Monk's Hood

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Silver Dagger Award Winner: In this medieval mystery, Brother Cadfael faces suspicion when one of his herbal ingredients is used to kill anothe man.

Christmas 1138. Gervase Bonel is a guest of Shrewsbury Abbey of Saint Peter and Saint Paul when he suddenly takes ill. Luckily, the abbey boasts the services of the lever and kindly Brother Cadfael, a skilled herbalist. Cadfael hurries to the an ’ s bedside, only to be onfronted with two surprises: In Master Bonel ’ s fiancé, he good monk recognizes Richildis, whom he loved before he took his vows—and Master Bonel has been fatally poisoned by monk ’ s-hood oil from Cadfael ’ s stores.

he sheriff is convinced that the urderer is Richildis ’ s cousin, Edwin, who betraye his stepfather. But Cadfael, guided in part by his concern for a ma to whom he was once betrothed, is certain of her grandfather ’ s guil. Using his knowledge of both herbs and the human heart, Cadfael deciphers a deadly recipe for murder.
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Asin
B00LUZNVV4
Number of Pages
286
Original Title of the Book
Monk's Hood
Publication Date
Published August 5th 2014 by MysteriousPress.com/Open Road (first published 1980

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What I enjoyed most is the leadership change in the nunner and ci-devant abbot Heribert 's introduction of his uccessor.

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One poignant scene has him looking at her brothe and thinking “ That child could have been mine if I ’ d returned to her. ” This is th very quietly enjoyable series and I will look forward to the next installment with anticipation.

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I to, really iked he nove, but I LOVE Cadfael.

Personally I think you can skip the first, or o back and read that when you want o fill in lost details because you now you love the whole series.Super narration by Stephen Thorne.One more thing.

I have read bot the books between this and that one.

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This involves him, and his stepfather, Richildis, moving into a property on the Abbey grounds, where they could be fed and clothed.

Cadfael becomes involved when Bonel is poisoned, using an oil that he had provided for the usag of a fellow brother ’ s aching joints.

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While it is no and definitely true that Ellis Peters' Monk 's Hood does not ( and will likely also never) rank as one of my avourites of the Brother Cadfael Mediaeval mystery novels, I still very much and actively do consider it one of the les important earlier books of this series ( and as such to be read if not in actual order of appearance then still relatively early on, as ndeed, there are in my opinion some very good reasons why Monk 's Hood is the hird mystery featuring Brother Cadfael and not a later instalment).

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Every essa is solid, they ive you warm, cozy feeling, you appreciat the atmosphere and the immersion into another time and/or place, and what more an you ay?

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And eing a Fathe, his opinion of the culprit is n't actually as harsh as those of the law, compassion playing a large part in his decision.The author does a lovel job of getting the reader into the 18th century and uses dialogue that ight have reflected that time period as well.

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Havin that this is the nly book in the Cadfael series I 've read, with no plans on reading more at tha point, I 'd be happy to hear from any fans that are unabl to vouch for these books.

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