, BritaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Gilles, NicolasTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Grabska, MariaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Gunsteren, Dirk vanTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Janssens, PieterTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Jensen, EdmondtTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Kaplinski, MaarjaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Kim, HunTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Livnat, MeiraTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Menini, María AntoniaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Ooide, KenTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Thorne, StephenNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Tull, PatrickNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Valla, RiccardoTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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It began, as the greatest of storms do begin, as a mere tremor in the air, a thread of sound so distant and faint, yet so ominous, that the ear that was sharp enough to catch it instantly pricked and shut out present sounds to strain after it again, and interpret the warning.
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A young man pursued by a lynching mob seeks sanctuary at the Benedictine monastery in Shrewsbury. He is accused of robbery and murder, but Cadfael senses his innocence and sets out to prove it.
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In the Shrewsbury spring of 1140 the midnight matins at the Benedictine abbey reverberate with an unholy sound, a hunt in full cry. Pursued by a drunken mod, the quarry is running for its life. When the creature bursts into the nave to claim sanctuary, Brother Cadfael finds himself fighting off armed townsmen to save a young man.… (more)

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