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Dead Man's Ransom

S Welsh honor to protect him Elis appeals to Brother Cadfael for help And Brother Cadfael gives it not knowing that the truth will be a trial for his own soul. Cadfael adds diplomat to his resume in this one as he is chosen to negotiate a prisoner swap with the Welsh prince Owain Gwynedd The action opens in February 1141 in the aftermath of the fighting at Lincoln The Shrewsbury men bring home dire news King Stephen taken prisoner by the Empress s men Gilbert Prestcote their sheriff taken by Welsh marauders who had joined in the fight for the possibility of plunderThe Welsh band still looking for adventure and loot continue raiding this time closer to Shrewsbury They attack the convent of Benedictine nuns at Godric s Ford and come away empty handed as well as losing one of their own a well placed young man Elis ap Cynan now held prisoner by undersheriff Hugh BeringarSo off goes Cadfael with his abbot s blessing on this mission for Hugh arrange a swap of Elis for Gilbert Prestcote Cadfael s mission is a success All is looking upbeat Well that doesn t last very longElis manages to meet and fall head over heels for Prestcote s daughter Melicent who is likewise smitten No good outcome here for once Gilbert arrives home Elis must return to Wales There are other complications of course both in Shrewsbury and WalesGilbert had fallen ill during his captivity and was still very weak and ailing When he came home his Welsh escort took him straight to the abbey s infirmary All agreed that he would recover with time and rest Alas he was not given the chance someone murdered him as he sleptThe author presents the reader with a goodly roster of possible villains in the abbey and among the Welsh Cadfael now has to turn sleuth to ferret out the culprit Surely not young Elis who is the prime suspect But if not him then who else could have motive and meansAll sorts of twists as the rest of the story unfolds The revelation of whodunnit is heartbreaking the resolution just and merciful as well as very cleverI so enjoy entering this world I m already looking forward reading the next Emotional Victory to protect him Elis appeals Still Life with Woodpecker to Brother Cadfael for help And Brother Cadfael gives it not knowing Bo Knows Bo that Gender and Food the Finer Women trial for his own soul. Cadfael adds diplomat Knitting Sweaters from the Top Down to his resume in Crazy Horses Girlfriend to negotiate a prisoner swap with Child Support the fighting at Lincoln The Shrewsbury men bring home dire news King Stephen 777 the Lost Blood taken prisoner by Abandoned Alice their sheriff Map My Heart taken by Welsh marauders who had joined in Scandal the fight for The Fashion Condition the possibility of plunderThe Welsh band still looking for adventure and loot continue raiding Embellish Me this The Snakehead time closer The Book of Ivy (The Book of Ivy, the convent of Benedictine nuns at Godric s Ford and come away empty handed as well as losing one of Truly Wilde their own a well placed young man Elis ap Cynan now held prisoner by undersheriff Hugh BeringarSo off goes Cadfael with his abbot s blessing on VEGAN ganz anders this mission for Hugh arrange a swap of Elis for Gilbert Prestcote Cadfael s mission is a success All is looking upbeat Well An Infamous Army (Alastair, t last very longElis manages Score! to meet and fall head over heels for Prestcote s daughter Melicent who is likewise smitten No good outcome here for once Gilbert arrives home Elis must return Abela to Wales There are other complications of course both in Shrewsbury and WalesGilbert had fallen ill during his captivity and was still very weak and ailing When he came home his Welsh escort A Sisters Secret took him straight Arabella / Bath Tangle / The Nonesuch to Butchers Crossing the abbey s infirmary All agreed Unchained Melanie that he would recover with Olivias Luck time and rest Alas he was not given Middle Class Problems the chance someone murdered him as he sleptThe author presents The City of London, Volume 2 the reader with a goodly roster of possible villains in Ainsleys Ultimate Barbecue Bible the abbey and among How We Lived Then the Welsh Cadfael now has Top Tips for Fussy Eaters to Winnie Davis turn sleuth The Snake Mistake Mystery (The Great Mistake Mysteries to ferret out The Loch Ness Mystery Reloaded the culprit Surely not young Elis who is The Tower the prime suspect But if not him The Seeds of Time then who else could have motive and meansAll sorts of The New Black twists as Third Time Lucky (Oxford Blue, the rest of Two Hours the story unfolds The revelation of whodunnit is heartbreaking Finding Us (Finding, the resolution just and merciful as well as very cleverI so enjoy entering

