Introducing the medieval sleuth Brother Cadfael. This beautifully illustrated collection of short stories written by Ellis Peters tells the tale of how Brother Cadfael, one of our most beloved sleuths, became a monk, and entered a world of mystery, intrigue and treachery.
Ellis Peters' A RARE BENEDICTINE introduces Brother Cadfael, the beloved medieval sleuth brought to life by Derek Jacobi in CADFAEL.
In the autumn of 1120, after sixteen years of plotting, manipulating and fighting to conquer Normandy, the King's Court has returned to England, victorious. But, for one Welshman amongst them, the adventure is just beginning.
For Cadfael is about to embark on a journey that will lead him to the Abbey at Shrewsbury and into the Benedictine Order. Where mystery, intrigue and treachery await...
To be treasured by Cadfael fans, this is also the perfect starting point for readers delving into the Chronicles of Brother Cadfael for the first time.
A must for Cadfael enthusiasts - quite magical - Best
'Brother Cadfael...has made Ellis Peter's historical whodunnits a cult series' - Daily Mail
A book for all Cadfael fans to treasure - Good Book Guide
'Thought-provoking, intriguing, stylishly written and superbly told...you, too, may become hooked' - Woman and Home