Dead Man’s Ransom: The Ninth Chronicle of Brother Cadfael

By Ellis Peters
Read by Roe Kendall

The Chronicles of Brother Cadfael: Book 9

7.53 Hours 08/01/2000 unabridged
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In the early twelfth century, civil war rages between the English and the Welsh. In the battle of Lincoln, the Welsh capture the sheriff of Shropshire and barter him for a young Welsh lord, who had been captured during a misguided assault on a convent. But before the exchange can be completed, one of the prisoners mysteriously dies. Brother Cadfael suspects foul play—his theory hinging on a single thread that binds together the destinies of an unusual trio of young lovers. The unraveling of their tale yields a powerful subtext that explores the nature of love, identity, and divided loyalty.

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Summary

Summary

In the early twelfth century, civil war rages between the English and the Welsh. In the battle of Lincoln, the Welsh capture the sheriff of Shropshire and barter him for a young Welsh lord, who had been captured during a misguided assault on a convent. But before the exchange can be completed, one of the prisoners mysteriously dies.

Brother Cadfael suspects foul play—his theory hinging on a single thread that binds together the destinies of an unusual trio of young lovers. The unraveling of their tale yields a powerful subtext that explores the nature of love, identity, and divided loyalty.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Enchanting…Medieval England comes marvelously alive.” Washington Post
“Some of the most elegant, unstilted prose being written in mystery novels. [Peters’] chronicles of twelfth-century abbey life in England, featuring Brother Cadfael as sleuth, have made her a bestselling phenomenon on both sides of the Atlantic.” Chicago Sun-Times
“Each addition to the series is a joy. Long may the Chronicles continue.” USA Today
“Peters’ local color is at its most engaging in the tangled family trees that sprawl across a contentious border.” Publishers Weekly

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Author

Author Bio: Ellis Peters

Ellis Peters (1913–1995) was the pen name of English novelist Edith Pargeter, author of scores of books under her own name. She was a recipient of the Silver Dagger Award and the Cartier Diamond Dagger Award, conferred by the Crime Writers’ Association of Great Britain, as well as the coveted Edgar, awarded by the Mystery Writers of America.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 7.53
Audience: Adult
Language: English