SeriesBrother Cadfael

Series author: Ellis Peters

64 Works Popularity 1,073 (6,856 Members) 39,281 Books 698 Reviews ½ 3.9

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A Rare Benedictine by Ellis Peters 1,625 copies, 30 reviews0.5, (prequels 0.1-0.3)
A Morbid Taste for Bones by Ellis Peters 3,568 copies, 86 reviews1
One Corpse Too Many by Ellis Peters 2,491 copies, 55 reviews2
Monk's Hood by Ellis Peters 2,121 copies, 44 reviews3
Saint Peter's Fair by Ellis Peters 1,883 copies, 38 reviews4
The Leper of Saint Giles by Ellis Peters 1,801 copies, 41 reviews5
The Virgin in the Ice by Ellis Peters 1,892 copies, 42 reviews6
The Sanctuary Sparrow by Ellis Peters 1,747 copies, 31 reviews7
The Devil's Novice by Ellis Peters 1,584 copies, 32 reviews8
Dead Man's Ransom by Ellis Peters 1,560 copies, 30 reviews9
The Pilgrim of Hate by Ellis Peters 1,508 copies, 26 reviews10
An Excellent Mystery by Ellis Peters 1,554 copies, 29 reviews11
The Raven in the Foregate by Ellis Peters 1,545 copies, 21 reviews12
The Rose Rent by Ellis Peters 1,639 copies, 21 reviews13
The Hermit of Eyton Forest by Ellis Peters 1,558 copies, 23 reviews14
The Confession of Brother Haluin by Ellis Peters 1,500 copies, 22 reviews15
The Heretic's Apprentice by Ellis Peters 1,471 copies, 22 reviews16
The Potter's Field by Ellis Peters 1,578 copies, 20 reviews17
The Summer of the Danes by Ellis Peters 1,566 copies, 26 reviews18
The Holy Thief by Ellis Peters 1,564 copies, 22 reviews19
Brother Cadfael's Penance by Ellis Peters 1,602 copies, 25 reviews20

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A Light on the Road to Woodstock [short story] by Ellis Peters 11 copies0.1
The Price of Light by Ellis Peters 8 copies, 1 review0.2
Eye Witness [short story] by Ellis Peters 7 copies0.3
Brother Cadfael Collection by Ellis Peters 1 copy0.5, 1, 3-4, 7, 9-15, 18-19
The Chronicles of Brother Cadfael series books: (2-7) (9-12) (14-17) (19) (21/ final book) by Ellis Peters 1 copy0.5, 2-7, 9-12, 14-17, 19
The Potter's Field / A Rare Benedictine by Эллис Питерс 1 copy0.5 & 17
The Seventh Cadfael Omnibus by Ellis Peters 81 copies0.5, 19-20
A Morbid Taste for Bones / One Corpse Too Many by Ellis Peters 32 copies1-2
A Morbid Taste for Bones / One Corpse Too Many / Saint Peter's Fair by Ellis Peters 9 copies1-2, 4
The Benediction of Brother Cadfael by Ellis Peters 98 copies, 2 reviews1-2 & Cadfael Country
The First Cadfael Omnibus by Ellis Peters 233 copies1-3
The Brother Cadfael Mysteries: A Morbid Taste for Bones / The Raven in the Foregate / The Rose Rent by Ellis Peters 20 copies1, 12-13
Brother Cadfael: The Complete Chronicles by Ellis Peters 5 copies1-21
The Brother Cadfael Mysteries: Monk's Hood / The Leper of St. Giles / The Sanctuary Sparrow / One Corpse Too Many by Ellis Peters 59 copies2-3, 5, 7
One Corpse Too Many / The Leper of Saint Giles by Ellis Peters 1 copy2 & 5
Brother Cadfael: One Corpse Too Many, Monk's Hood, The Leper of St. Giles, The Sanctuary Sparrow by Ellis Peters 4 copies2-3, 5, 7
Monk's Hood / St. Peter's Fair by Ellis Peters 14 copies3-4
Monk's Hood | The Leper of St.Giles by Ellis Peters 1 copy3 & 5
Monk's Hood / The Virgin in the Ice by Ellis Peters 4 copies3 & 6
Monk's Hood | The Virgin in the Ice | The Sanctuary Sparrow | The Rose Rent by Ellis Peters 1 copy3, 6-7, 13
The Adventures of Brother Cadfael: A Collection of Chronicles by Ellis Peters 7 copies3-4, 16-18, 20
The Second Cadfael Omnibus by Ellis Peters 211 copies4-6
The Sanctuary Sparrow / The Devil's Novice by Ellis Peters 12 copies7-8
The Third Cadfael Omnibus by Ellis Peters 151 copies7-9
The Sanctuary Sparrow / The Rose Rent by Ellis Peters 6 copies7 & 13
Dead Man's Ransom / The Pilgrim of Hate by Ellis Peters 6 copies9-10
Brother Cadfael Omnibus: Dead Man's Ransom | The Pilgrim of Hate | An Excellent Mystery by Ellis Peters 30 copies9-11
The Fourth Cadfael Omnibus by Ellis Peters 134 copies, 1 review10-12
The Pilgrim of Hate | An Excellent Mystery | The Raven in the Forgate | The Rose Rent | The Hermit of Eyton Forest | The Confession of Brother Haluin by Ellis Peters 1 copy10-15
An Excellent Mystery | The Raven in the Foregate by Ellis Peters 4 copies11-12
Brother Cadfael Omnibus: The Rose Rent | The Hermit of Eyton Forest | The Raven in the Foregate by Ellis Peters 23 copies12-14
The Rose Rent | The Hermit of Eyton Forest by Ellis Peters 8 copies13-14
The Fifth Cadfael Omnibus by Ellis Peters 90 copies13-15
The Confession of Brother Haluin / The Heretic's Apprentice by Эллис Питерс 1 copy15-16
The Sixth Cadfael Omnibus by Ellis Peters 99 copies16-18
The Potter's Field / The Summer of the Danes by Ellis Peters 6 copies17-18
The Summer of the Danes / The Holy Thief by Эллис Питерс 1 copy18-19
One Corpse Too Many | Saint Peter's Fair | The Virgin in the Ice by Ellis Peters 1 copy2, 4, 6
The Brother Cadfael Mysteries: One Corpse Too Many | Monk's Hood | The Leper of Saint Giles | The Sanctuary Sparrow by Ellis Peters 41 copies, 3 reviews2-3, 5, 7

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This is a series of British crime/mystery novels set in the 12th century, featuring the Benedictine monk-herbalist-detective Brother Cadfael of Shrewsbury Abbey in Shropshire. Cadfael himself is a Welshman; his full name is Cadfael ap (son of) Meilyr ap Dafydd. The stories are set between about 1135 and about 1145, during the civil war between the forces of King Stephen and Empress Maud. Several true historical events are described or referred to in the books. The series is discussed in "Ellis Peters: Brother Cadfael" by Edward J. Rielly. in: The Detective as Historian ed. by Ray B. Browne and Lawrence A. Kreiser, Jr. (Bowling Green, OH : Bowling Green State University, 2000), pp. 60-75. (English, Unclassified)

Other Names

Dutch: Broeder Cadfaël — French: Cadfael, Les enquêtes de Frère Cadfael — Italian: Le indagini di fratello Cadfael — Japanese: 修道士カドフェル・シリーズ — Spanish: Fray Cadfael — Swedish: Broder Cadfael

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