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Monk's Hood by Ellis Peters

Monk's Hood (1980)

by Ellis Peters

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Series: Brother Cadfael (3)

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Another excellent narration by Stephen Thorne who brings Cadfael to life. Unfortunately it appears that he has only narrated three of the Cadfael series, so this is the last.

A little more of Cadfael's past is revealed and there is a lovely assessment of the impact of the civil war on the Abbey as Father Heribert goes off to find out whether he will keep his position or whether Prior Robert will take over.

Cadfael discovers who was responsible for the poisoning of Gervase Bonel and eventually administers his own form of justice.

What an excellent writer Ellis Peters was, bringing this periods of English history to life. ( )
  smik | Dec 1, 2018 |
I had a description typed. I lost the description typed. But Brother Cadfael novels are smartly written by Ellis Peters, historically accurate and engaging to read. I cannot remember what this story was specifically about but I do remember it being excellent. Since I didn't manage to do my own review, here's Wikipedia's. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monk%27s_Hood ( )
  phoenixcomet | Aug 15, 2018 |
This mediaeval mystery leans more to the average side, but it's still a good representative of the genre. ( )
  natcontrary | May 21, 2018 |
One of the more enjoyable Cadfael books—but I’m not quite sure why. It didn’t offend me—yet I don’t quite know why they should ever do so in the first place!! At any rate, I thought [no spoiler alert] all was handled very humanely, even though it may not have held strictly to the letter of the law. ( )
  kaulsu | Mar 27, 2018 |
Another smart Cadfael mystery wherein he is slightly more bothered by others and slightly less of a genius than in the first two. Super focus late in the book on Welsh law vs. English law, something I think the author knew well. Brother Mark seems like a good addition to Cadfael's orbit as well. ( )
  SuziSteffen | Feb 20, 2018 |
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Peters, Ellisprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
BascoveCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Busse, InêsTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Christensen, JanTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Chwat, SergeTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Dolničar, Marjanca MilenaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Grønborg, SusanneTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Holst, KnudTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Jacobi, DerekNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Janssens, PieterTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Karve, JuhaniTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Liungman, Carl G.Translatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Malsch, EvaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Mõisnik, MihkelTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Menini, María AntoniaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Okamoto, HamaeTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Pošustová, StanislavaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Puudist, TarmoIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Staercke-Lobry, MarijeTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Thorne, StephenNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Tiisväli, HelleEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Tull, PatrickNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Valla, RiccardoTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Volkovskiĭ, V. E.Translatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Ward, JohannaNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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On this particular morning at the beginning of December, in the year 1138, Brother Cadfael came to chapter in tranquillity of mind, prepared to be tolerant even towards the dull, pedestrian reading of Brother Francis, and long-winded legal haverings of Brother Benedict the sacristan.
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Dit boek werd eerst uitgegeven met als oorspr. titel: Venijn in monnikskap. - Zutphen : Thieme, 1986. Pas in 1988 is Het gemene gewas, als zijnde het 3e deel van de serie Broeder Cadfaël.
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Im Herbst des Jahres 1138 fällt in der Abtei zu Shrewsburg der Edelmann Gervase Bonel einem heimtückischen Giftanschlag zum opfer. Der Kreis der Verdächtigen ist klein: sein Sohn Edwin hatte Grund genug, den Tod des verhaßten Stiefvaters zu wünschen, ebenso Aelfric, Bonels Knecht. Doch auch ein scheinbar Außenstehender weiß um die Herkunft des Giftes. Auf der Suche nach der Lösung dieses komplizierten Mordfalles verschlägt es Bruder Cadfael sogar in die rauhe Welt der Waliser Berge.
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Gervase Bonel, with his wife and servants, is a guest of Shrewsbury Abbey of Saint Peter and Saint Paul when he is suddenly taken ill. Brother Cadfael hurries to the man's bedside, to discover that Bonel has been fatally poisoned.

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