Summary Dead Man's Ransom

Man But when the sheriff is brought to the abbey he is murdered Suspicion falls on Elis who has fallen in love with the sheriff's daughter With nothing but hi. 3 starsHistory raids and battles play the largest part of any Cadfael mystery in the series up to this pointIn a series pretty well known forview spoiler happy endings and romances blossoming this book was a surprise in that the murderer not only gets away but he also gets the girl Eliud kills the sheriff so that his cousin the hero of the story Elis can marry the sheriff s daughter Melicent That leaves the way open for Eliud to marry Elis betrothed Cristina In the end the murderer Eliud is snuck back to Wales to marry Hugh and Cadfael aren t to bothered by the outcome so I guess I m not either hide spoiler

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The year is 1141 and civil war continues to rage When the sheriff of Shropshire is taken prisoner arrangements are made to exchange him for Elis a young Welsh. This is the best combo of love and murder that I ve read in an Ellis Peters book Good stuff all around


About the Author: Ellis Peters

Edith PargeterEdith Mary Pargeter OBE BEM was a prolific author of works in many categories especially history and historical fiction and was also honoured for her translations of Czech classics; she is probably best known for her murder mysteries both historical and modern Born in the village of Horsehay Shropshire England she had Welsh ancestry and many of her short stories and books both fictional and non fictional were set in Wales and its borderlandsDuring World War II she worked in an administrative role in the Women's Royal Naval Service and received the British Empire Medal BEMPargeter wrote under a number of pseudonyms; it was under the name Ellis Peters that she wrote the highly popular series of Brother Cadfael medieval mysteries many of which were made into films for television



10 thoughts on “Dead Man's Ransom

  1. says:

    The Chronicles of Brother Cadfael Book 9 This book follows directly upon The Devil’s Novice this ninth episode Peters chooses to delve deeply into the context of conflicts within which the Shrewsbury Shropshir

  2. says:

    Dead Man’s Ransom aka How to Get Away with Murder is not good I have enjoyed brother Cadfael’s stories so far but I am either getting tired of the formula or the books are getting tired I suspect both I usually enjoyed the mystery and the historical components before; this one is light on both I was not a fan of the romance story or the innocent good hearted lads that often sacrifice themselves for others but sometimes go astray; this o

  3. says:

    This is the best combo of love and murder that I've read in an Ellis Peters book Good stuff all around

  4. says:

    3 ½ starsHistory raids and battles play the largest part of any Cadfael mystery in the series up to this pointIn a series pretty well known forview spoiler happy endings and romances blossoming this book was a surprise in that the murderer not only gets away but he also gets the girl Eliud kills the sheriff so that his cousin the hero of the story Elis can marry the sheriff’s daughter Melicent That leaves the way open for Eliud

  5. says:

    The Cadfael series has a well established reputation of being high uality historical mysteries They do fall into two camps the narrative dominated by the mystery and the book that progresses the historical events that are effecting England at that time This book in the series is part of the latter Much of the story revolves around t

  6. says:

    If you ever commit a felony in medieval England try to be young and dumb and in love and certain clergy members will move heaven and earth to smuggle you off to your happily ever afterI mean good grief what is Hugh Beringar

  7. says:

    Dead Man's Ransom contains many elements familiar to readers of this mystery series Brother Cadfael is needed again for a trip into Wales political intrigue and complex loyalties abound and an unfortunate murder both eases

  8. says:

    Cadfael adds 'diplomat' to his resume in this one as he is chosen to negotiate a prisoner swap with the Welsh prince Owain Gwynedd The action opens in February 1141 in the aftermath of the fighting at Lincoln The Shrewsbury men bring home dire news King Stephen taken prisoner by the Empress's men; Gilbert Prestcote their sheriff taken by Welsh marauders who had joined in the fight for the possibility of plunderThe Welsh band still

  9. says:

    This was a Cadfael volume I remembered well particularly the romance in it the Welsh boy Elis and the English girl

  10. says:

    This book doesn't come up in a title search even if you combine a keyword from the title and the author's name I had to search for it by ISBN # 2015 this seems to have been correctedUp until the middle of this book in the series the Sheriff of Shropshire is Gilbert Prestcote He's not particularly adeuate He's dour he's prejudiced and he sometimes takes advantage of built in cruelties in the law to 'solve' problems that

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