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The Sanctuary Sparrow by Ellis Peters

The Sanctuary Sparrow (original 1983; edition 2014)

by Ellis Peters

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Title:The Sanctuary Sparrow
Authors:Ellis Peters
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The Sanctuary Sparrow by Ellis Peters (1983)



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Title: The Sanctuary Sparrow
Series: Brother Cadfael
Author: Ellis Peters
Rating: 3 of 5 Stars
Genre: Mystery
Pages: 289
Format: Kindle Digital Editions

A young jongleur is accused of theft and murder. Taking sanctuary in the church grounds, he has 40 days for the law to determine his guilt or innocence. Brother Cadfael is convinced of his innocence and sets out to help prove it. My Thoughts: Mysteries aren't my favorite things but I still like to occasionally read them just to keep up the slight variety in my SFF world. What I don't like is that information is doled out, or not in many cases, to the reader and not much actually happens.The writing was excellent but this just wasn't my thing. I also think that this was the last tv episode I watched back in '13, so I mostly knew what was going on right from the get go. " ( )
  BookstoogeLT | Dec 10, 2016 |
Another excellent book from the “Brother Cadfael” series. Very well written, gives you a bit of the taste of that time, although, obviously, not written in Old English. ( )
  MrsRK | Nov 21, 2016 |
Brother Cadfael used his amazing knowledge of plants and human nature in this episode. After the wedding of the goldsmith's son, the father is attacked and his collection of precious coins is stolen. The guilt is immediately dumped on a jongleur, Liliwin, an entertainer who performed his juggling act at the wedding dinner. He flees to the abbey's church and requests sanctuary from the pursuing mob. Soon after, the tenant is found dead.

I still enjoy this tech-free series taking place in Medieval England. Cadfael is a wonderful combination of pious friar and worldly traveler who brings all of his knowledge to the table to solve his cases. He always shows gentleness to the down-trodden and cares for everyone who needs his medical attention. ( )
  mamzel | Apr 9, 2016 |
Liliwin claims sanctuary at the monastery after being accused of robbing someone. Brother Cadfael sets out to investigate. well-told story with sufficient clues to guess the solution, and a mild love interest too. ( )
  SueinCyprus | Jan 26, 2016 |
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 |
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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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