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by Peters, Ellis

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TitleA morbid taste for bones
Author / Responsible partyPeters, Ellis
GenreHistorical fiction.
TopicsHistorical fiction. Cadfael, Brother (Fictitious character) -- Fiction. Great Britain -- History -- Stephen, 1135-1154 -- Fiction. Cadfael, Brother (Fictitious character).
Intended AudienceAdult
PublisherVisAbility Ltd.


In 1137 the ambitious head of Shrewsbury Abbey has decided to acquire the remains of Saint Winifred for his Benedictine order. Brother Cadfael is part of the expedition sent to her final resting place in Wales and they find the villagers passionately divided by the Benedictines' offer for the saint's relics. Canny, wise and all too worldly, Cadfael isn't surprised when his taste for bones leads to bloody murder. The leading opponent to moving the grave has been shot dead with a mysterious arrow, and some say Winifred herself dealt the blow. Brother Cadfael knows that a carnal hand did the killing, but he doesn't know that his plan to unearth a murderer may dig up a case of love and justice, where the wages of sin may be scandal - or his own ruin.

Additional Information

System control numberS13610
Original Print PublisherNew York: William Morrow & Company, 1977.
Series statementBook 1 of Cadfael chronicles
Series statement (Book 1 of Series Title)Book 1 of Cadfael chronicles
NarratorStephen Thorne.
Narrator NameStephen Thorne.
Participant or performer noteStephen Thorne.
Narrators GenderMale narrator